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The West Australian Government will soon increase the penalties for workplace safety offences in order to bring WA in line with the other states. Premier Mark McGowan said the safety of WA workers was a priority and that the penalties needed to better reflect the importance of a safe workplace. “The substantial increases reflect the…

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Government announces the development of the new Work Health and Safety Bill The new Work Health and Safety Bill for WA, is in development, as announced by the Regulation for Health & Safety Government on the 12th July, it will be based on the national Work Health and Safety Act. The new, modernised Bill aims…

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FIFO workers from 143 different resource companies were part of the research carried out by Edith Cowen University in 2014/15, when they surveyed 629 fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers. The study found that over one-third (36%) of participants experienced depression, anxiety and/or stress symptoms, this being more than twice the rate for the general population. Over…

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New online reporting system is now available in WA Employers and employees in WA now have the option for making reports to WorkSafe online, from any location, in addition to the previous options of: in person; in writing;  by fax or telephone.  The recent addition of the new online service means that the reporting of…

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