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The following information is about substances that meet the definition of 'hazardous substances' in the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996. There are also requirements for ensuring the safety with other chemicals at the workplace and these are outlined under Chemical control and Safety...
Hazardous substances
This page answers some of the most frequently asked questions relating to noise. How can noise affect your life? Hearing loss caused by noise is insidious and permanent. It can cause isolation at home and socially and decrease efficiency at work. High pitched sounds, such as consonants and women's...
Noise and vibration
This page contains frequently asked questions on noise and vibration.
Noise and vibration
Ototoxic chemicals are chemicals that result in hearing loss Introduction It is well documented that occupational noise exposure is a significant health hazard that leads to permanent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and we have the National Exposure Standard for Occupational Noise to deal with...
Noise and vibration
This page provides useful links to assist you with the control of risks associated with hazardous substances.
Hazardous substances
As part of its function, Building and Energy provides an avenue for both consumers and builders to resolve disputes relating to the carrying out of regulated building services and home building work contracts. These services are provided to parties as an alternative to the commencement of court...
Building service and home building contract complaints
Boards and committees: Building Services Board Plumbers Licensing Board Plumbing Industry Reference Group (PIRG), a committee of the Plumbers Licensing Board hosted by Building and Energy 6 Star Committee
Boards and committees
Building regulation Through a range of regulation reforms, Building and Energy has delivered the most significant transformation of Western Australian building laws in over 50 years. Architects Act 2004 The Architects Act 2004 provides for the effective registration of architects in WA. It...
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The document follows the risk management process of hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control, and provides examples of safe work practices and the safe design of standing and seated...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
22 May 2014
Make a positive difference, become a WorkSafe Inspector.
WorkSafe
Information
29 May 2014
A 60-year-old man died when 200-litre drum he was attempting to cut with an angle grinder exploded. The man had marked a cutting line on the drum and left both bungs secured. When the angle grinder...
WorkSafe
Alert
29 Jun 2017
This poster provides information on how to protect your hearing
WorkSafe
Poster
20 May 2014
This poster provides information on avoiding heat illness.
WorkSafe
Poster
21 May 2014
Display this poster in your workplace to highlight the dangers of hazardous substances.
WorkSafe
Poster
21 May 2014
Would you like a simple message to encourage a safe and healty workplace?
WorkSafe
Poster
22 May 2014
Add your safety reps details to this poster and pin on the notice board.
WorkSafe
Poster
21 May 2014
ThinkSafe Sam - the three steps to safety, spot the hazard, solve the problem and make the changes
WorkSafe
Poster
20 Jun 2014
Ask your boss how to do the job safely - Machinery
WorkSafe
Poster
20 May 2014

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A New Norcia farming company and a company Director have been fined a total of $35,000 over an incident in which an employee had parts of three fingers amputated by an auger hopper. GP Mackie and Co Pty Ltd was fined $25,000 and company Director Peter Gilbert Mackie was fined $10,000 in the Moora Magistrates Court this week. The company and Mr Mackie both pleaded guilty to failing to provide and...
WorkSafe
Media release
10 Jul 2015
WorkSafe is undertaking a further inspection program to look at safety issues with motor vehicle hoists. An initial inspection program – prompted by the high number of soft tissue and muscle injuries and two work-related deaths in the motor vehicle repair industry in 2013 – was conducted over the 2014/15 financial year. That program resulted in the issue of more than 1300 notices and revealed...
WorkSafe
Media release
01 Jul 2015
Some WA homes and business premises may be facing a serious fire risk if they have had sub-standard electrical cabling installed which is not replaced soon. In August last year, the inferior cabling imported by Infinity Cable Co Pty Ltd (in liquidation) was the subject of a national recall, with about 40,000 homes and businesses believed to be affected throughout Australia. The cabling does not...
Building and Energy
Media release
17 Jun 2015
An inspection program looking at safety issues in the motor vehicle repair sector has resulted in serious concerns with motor vehicle hoists and traffic management. The proactive inspection program, carried out by WorkSafe inspectors across the State during the 2014/15 financial year, focused on motor vehicle repair premises and repair workshops at car retail premises and resulted in the issue of...
WorkSafe
Media release
08 Jun 2015
Nominations have been called for the prestigious Work Safety Awards Western Australia 2015. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today the Awards aimed to publicly acknowledge the excellent workplace innovations and occupational safety and health systems being developed in WA. “The Work Safety Awards Western Australia recognise outstanding occupational safety and health management,...
WorkSafe
Media release
02 Jun 2015
A 2.1% increase to the state minimum wage and all WA award pay rates was effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2015. The state minimum wage for award-free employees increased by $14 per week and the new adult minimum wage is $679.90 per week. Minimum rates for award-free juniors, apprentices and trainees are available on the Minimum pay rates for award free employees page. Wage...
Labour Relations
Alert
11 Jun 2015
The regional dates for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday for 2015 have now been finalised - visit the Regional dates for the Queen's Birthday public holiday page for details. In all other areas of WA the Queen’s Birthday public holiday is on Monday 28 September 2015.
Labour Relations
Alert
11 May 2015
Monday 1 June 2015 is the Western Australia day public holiday. Employers can check their public holiday obligations on the Pay rates for public holidays page, in the relevant WA award summary or by contacting Wageline .
Labour Relations
Alert
05 May 2015
A Bayswater manufacturer and installer of stone benchtops has been fined $120,000 over the 2011 death of a worker, despite the fact that the company is in liquidation. Australian Countertop Pty Ltd - trading as Australian Counter Top - pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace and, by that failure, causing the death of the worker, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates...
WorkSafe
Media release
29 Apr 2015
WorkSafe is conducting an inspection program to look at safety standards in the scrap metal industry. The program is being conducted in both metropolitan and regional areas. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today this sector was being targeted because of the high level of notices issued. "Inspectors are finding plenty of reasons to issue notices when they visit scrap metal businesses, and this...
WorkSafe
Media release
17 Apr 2015

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