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[ARCHIVED] Practical solutions for injury surveillance and response to hazard identification at mass gathering events [online]

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Unley, S. Aust.: St John Ambulance Australia
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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 This title may reference superseded South Australian legislation, include links to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.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 project aim was to develop a model for ongoing injury surveillance at mass gathering events and to develop a formal process to identify hazards and rectify them in order to prevent further injury.

The project focussed on: The development of an efficient, practical system of data collection from two major events in SA during 2004: the Oakbank Easter Races & the Royal Adelaide Show; and The design of a communication model for coordinated & effective response to hazard identification across organisations.

Outcomes achieved included:
  • A database that is practical, easy to use, efficient & enables ‘live/real time’ injury surveillance (the St John Injury Surveillance System); 
  • Integration of the database into daily work patterns of St John volunteers;
  • Development of a communication model, modified after each event, which ensured timely hazard notification & rectification by relevant organisations;
  • Creation of benchmarks to enable future comparative analysis of presentations to St John at mass gathering events in SA;
  • A strong cooperative vision for organisations involved in staging a public event for future mass gatherings within SA to ensure the highest levels of public & workplace safety.

As a result of this project it is anticipated there will be more formal mechanisms for timely hazard notification & rectification of identified risks across organisations including Workplace Services, the South Australian Police & event organisers.
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