The theme for this October’s National Safe Work Month is ‘Be a Safety Champion’.
We can all strive to ‘Be a Safety Champion’ at work this October. Safe Work Australia was established in 2008 to develop national policy and guidance for WHS and workers’ compensation. Since then, they have been running national campaigns to raise awareness about WHS in the Australian working community.
Since Safe Work Australia’s inception, there has been a steady decline in the rate of work-related fatalities and workers’ compensation claims.
However, we also know that work-related injury and disease cost the Australian community $61.8 billion in a year. There’s still work to be done. No industry should be unsafe to work in and no death or injury is acceptable. And, because the whole community bears the financial cost of poor WHS, we know that safe and healthy work benefits everyone.
This is why, during October each year, SafeWork Australia asks workers and employers across Australia to commit to building safe and healthy workplaces forall Australians.
This year’s theme ‘Be a Safety Champion’ demonstrates that anyone, both employers and workers from any occupation or industry can be a champion for work health and safety.
Everyone can support a safety culture at their workplace and promote best practice work health and safety initiatives.
Use The Campaign Kit
The campaign kit for this year’s National Safe Work Month campaign is now available. Head to www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au for a range of campaign materials to help you take part in this year’s National Safe
Work Month. Show how you are a safety champion at your workplace and promote and foster a positive work health and safety culture in your workshop. Using the campaign kit, everyone can support a safety culture at their workplace and promote best practice work health and safety initiatives.
This year, the kit includes:
- NSWM brand kit
- editable posters
- web graphics
Follow SafeWork Australia and subscribe for alerts and updates so they can keep you updated on National Safe Work Month. Follow them on social and subscribe to their mailing list. When subscribing, be sure to check the ‘National Safe Work Month’ and ‘Virtual Seminar Series’ checkboxes.
Find out more on the National Safe Work Month website – http://safeworkaustralia.gov.au/national-safe-work-month