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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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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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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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WorkSafe reminds workplaces to prepare for cyclone season

With the onset of the cyclone season, and Cyclone Narelle expected to cross the North-West coast this weekend, WorkSafe has requested workplaces on land and sea to be become familiar with emergency/contingency plans. The threat of cyclones can’t be underestimated and a coordin
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WorkSafe focus on hardware and building supplies

In a recent announcement WorkSafe WA has released information about their latest inspection campaign. WorkSafe is undertaking an inspection program to look at safety issues associated with retail hardware and building suppliers. The workplaces involved in the program are engaged in
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WA Consultation on harmonised Work Health and Safety legislation

WorkSafe WA is currently undertaking an assessment of the benefits and cost of implementing the harmonised Work Health and Safety legislation. WA is one of four jurisdictions that have not yet adopted the new harmonised WHS Act and Regulations. WorkSafe is encouraging workplaces to p
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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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WorkSafe investigates death of worker at Oakford

WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 38-year-old worker at a business in Oakford this morning. The man was believed to have been working with a manual hydraulic press when a metal cylinder shattered, striking him. Inspectors travelled to the site soon after and will i
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