South Australia’s Safe Work Month 2009 has officially commenced, kicking off over the weekend.
The month-long event is designed to curb the human and economic cost of workplace harm, with 260 free workshops to be held from 4 to 30 October, with a week devoted to each of three South Australian regional districts (North East, North West and South East).
Regional programme highlights include:
- Workshops to cater for the aquaculture, construction and mining industries
- OneSteel Whyalla’s alcohol and drug testing program
- Nyrstar Port Pirie’s safety approach and ‘tenby 10’ project to reduce blood lead levels
- A small business approach to managing safety
- Identifying and dealing with asbestos
- Working safely with electricity
- Safe work at heights
- Safer cattle handling through improved facilities.
According to the presiding member of the SafeWork SA Advisory Committee, Tom Phillips, the event will give South Australians access to information that will help make their workplaces and their working lives safer and healthier.
“This year we hope to see this information turned into action that will benefit as many regional workplaces as possible,” he said.
For more information, please visit www.safework.sa.gov.au
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