The Safety First Association is the oldest occupational health and safety association in South Africa. It was founded in 1932 by Sir Ernest Oppenheimer and the Mayor of Johannesburg.
The Safety First Association promotes occupational health and safety in southern Africa by
- Spreading knowledge of the principles and methods of accident/incident prevention.
- Encouraging co-operation in the prevention and/or reduction of accidents/incidents which lead to loss of life, injury or other losses
- Publishing and distributing information
- Monitoring and influencing the impact of standards and legislation.
The Safety First Association continually makes further significant contributions towards furthering the understanding and promotion of occupational health and safety in southern Africa, making the association a leading commentator on occupational health and safety issues.