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Making construction safer

WorkSafe has released fact sheets for the construction industry regarding preventing manual task injuries.

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WA Work Safety Awards 2018

Has your organisation achieved excellence in safety? Then consider being part of the 2018 Work Safety Awards.

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Working in roof spaces

Turn off, lockout, be safe – new laws apply if you work in the roof space of a house – for more information see our guidance note.

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WorkSafe

Announcements & Publications

Safety alert 06/2018 - Worker injured by ammonia during...

WorkSafe investigated an incident where a worker was exposed to high pressure ammonia refrigerant while working next to a live refrigeration unit. The worker...

Safety alert 05/2018 - Worker receives multiple foot...

An operator dismounted the reach truck forklift he was driving, while the plant was still moving. He tripped forward towards the ground, breaking his fall by...

Safety alert 04/2018 - Worker fatally injured during...

WorkSafe is investigating an incident with preliminary evidence indicating an employee, who was fatally injured, may have been struck in the head by a 48...

Serious chemical burns result in $47,900 penalty for...

Rand Transport (1986) Pty Ltd was handed a $45,000 fine and a $2900 costs penalty in the Perth Magistrate Court following serious ammonia gas burns to a...

Safety alert 03/2018 Worker fatally injured during plant...

WorkSafe is investigating an incident in which an employee was fatally injured. He was struck by a section of pipe at a wastewater treatment plant during...

Safety alert 02/2018 Vehicle hoist service and maintenance

The purpose of this Safety Alert is to remind workplaces of the importance of conducting regular service and inspections for vehicle hoists. WorkSafe Western...

Safety alert 01/2018 - Worker seriously injured by...

A serious accident at a mechanical workshop involving the ignition of a flammable liquid is currently being investigated by DMIRS. The workshop uses a...

FGS Contracting and Company Director fined total of $327...

FGS Contracting Pty Ltd and the Director Ryan Wayne Franceschi, were fined today in the Perth Magistrate Court in relation to serious injuries caused to a 17...

Axedale Holdings Pty Ltd fined $160,000 over the death of...

Axedale Holdings Pty Ltd, trading as Shaw’s Cartage Contractors, was fined in relation to the deaths of two labourers. The deaths were caused by falling...

Lightning and outdoor work

This fact sheet provides information about lightning and includes duties for employers of outdoor workers and precautions to be taken to reduce the risk of...

Reminder of electrical hazards when working in roof spaces

Building and Energy (formerly EnergySafety) and WorkSafe have issued a reminder on the importance of understanding and avoiding the electrical hazards in...

Guidance note - Working in roof spaces

New legislation will be coming into effect on 14 May 2018 which will require all workers performing work for reward at “domestic-type” premises, turn off all...

WorkSafe education resources
WorkSafe fatigue management
WorkSafe High Risk Work Licence
Work Health and Safety Legislation Reform
Prevent slips and trips in the workplace
Occupational Safety and Health Act and Regulations