The WA Government has announced Western Australia's new WorkSafe Commissioner. 

Sally North begins her new role this week for a five-year term. With more than 23 years of experience in WA's occupational health and safety sector, she is expected to bring significant expertise to the role, having previously served as the Acting WorkSafe Commissioner and Acting Deputy WorkSafe Commissioner.

Ms North's extensive regulatory experience spans various sectors, complemented by her background in occupational hygiene. 

She has collaborated with specialists in human factors, ergonomics, plant, and engineering. Additionally, she is an active participant in several state and national work health and safety committees.

Before joining WorkSafe in 2001, Ms North was employed in private industry as a chemical safety consultant and as an occupational safety and health officer. 

Industrial Relations Minister Simone McGurk says expertise is needed to understand workplace safety across various industries, including resources, building and construction, hospitality, health, and care sectors. 

“I know Ms North will do an excellent job and I look forward to working with her on improving work health and safety outcomes for WA workers,” she said.