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Concrete pumping involves the transportation of a freshly mixed batch of concrete via a system of pipes to a specific location on a construction site. Concrete pumping is a widely used process in the construction industry. It can be used to manufacture pre-cast and tilt up concrete panels, concrete...
Construction
ThinkSafe is WorkSafe’s flagship online publication for workplace health and safety in Western Australia. Below is the list of all the editions of the magazine. ThinkSafe magazine : May 2024 ThinkSafe magazine : May 2023 ThinkSafe magazine : July 2022 ThinkSafe magazine : September 2021 ThinkSafe...
ThinkSafe magazine
On 13 December 2023, the National Work Health and Safety ministers unanimously agreed to ban the use, supply and manufacture of all engineered stone which is mainly used to make benchtops. Following this decision: From 1 July 2024 the use, supply and manufacture of engineered stone slabs, panels...
Silica
The information on high risk work (HRW) licensing requirements when carrying out dogging work below was provided by Safe Work Australia. What is dogging work? Dogging work involves exercising judgement (making decisions) when: selecting appropriate slinging methods and lifting gear by: considering...
Information about high risk work licences
Farms are unique workplaces. The combination of hazards and the nature of the work makes agriculture one of the most dangerous sectors in which to work. This guide provides farmers with a foundation for establishing good safety practices on your farm. The checklists in this guide are not extensive...
Farm safety publications and alerts
Actions in the priority areas will include the following approaches: Information and awareness Why is this important? It is important to address the perception in some parts of the community that WHS conflicts with business productivity. Many businesses (especially small businesses) want clearer...
How we’ll get there
Priority four sets out WorkSafe's key priorities in regards to consultation and representation. Intent Increase understanding of PCBU duties and the importance of consulting and involving workers in designing and implementing safe systems of work. Outcomes/ objectives ​ PCBUs engage in genuine...
Our key priorities
Priority three sets out WorkSafe's key priorities in regards to respiratory hazards. Intent Drive improvements in the workplace management of hazardous dusts and protect workers from harm. Outcomes/objectives Improves PCBU and worker awareness of the health risks of silica, asbestos and other...
Our key priorities
Priority two sets out WorkSafe's key priorities in regards to Psychosocial hazards. Intent Improve the management of psychosocial hazards in the workplace, and promote positive work practices supporting mental health and wellbeing. Outcomes/objectives Increased capability of PCBUs and workers to...
Our key priorities
Priority one sets out WorkSafe's key priorities in regards to repeat hazard exposure. Intent Increase awareness of workplace hazards that can cause multiple and repeat fatalities and serious injuries, and drive the adoption of appropriate risk management strategies. Outcomes/objectives Duty holders...
Our key priorities

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Recently, several incidents have occurred where workers have been seriously injured while working with a pipe wrench and a drilling rod on a live drill rig. In December 2021, WorkSafe prosecuted an...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
06 Jun 2024
This report uses the WorkSafe WA Notified Fatalities Database of work-related traumatic injury fatalities and the WorkCover WA workers’ compensation claims database as primary data sources...
WorkSafe
Reports
15 May 2024
This guide is intended to provide mine operators with information to develop and implement a radiation management plan (RMP) that meets legislative requirements and minimises the potential exposure...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
02 Apr 2024
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
Farms are unique workplaces. The combination of hazards and the nature of the work makes agriculture one of the most dangerous sectors in which to work. This Guide provides farmers with a foundation...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
13 Jun 2024
Consumer Protection's Year in Review 2022-23 outlines the major achievements from the financial year. [scald=11175:image_medium {"link":"https:\/\/ www.commerce.wa.gov.au \/sites\/default\/files\/...
Consumer Protection
Reports
26 Feb 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
15 Mar 2024
These transitional and saving measures apply from the commencement of the Work Health and Safety (General) Regulations 2022 (WHS General Regulations). Measures that transition or preserve existing...
WorkSafe
Information
19 Feb 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

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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
Explosion and injury risks from portable gas appliances with butane canisters Banned in restaurants, including tabletop cooking, and indoors All portable gas cooking appliances must be approved for use in Western Australia Diners and restaurant owners are reminded that portable gas appliances powered by butane canisters cannot be used for commercial purposes, such as tabletop cooking experiences...
Building and Energy
Media release
11 Oct 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
The department has released a series of translated information on the WHS laws to assist vulnerable worker groups, including culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations. These information sheets are based on the WHS interpretative guidelines, the information sheets contain simplified wording providing people with guidance on the key concepts they need to understand, with hyperlinks...
WorkSafe
Department News
20 Jul 2022
The Minister for Industrial Relations has approved a series of Work Health and Safety codes of practice which came into effect today. These codes have been adapted for Western Australian work health and safety environments from the Model codes of practice published by Safe Work Australia, developed through consultation with unions and employer organisations. Dr Patricia Todd, Chair of the Work...
WorkSafe
Department News
15 Jul 2022
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