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Moulds (also called molds, fungi or mildew) are organisms that belong to the fungi kingdom and are neither plants nor animals. They are commonly found both indoors and outdoors. Moulds are an important part of the ecosystem, as they break down and recycle organic matter such as dead leaves. Moulds...
Diseases and health
Many people work in an office environment. The air quality in these environments (referred to as 'Indoor Air Quality') must be maintained so as to prevent health or comfort problems. Poor indoor air quality may decrease productivity (Wyon, 2004). This article discusses the identification,...
Environmental factors
The Occupational Safety and Health Tribunal is a specialised tribunal within the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission to assist in the resolution of specified workplace health and safety issues under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (the OSH Act).
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Australian Standards and Australian/New Zealand Standards are developed by an independent organisation called Standards Australia. It prepares and publishes voluntary technical and commercial standards which are sometimes adopted by occupational safety and health regulations.
Codes and guidance material
In Western Australia, the occupational safety and health law requires that a high standard of safety must be provided at your workplace to prevent you from being injured or harmed, even if you will only be working at the place for a short time. Making workplaces safer relies upon the employer and...
Casual workers
Asthma is a condition of the lungs where the airways to the lung narrow and cause symptoms of coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing and chest tightness. The exact cause is unknown but it is often made worse or triggered by a number of factors in the person's environment. When asthma occurs as a...
Diseases and health
Dermatitis simply means inflammation of the skin. What is Contact Dermatitis? Contact Dermatitis is an inflammation that occurs when a substance comes into contact with skin. The skin is irritated. This may be in the form of either an allergy or more commonly an irritant reaction. How does the skin...
Diseases and health
An RCD can save lives. RCDs will prevent electrocution by cutting the power to a circuit in the event of earth leakage. Following are descriptions and images of devices including RCDs, circuit breakers, combination RCD and circuit breaker, portable RCDs, and powerpoint RCDs. RCDs [scald=512:...
Residual current devices (RCDs)
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

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2022 Safety alert 01/2022 - Customer fall at waste management facility 2021 Safety alert 01/2021 - Service mechanic sustained serious hand injuries when struck by radiator fan blades on a generator...
WorkSafe
Alert
14 Mar 2022
Hot work includes activities such as grinding, welding, thermal or oxygen cutting or heating, and other related heat or spark producing operations. Undertaking hot work in an area where flammable...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
16 Jun 2017
WorkSafe is seeing ongoing non-compliance with wall chasing work, such as: Use of petrol powered saws without local exhaust ventilation (LEV) on-tool, exposing workers to toxic carbon monoxide;...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
12 Dec 2019
Recently WorkSafe became aware that a number of empty sea containers had come into Fremantle port contaminated with raw chrysotile (white asbestos). The friable asbestos was present within the sea...
WorkSafe
Alert
30 May 2017
WorkSafe Western Australia is the government agency responsible for regulating WA’s occupational safety and health (OSH) legislation. This fact sheet offers essential information to assist employers...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
29 Jun 2017
WorkSafe Western Australia is the government agency responsible for regulating WA’s occupational safety and health (OSH) legislation. When incidents occur at workplaces, employers are required to...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
13 Jan 2020
This checklist applies where any inspection, cleaning, repair, maintenance or alteration of plant is carried out or where the function or condition of plant is impaired to the extent that it presents...
WorkSafe
Checklist
25 Jan 2017
This occupational safety and health (OSH) handout has been developed to assist employers, self-employed persons, persons having control of workplaces and employees working in airport operations and...
WorkSafe
Checklist
16 Jan 2017
WorkSafe visited 82 nail salons between 2012 and 2016 to assess hazardous substances compliance. Air monitoring was conducted in a small number of salons. This publication provides information for...
WorkSafe
Information
06 Jan 2017
This occupational safety and health (OSH) newsletter has been developed to provide information and assistance to employers, self-employed persons, persons having control of workplaces and employees...
WorkSafe
Checklist
03 Jan 2017

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