AU WA A51 - DEPARTMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE (DOSHWA)

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Department

Authorized form of name

DEPARTMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE (DOSHWA)

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A51

Description area

Dates of existence

1985-03-05 - 1996-10-01

History

The Department of Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare (DOSHWA) was created on 5 March 1985 and inherited functions from the Health Department of Western Australia and Departments of Mines and Industrial Affairs.

The Department implemented occupational health, safety and welfare policy, provided advice to the Minister, and was responsible for day-to-day administration and enforcement of occupational health and safety legislation. Its corporate objectives were:


  • to ensure a minimum of hazards in the working environment;
  • to minimise risks from hazards in the working environment and to ensure the provision of occupational welfare services in the workplace.

DOSHWA was abolished on 1 October 1996 and replaced by Worksafe WA.

Places

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Creation: Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act 1984-87

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A1048 - WORKSAFE WESTERN AUSTRALIA (1996-10-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1048

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1985-03-05 - 1996-10-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A16 - DEPARTMENT OF MINES (1894-01-01 - 1992-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A16

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1984-01-01 - 1985-03-05

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A52 - DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL AFFAIRS (1983-11-08 - 1985-03-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A52

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1983-01-01 - 1985-03-05

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1048 - WORKSAFE WESTERN AUSTRALIA (1996-10-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1048

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1996-10-01 -

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A36 - HEALTH DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (1984-07-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A36

Category of the relationship

Related

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related function

Related unit of description

Series S1919 - FILES - TIMBER REGULATIONS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1985-01-01 -

Related unit of description

Series S2294 - FILES - FUNCTIONAL

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S319 - FILES - FACTORIES AND SHOPS (PREMISES)

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1985-01-01 -

Related unit of description

Series S320 - FILES - ADMINISTRATIVE

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1985-01-01 - 1996-09-30

Related unit of description

Series S65 - GENERAL FILES - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

Role

Controlling

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S2400 - FILES - GENERAL

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1985-03-05 - 1996-09-30

Control area

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Sources

Archivist's notes

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