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WorkSafe
Poster
21 May 2014
This document has been developed to highlight safety risks and provide information on how to best manage those risks to minimise workplace injuries and comply with occupational safety and health legislation.
WorkSafe
Checklist
20 May 2014
This document provides practical advice to designers, manufacturers, retailers, property owners/managers, trolley collection contractors and the public on the required methods for the safe management of shopping trolleys.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
20 May 2014
This document applies to all agricultural industry workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 and provides guidance for employers and workers on the...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
20 May 2014
This fact sheet provides information on the safety issues within the wine industry. Induction training All new employees must receive adequate information, instruction and training on hazards they...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
20 May 2014
This educational article has been developed to assist in the management of noise from vacuum cleaners. Maintenance Have the vacuum cleaner checked regularly for basic electrical safety and worn parts...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
21 May 2014
This information is made available to assist in the management of noise from sanders or linishers. Maintenance Ensure that the sander/linisher is bolted down firmly and that all belt covers and...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
03 Jun 2014
Challenging behaviour is any behaviour that causes significant distress or danger to the person of concern or others. It can include an outburst of aggression, or resistant type behaviour by clients...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
09 Oct 2018
This educational article has been developed to assist in the management of noise from thicknessers. Maintenance Ensure blades are sharpened at regular intervals and as required. Ensure the dust...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
21 May 2014
Orbital sanders range in noise level quite dramatically, the quietest currently being the Festo and ELU brands (80-82 dB(A)). The noise levels are directly affected by the quality and condition of...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
14 May 2014

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Announcements

This year the Department is continuing to conduct the proactive compliance campaign about the employment of children in the fast food industry. In 2017 the campaign was aimed at fast food businesses in the Perth metropolitan and regional areas to educate employers about the employment of children laws under the Children and Community Services Act 2004 . The Department is now targeting chain...
Labour Relations
Department News
17 Jan 2018
Determining whether a worker is a subcontractor or employee can be complex. It is important to get this right because it can be costly for a business if you get it wrong. A subcontractor is not an employee, but rather a worker running their own independent business. This means they have control over the fees they charge, their own working hours, and they can perform work for more than one...
Labour Relations
Department News
09 Jan 2018
As of January 1 2018, for the period to March 31 2018, the State has a new WorkSafe WA Commissioner. Ian Munns has commenced in the position after previous Commissioner Lex McCulloch retired from the Public Service at the end of 2017. Mr Munns also holds the title of A/Deputy Director General, Safety Regulation. He moves into the role from his previous role as A/Executive Director, Building...
WorkSafe
Department News
08 Jan 2018
The public holiday dates have been released for the year 2020. The Public holidays in Western Australia page has been updated to include these dates. For the dates of previous years public holidays visit the Previous years public holiday dates page .
Labour Relations
Department News
02 Jan 2018
Over the festive season Wageline's opening hours will be: Monday 25 December Closed Tuesday 26 December Closed Wednesday 27 December 10am - 4.30pm Thursday 28 December 8.30am - 4.30pm Friday 29 December 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday 1 January Closed Tuesday 2 January 8.30am - 4.30pm Call Wageline on 1300 655 2666. Wageline deals with queries about: pay rates, leave entitlements and other employment...
Labour Relations
Department News
20 Dec 2017
The Wageline Newsletter December edition was sent last week to approximately 10,000 subscribers, and has been published on the Wageline website. This edition features information about the upcoming Christmas / New Year public holidays and what employers need to know about their employment obligations over this period, as well as a range of other critical information for state system employers...
Labour Relations
Department News
11 Dec 2017
The festive season has arrived! In preparation for the Christmas/ New Year period many businesses often employ extra staff as Christmas casuals to manage the increase in retail trading hours and customers over this time. Employers need to be aware of their obligations when hiring employees in this type of employment arrangement. A casual employee is someone who works irregular hours each week...
Labour Relations
Department News
11 Dec 2017
Since March this year the Department has been conducting a proactive compliance campaign about the employment of children in the fast food industry. The campaign has been aimed at fast food businesses in the Perth metropolitan area and is about educating employers about the employment of children laws under the Children and Community Services Act 2004 . The Department is now extending this...
Labour Relations
Department News
25 Oct 2017
A common misconception about the employment of casual employees is that an employee can be a 'full time casual' or a 'permanent casual.' A casual employee is an employee employed to work on an irregular basis with no expectation of ongoing work. There is no type of employment which is 'full time casual' or 'permanent casual.' Employers need to be aware that if a casual employee is working regular...
Labour Relations
Department News
23 Oct 2017
A common question Wageline is asked by both employers and employees is 'which WA award applies?' WA awards are legal documents that cover many businesses and employees in the state industrial relations system and these awards set the minimum pay rates and entitlements for an industry or occupation. Knowing which award covers a particular industry or occupation can sometimes be complex. Wageline...
Labour Relations
Department News
11 Oct 2017

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