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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 important part of the ecosystem, as they break down and recycle organic matter such as dead leaves. Moulds...
Diseases and health
Many people work in an office environment. The air quality in these environments (referred to as 'Indoor Air Quality') must be maintained so as to prevent health or comfort problems. Poor indoor air quality may decrease productivity (Wyon, 2004). This article discusses the identification,...
Environmental factors
The Occupational Safety and Health Tribunal is a specialised tribunal within the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission to assist in the resolution of specified workplace health and safety issues under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (the OSH Act).
About WorkSafe
Australian Standards and Australian/New Zealand Standards are developed by an independent organisation called Standards Australia. It prepares and publishes voluntary technical and commercial standards which are sometimes adopted by occupational safety and health regulations.
Codes and guidance material
In Western Australia, the occupational safety and health law requires that a high standard of safety must be provided at your workplace to prevent you from being injured or harmed, even if you will only be working at the place for a short time. Making workplaces safer relies upon the employer and...
Casual workers
Asthma is a condition of the lungs where the airways to the lung narrow and cause symptoms of coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing and chest tightness. The exact cause is unknown but it is often made worse or triggered by a number of factors in the person's environment. When asthma occurs as a...
Diseases and health
Dermatitis simply means inflammation of the skin. What is Contact Dermatitis? Contact Dermatitis is an inflammation that occurs when a substance comes into contact with skin. The skin is irritated. This may be in the form of either an allergy or more commonly an irritant reaction. How does the skin...
Diseases and health
An RCD can save lives. RCDs will prevent electrocution by cutting the power to a circuit in the event of earth leakage. Following are descriptions and images of devices including RCDs, circuit breakers, combination RCD and circuit breaker, portable RCDs, and powerpoint RCDs. RCDs [scald=512:...
Residual Current Devices (RCD)
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

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This publication is a practical guide and will assist you with identifying occupational safety and health (OSH) issues and meeting the requirements of OSH legislation.
WorkSafe
Checklist
02 Oct 2014
Recently a worker was seriously injured when he was struck by a moving vehicle in the yard at his workplace. As the driver was manoeuvring to park behind a stationary vehicle, the floor mat slipped...
WorkSafe
Alert
23 Mar 2016
October is safe work month. During this month WorkSafe encourages Western Australian workplaces to take part and plan an event or attend one of WorkSafe’s workshops to raise awareness of safety and...
WorkSafe
Poster
08 Sep 2014
WorkSafe has produced this checklist to increase awareness of safety issues faced by the car retailing industry and highlight the effect and importance of appropriate systems of work and safety...
WorkSafe
Checklist
04 Sep 2014
This checklist has been developed to highlight hazards and risks often associated with the catering industry.
WorkSafe
Checklist
07 Jul 2014
Energy Bulletins provide electrical and gas technical and safety information, including details of new and amended legislation and standards. Energy Bulletins are of particular interest to electrical...
EnergySafety
Bulletin
30 May 2018
Identify the safety and health representatives in your workplace by adding their names to this poster and displaying it.
WorkSafe
Poster
21 May 2014
A Provisional Improvement Notice (PIN) is a notice issued to a person requiring them to address a safety and health concern in the workplace. The power to issue PINs aims to improve the effectiveness...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
11 Mar 2016
This handbook is a day-to-day ready reference guide for safety and health representatives.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
21 May 2014
Ask your boss how to do the job safely - Falls
WorkSafe
Poster
20 May 2014

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