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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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Workplace Death – Tim’s Story

Each year, around four people die in electrical incidents and more than 3000 dangerous electrical events and serious electrical incidents are reported to the Electrical Safety Office. This film highlights the emotional struggles and wider impacts on family and friends of Tim Martin, w
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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: Improving communication for isolated workers

The WA Government’s department of commerce has released a safety alert regarding the  level of communication readily available to truck drivers.  In 2011 a truck driver working alone died from heatstroke when he walked away from his bogged vehicle near Wiluna. In 2013/2014, W
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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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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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Company fined $60,000 for worker injuring client’s employee

On February 14th 2013, a Perth Magistrates Court brought down a decision to fine a goods transport company $60,000 (plus $7673 in costs) over a failure to provide and maintain a safe work environment for a person not being an employee and, by that failure, causing serious harm to the
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