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This information is only relevant to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system – sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trusts and some incorporated or not for profit organisations. Find out more on the Guide to who is in the WA state system page. If you...
Parental leave
Chemicals, just like any other hazard, need to be managed. The information on this page will assist you in achieving this. What should I do to manage chemical hazards? Employers and self employed people have a legal responsibility to obtain adequate information about hazardous substances used in...
Hazardous substances
It is mandatory for employers to release employees who are members of the Reserve to undertake defence service, including defence service training. It is an offence under the federal Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act for an employer to dismiss or otherwise disadvantage an employee for...
Defence reserve service
Employers are required to continue to pay employees their normal wages or salary when they are summonsed to attend court as a juror or witness. There are significant penalties that apply if an employer refuses to pay or acts in a detrimental way to an employee undertaking jury duty. Employers can...
Jury service
This information is only relevant to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system – sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trusts and some incorporated or not for profit organisations. Find out more on the Guide to who is in the WA state system page. If you...
Sick and carer's leave
Employees should be trained to follow the safety procedures that are in place to reduce the risk of aggression in the workplace. There should be prior consultation with all relevant parties regarding the training delivered. This information should also be included in induction training for new...
Aggression
Risk management of aggression in the workplace involves a systematic and planned approach that covers the associated risks to employee safety. A risk assessment involves identifying the sources of risk, risk factors and the consequences if a worker is exposed to a hazard. Hazard identification...
Aggression
This page contains frequently asked questions on aggression in the workplace. Is aggression in the workplace a work issue or a police issue? The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 contains general duties and responsibilities placed upon people to ensure their own safety at work, and that of...
Aggression
Duty holders and legislation that relate to aggression in the workplace The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and regulations place certain duties on employers, employees, self-employed people, manufacturers, designers, importers and suppliers and must be complied with. Duties include: Not...
Aggression
This information is only relevant to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system – sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trusts and some incorporated or not for profit organisations. Find out more on the Guide to who is in the WA state system page. If you...
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Provides a sample template for preparing an investigation report into an incident involving manual tasks.
WorkSafe
Information
21 May 2014
Do you provide training to employees that perform manual tasks?
WorkSafe
Training material
21 May 2014
This guide will help you better manage the safety and health risks in your business and workplace - Malay
WorkSafe
Information
23 May 2014
An introduction to workplace safety and health management written in Chinese.
WorkSafe
Information
22 May 2014
Do you need to provide safety information in languages other than English?
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
This bulletin has been produced to provide guidance for employers in managing the occupational safety and health of migrant workers.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
This bulletin has been produced to provide guidance for community groups on occupational safety and health in relation to migrant workers.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
Would you benefit from guidance on how to create a fatigue management plan for your drivers and operators?
WorkSafe
Information
21 May 2014
What is the difference between a forklift truck and an order picking forklift truck ? When is a licence required for a non-slewing mobile crane and an elevating work platform ?
WorkSafe
Information
21 May 2014
This fact sheet provides information for employees and managers in the baking, restaurant and food preparation industries on the hazards of breathing in flour dust and ways to reduce the risk.
WorkSafe
Bulletin
22 May 2014

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WorkSafe has issued a warning to check High Risk Work Licences after it received notification of a man using a falsified licence. The man, who goes by the name Peter Kevin Jenkins, is masquerading as a worker who holds 12 classes of High Risk Work Licence, none of which he genuinely holds. His falsified licence says he holds licences for dogging, vehicle loading cranes, forklifts, tower cranes,...
WorkSafe
Media release
04 Nov 2015
An inspection program looking at safety issues in the scrap metal sector has resulted in continuing concerns with safe traffic management. The proactive inspection program, carried out by WorkSafe inspectors across the State during the 2014/15 financial year, focused on scrap metal premises and resulted in the issue of 376 notices. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today that scrap metal had been...
WorkSafe
Media release
29 Oct 2015
A Perth scaffolder has been fined $2000 (and ordered to pay $549 in costs) after a scaffold he erected collapsed and a worker fell and was injured. Matthew Brian Allen pleaded guilty to failing to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of another person and was fined in the Fremantle Magistrates Court last week. Mr Allen, a licensed scaffolder and an employee of a scaffolding company, was...
WorkSafe
Media release
26 Oct 2015
A pearling company has been fined $60,000 by the Broome Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to a charge of failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment for its drift divers who collected pearls off Eighty Mile Beach, south of Broome. Paspaley Pearling Company Pty Ltd was charged under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 after an investigation sparked by the drowning of...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Oct 2015
A crane driver has been fined $2500 over an incident in which the crane he was operating brought down power lines in Osborne Park. He was also ordered to pay WorkSafe’s costs of $594.00. Robert Fraser was found guilty of failing to take reasonable care of the safety and health of others and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court last week. In March 2014, Mr Fraser was employed as a crane driver...
WorkSafe
Media release
01 Oct 2015
Consumer Protection has taken action against a training provider offering courses in high risk work who has failed to provide the services which include submitting a licence application for workers who have completed the training. A & J Training and Assessing Pty Ltd , of Mandurah, and its sole Director Andre Edward Bucci , have entered into an enforceable undertaking requiring him to provide...
WorkSafe
Media release
01 Oct 2015
WorkSafe is conducting a proactive inspection program looking at the safety of commercial cleaners. The program will focus on cleaners working in a range of areas, including cleaners in shopping centres and carpet cleaners. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the inspection program was prompted by the high number of work-related injuries in the industry. “The Cleaning Services industry has...
WorkSafe
Media release
25 Sep 2015
Three quad bike deaths in Western Australia so far this year have prompted a joint warning from Consumer Protection and WorkSafe about the dangers of these off-road vehicles. Details of this year’s fatalities, according to Safe Work Australia, include: 6 year old boy dies in a rollover on a farming property near Southern Cross on 20 April 2015 67 year old man dies in a collision while working on...
WorkSafe
Media release
22 Sep 2015
A proactive inspection program looking at construction sites in Perth’s northern suburbs has found a high level of compliance in training and licensing, but has raised some concerns in other areas. The program involved construction inspectors checking safety standards at construction sites across the northern suburbs from Joondalup to Yanchep in the final week of August. Inspectors focussed on...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 Sep 2015
Consumer Protection and WorkSafe have issued a warning after traces of asbestos were found in some imported crayons. Testing carried out by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and WorkSafe Victoria found asbestos at trace levels in the following products: Dora the Explorer personalised 32 pack crayons Dora the Explorer jumbo crayons Arti Crafti 16 piece crayons Peppa Pig 8...
WorkSafe
Media release
14 Sep 2015

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