OHS News — WA

Port Headland dust management issues

Port Headland dust management issues

The West Australian Government released a report on August 11, 2017 into managing dust issues in Port Hedland, which will be formally considered after public submissions have been received.  The Port Hedland Dust Management Taskforce report recommends a Special Control Area over the West End of Port Hedland, along with recommendations that exporters continue to reduce dust emissions at the port.  Exporters will also be subject to more intense risk-based regulation, as well as the identification and mitigation of other dust sources in the town.  The report follows the release of the Department of Health's Health Risk Assessment in 2016,...

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Improving safety in plant and plant movement industries

Improving safety in plant and plant movement industries

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Western Australia to modernise WHS Bill

Western Australia to modernise WHS Bill

Elected in March this year, the McGowan Government has wasted no time in giving the green light to develop a modernised Work Health and Safety Bill for Western Australia. According to the government, it will be based on the national Work Health and Safety Act, which they say will improve consistency with the rest of Australia and provide the primary legislation for workplace safety and health across all Western Australia industries.   In 2009, Western Australia and Victoria failed to implement the model WHS regulations after the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Bill was finalised by the then Workplace Relations Ministers...

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