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.
Applications for the 2015 ‘Augusta Zadow’ Scholarships, which recognise outstanding workplace health and safety initiatives for women in South Australia are now being accepted.
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.
SafeWork SA is working to ensure the safety of workers and the community during Adelaide’s peak season festival.
A car company has been fined $33,000 plus costs after a worker sustained serious burns in a workplace incident in October 2012.
Master Builders Association said too much paperwork is getting in the way of ensuring workplace safety.
As Asbestos Awareness Week begins this week, a new website with easy to access information on asbestos has been launched.
A food processing company was fined $10500 plus costs for inadequate guarding which caused crush injury to a worker.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
In preparation for the Royal Adelaide Show, safety inspections will be conducted to ensure worker and patron safety across the showgrounds.
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.
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.
Two scholarships were awarded today to successful applicants of the 2014 Augusta Zadow Scholarships at the Government House.
SafeWork SA has recently issued a reminder to South Australian workers doing high risk jobs to convert their old qualifications to the national licence before 1 September 2014.
All South Australians are invited to share their views on the state’s Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (and amended provisions).
A painting firm was fined $80,000 plus legal fees on Wednesday due to severe injuries that a 22-year old worker suffered while at work.
A review of the operation of South Australia’s Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (WHS Act), which commenced on 1 July is expected to be completed by November 2014.
With three prosecutions from unsafe work practices handed down by the Industrial Court last week, SafeWork SA Executive Director, Bryan Russell reminded employers and workers of their work health and safety responsibility.