Occupational Health and Safety

Promoting a healthy and safe environment 

Here at the Victorian Conference of SDA we promote a health and safe environment complying with workplace health and safety laws. This ensures benefits to you and your whole congregation. Some of the benefits may include a reduction in physical and mental health problems, accidents and injuries in the church environment. Feelings of being safe increase the willingness to volunteer and take part in church activities.

Biblical Principles Related to Safety

Fall protection:

Deuteronomy 22:8 When you build a new house, make a parapet around your roof so that you may not bring the guilt of bloodshed on your house if someone falls from the roof.

Concerns for others:

Phil 2:4 Not looking to your own interest but each of you to the interests of the others.

General safety precautions:

Proverbs 22:3 The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.


In the life of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (Victorian) Conference,  the Church is committed to ensuring that all of our congregations and organisations are safe in every respect for everyone within them.

Samuel Shehata
OH&S Manager