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The new Work Health and Safety Act will commence when the WHS regulations are finalised.

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Announcements & Publications

Tunnel contractor fined $150,000 for failing to provide...

The main contractor for the Forrestfield Airport Link Project has been fined $150,000 (and ordered to pay $3,000 in costs) after a worker sustained major...

WorkSafe successful in multiple prosecutions

WorkSafe has successfully prosecuted two companies and two individuals for breaches of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and Regulations. Warren James...

Waste recycling company fined $330,000 for gross...

A Bayswater waste recycling company has been fined a total of $330,000 (and ordered to pay an additional $234,000 in costs) after being found guilty of gross...

Asbestos Awareness Week 2020

Asbestos Awareness Week 2020 runs from 23-29 November 2020.  Please take this opportunity to ensure your workplace asbestos management systems are up to date...

Tower crane inspection program finds low awareness of...

A WorkSafe proactive inspection program has found that the owners of tower cranes have limited knowledge and understanding of the correct procedures for...

Workplace exposure standards for silica and coal dust halved

Workplace exposure standard for respirable crystalline silica halved to 0.05 milligrams per cubic metre effective today and respirable coal dust halved to 1...

November 2020 - Work Health and Safety Bill passes...

The Work Health and Safety Bill 2019 was passed by Parliament on 3 November 2020 and is awaiting royal assent. When assented, the WHS Act will not be...

WorkSafe investigates death at building site

WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a worker on a building site at Curtin University yesterday. It is believed that the death is related to...

Tyre company and director fined $70,000 over unsafe...

A tyre company and one of its directors have been fined a total of $70,000 (and ordered to pay $1,071 in costs) for failing to provide a safe work...

Proactive inspection program continues to look at silica

WorkSafe is continuing to look closely at workplaces in an effort to minimise the risk to WA workers of contracting the deadly disease silicosis. A proactive...

WorkSafe investigates two regional deaths

WorkSafe is investigating incidents leading to the deaths of two men in regional areas at the weekend. WorkSafe has been notified that a 55-year-old truck...

Safety alert 06/2020 - Station hands riding horses...

Despite all sporting, horse riding industry and education bodies promoting the use of safety approved riding helmets, it has been found that some cattle...

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