Publications previously produced by SafeWork SA and ReturnToWorkSA (previously WorkCoverSA) are made available online via this Library catalogue for research purposes only. This title may reference superseded South Australian legislation, include links to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.
The SA Occupational Health and Safety Commission was established as a tripartite body under the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act (1986) in July 1987.
It had statutory responsibility to provide services and carry out a range of functions within the following broad areas:
- development of standards, policies and strategies for occupational health and safety;
- review of administration and operation of the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act and related legislation;
- publicity and promotion of awareness, procedures and arrangements for occupational health and safety;
- development, promotion and approval of occupational health and safety training courses and education at all levels;
- research and the collection and provision of information.
On 1 July 1994, the Commission's staff and functions were transferred to the WorkCover Corporation to form a single agency responsible for OHS, workers compensation and rehabilitation in South Australia.