The field for the 2022 Augusta Zadow Awards has been narrowed to four projects following the shortlisting of proposals.

The Augusta Zadow Awards have been run by SafeWork SA since 2005 and provide grants from a $25,000 pool to help meet the costs of a work health and safety initiative.

The awards are designed to support initiatives, research or further education that improve health and safety for women and young workers in South Australia.

Nominations for the 2022 Augusta Zadow Awards closed last month with 17 applications received from across the state.

The assessment panel has shortlisted four projects with winners to be announced at a Government House ceremony on 7 October.

The shortlisted projects are:

  • A University of South Australia proposal to develop a Worksite Wellbeing Toolkit to Reduce Suicide Ideation among Young Construction Workers
  • A new employee induction workshop series for young agriculture workers proposed by consultancy AgInnovate
  • A Flinders University College of Nursing and Health Sciences study into workplace violence experienced by nursing students while on clinical placement, and
  • A campaign by consultancy Recovery Partners to raise awareness in the workplace of the burden carried by women suffering from endometriosis.

Augusta Zadow was an advocate for women's rights in the workplace and became South Australia's 'First Lady Inspector of Factories' in 1895 to monitor working conditions for women and children.

Winners will be announced following the 7 October awards ceremony.

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