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Our flagship program
Grants are awarded to organisations with projects that will help achieve our purpose of promoting the principles of occupational hygiene in the prevention and control of occupational diseases in Australian workplaces.
In addition, as a health promotion charity, grants made by us must demonstrate a benefit to the public. This might be in the form of free publication of project outcomes or project outcomes that benefit members of the public. Examples of workplace diseases may be found in the Safe Work Australia booklet "Deemed Diseases in Australia".
Calls for applications are made at the discretion of the Board and Grants of up to $10,000 will be considered.
Projects we look for
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.
The findings of this study will inform the RFS and volunteers of the limitations in selection of respiratory protection to control exposure to bushfire emissions and enable better management of the health risk for RFS personnel.