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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.

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Powder coating industry inspection finds improvements

Reported by Stephen | 08 Nov, 2016

A proactive inspection program focusing on safety issues in powder coating and abrasive blasting in Western Australian workplaces has found a noticeable improvement in safety practices.

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Labour hire company fined for failing to ensure safety of workers

Reported by Haydee | 19 Aug, 2016

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.