We are a Registered Health Promotion Charity
We promote the
Our aim is the prevention
and control of workplace
A hidden epidemic
Australians are losing their lives prematurely from workplace illnesses. We are committed to helping to reduce the tragic impact of occupational disease on workers, their families and society.
Advocacy to better define the burden of workplace diseases; support for education & training; develop industry affiliations to have greater community reach; support research through our grant program.
GCG and the University of Queensland were awarded a grant to investigate exposures to quaternary ammonium compounds in cleaning occupations. The grant will also assist in developing an assessment of the risk of exposure to these group of chemicals.Read more
A call to action
Safe Work Australia
report that workers in Australia are 8 times
more likely to die from an occupational illness
or disease than an accident at work.
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The first 2023 grant was awarded to the Cancer Council WA for their submission to improve the understanding of the risks of Diesel Engine Exhaust. The funds will be used by the kNOw Workplace Cancer Program to develop and deliver a number of initiatives including digital resources, an awareness campaign
Professor Lin Fritschi of Data Scientists Pty Ltd is the recipient of the third grant of $10,000 for the project: Using a design thinking approach to create a unique digital tool to assess hearing loss risk from noise and ototoxic exposures.
The funds will be used as part of the KNOW Workplace Cancer Program to develop, disseminate and evaluate a targeted and engaging digital silica dust campaign for workers in the Australian artificial stone industry.