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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
Would you like a checklist to assess and manage the risks of aggression in your workplace?
WorkSafe
Information
21 May 2014
Developing and implementing an aggression in the workplace prevention policy can support an employer’s integrated risk management and prevention approach for aggression in the workplace.
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
11 Jun 2014

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Announcements

Private sector employers and employees now have access to combined information on employment rights and obligations. From 31 March 2016 the Labour Relations website has changed and what was previously two separate sections - one for private sector employers and one for private sector employees has been combined into a single new section titled Private Sector Employers and Employees . All key...
Labour Relations
Department News
31 Mar 2016
The Western Australian public holidays for the 2016 Easter period are: Good Friday, Friday 24 March 2016 Easter Monday, Monday 28 March 2016 Award covered employees Employers covered by a WA award should check the relevant award for details on public holiday entitlements and payment arrangements. Some WA awards also provide for additional Easter Saturday rates of pay. The most used of these are...
Labour Relations
Alert
03 Mar 2016
The state Electrical Contracting Industry Award has been amended to increase the tool allowance to $16.80 per week for tradespeople (with a proportionate increase for apprentices). Other allowances including meal allowance and the leading hand allowance have also been increased. The changes were effective as of the first pay period on or after 5 November 2015. The most common allowances are...
Labour Relations
Department News
15 Feb 2016
Most WA awards require employers to provide pay slips to employees. It is good practice for all employers to issue pay slips, as they enable employees to be fully informed about what they are being paid. Employers should check what specific information the relevant WA award requires them to provide to employees. The Payslips Requirements page details the standard inclusions on a payslip and links...
Labour Relations
Alert
11 Feb 2016
The Public Holidays in Western Australia page has been updated to include the 2018 dates for most public holidays. The Queen’s Birthday public holiday for 2018 is yet to be proclaimed and the date for this public holiday will be published at a later date.
Labour Relations
Alert
02 Feb 2016
The state Metal Trades (General) Award has been amended to increase the tool allowance to $17.10 per week for tradespeople (with a proportionate increase for apprentices). Other allowances including meal allowance and the leading hand allowance have also been increased. The changes were effective as of the first pay period on or after 5 November 2015. The most common allowances are displayed in...
Labour Relations
Alert
15 Jan 2016
Many WA awards require employees to be paid a location allowance when working in certain regional towns. Visit the Location Allowance page for details on which WA awards have a location allowance requirement, which WA towns it applies to and the payment rates for location allowance.
Labour Relations
Alert
14 Dec 2015
The public holidays for the 2015-16 Christmas - New Year period are: Christmas Day, Friday 25 December 2015 Boxing Day, Saturday 26 December 2015/Monday 28 December 2015 New Year’s Day, Friday 1 January 2016 This year, Boxing Day falls on a Saturday. Under the Public and Bank Holidays Act , if Boxing Day falls on a Saturday, the next following Monday is also a public holiday. However, which day...
Labour Relations
Alert
25 Nov 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
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

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