Archive for Tag : Construction

LABOR’S CORE VALUES! REALLY?

The above snippet is taken from South Australian Parliament HANSARD – from our Legislative Council in September 2011. We agree with Minister Wortley in this comment. The functions of SafeWork SA are of very high importance and the work undertaken needs to be of a very high standard. If that were more the reality, perhaps[…]

AN EPIC FAIL ON DESAL PLANT SAFETY

The Parliamentary Select Committee On the Lonsdale-Based Adelaide Desalination Plant has been hearing evidence for many months now in relation to matters of the Desal plant. Tuesday 15th November 2011 at 11.30am the committee will sit again. It’s not going to be easy for anyone to discredit or question the testimony of the brave man[…]

HARMONISATION LAWS HIT A BRICK WALL

Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations Rob Lucas has been busy ensuring the public is duly made aware of the consequences of the proposed National Harmonised Work Health and Safety Regulations. IT’S GOING TO PUSH UP PRICES Of course the best way to create a little opposition to these new laws is to throw some fear[…]

HE SAID “THEY WERE RIGHT UP THERE”

CORONERS COURT REPORT “They were right up there…” That was the answer given by Mr Hawkins at the Coroner’s Inquest yesterday when asked a question about Premier Road Services attitude toward Occupational Health and Safety at the time Kym Greenhalgh was killed. The court heard that there had been numerous ‘Fault Reports’ made on this[…]

ON A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN ADELAIDE

One of the biggest, most awarded and independently certified companies in Australia was engaged to complete reinstatement works for a project. Having heard such great things about the company I had little concern – until I drove past the work site that is. Near the corner of the busiest South Australian intersection, these guys were[…]

SELF REGULATION IN SA

It’s a long way down and we know human beings don’t bounce and we know they lose their balance at times. These wooden trestles are perfectly fine when used at ground level but we’ve got to wonder whether proper scaffolding wouldn’t be a safer option here?  Isn’t it legislated that trestles should not be used in[…]

DESAL PLANT – TO STRIKE OR NOT…

It wasn’t that many years ago I sat much farther to the right than left. Left? Isn’t that where we see all the clowns with long beards, dreadlocks and a joint in their mouth preaching world peace and … rhaa rhaa rhaa! Ahh well, they do say time is a great teacher. Yes, there was[…]

SELF REGULATION IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Categories: OHS Topics
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Published on: June 28, 2011

I’ve commented quite a bit about my frustrations on how poorly our OHS laws are regulated and enforced in South Australia generally but I thought it was time to do more than complain about it. It’s time we took a closer look at this issue through the camera lens. You can click on the image[…]

THE THINGS WE SEE

Categories: Workplace Death
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Published on: June 27, 2011

The SafetyAtWorkBlog today brought some interesting comment to the table in relation to some of the images that we see online and even in printed media (like Advertisements) showing some fairly questionable safety practises.  You can read the article here: Media is ignorant of unsafe acts in the photos they use It got me wondering.[…]

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