11:27 am, Thursday 12 July, 2012
SafeWork SA is now accepting applications for the WHS Commissioned Research Grant Programme which is aimed at improving work health and safety (WHS) outcomes in South Australia.
Minister for Industrial Relations Russell Wortley said a total of $320,000 will be given to successful applicants.
The grants will assist in funding research in priority areas including:
- The impact of precarious employment on WHS
- Implications of social health trends and social policy for WHS in the SA Public Service
- Best practice for inspectorial services
- Workplace-based WHS consultation
- WHS youth strategy
“High quality research into priority areas will inform and progress workplace safety knowledge and policy development which is critical to achieving positive health and safety outcomes in South Australian workplaces,” said Minister Wortley.
“University-based and independent researchers can apply for a grant to investigate interventions that will improve workplace health and safety outcomes.
“Previous grant recipients have already achieved significant results in priority areas such as youth safety, high risk employment, psycho-social issues and workplace-based WHS.”
For this grant, the Mining and Quarrying OHS Committee will consider submissions relevant to work health and safety in the mining and quarrying industries. If accepted, additional research funding will be given.
Applications for SafeWork SA WHS Commissioned Research Grants will close on Friday, 24 August 2012. More information can be accessed through the SafeWork SA website.