October is National Safe Work Month – a time to commit to building a safe and healthy workplace for everyone.
During October each year, Safe Work Australia asks workers and employers across Australia to commit to safe and healthy workplaces for all Australians.
Being healthy and safe means being free from physical and psychological harm. No job should be unsafe and no death or injury is acceptable. A safe and healthy workplace benefits everyone.
The theme for National Safe Work Month this year is ’think safe. work safe. be safe.’ This October ‘think safe. work safe. be safe.’ at your workplace by planning and implementing work health and safety procedures.
Think safe – is the first step to thinking about work health and safety, which covers the planning and forethought that Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBUs) (such as employers and small business owners) must do to identify risks and maintain healthy and safe workplaces.
Work safe – is about implementing work health and safety measures to manage risks including the practical steps you can take to reduce risk and avoid workplace incidents.
Be safe – considers the ongoing process of managing and monitoring work health and safety risks – it is not a one off.
To get involved this October you can customise and share the resources from the campaign kit with your workplace, work teams, supervisor or health and safety representative. The Campaign kit is available at www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/national-safe-work-month.
For regular updates about National Safe Work Month initiatives and the release of new materials visit www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/national-safe-work-month