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Transport company fined $58K over worker’s crush injury and lack of licence

Reported by Haydee | 21 Mar, 2018

The company pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee. It was fined $55,000 in the Esperance Magistrates Court on Friday. It was also fined $3000 for allowing an employee to operate a forklift without holding the appropriate High Risk Work Licence.

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New WorkSafe WA Commissioner announced

Reported by Haydee | 08 Jan, 2018

A new WorkSafe Commissioner in Western Australia has commenced position after previous Commissioner Lex McCulloch retired from the Public Service at the end of 2017.

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New workplace safety kit now available

Reported by Haydee | 27 Dec, 2017

A new online kit has been released to help workplaces prevent slips and trips and meet their responsibilities under workplace safety legislation.

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Proactive inspection on safety of store-based retailing

Reported by Haydee | 29 Nov, 2017

WorkSafe WA will conduct a proactive inspection campaign soon focusing on other store-based retailing outlets to improve safety within the industry. Inspectors will visit other store-based outlets to identify common safety risks and provide employers with information on how to comply with Occupational Safety and Health requirements.

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Grain cooperative fined after worker’s serious hand injury

Reported by Haydee | 27 Sep, 2017

The cooperative pleaded guilty to failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment and, by that failure, causing serious harm to an employee, and was fined in the Southern Cross Magistrates Court last week.