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Friday 3 June, 2016

Conviction highlights importance of keeping trainees, apprentices safe

A recent conviction in the Industrial Court resulting in a $14 000 fine to Trainee and Apprentice Placement Service Inc. (TAPS), should remind all group training organisations that they have a shared work health and safety duty with host employers.

Saturday 28 May 2016

Industrial Court imposes hefty fine on another labour hire company

For the second time in a month, the Industrial Court has convicted a labour hire company and handed down a hefty fine for failing to provide and maintain a safe work environment.

Tuesday 10 May, 2016

South Australia, Heads Up ... on mental health in the workplace

The inaugural Heads Up breakfast workshop on Mental health in the workplace is to be held this morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Friday 6 May, 2016

Court imposes conviction and fine for impersonating an Inspector

The Industrial Court has convicted 25 year old South Australian man, Sam Narroway, for impersonating a SafeWork SA Inspector and fined him $15 000.

Friday 29 April, 2016

Industrial Court imposes highest penalty against single entity to date

The Industrial Court convicted labour hire employer, Big Mars Pty Ltd, this week for failing to provide a safe system of work and failing to provide information, instruction, training and supervision.

Friday 22 April, 2016

Anzac Day public holiday trading hours

SafeWork SA reminds South Australians that retail trading restrictions will be in place for this Monday's Anzac Day public holiday.

"Shops in the Adelaide CBD will be able to trade from 12-noon to 5pm on Anzac Day," said Marie Boland, Executive Director of SafeWork SA.

Monday 18 April, 2016

Court imposes $24 000 fine and three year ban for unsafe asbestos removal

Today the Industrial Court convicted Mr Anthony Rosier from Eco Asbestos Removal Service of seven counts of unsafe asbestos removal work.

Thursday 31 March, 2016

Daylight saving ends this Sunday

Daylight saving in South Australia comes to an end this Sunday.

"With daylight saving ending at 3am on Sunday 3 April this year people should wind their clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday night," said SafeWork SA's Executive Director, Ms Marie Boland.

Thursday 31 March, 2016

Unguarded machine costs Gambier Earth Movers $111,000

On 24 March 2016 the Industrial Court handed down a $111,000 fine plus court fees to Gambier Earth Movers, who were prosecuted under the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA).

Tuesday 8 March, 2016

A fresh take on improving women's health and safety at work

The International Women's Day Breakfast was the setting for the official launch of the 2016 Augusta Zadow Awards, announced last Friday in Adelaide by Senator Penny Wong.

SafeWork SA has $20,000 available to develop an initiative that makes a significant contribution, to the health and safety of women working in South Australia. This can be through research, education and development of a solution to a work health and safety problem.

Saturday 20 February, 2016

Media Statement: Fatality, nRAH

SafeWork SA regrets to advise that a male worker was fatally injured at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital site late this afternoon.

Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Extended shop trading hours for Adelaide Fringe Street Parade

For the first time the 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival Street Parade will be held on a Saturday evening with shops in the Rundle Mall Precinct able to trade ahead of the parade on Saturday 13 February 2016 until 8pm.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Look out for symptoms of heat stress in the workplace this summer

With the hottest stretch of summer yet to arrive, SafeWork SA reminds employers to be vigilant of the warning signs of workers affected by heat stress.