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This guidance note is to help workers identify and deal with bullying in the workplace. Bullying can adversely affect the safety and health of employees, it is unlawful under the Occupational Safety...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This guidance note applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (OSH Act) and provides guidance for employers and workers on the management of...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This guidance note applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) and provides guidance for employers and workers on the controlling wood...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This guidance note applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (OSH Act) and provides guidance for employers and workers on the management of...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This guidance note provides information on how to avoid exposure to asbestos dust when removing products containing asbestos from vehicles.
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This guidance note is an explanatory document for the Western Australian Police Service (the Police Service) and others on the application of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 as it...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This guidance note applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (OSH Act) and provides guidance for employers and workers on alcohol and other...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This guidance note applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (OSH Act) and provides guidance on occupational safety and health management...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
31 Mar 2016
The purpose of this code of practice is to provide advice on the preparation of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) where required by legislation. The aim is to provide consistent health and safety advice to persons who could be exposed to hazardous substances and Dangerous Goods.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This guidance note has been developed to provide laboratories and analysts with a consistent methodology for the sampling and analysis of airborne asbestos fibres in workplaces.
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014

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Announcements

Codes of conduct covering property industries in WA are undergoing a review with Consumer Protection calling for community input. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said the department has released a discussion paper with the aim to stimulate debate over the current rules which regulate real estate, settlement and land valuation industries. “As part of the review, Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 May 2013
WorkSafe has issued a further warning on checking High Risk Work Licences after being given information on the availability of fake licences overseas. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said further information on fraudulent licences had been received since a warning was issued earlier this week. “We issued a warning on Tuesday to check on NSW-issued High Risk Work Licences after two fake...
WorkSafe
Media release
17 May 2013
A Bunbury property management company has been fined $10,000 for taking too long to lodge security bonds with the Bond Administrator. Just Property Management (WA) Pty Ltd was also ordered to pay costs of $715 by the Bunbury Magistrates Court on 17 May 2013. Lawyers for Consumer Protection told the court that the company had taken between 17 and 46 days to lodge 37 bonds totalling more than $50,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 May 2013
Consumer Protection is urging potential investors who may be lured into attending so-called "free" property investment and wealth creation seminars to carefully consider what’s being offered before signing any contracts. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said a number of eastern states’ operators have been conducting these “free” seminars in WA, and more are scheduled, but those...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 May 2013
A salesperson who worked for a West Perth business broker without a current certificate of registration has been fined $2,000 and ordered to pay costs of $3,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Peter John Dawson of Stirling was the holder of a real estate business sales certificate of registration which expired in October 2005, but it wasn’t renewed. During a routine compliance visit by Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 May 2013
A self-employed roofing contractor has been fined $2500.00 for working on a roof without an adequate fall prevention system. Mathew David Long pleaded guilty to failing to provide adequate fall prevention where there was a risk that a person could fall two metres or more, and was fined in the Mandurah Magistrates Court last week. In May 2011, Mr Long was working on the roof at a construction site...
WorkSafe
Media release
15 May 2013
A ‘help me’ scam victim in WA has been refunded $5,000 by Western Union after questions were raised by Consumer Protection as to whether identity checks were carried out and the recipient was contacted as requested by the victim. The scam occurred in October last year when the victim received a fake email purportedly from one of her clients, who had his email account hacked by fraudsters. The...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 May 2013
WorkSafe has issued a warning to check workers’ High Risk Work Licences after fake licences issued in New South Wales turned up in WA. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today it was important that High Risk Work Licences were only issued to workers who had been appropriately trained. “In agreeing to adopt the national licensing standard back in 2007, the important role high-quality...
WorkSafe
Media release
14 May 2013
The growing problem of scams in the community makes it essential for consumers to be armed with relevant information to help prevent them from becoming a victim. Anti-fraud awareness will be the hot topic when Consumer Protection holds a public seminar as part of the 2013 Law Week Community Events Programme. The talk will focus on the issue of scams in our community and what you can do to protect...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 May 2013
New laws designed to make renting fairer for Western Australian tenants, while also protecting the interests of property owners, will come into force on July 1 .
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 May 2013

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