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The Mines statutory positions register is used to validate an individual’s statutory position examination or certificate under the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022. Statutory positions are appointed by the person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) to carry out specific...
Statutory positions
Noise from agricultural tools and machinery can cause permanent hearing loss and tinnitus. Repeated exposure to noise will lead to permanent damage. The damage can occur gradually over a number of years and remain unnoticed until it is too late. Noise does not have to be painful to be doing damage...
Noise and vibration
Work-related violence and aggression is any incident where a person is threatened, attacked or physically assaulted in circumstances relating to their work. Work-related violence and aggression covers a broad range of actions and behaviours that create a risk to health and safety of workers. These...
Violence and aggression
Harassment is inappropriate and unreasonable behaviour which can involve physical, verbal and visual conduct including: material that is displayed in the workplace, for example, on a noticeboard material put on a computer, sent by email, SMS or put on a website, blog or on social networking verbal...
Violence and aggression
Under the Work Health and Safety and Regulations 2022 (WHS Regulations), duty holders will be required to manage the risk of falls at workplaces, as prescribed by the following regulations: Regulation 78 – Management of risk of fall Regulations 79 – Specific requirements to minimise risk of fall...
Working at height
Our collection of powerpoint presentations are available to use in your workplace or to revisit a workshop you attended. Mining Applying Professor Quinlan's Ten pathways to death and disaster in WA's mining industry WorkSafe Mines Safety and Professor Michael Quinlan, author of Ten Pathways to...
Toolbox presentations
A person is eligible for a restricted quarry manager’s (non-explosives) (RQMNE) certificate if they can demonstrate evidence of: Working on a mine where quarry operations are carried out minimum of 2 years Complete the Statement of experience: RQMNE – 2 years employment on a quarry template Working...
Statutory certificates
Sexual harassment evaluation tool for mine sites This safe self-assessment questionnaire is designed to give you guidance and support after experiencing sexual harassment on a mine site. Information to assist workers in other sectors can be found on the WorkSafe website. Sexual harassment...
Sexual harassment awareness reporting engagement (SHare)
On 31 March 2024 the requirements for high risk work licences to operate concrete placing booms and material hoists will change. A concrete placing (PB) class of high risk work licence will be required to operate any concrete placing boom, including those not mounted on a vehicle. A materials hoist...
High risk work licence application
Listed here are a number of organisations which can assist you with an enquiry or support. Mining Industry Respect Infoline – Circle Green Community Legal The Mining Industry Respect Infoline is a dedicated telephone support service which provides information, social support, and referrals to...
Sexual harassment awareness reporting engagement (SHare)

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WorkSafe is aware of recent incidents where hydraulic fluid contamination has resulted in the uncontrolled movement of the basket on elevating work platforms (EWPs). This includes the loss of...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
01 Mar 2024
These transitional and saving measures apply from the commencement of the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) and Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022 (WHS Mines Regulations)...
WorkSafe
Information
19 Feb 2024
The Mines Statutory Positions Register is used to validate an individual’s statutory position examination or certificate under the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022. Statutory positions...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
29 Jan 2024
This presentation is based on content presented at the Nano diesel particulate matter forum in July 2019.
WorkSafe
Information
22 Jan 2024
This presentation is based on the content resented at the 2019 Mines Safety roadshow in October 2019.
WorkSafe
Information
22 Jan 2024
Guildelines provide more information on the requirements of legislation and details good practice. Alcohol and other drugs at the workplace - guideline Dealing with bullying at work - guideline...
WorkSafe
Guidance note
08 Jan 2024
Breathe easy: Occupational health and hygiene forum was held during Safe Work Month 2023. This forum brought together a range of industry experts to discuss topics around air quality, silica,...
WorkSafe
Information
10 Nov 2023
Pursuant to regulation 684 of the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022 (WHS Mines Regulations), I have determined on my own initiative to grant an exemption from the requirement that an...
WorkSafe
Information
06 Nov 2023
Regulation 675UK of the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022 (WHS Mines Regulations) requires information about high risk mining activities at a mine to be notified to the regulator...
WorkSafe
Information
09 Jan 2024
WorkSafe Mines Safety and Professor Michael Quinlan, author of Ten Pathways to Death and Disaster hosted a series of free, interactive workshops on fatality prevention in the mining industry in...
WorkSafe
Information
04 Oct 2023

