For a limited time, SafetyNet subscribers can download Barry Naismith's illustrated history paper The Story of the 150th Anniversary of OHS in Victoria.
Barry was motivated to make his history paper available FREE to SafetyNet subscribers for a limited time, saying…
‘The movement and its HSRs helped shaped this history, and helped save many lives. It is therefore as much their history as anyone else's.’
The comprehensive publication traces the introduction of the first industrial safety law by the Francis government in 1873 and highlights pioneering lawful protections against work-related harm in Victoria, which ‘saved countless lives and prevented many horrible injuries.’
‘Arguably, this has made Victoria one of the safest jurisdictions to work in the western world.‘
Its publication marks the conclusion of a COVID lockdown project that sheds light on a noble history that's often overlooked. A standalone story detailing the origins of the Factory Act during the industrial revolution is planned for next year.
We extend our congratulations and gratitude to Barry for his dedication and highly recommend The Story of the 150th Anniversary of OHS in Victoria
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