Reflections is an audio visual workplace safety presentation designed to be used in conjunction with Occupational Health and Safety education.
Its purpose is to raise the profile of safety by confronting the stark and very real truths about what it is like to experience workplace death.
On April 28th each year we gather to remember workers who have lost their lives as a result of their job.
The 2012 service was held at the Pilgrim Uniting Church in Adelaide.
The LIFE QUILT SA project was implemented by a team of dedicated people to bring about a higher level of awareness of safety in the workplace in South Australia. Several VOID members loved ones are represented on this beautiful quilt as it travels around the State spreading an important message.
We’re here because the political agendas of law makers have overlooked the value of human life in the workplace. They have buckled to the pressure of the powerful lobby of business and industry groups.
Meanwhile we have workplace deaths, precious little prevention and broken families left to deal with the gaping hole in their lives.
We’re saying that is no where near acceptable and our mission is to change the way good people are treated.
For the benefit of normal human beings that do not have the luxury of a law degree and who may also have mourned the loss of a loved one killed in the workplace, our aim here is to attempt to offer a personal perspective from the viewpoint of those who have a very personal stake in these hearings.
DANIEL MADELEY - DIEMOULD TOOLING
ALLEN O’NEIL - ADELAIDE DESAL PLANT
ANDREW BAULDERSTONE - BHP STEEL
DESMOND JAENSCH - AGE 43
CRAIG McALISTER - FORKLIFT OPERATOR
KARL EIBLE - BHP BILLITON WHYALLA
MATTHEW KEELEY - GLADSTONE
DARREN MILLINGTON - GLADSTONE
DAMIEN HARRIS - GLADSTONE
BRIAN MURPHY - UNSECURED LOAD
BRIAN STAINER - ELECTRICIAN
CHAZ HISCOCK - TRENCH COLLAPSE
DEAN ROBINSON - UNSECURED LOAD
FREDDERICK KEKENA - SANTOS
GREG SLEEP - ZINIFEX PT PIRIE
JACK SALVEMINI - FISHERMAN
MARK CROMPTON - BUS DRIVER
MAXWELL LOGAN - SA SAWMILLS
STUART MUNZBERG- COX CONSTRUCTIONS
We live in a culture where the responsibility of maintaining adequate workplace safety practises lies with the business and those who decide how it’s run.
This means that a worker’s safety is competing directly with the bottom line.
Take a look at what we’re seeing by camera lens - right in our own back yard. This is self regulation and an accident waiting to happen.
It might be a good time to clarify what has been happening here and perhaps answer some questions that may well be hovering around as to why the VOID website was offline for so long.
The simple truth is that neither time nor money is abundant. Unfortunately both are required in order to continue the maintenance and operation of a large and intensive website such as this. While the issues surrounding ‘time’ will be troublesome for a while yet, the financial obstacle has been jumped by the very kind donation of Niv Neyland from the online safety portal, Safety In Australia.
There is much happening in terms of the ‘time’ factors and it is probably time I explained this so please feel free to click the link below if you would like to read more…