SafeWorkSA executive receives Queen’s Birthday honour 3

Every year I look through the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in Australia, looking for somebody who has been awarded an honour for services to occupational health and safety.  Almost every year, there is nothing but in 2012 one person was awarded a Public Service Medal “for outstanding public service in the area of occupational health and safely.”

This year, Michele Patterson, Executive Director of SafeWork SA was awarded the Public Service Medal.  There is an outline of the justification for the award online  (at page 389).


Kevin Jones


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  2. I applaud the fact that as award has been given to Michele Patterson. It is an achievement well worth awarding. The sad thing is that this is the first to my knowledge for a safety person for their safety work to receive an accolade such as this.

    I would like to see much more of this. Will not happen in Victoria as we are still in the dark ages with our heads up our backside.

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