Your responsibilities

On 31 March 2022, the Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws replaced the health and safety elements of the Mines Safety and Inspection laws. For information visit

All health and safety notifications, forms and guidance for mining and petroleum has moved to the WorkSafe website

The information below has been left for historical compliance reference purposes



Mentally healthy workplaces: Resources for workers

What are your responsibilities?

Your legal responsibilities
Responsibilities of workers

Western Australia’s workplace safety and health legislation aims to eliminate or minimise risks to your health and safety as a worker. You also have obligations under the same legislation. Adhering to these obligations helps keep the workplace safe for yourself and others.

Workers need to take reasonable care to ensure the safety and health of themselves and others at work, and co-operate with the employer in matters of health and safety.



Everyone has the right to a safe workplace. Workers have a responsibility to disclose to their employer if they have a condition that is likely to have an effect on:

  • their ability to meet the requirements of the job
  • their ability to work safely
  • the safety of co-workers
  • the workplace’s emergency response plans.



Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994  

Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984

For more information about your legal responsibilities, refer to: s. 10(1) Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994  or
s. 20(1)(b) Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984.

Department of Communities - Disability disclosure

Equal Opportunity Commission - What is Discrimination?

These webpages contain useful information on disclosing impairments to your employer.