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Vehicle trailer coupling check encouraged

Reported by Haydee | 09 Mar, 2015

Following two incidents involving heavy vehicles in 2014, SafeWork SA is urging heavy vehicle operators to conduct regular inspections on all vehicle trailer connections and to check for loose components, cracks or dents, further to the manufacturer’s guidelines.

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Augusta Zadow Scholarships now accepting applications

Reported by Haydee | 09 Mar, 2015

Applications for the 2015 ‘Augusta Zadow’ Scholarships, which recognise outstanding workplace health and safety initiatives for women in South Australia are now being accepted.

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Worker dies in rock fall at mine site

Reported by Haydee | 11 Feb, 2015

South Australia records its first workplace fatality this year with the death of a man after a rock fall underground at a mine site in Roxby Downs.

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Company fined for inadequately installed bedside monitor which fell on a patient

Reported by Haydee | 28 Oct, 2014

A company was fined $27,000 plus costs after failing to take reasonable care when installing and mounting bedside computer monitors at the Port Augusta Hospital. The incident happened in June 2012. A patient at the hospital sustained injury to his legs when the bedside monitor fell on him. Investigations revealed that the monitor was not …

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Company fined for worker’s crush injuries

Reported by Haydee | 28 Oct, 2014

A company in South Australia was fined $48,000 plus costs after a worker sustained severe crush injuries and multiple leg fractures from a workplace incident. The company was prosecuted for failing to provide and maintain plant in a safe condition having failed to adequately guard a paver stacking machine. The workers was operating the paver …

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Manufacturing Safety for Supervisors training package now available

Reported by Haydee | 07 Oct, 2014

A SafeWork SA supported safety project, The Manufacturing Safety for Supervisors aims to develop a cross-platform open-access training package to provide relevant information, skills and insights into some of the safety issues faced by supervisors in modern workplaces.

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Safe Work Week: Safety a priority

Reported by Haydee | 02 Oct, 2014

As South Australia observes Safe Work Week, SafeWork SA reminds everyone to think of safety before work starts, not after an incident or when time allows.

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WorkSafe’s Safety and Health Workshops 2014

Reported by Haydee | 27 Aug, 2014

SafeWork SA is inviting business owners, employers, managers, supervisors, safety and health representatives and OSH managers to participate in one of the Safe Work October 2014 workshops.

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SafeWork SA: SafeWork Awards 2014 Gala Dinner

Reported by Haydee | 20 Aug, 2014

SafeWork SA is inviting everyone to celebrate safety at the Safe Work Awards 2014 Gala Dinner on Friday, 31 October at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

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Work health and safety: Have your say!

Reported by Haydee | 06 Aug, 2014

All South Australians are invited to share their views on the state’s Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (and amended provisions).