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.
An ecumenical service to commemorate International Workers Memorial Day will be held in Adelaide on Tuesday, 28 April 2015.
A fisherman was fatally injured after falling from a fishing trawler off Corny Point in the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia.
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.