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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).

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Company fined for worker’s crush injuries

Reported by Haydee | 31 Jul, 2014

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.

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Guide developed to prevent work-related violence

Reported by Haydee | 29 May, 2014

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.

Fraudulent safety inspectors threatened to fine workers and businesses

Reported by Haydee | 13 Feb, 2014

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 …

Director fined for work safety breaches

Reported by Haydee | 29 Jan, 2014

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 …

Company fined for safety failings

Reported by Haydee | 23 Jan, 2014

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 …

Risks of unlicensed fireworks

Reported by Haydee | 14 Jan, 2014

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. …

Protect workers from heat stress

Reported by Haydee | 13 Jan, 2014

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 …

Work health safety laws full implementation in 2014

Reported by Haydee | 18 Dec, 2013

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 …

Residential aged care safety prioritised

Reported by Haydee | 04 Dec, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library As part of a campaign to reduce injuries from hazardous manual tasks in residential aged care facilities, SafeWork SA will inspect aged care providers across South Australia. SA safety inspectors, as well as inspectors from Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory will visit more than 500 residential aged care facilities …