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.
SafeWork SA reminds workplaces to ensure that measures are in place to cope with heat as temperatures are expected to rise in the weeks to come.
A factory worker claimed he was sacked after complaining about his working conditions amidst South Australia’s heat wave.
SafeWork SA warned the community of the dangers associated with quad bike use after 20 quad bike fatalities have occurred this year across Australia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A prohibition notice was issued to a South Australian company following a Four Corners report exposing the exploitation of workers on farms and companies supplying Australia’s largest supermarkets and food chains
South Australians should be on the lookout for snakes as they are most active in spring.
High risk work licence holders can now renew their licence and update contact details online.
The National Safe Work Month in October focuses on addressing work health and safety issues in the workplace.
Grant opportunities worth $650,000 will be awarded to researchers in the next round of Safe Work SA WHS Research Strategy.
South Australia leads safety example this Farm Safety Week with its excellent farm safety record.
SafeWork SA is urging workers to convert any Certificates of Competency or old style tickets issued between January 2005 and September 2010 to the national high risk work licence before the 1 September 2015 deadline.
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.
South Australia’s work health and safety regulator is reminding people to be cautious in working around electricity following an increase in the number of workers experiencing an electric shock at workplace in the state.
SafeWork SA’s Riverland office now has a new address.
Hair&BeautySA has launched this week Safety with Style, which is a work health and safety guide designed specifically for the hair and beauty industry.
SafeWork SA is encouraging workers to convert Certificates of Competency or old style tickets issued between January 2005 and September 2010 to the national high risk work licence before the deadline.