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The importance of health and safety

Health and safety in the workplace benefits all South Australians. A safe work environment means that businesses can operate effectively and successfully while increasing worker performance and morale.

The cost of workers compensation has a huge impact on the injured person, their family, the employer and the State. Improved health and safety can reduce these costs and contribute to better productivity and a healthier working life.

Why do we need to know about health and safety laws?

The Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act, 1986, requires that anyone who can affect health and safety must protect the well being of themselves and others.

You have a role to play in this and should be aware that your actions at work directly influence the safety of you and your work mates.

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