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This year 56 submissions were received with 30 companies recognised as finalists. Seven finalists were recognised with a winner’s trophy and four finalists received a certificate of merit. An outline of all finalists is available in the Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards 2021 booklet . The...
Work Safety Awards
Cyclones, storms and floods can be traumatic events for those involved and there is naturally a sense of urgency around clean up activities. However, the most important part of a recovery operation is the wellbeing of workers, volunteers and the community – the last thing the community needs at...
Environmental factors
Questions asked during Safe Work Month Webinar on 30 October 2020 have been compiled along with the department's responses. Commencement When did the Work Health and Safety Act receive assent? The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) was assented to by the Governor on 10 November 2020. However...
Legislation, codes and guidance materials
Health monitoring is the monitoring of a person’s health for the purpose of identifying changes in the person’s health status resulting from exposure to a hazardous chemical. Health monitoring enables the Registered Medical Practitioner (RMP) to identify any potential adverse effect on health from...
Guides for medical practitioners
Working from home can be a temporary arrangement or an ongoing agreement between the employer and the worker which allows workers to perform work at their home. No matter what arrangement has been made, under the Occupational Safety and Health legislation, both the employer and the worker have a...
Office safety
The following information has been developed to assist employers and employees meet their safety and health obligations. Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety Public transport including taxis and rideshare services - Minimising the risk of exposure to COVID-19 Working from home Safe...
COVID 19 - Coronavirus
This page contains frequently asked questions about vaping. Is vaping hazardous? Yes, vaping can be hazardous. The nature of the hazard will depend upon factors such as the liquid used in the e-cigarette and the health status of the individual. In 2019, there were 2290 cases of lung injury...
Smoking
Below are historical documents relating to the development of OSH legislation in Western Australia 1983 Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare legislation - A public discussion document - Hon DK Dans MLC 1983 1987 Second reading speech - Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Amendment Bill - Hon...
Legislation, codes and guidance materials
Welcome to the commercial vehicle driver fatigue management training package. Drivers Before commencing the Commercial vehicle driver fatigue management training you will require: a personal email address to register, please note each person must have a different email address to use this system to...
Education
This page contains frequently asked questions about health and safety committees (HSC). When should a HSC be established? A person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must establish an HSC within two months after being asked to do so by either a health and safety representative (HSR) or...
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Employers have a duty of care under occupational safety and health laws (OSH) to ensure workers are not exposed to hazards in the workplace, as far as practicable. The workplace can be defined...
WorkSafe
Information
22 Nov 2021
The Work Health and Safety Bill 2019 was passed as the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) and assented to by the Governor on 10 November 2020. The WHS Act will not commence until proclamation...
WorkSafe
Information
04 Nov 2021
The three-month public consultation period for developing recommendations for the adoption of the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) regulations in Western Australia ended on 26 November 2019. A...
WorkSafe
Information
17 Jun 2022
The two-month public consultation period for the modernisation of Western Australia’s Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws ended on 31 August 2018. A total of 66 submissions provided a range of views on...
WorkSafe
Information
04 Nov 2021
The Work Health and Safety Excellence Awards will be held at the State Reception Centre on 28 October 2022 . Find out about the finalists in this prestigious event in the Work Health and Safety...
WorkSafe
Brochure
27 Oct 2022
October is Safe Work Month, it is easy to join us in promoting safety in your workplace. Be a safety champion throughout October by: Using our campaign kit to promote safety in your workplace;...
WorkSafe
Information
17 Aug 2022
WorkSafe has recently had a number of reported incidents involving the unplanned and uncontrolled movement of plant or vehicles, which have resulted in the death or serious injury of workers. A...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
30 Aug 2021
In February 2020, a haul truck arrived at a workshop for maintenance with no tyres fitted in position 4 or 5. The position 6 tyre casing blew out 15 days later. Four workers were working on the haul...
WorkSafe
Alert
30 Aug 2021
This checklist has been developed to provide information and assistance to employers, self-employed persons, persons having control of workplaces and employees working in the motorcycle retailing...
WorkSafe
Checklist
30 Aug 2021
Quad bikes in workplaces guide outlines the legal requirements for those operating or in charge of workplaces where quad bikes are used and will assist riders, as well as managers, to ensure they are...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
12 Nov 2021

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