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.
SafeWork SA’s investigation over an incident where part of a load of steel fell while being moved by a tower crane on Thursday is ongoing.
A new guide to help employers and workers prevent workplace violence has recently been developed by SafeWork SA.
SafeWork SA has developed a guide to help Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking and workers in identifying work-related violence hazards and look for ways to lessen or remove these risks.
SafeWork SA is calling on South Australian businesses, organisations and individuals to enter the Safe Work Awards for this year.
A steel manufacturing company was fined $56,250 plus legal fees on Monday for operating a heavy goods lift despite several identified risks.
A timber company in Adelaide was fined $51,000 plus legal fees after a worker had three of his fingers amputated in a woodworking machine.
SafeWork SA has recently received reports of people impersonating as safety inspectors and threatening to fine workers or companies. Employers believed these people to be legitimate inspectors. Because of this, SafeWork SA reminded workplaces to always require proof of identity and check the credentials of persons asking for access to a workplace. SafeWork SA assured …
A director of a construction company was fined $1750 plus legal fees due to a workplace incident which happened in June 2011 at Dry Creek. The defendant pleaded guilty to the offence and cooperated with SafeWork SA during the investigation. The defendant was prosecuted for failure to take reasonable care to avoid adversely affecting the …
A manufacturing company and its director were prosecuted under the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act 1986 for failing to provide and maintain plant in a safe condition; and also failing to ensure that their plant was operated safely. The South Australian Industrial Court on Wednesday fined the company $41,250 plus legal fees for an …
SafeWork SA issued a reminder to the general public on the dangers of unlicensed fireworks. Fireworks ignited by an unqualified person can be risky to people and property especially during extreme hot weather. “As South Australia is currently experiencing a heat wave it is time to be extra vigilant in how we work and play. …
Photo: SafetyCulture Library SafeWork SA reminds workplaces to ensure that measures are in place to cope with heat as temperatures are said to rise in South Australia in the days to come. “Hot weather is a workplace hazard that needs to be considered when planning work activities,” said SafeWorkSA Executive Director, Bryan Russell. “Heat stress …
SafeWork SA recently announced that work health and safety laws will be fully implemented starting 1 January 2014. “The regulations will take effect on 1 January 2014 and aims to further enhance the safety of South Australians by improving work practices and safety planning,” said Bryan Russell, Executive Director of SafeWork SA. A limited number …