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Earthmoving company fined $110,000 for work safety breaches

Reported by Haydee | 04 Apr, 2016

The Industrial Court handed down a $111,000 fine plus court fees to an earth moving company for failing to comply with providing a primary duty of care and for failing to comply with their health and safety duty, thereby exposing an individual to a risk of death or serious injury or illness.

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2016 Augusta Zadow Awards launched

Reported by Haydee | 08 Mar, 2016

The 2016 Augusta Zadow Awards has been launched on Friday in Adelaide during the International Women’s Day Breakfast by Senator Penny Wong.

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Study recommends replacing quad bikes with safer alternatives

Reported by Haydee | 10 Feb, 2016

Results of a study on quad bike fatalities prompted researchers to call on Australian farmers to replace quad bikes with safer alternatives, prohibit children below the age of 16 from riding quad bikes, and to wear helmets.

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Factsheet: Working in Hot Conditions

Reported by Haydee | 21 Dec, 2015

A fact sheet on working in hot conditions has been released by SafeWork SA to provide practical advice for preventing heat-related illnesses as well as the health and safety risks that workers face when working in extreme heat.

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Asbestos Awareness Seminar held in Adelaide

Reported by Haydee | 25 Nov, 2015

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union and Asbestos Victims Association Asbestos Awareness Seminar was a success with SafeWork SA providing information about regulations to protect people from the dangers of asbestos in the workplace.

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Go home on time for your health

Reported by Haydee | 06 Nov, 2015

The Australia Institute is urging workers and businesses to participate in the Go Home on Time Day, which encourages workplace dialogue about working hours, overwork and work/life balance.

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Ensuring health and safety for the ageing workforce

Reported by Haydee | 02 Oct, 2015

Employers have the same responsibility for the health and safety of older workers as they have for their other workers. The challenge is for employers to establish a productive and safe work environment that can accommodate the needs of an ageing workforce.

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Scrap metal business fined after worker loses finger

Reported by Haydee | 22 Sep, 2015

A scrap metal business in South Australia was convicted and fined $39,000 in the Industrial Magistrates Court for failing to provide and maintain a safe system of work to protect workers while loading and unloading trucks.

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Mining and quarrying safety seminar to be held in July

Reported by Haydee | 15 Jun, 2015

Mining and Quarrying Occupational Health and Safety Committee will conduct a free mine and quarrying work health and safety seminar on Wednesday 22nd July 2015 at the Berri Hotel in Berri from 9am to 4pm.