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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).
About WorkSafe
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 substances
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. High pitched sounds, such as consonants and women's...
Noise and vibration
This page contains frequently asked questions on noise and vibration.
Noise and vibration
Ototoxic chemicals are chemicals that result in hearing loss Introduction It is well documented that occupational noise exposure is a significant health hazard that leads to permanent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and we have the National Exposure Standard for Occupational Noise to deal with...
Noise and vibration

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The WA Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (1996) require that health surveillance, including blood lead level tests, is provided to workers undertaking lead risk work. This report summarises...
WorkSafe
Information
07 Jan 2016
Using a trolley can reduce the risk of injury from manual tasks. However the trolley must suit: the task and the materials being loaded; the physical characteristics of the person using it; and the...
WorkSafe
Information
02 Mar 2016
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
16 Dec 2015
WorkSafe has developed this newsletter to provide information and assistance to employers operating inflatable waterslides in Western Australia. This newsletter will assist you with identifying...
WorkSafe
Checklist
16 Nov 2015
During 2015/16 financial year WorkSafe will be conducting an inspection program looking at safety issues in the road freight transport industry with a view to increase awareness of safety issues...
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Checklist
13 Oct 2015
About WorkSafe, inspectors and the notices provides an overview of WorkSafe and the powers of its inspectors.
WorkSafe
Information
09 Oct 2015
This document can be used by people who operate, supervise or manage tilt tray vehicles that are capable of self loading plant and equipment on to the vehicle for transport purposes. The advice in...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
11 Sep 2015
WorkSafe has developed this publication for the vegetable growing industry with a view to increase awareness of safety issues faced by this industry. Please take the time to read the relevant parts...
WorkSafe
Checklist
11 Sep 2015
Create a poster using your own images to promote safety in your workplace. These editable Word posters can be created in Word 7 or above. Instructions Open either the dark text or white text version...
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Poster
08 Sep 2015
Use these resources to promote safety in your workplace.
WorkSafe
Promotions
04 Sep 2018

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