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Understanding the safety and health needs of your workplace - A guide for migrant workers Available in the following languages: Arabic Bosnian Burmese English Simplified Chinese Swahili Tagalog Vietnamese In Western Australia, the law requires that a high standard of safety must be provided at your...
New and young workers
Gas appliances, after installation, become part of the house and tend to be neglected and forgotten until something goes wrong or they stop working as they should. Like other machines, gas appliances become inefficient, unreliable and may even pose a safety hazard if not serviced regularly. ' For...
Gas appliances
Toolkits Sample presentation: Preventing and managing aggression in the workplace for employees Sample Aggression in the workplace prevention policy Sample Aggression in the workplace risk management toolkit Information for employers Contact list Code of practice: Violence, aggression and bullying...
Aggression
The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 places a duty of care on employers and employees. This page explains these requirements and provides key messages for employers, employees, OSH professionals and safety and health representatives to assist in preventing and managing aggression in the...
Aggression
Aggression in the workplace can be defined as ‘any incident in which employees and other people are abused, threatened or assaulted at work’. Within this definition, threat means any statement or behaviour that leads a person to believe they are in danger of being physically attacked. This can be...
Aggression
If you have mental health concerns, you could contact one of the following helplines or organisations. Your local General Practitioner may also be of assistance. Agency or Company Telephone Contact Mental Health Emergency Response Line – for a psychiatric emergency assessment and advisory service...
Aggression
Two types of training should be considered at every workplace where manual tasks are performed and potentially hazardous.- risk management for manual tasks and task specific training. These have been outlined in the Manual Task Code of Practice (2010) . Risk management training Everyone involved in...
Manual tasks
Following the report of a manual task injury or musculoskeletal disorder, it is important to investigate and manage the condition. The sooner both processes are actioned, the more successful the outcome is likely to be. Investigation Following the report of a manual task injury or musculoskeletal...
Manual tasks
Following the report of a manual task injury or musculoskeletal disorder, it is important to investigate and manage the condition. The sooner both processes are actioned, the more successful the outcome is likely to be. Preventing first time and recurrent injuries It is important to place effort in...
Manual tasks
The OSH Act and regulations place certain duties on employers, employees, self-employed people, manufacturers, designers, importers and suppliers and must be complied with. Duties include: Not exposing workers to hazards Providing information, instruction and training Conducting risk assessments...
Manual tasks

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In May 2017 p resenters from both WorkSafe and the Health Department delivered an information session on asbestos health risks, the relevant legislation, and some common issues that arise in relation...
WorkSafe
Information
23 Oct 2017
Slips & trips are a serious issue in most workplaces and account for approximately 23.5% of all lost time injuries every year. Use the practical guide, toolbox talk and posters to assist you in...
WorkSafe
Information
24 Aug 2017
At the time the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations were developed a national Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) was developed by Safe Work Australia. An examination of that RIS showed that...
WorkSafe
Information
12 Jul 2017
WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch today (16/12/2015) provided information on the current status of the consultation process and development of the Work Health and safety (WHS) laws. “In August...
WorkSafe
Information
12 Jul 2017
EnergySafety and WorkSafe are calling for public comment on proposals to amend the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 and the Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 to prohibit work on...
WorkSafe
Information
12 Jul 2017
On 16 December 2015, Mr Lex McCulloch the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner announced the Department of Commerce – WorkSafe Division (WorkSafe) would be undertaking a review of the model Work...
WorkSafe
Information
12 Jul 2017
The public comment period for the Work Health and Safety Regulations for Western Australia Discussion paper ended on 31 August 2016. Although the submissions were received and analysed, the...
WorkSafe
Information
13 Sep 2018
2020 ​ Safety alert 1/2020 - Worker electrocuted in roof space Safety alert 2/2020 - Pressure vessel failure injures worker Dangerous Goods Safety considerations for alcohol-based hand sanitisers (...
WorkSafe
Alert
27 May 2020
Hot work includes activities such as grinding, welding, thermal or oxygen cutting or heating, and other related heat or spark producing operations. Undertaking hot work in an area where flammable...
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
16 Jun 2017
WorkSafe is seeing ongoing non-compliance with wall chasing work, such as: Use of petrol powered saws without local exhaust ventilation (LEV) on-tool, exposing workers to toxic carbon monoxide;...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
12 Dec 2019

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