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The WorkSafe Mines Safety inspectorate has identified a trend of mine operators with a poor understanding of the requirement to develop a mine safety management system (MSMS), and mines that have not adequately implemented the MSMS. Current expectations for all mines All mines were required to have a fully-developed MSMS by 31 March 2023. All required site-specific documentation, risk assessments...
WorkSafe
Department News
08 Jan 2024
The WorkSafe Mines Safety inspectorate has identified a concerning number of notifiable incidents where the site has not been preserved as required by the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 section 39(1). What is a notifiable incident? A 'notifiable incident' is: the death of a person, a serious injury or illness , or a dangerous incident . arising out of the conduct of a business or undertaking at...
WorkSafe
Department News
02 Jan 2024
Common causes of injury to workers in mining are missteps and falls when stepping out of large trucks and other plant.  Under the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulations 2022, duty holders need to manage the risk of falls at mining workplaces, and this can only be done by considering all the factors which can lead to a potential fall risk. Other than the design of steps, accessibility of grab...
WorkSafe
Department News
02 Jan 2024
Houses in Tom Price and Wickham left unprotected Electricians failed to install a vital safety component during switchboard upgrades Company submitted incorrect safety and compliance declarations Occupants in three Pilbara homes were left exposed to potentially fatal hazards for weeks after electricians failed to install essential safety devices while upgrading switchboards. Karratha electrical...
Building and Energy
Media release
12 Sep 2023
The Work Health and Safety Regulations Amendment Regulation (no.2) 2023 came into effect on 10 August 2023 and provide for minor corrections and technical refinements. These amendments include: Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations The requirement for a high risk work licence for earthmoving machinery used as a crane will be removed for machinery that has a safe rated working load of three...
WorkSafe
Department News
16 Aug 2023
The Work Health and Safety Commission is seeking public comment on a new draft code of practice on managing electrical risks in the workplace. The purpose of the code is to help a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) to manage electrical risks in the workplace, and it applies to all workplaces where a PCBU has management or control of electrical equipment, including electrical...
WorkSafe
Media release
11 Aug 2023
Updated guidance on management of high-voltage electrical installations Publication issued by Building & Energy and endorsed by WorkSafe Revised version aligns with current regulations including new WHS Act Owners and managers of premises with high-voltage electrical installations can now access updated guidance from WA’s energy and workplace safety regulators. Facilities such as large...
Building and Energy
Media release
24 Apr 2023
Businesses and undertakings must notify the regulator of certain incidents that arise out of the conduct of a business or undertaking at a workplace. The Interpretive guidelines - Incident notification will help you decide when and how to notify a work-related death, injury, illness or dangerous incident (further notification requirements apply to mines and petroleum and geothermal operations –...
WorkSafe
Alert
28 Feb 2023
Work health and safety regulations for the control of psychosocial risks will come into effect on 24 December 2022. These regulations will require a person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) to eliminate psychosocial risks, or to minimise them so far as is reasonably practicable. This new duty places psychosocial hazards on the same footing as other significant hazards such as falls or...
WorkSafe
Department News
23 Dec 2022
Two new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) sheets are now available. The new FAQs cover digital identity and the WA Relationship Authorisation Manager (WARAM). The My Account FAQ has also been updated. The FAQs provide answers to common questions such as: What is a digital identity and why we need to protect it? What is the WARAM and how can it benefit our customers and their business ? Both new...
Corporate
Department News
29 Sep 2022

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