Minister for Industrial Relations Paul Holloway.
Applications are now open for grants to fund more workplace safety initiatives in South Australia.
Minister for Industrial Relations Paul Holloway says funding of up to $50,000 is available for each initiative that contributes to safer workplaces in South Australia.
The grants are offered under the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Small Grants Program for 2011.
"Two types of grants are available; either for projects which foster innovative safety practices, or for small and specific research projects," he says.
"The aim is for both types of project grants to help develop and disseminate innovative safety practices that help reduce work injuries, diseases and fatalities in South Australia.
"These smaller projects involve solving some very specific but pressing workplace safety issues and, as such, we're keen to ensure they're sufficiently funded."
To be eligible for these grants, applicants must be based in South Australia and conduct the proposed work in this state. The applications must meet specific criteria and successful applicants must submit regular progress reports and financial statements.
The deadline for applications is 18 February 2011, with the successful applicants to be decided by the SafeWork SA advisory committee in June. Further information about the grants can be found online at www.safework.sa.gov.au