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The following information is about substances that meet the definition of 'hazardous substances' in the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996. There are also requirements for ensuring the safety with other chemicals at the workplace and these are outlined under Chemical control and Safety...
Hazardous substances
This page answers some of the most frequently asked questions relating to noise. How can noise affect your life? Hearing loss caused by noise is insidious and permanent. It can cause isolation at home and socially and decrease efficiency at work. High pitched sounds, such as consonants and women's...
Noise and vibration
This page contains frequently asked questions on noise and vibration.
Noise and vibration
Ototoxic chemicals are chemicals that result in hearing loss Introduction It is well documented that occupational noise exposure is a significant health hazard that leads to permanent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and we have the National Exposure Standard for Occupational Noise to deal with...
Noise and vibration
This page provides useful links to assist you with the control of risks associated with hazardous substances.
Hazardous substances
As part of its function, the Building Commission provides an avenue for both consumers and builders to resolve disputes relating to the carrying out of regulated building services and home building work contracts. These services are provided to parties as an alternative to the commencement of court...
Building service and home building contract complaints
Building Commission Boards and committees: Building Commission Advisory Committee Building Services Board Plumbers Licensing Board Plumbing Industry Reference Group (PIRG), a committee of the Plumbers Licensing Board hosted by the Building Commission 6 Star Committee
Boards and committees
Building regulation Through a range of regulation reforms, the Building Commission has delivered the most significant transformation of Western Australian building laws in over 50 years. Architects Act 2004 The Architects Act 2004 provides for the effective registration of architects in WA. It...
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Western Australia’s Building Commission oversees the regulation of building, painting, building surveying and plumbing services. With all these regulatory functions focused within a single agency, our industry and consumers benefit from a more consistent and efficient service. The Building Services...
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What are the requirements for managing the removal of workers from lead-risk work?
WorkSafe
Bulletin
21 May 2014
What is the globally harmonised system (GHS) for classifying chemicals?
WorkSafe
Bulletin
09 Dec 2016
Moulds (also called molds , fungi or mildew) are organisms that belong to the fungi kingdom and are neither plants nor animals. They are commonly found both indoors and outdoors. Moulds are an...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
21 Jul 2016
It is common industry practice for electrical contractors to provide temporary electrical supply installations for commercial construction sites. However, regulation 3.65 of the Occupational Safety...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
11 Mar 2016
Assay laboratory employers have a duty of care under the Occupational Safety and Heath Act (1984) to not expose workers or others at the workplace to hazards. Milling or pulverising ore samples for...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
21 Jul 2016
Do you need to register or re-register an item of plant?
WorkSafe
Form – registration
21 May 2014
When undertaking a risk management approach for work-related stress, it may be challenging to identify control measures for the identified psychological risks, this fact sheet provides examples on how to address some of these risk factors.
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
12 Jun 2014
This toolkit may be useful in assisting workplaces in identifying, assessing and controlling psychological hazards such as stress and bullying related hazards in their workplace.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
13 Aug 2018
The Occupational Health and Safety Act 1984 imposes a legal duty on employers to do what is reasonably practicable to eliminate or minimise risk to employee health and safety. This duty extends to protection from potential harm associated with work related stress.
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
26 May 2014
This fact sheet demonstrates how employers can apply this risk management approach to any work environment with the goal of eliminating or minimising potential causes of work related stress as far as reasonably practicable.
WorkSafe
Fact sheet
12 Jun 2014

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Consumer Protection has issued an alert concerning a Perth furniture maker who has taken large deposits from customers, but failed to carry out the work. Paul Stewart, trading as Solid Timber Furniture (deregistered) formerly of Naval Base and Port Kennedy, has taken substantial deposits from numerous consumers totalling more than $22,000 and has failed to fulfil the orders for furniture which...
Consumer Protection
Media release
07 Jan 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 2 January 2014, most Coles Express sites will hike their ULP price by 16 cents per litre (cpl) up to 164.9 cpl. Most Caltex sites will increase their ULP price to 163.9 cpl, BP, Caltex Woolworths and Gull sites will rise to 162.9 cpl and most Peak sites to 161.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 Jan 2014
Redeem gift cards as soon as possible after Christmas – that’s the advice from Consumer Protection. A total of 37 complaints relating to gift cards have been received by the agency so far this year as well as 133 enquiries. Most were received soon after Christmas last year. Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll encouraged consumers to be mindful of terms and conditions which may...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Dec 2013
EnergySafety and Western Power inspectors are assisting police to investigate the death of a man in his early 70s at Ledge Point this morning. The man was believed to have been in his own roof space when he died. Inspectors have indicated at this stage it is unclear if electricity was involved. EnergySafety thoroughly investigates electricity and gas related incidents in WA with a view to...
EnergySafety
Media release
27 Dec 2013
Koondoola painter Trajce Punevski, currently trading as Gnangara Painting Services, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for carrying out painting without registration and using a cancelled registration number on his vehicle and business card. Punevski was found guilty of three charges at the Perth Magistrates Court on 6 December 2013 and ordered to pay fines of $5,000...
Building Commission
Media release
19 Dec 2013
Consumer Protection is warning Western Australians about phone scammers pretending to be a reputable company and offering technical support in order to get access to your computer and your money. After numerous alerts issued by WA ScamNet over the last four years, the number of people reporting that they have been caught up in ‘the Microsoft scam’ has decreased but the total monetary loss has...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Dec 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 19 December 2013, most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Coles Express sites are also increasing their ULP price up to 159.9 cpl; most BP, Gull and Caltex Woolworths sites up to 158.9 cpl, and most Peak sites to 157.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Dec 2013
Chicken Treat Collie has been fined $11,000 (plus $1316.00 in costs) over an incident in 2010 where a young worker received serious burns. Pageys Pty Ltd – trading as Chicken Treat Collie – pleaded guilty last month to failing to provide a safe work environment, and was fined in the Bunbury Magistrates Court last week. The fine was reduced considerably because the employer pleaded guilty and had...
WorkSafe
Media release
19 Dec 2013
Western Australia Police and Nigerian authorities, through the Commonwealth Secretariat, have signed an international agreement of cooperation to fight internet fraud and money laundering. The Major Fraud Squad (MFS) of the WA Police and the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have signed a memorandum of understanding that will underpin greater collaboration between the two...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Dec 2013
Three companies have each been fined $25,000 over a June 2010 incident in which a worker was seriously injured when he fell into a shaft at a wastewater treatment facility. Brookfield Multiplex Engineering and Infrastructure Pty Ltd, Macmahon Contractors Pty Ltd and Zueblin Australia Pty Ltd all pleaded guilty, as persons in control of the workplace, to failing to ensure that workers were not...
WorkSafe
Media release
12 Dec 2013

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