Archive for Tag : death

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[…]

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[…]

CAN’T HIDE SLOPPY OHS IN THIS COURT

The matter before the Coroner’s Court in Adelaide this week relates to a tragic workplace death in April 2008 which killed Kym Charles Greenhalgh. Mr Greenhalgh worked for a company called Pioneer Road Services and they were at the time undertaking road resurfacing work in the Adelaide Hills town of Meadows in South Australia. It[…]

I CHOSE TO LOOK THE OTHER WAY

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Published on: September 16, 2011

I could have saved a life that day But I chose to look the other way. It wasn’t that I didn’t care, I had the time and I was there. But I didn’t want to seem a fool Or argue over a safety rule. I knew he’d done the job before, If I called it[…]

FATHER’S DAY IN SORROW

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Published on: September 4, 2011

Today is of course Father’s Day and for a good number of Australian’s, today is a happy day. Dad’s all around the country will have their rug-rats on the bed with awkwardly wrapped presents and more socks and jocks than you can poke a stick at. That’s the way we like to think about today[…]

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