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This page contains frequently asked questions on alcohol and drugs. Why should there be a policy on alcohol and drugs in the workplace? There are a number of reasons why it may be appropriate to develop a workplace policy on alcohol and other drugs: An employer could be found in breach of the...
Alcohol and drugs
Employers or people in control of workplaces where hazardous substances are used must keep and maintain an up to date hazardous substances register that is readily available to staff. Risk assessments must also be performed on hazardous substances to minimise exposure and protect the health and...
Hazardous chemicals
Building and Energy protects the community by setting standards and ensuring contractors have the skills, experience and financial capacity to deliver quality building services. It is illegal for an individual, partnership or company to contract for or carry out a building service without first...
Licensing search
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 chemicals
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. Hearing high pitched sounds, such as consonants and...
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 chemicals
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...
Plumbing, 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

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WA’s occupational safety and health legislation requires that all workplace hazards are identified, the risks assessed and controls put in place. Dusts, fumes and fibres can be a particular problem...
WorkSafe
Information
21 May 2014
This is a joint publication the Department of Commerce, the Department of Mines and Petroleum, and the Department of Health providing information on cracker dust (also known as quarry fines).
WorkSafe
Information
21 May 2014
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

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WorkSafe is undertaking a proactive inspection program looking at safety issues at amusement centres and with operators of inflatable amusement devices. The inspection program will involve inspectors visiting amusement centres and the operators of inflatable devices such as bouncy castles in Perth and regional areas of the State throughout the 2016/17 financial year. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard...
WorkSafe
Media release
05 Sep 2016
WorkSafe is undertaking a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues in the goods and equipment rental and hire industry. The inspection program will involve inspectors visiting goods and equipment rental and hire businesses of all sizes in Perth and regional areas of the State throughout the 2016/17 financial year. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the inspection program had...
WorkSafe
Media release
02 Sep 2016
WorkSafe is undertaking a proactive inspection program to look at safety issues in the furniture retailing sector. The inspection program will involve inspectors visiting furniture retail outlets of all sizes in Perth and regional areas of the State throughout the 2016/17 financial year. WorkSafe Director Joe Attard said today the significant number of soft tissue lost-time injuries in the sector...
WorkSafe
Media release
30 Aug 2016
Wageline has launched new versions of the annual leave, sick leave and long service leave calculation guides used by thousands of our clients. The new guides, which explain and provide examples of how to calculate leave entitlements, are available on the Wageline's Leave Calculation Guides page .
Labour Relations
Department News
29 Aug 2016
An employee of a civil contracting company has been fined $6000 (and ordered to pay $517.50 in costs) after a fellow employee suffered burns when brake cleaning chemical he had been sprayed with ignited. Chad Gordon Browning pleaded guilty to failing to take reasonable care of the safety of another employee and causing him serious harm, and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court yesterday. Mr...
WorkSafe
Media release
18 Aug 2016
Fraudsters posing as CEOs or third-party suppliers have cost Western Australian businesses and not-for-profits at least $500,000 in the last two years, prompting a warning about ‘man in the middle scams’. Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection David Hillyard said the fraud works in two equally sophisticated ways. “The false boss or CEO scam usually hacks a chief executive officer or senior...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Aug 2016
An O’Connor labour hire company has been fined $20,000 (and ordered to pay $517.50 in costs) for failing to ensure the safety of workers it supplied to a waste recycling company. Eastlink Enterprise Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace for its labour hire workers and was fined in the Perth Magistrates Court on Friday. In 2013, Eastlink had supplied its...
WorkSafe
Media release
16 Aug 2016
A forklift operator has been fined $7200 (and ordered to pay costs of $800) over the death of a truck driver who died as the result of a fall while washing his truck at Harvey Fresh in 2014. Gypsum Metallica Rongonvi Hoff-Higgins pleaded guilty to failing to take reasonable care of the safety of another person and thereby causing his death, and was fined in the Harvey Magistrates Court yesterday...
WorkSafe
Media release
16 Aug 2016
A second WorkSafe proactive inspection program looking at safety issues in workplaces with vehicle hoists has resulted in continuing concerns. WorkSafe conducted an initial inspection program over the 2014/15 financial year, prompted by a high number of soft tissue and muscle injuries and two work-related deaths in the motor vehicle repair industry in 2013. That program resulted in the issue of...
WorkSafe
Media release
15 Aug 2016
WorkSafe has issued a warning to Pokémon Go players to stay clear of construction sites. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said today reports had been received that players had been accessing construction sites to pursue Pokémon characters. “We’ve recently received information that Pokémon Go players have been illegally accessing sites to chase the virtual characters that pop up there,” Mr...
WorkSafe
Media release
12 Aug 2016

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