A campaign to improve safety in rural industries, the multilingual translation of fact sheets about worker’s compensation and mental health injuries, and a project to work with ‘cobots’ on workplace safety will share $45,000 funding as recipients of this year’s Augusta Zadow Awards.
The annual awards were presented today by His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia, at Government House.
Each year, SafeWork SA funds projects that will improve the work health and safety of working women. In 2018, the scope was expanded to include young workers too, and SafeWork SA received a record 25 applications.
The 2018 Augusta Zadow Award recipients:
Alex Thomas – $20,000. The 2018 AgriFutures Rural Woman of the Year (SA) will launch the #PlantASeedForSafety social media campaign to celebrate the role of rural women and to amplify what’s being done well in relation to the management of risks associated with rural properties and communities. Alex will use the funding to promote practical tools for safety in rural industries, which has among the highest number of injuries and fatalities of any industry. She will also profile 100 rural women online who have improved safety on their property or in their communities, to engage and inspire others to find meaningful ways to improve work health and safety. Alex Thomas says: “I’m hoping to engage and empower rural women to take the lead in inspiring rural men to make safer choices.”
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