All Safety Institute of Australia (SIA) members can now exclusively access via the Members area of the SIA website, the EBSCOhost electronic research database - the world's leading premium research database service.
On 4 April, the SIA's National Board of Management approved a proposal to subscribe to the research database, and the process is being implemented today.
"This is one of the most ‘professional' member service offerings of a professional body," said Gary Lawson-Smith, CEO of the SIA.
"It will separate the SIA from many other OHS and non-OHS professional bodies in Australia and internationally.
The EBSCOhost electronic research database will provide SIA members with access to a number of research databases, including business and corporate sources (more than 24,000 full-text journals, books and reports), learning centres (with content from more than 2,000 full-text journals) as well as facilities management, human resources, leadership and management, risk management and supply chain management sources - all rich in safety-related articles.
The database also includes rehabilitation and sports medicine sources (with more than 170 full-text journals) and a psychology and behavioural sciences collection (with more than 500 full-text journals).
Lawson-Smith said the subscription "will make SIA membership a ‘must have' for OHS professionals who value evidence-informed practice.
"The SIA will be seen as a leader in professional practice and in supporting it's members to employ professional standards and be aware of current OHS research."
He also noted that one of the current thrusts by the Institute of Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research is the translation and transfer of research to practice.
"This initiative of offering our members access to research literature demonstrates that the SIA is part of this leading edge approach and responsive to enabling our members to be leading the way," he said.
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