WorkSafe WA has recently issued a safety alert on chlorine gas use at aquatic centres following an incident where a person was exposed to chlorine gas in a workplace incident.
The latest inspection program found that issues identified in the previous program were still present.
Labour hire companies should share the responsibility of ensuring the safety of workers they send to a workplace or face large fines and legal actions. This was the case of a labour hire company, which has been fined $20,000 for failing to ensure the safety of its labour hire workers who were supplied to a waste recycling company.
Pokemon Go is the latest reality game to take the world by storm, but with several incidents resulting in serious injuries and near fatalities, WorkSafe has issued a warning to players to stay clear of construction sites.
Some areas of concern have been raised following a proactive inspection in Western Australia’s waste recycling industry.
The Shire of Waroona has been fined $110,000 for the death of a man at its refuse site in Buller Road.
There is a low level of knowledge about workplace safety responsibilities among commercial property owners and property managers. This is according to WorkSafe WA during a proactive inspection program.
Prompted by a significant number of lost-time injuries in takeaway food outlets, WorkSafe WA will conduct a proactive inspection program to look at work safety issues.
WorkSafe Assessor fined for failure to comply with duties in assessing candidates for High Risk Work Licence
A former registered WorkSafe assessor pleaded guilty to charges against him relating to the issue of non-compliance with his duties in assessing candidates for High-Risk Work Licences.
WorkSafe inspectors will soon conduct a proactive inspection program to check on safety issues in pubs, taverns, and bars.
WorkSafe WA Commissioner Lex McCulloch said employers should always ensure they are operating in accordance with relevant regulations and code of practice.
Australia’s air navigation service provider has been fined $160,000 for violating work health and safety laws over the fatal crash involving an airport firefighting truck in Darwin,
A WorkSafe inspection program looking at safety in restaurants and cafes found several areas of concern within the industry.
WorkSafe WA inspectors have identified important areas where High-Risk Work Licence assessors are not always complying with the requirements of the occupational safety and health legislation.
WorkSafe WA will conduct a proactive inspection program next week at construction sites in Perth’s CBD.
An inspection program targeting construction sites in Perth’s southern suburbs has found a high level of compliance in training and licensing, but has raised concerns over the testing and tagging of portable electrical items.
WorkSafe WA is reminding workers particularly those engaged in construction work to protect their hearing as some chemicals can cause hearing damage.
A crane business and one of its employees have been ordered to pay a total of $9,877 over a 2013 incident where a worker received an electric shock.
WorkSafe WA will conduct an inspection program focusing on safety standards and issues in supermarkets.
WorkSafe WA will conduct an inspection of construction sites in Perth’s southern suburbs during the last week of February.
WorkSafe WA has issued a reminder about the dangers associated with wall chasing work and urged that work only be carried out in accordance with workplace safety and health laws.