A crane driver was found guilty of failing to take reasonable care of the safety of others and was fined $2500 plus costs of $594 following an incident in which the crane he was operating brought down power lines in Osborne Park.
Consumer Protection and WorkSafe WA issued a warning on the dangers of quad bikes after three fatalities were recorded this year so far.
WorkSafe WA Commissioner Alex McCulloch urged retailers to dispose these products properly.
WorkSafe WA has started a proactive inspection program, which will look at manual task incidents in hospitals and residential care services.
Every businesses should have safe systems of work in place especially in workplaces where vehicles and pedestrians are present.
WorkSafe WA will carry out the program with the main objective of raising awareness on how noise hazards should be assessed and controlled.
An electrical switchboard manufacturer in Hazelmere, Western Australia has been fined $180,000 over an incident in which two workers were seriously injured after falling from a scissor lift.
Live electrical work will be banned in WA following the deaths of three electrical workers in Western Australia over the past two years.
Broadacre farms will be the focus of work safety visits in the months to come.
An inspection program implemented by WorkSafe WA in the motor vehicle repair sector revealed serious concerns with motor vehicle hoists and traffic management.
The Work Safety Awards WA 2015 will be open for nomination until 3 July 2015.
A stone benchtop manufacturer and installer in Bayswater has been fined $120,000 over the fatal incident in 2011.
WorkSafe has issued a warning against falsified Statements of Attainment for tilt-up construction.
A new online assistance program to help small businesses comply with their workplace safety and health obligation s have been launched on Monday.
WorkSafe WA reminds employers and workers on safety issues associated with working along and in isolated areas as well as the importance of having safe systems of work.
WorkSafe will implement an inspection program which will examine the safety standards in electrical, electronic and gas appliance retailing for the remainder of the 2014/15 financial year.
As cyclone season begins in Western Australia, businesses throughout the North-West of the state are being reminded to have a contingency plan in place.
WorkSafe WA is encouraging Western Australians to contribute to the State’s future workplace safety and health system by giving their comment on the draft Work Health and Safety Bill 2014 (the ‘Green Bill’).
An inspection program will be conducted by WorkSafe WA to check on the safety standards in tree lopping and gardening services.
More inspection programs targeted towards restaurants will be conducted throughout the 2014/15 financial year, according to WorkSafe WA.
A bakery in Applecross, Western Australia has been fined $9000 and more than $900 in costs over serious injuries of a worker when he was trapped in a dough mixer.