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The purpose of this National Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Synthetic Mineral Fibres is to provide a safe and healthy workplace by outlining safe work practices and general responsibilities when handling synthetic mineral fibres (SMF).
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This national code of practice provides a basis for the reduction or elimination of risks arising out of the use and handling of ethylene oxide in sterilisation/fumigation processes in hospitals, museums, libraries and industry.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This national code of practice has been developed to assist persons with control of premises and/or plant to control the risks of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) in workplaces. It sets out the steps to be taken to eliminate or otherwise minimise the risks of exposure to airborne asbestos fibres, including the identification of ACM, risk assessments and the implementation of control measures. The objective of these measures is to prevent workplace exposure to airborne asbestos fibres and thereby reduce the incidence of asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
The purpose of this code of practice is to provide advice for the safe removal of asbestos and asbestos-containing materials (ACM) from buildings and structures, plant and equipment, and vehicles.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
The aim of this National Code of Practice for the Labelling of Workplace Substances [NOHSC:2012(1994)] is to provide practical guidance on meeting the requirements for the labelling of hazardous substances used at work under the National Model Regulations for the Control of workplace hazardous substances [NOHSC:1005(1994)] and the Commonwealth, State and Territory regulations introduced in accordance with these national model regulations.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This National Code of Practice for the Control of Workplace Hazardous Substances [NOHSC:2007(1994)] provides a practical guide on how to comply with the National Model Regulations for the Control of Workplace Hazardous Substances [NOHSC:1005(1994)] so as to minimise the risk of disease and injury due to exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
The purpose of this National Code of Practice for the Control of Scheduled Carcinogenic Substances [NOHSC:2014(1995)] is to provide practical guidance on how to comply with the prohibition and notification requirements for scheduled carcinogenic substances. It also explains the specific requirements for assessment and control of risks arising from work with scheduled carcinogenic substances, and the specific requirements for record keeping.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This national code of practice provides a practical guide on how to comply with the National Standard for the Control of Inorganic Lead at Work [NOHSC:1012(1994)] so as to minimise risk of disease and injury due to exposure to lead in the workplace. It can be used to develop specific workplace programs for the control of exposure to inorganic lead.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
The National Code of Practice for Precast, Tilt-up and Concrete Elements in Building Construction provides practical guidance on ways to eliminate hazards and/or minimise risks in the safe handling of concrete elements in building construction.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014
This code of practice applies to all workplaces in Western Australia covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 where excessive noise may exist. This code provides practical guidance for the management of noise which may be damaging to the hearing of people in workplaces. The approved code of practice Control of Noise in the Music Entertainment Industry provides additional information on controlling noise in that industry.
WorkSafe
Code of practice
21 May 2014

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Consumers in remote communities can be among the most vulnerable due to isolation and lack of competition – that’s why Consumer Protection is heading out to the Dampier Peninsula. Senior Regional Officer for the Kimberley Annetta Bellingeri will visit Beagle Bay, Lombadina, Djarindjin and One Arm Point between 22nd and 26thApril 2013. She says she will concentrate on raising awareness of scams...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Apr 2013
A Karrinyup settlement agent who represented that she was a licensed settlement agent after her triennial certificate had lapsed has been fined $4,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Michelle Louise Owen, trading as Swan River Conveyancing, pleaded guilty on 5 April 2013 to eleven charges relating to misrepresentations made during the settlement of three properties in Wembley Downs, East...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Apr 2013
Consumer Protection has warned real estate agents, property managers and landlords about late bond lodgements after an agency was fined $10,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Dalgon Pty Ltd, formerly trading as Acton West and now trading as Acton Cottesloe, pleaded guilty on 5 April 2013 to 27 charges of failing to lodge security bond money with the Bond Administrator ‘as soon as practicable’,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Apr 2013
Westminster man Abdol Hoseini has been fined $750 and ordered to pay costs of $213 by the Perth Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to one charge relating to advertising his painting services in a way that implied he was registered when he was not. Mr Hoseini displayed a sign at a Yokine property that quoted the registration number of a person to whom he had no relationship. In Western...
Building Commission
Media release
04 Apr 2013
Leeming man Vernon Mica Clements has been fined $1,300 and ordered to pay costs of $213 by the Perth Magistrates Court after being found guilty of one charge of carrying out unregistered painting work and one charge of alluding to being a registered painter. Mr Clements, trading under the name ‘Intergrated Roofing Services’, alluded to a potential client that he was a registered painter in order...
Building Commission
Media release
04 Apr 2013
Wembley Downs man Gary Benjamin Hill has been successfully prosecuted by the Plumbers Licensing Board (PLB) for three charges relating to carrying out unlicensed plumbing work. Mr Hill, the holder of a plumbing tradesperson’s licence, failed to renew his licence in January 2011. This resulted in his licence being cancelled. Despite receiving notice from the PLB that he was not entitled to do so,...
Building Commission
Media release
04 Apr 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 4 April 2013, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 150.9 cpl. Most Coles Express, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cpl up to 149.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to 148.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Apr 2013
WorkSafe is investigating the work-related death of a 56-year-old man at a property at Uduc near Harvey yesterday. The man was believed to have unloaded several horses from a large transport vehicle when a door/ramp dropped on to him. WorkSafe inspectors travelled to the site from the Bunbury office and are investigating the circumstances of the incident. WorkSafe thoroughly investigates serious...
WorkSafe
Media release
28 Mar 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 28 March 2013, most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 11 cents per litre (cpl) up to 150.9 cpl. Most BP, Coles Express and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 10 cpl up to 149.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to 146.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Mar 2013
Consumer Protection has taken legal action against a rogue fencing contractor who has been the subject of a high number of complaints from consumers. United Fencing (WA) Pty Ltd of Mandurah, a registered company of sole director James Lee Battah of Harvey, closed their Bunbury office earlier this year. The company has signed a Court enforceable undertaking under the Australian Consumer Law with...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Mar 2013

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