Series S2294 - FILES - FUNCTIONAL

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Reference code

AU WA S2294

Title

FILES - FUNCTIONAL

Date(s)

  • 1940-01-01 - (Creation)

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Files

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Name of creator

AU WA A51 - DEPARTMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE (DOSHWA) (1985-03-05 - 1996-10-01)

Administrative 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.

Name of creator

AU WA A53 - DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR [2] (1920-01-01 - 1973-01-01)

Administrative history

The Department was established in 1920 with the appointment of a Commissioner for Labour. The portfolio of Minister for Labour was created in 1924 and in 1936 a Secretary for Labour was appointed and the Department became advisory bureau for all government departments (except Railways) in regard to industrial matters affecting government wages and employees.

Name of creator

AU WA A54 - DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR AND INDUSTRY (1973-01-01 - 1983-11-08)

Administrative history

The Department is responsible for the administration of the industrial code, apprentices, construction safety, weights and measures, machinery, shops and factories and consumer protection. It also assured responsiblity for the Small Claims Tribunal and the licensing of credit providers in 1975.

Following the 1983 State election, the Division of Industrial Training was transferred to the Department of Employment and Administrative Services, and the Weights and Measures Branch was transferred to the Department of Consumer Affairs.

Name of creator

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

Administrative history

Worksafe WA is responsible for the administration of work safety and health laws. To promote and secure the safety and health of persons in the work place, Worksafe WA undertakes a wide range of regulatory activities as well as industry and community awareness programs.

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Scope and content

Functional files passed to the Department of Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare from the Departments of Industrial Affairs and Labour, and the Public Health Department when the former was created in 1985.
All files commmence with one of the following prefixes -
CS - Construction Branch, Dept of Industrial Affairs; FS - Factories and Shops, Dept of Labour; MA - Machinery and Accidents, Dept of Labour; M - Machinery; PHD - Public Health Department.

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Alphanumeric

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Restricted 30 years

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Archivist's note

Range Control Symbol = CS1959/003-

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