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The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act) prohibits discriminatory, coercive and misleading conduct about WHS. This means that people can raise health and safety issues and concerns at their workplace without fear of discrimination or coercion. What is discrimination? Discrimination is the...
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Officers under the Work Health and Safety Act have specific duties. This information is designed to help WA organisations and their associated workforces (including volunteers) understand the duties of an officer under the Work Health and Safety laws. Who is an officer? Having the word ‘officer’ in...
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The department has translated the following information into Vietnamese. Information sheet - Discrimination, coercion and misleading conduct in relation to WHS matters Information sheet - Volunteer organisations Information sheet - The health and safety duty of an officer Information sheet - PCBU...
Translated publications
The department has translated the following information into Punjabi. Information sheet - Discrimination, coercion and misleading conduct in relation to WHS matters Information sheet - Volunteer organisations Information sheet - The health and safety duty of an officer Information sheet - PCBU...
Translated publications
The department has translated the following information into Indonesian. Information sheet - Discrimination, coercion and misleading conduct in relation to WHS matters Information sheet - Volunteer organisations Information sheet - The health and safety duty of an officer Information sheet - PCBU...
Translated publications
The department has translated the following information into Hindi. Information sheet - Discrimination, coercion and misleading conduct in relation to WHS matters Information sheet - Volunteer organisations Information sheet - The health and safety duty of an officer Information sheet - PCBU...
Translated publications
The department has translated the following information into German. Information sheet - Discrimination, coercion and misleading conduct in relation to WHS matters Information sheet - Volunteer organisations Information sheet - The health and safety duty of an officer Information sheet - PCBU...
Translated publications
The department has translated the following information into Filipino. Information sheet - Discrimination, coercion and misleading conduct in relation to WHS matter s Information sheet - Volunteer organisations Information sheet - The health and safety duty of an officer Information sheet - PCBU...
Translated publications
The department has translated the following information into Traditional Chinese. Information sheet - Discrimination, coercion and misleading conduct in relation to WHS matters Information sheet - Volunteer organisations Information sheet - The health and safety duty of an officer Information sheet...
Translated publications
The department has translated the following information into Simplified Chinese. Information sheet - Discrimination, coercion and misleading conduct in relation to WHS matters Information sheet - Volunteer organisations Information sheet - The health and safety duty of an officer Information sheet...
Translated publications

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A person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must do what is ‘reasonably practicable’ to keep workers and other people at the workplace healthy and safe. PCBUs must eliminate risks to health...
WorkSafe
Information
05 Aug 2022
The department has translated Information sheet The health and safety duty of an officer in different languages. Who is an officer? Having the word ‘officer’ in your work title is not what makes...
WorkSafe
Information
14 Jul 2022
The department has translated the Information sheet Volunteer organisation in different languages. Do volunteer organisations have duties under the WHS Act? If a volunteer organisation (or a...
WorkSafe
Information
14 Jul 2022
The department has translated the Information sheet PCBU responsibilities in different languages What is a business or undertaking Whether an organisation is a business or undertaking will depend on...
WorkSafe
Information
14 Jul 2022
The department has translated Information sheet Discrimination, coercion and misleading conduct in relation to WHS matters in different languages. The Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WHS Act)...
WorkSafe
Information
14 Jul 2022
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Empowering Consumers with Disability Forum Tuesday 30 August 2022 9.30am - 3pm RAC Arena, 700 Wellington Street, Perth This is an in-person and invitation only...
Consumer Protection
Information
09 Aug 2022
This information sheet provides general guidance for workers and persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) on how to manage the risk of falls at work under the new work health and safety...
WorkSafe
Information
18 Jul 2022
This guide is designed to provide information and practical suggestions that may be helpful to you and others at a time when you are grieving and having to navigate legal and other processes...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
30 Mar 2022
Employers (or persons conducting a business or undertaking) have a duty under OSH or WHS legislation to eliminate, or if that is not reasonable practicable, minimise the risks of COVID-19 at the...
WorkSafe
Information
18 Feb 2022
On 11 January 2021, the Department received a report of an incident at a mine site where an electronic cigarette (vape) battery spontaneously ignited in a worker’s pocket while he was travelling in a...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
23 Feb 2021

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Consumer Protection and WA Police are raising the alarm after an increase in reports of teenagers and young adults being targeted in ‘sextortion’ scams.
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Jun 2022
The McGowan Government has released exposure drafts of regulations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 ahead of the commencement of major work health and safety (WHS) reforms in March 2022. Releasing the exposure drafts of the supporting regulations provides all participants in Western Australian workplaces the opportunity to prepare themselves to meet the requirements of the new Act and to...
WorkSafe
Alert
20 Dec 2021
Tenancy toolkit uses imagery to assist visual storytelling of complex legal issues The aim is to improve the understanding of tenancy laws and processes Aboriginal and culturally linguistically diverse communities to be targeted A major effort to improve the understanding of renting rights in vulnerable communities has been launched with the release of a specially-designed educational toolkit...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Oct 2021
Members of Perth’s Chinese community have lost more than $175,000 so far this year to phone scams after they were threatened with arrest or deportation unless they paid fees. There have been 17 reports from people who have been targeted by the scammers this year, with four victims claiming to have lost individual amounts of $30,000; $13,800; $71,500 and $60,000. In the latest case, the victim...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Sep 2020
While the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic is changing rapidly, we remain focussed on delivering our services while adhering to advice from Government to protect the health and safety of our staff and the wider community. The department is planning for a range of scenarios and endeavouring to ensure continuity of service. A number of functions can be performed remotely or by using our online...
Corporate
Department News
23 Mar 2020
Under OSH legislation, employers are required to provide and maintain, as far as is practicable, a working environment in which their workers are not exposed to health risks. This includes situations where employees and contractors may be at risk of contracting viruses such as the COVID-19 coronavirus. Employers need to keep up to date with the latest health warnings from the Australian and WA...
WorkSafe
Alert
10 Mar 2020
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Corporate
Department News
21 Feb 2020
Our offices will be closed from Wednesday 25 December 2019 to Wednesday 1 January 2020. Normal services will return on Thursday 2 January 2020. For urgent enquiries please visit our contact page.
Corporate
Department News
04 Dec 2019
A Malaysian international student studying in Perth has lost $13,782 to a phone scam after she was threatened with having her visa cancelled and being deported. The scammers, pretending to be from the Immigration Department, cold-called her and demanded she pay the money immediately to avoid arrest, instructing her to pay by purchasing Google Play cards at Aldi supermarkets. After purchasing the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 May 2019
The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is conducting a stakeholder satisfaction survey to invite feedback on our services and our role as a regulator. The results will help DMIRS focus on business areas and services that need performance improvements. If you subscribe to a DMIRS email newsletter or subscriber news service, you may be contacted by email and invited to take...
Consumer Protection
Department News
29 Apr 2019

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