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Labour hire industry inspections

WorkSafe is to conduct an inspection program to look at the safety and health of labour hire workers in WA workplaces. The purpose of the program is to ensure that both host employers and labour hire agents are aware of their obligations, and to provide them with information required
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WorkSafe WA – Warning to guard against heat stress at work

WorkSafe has issued a warning on guarding against the effects of extreme temperatures in work environments during the summer months. WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch today reminded employers and workers of the need to take extra care during the summer months to avoid the risk of
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Company sentenced over plant explosion

A SouthWest mine management company was fined $100,000, after a worker was injured during a 2008 explosion at a trial coal drying and char plant. An Electrical contractor, 61 years old, suffered severe burns to the upper part of his body and head at a trial char plant near Collie, whi
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WorkSafe statistics summary

The WorkSafe Operations Directorate routinely identifies a number of priority areas across industries, which are targeted for compliance improvement activities, with the aim to reduce work-related injury and promote safe work practices. Selection of priority areas involves the consid
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Freight company fined $20,000 over forklift injury

A Canning Vale freight company has been fined $20,000 (plus $1591 in costs) over an incident in which an employee was injured by a reversing forklift. The company that employs around 30 people at a transport yard in Karratha pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe wor
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Safety Alert: Pallet maintenance

The WA Government’s department of Commerce has released a safety alert regarding the use of wooden and general-purpose flat pallets. The alert comes as a result of  WorkSafe investigations over the last 12 months into the freight forwarding industry, which identified that damag
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Safety Alert: Worker fatally injured by a robot palletiser

The WA Government’s Department of Commerce has released a safety alert, following a fatal injury involving the operation of a robot palletiser  at a fertiliser factory.  The deceased machine operator,  inadvertently activated a light sensor, which caused the arm to move and
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DMP concerned over manual handling injuries in the Pilbara

WA’s chief resources safety regulator has found an alarming rate of serious manual handling injuries amongst Pilbara mining operators and workers. Department of Mines and Petroleum Resources Safety Executive Director Simon Ridge said 107 of the injuries that occurred in the Pilbar
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Workplace injury – Tiffany’s traumatic story

At 18, Tiffany Ward was severely injured at work when both of her arms were caught in a potato processing auger. This film highlights the traumatic impact of the incident on Tiffany’s life and tells of her ongoing battle to live with the physical and emotional consequences of
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Employment consultancy fined for employees becoming lost

An employment consultancy has been fined over an incident in which two female workers became lost in a remote location north-east of Kalgoorlie. Two of the company’s Kalgoorlie area employment consultants were instructed to do an “outreach visit” to the remote commun
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