October is National Safe Work Month – Get Involved

August 30, 2017 Tara

October is National Safe Work Month, a time to commit to building a safe and health workplace for you and your colleagues.

Safe Work Australia was established in 2008 to develop national policy and guidance for WHS and workers’ compensation. Since then, they’ve 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, 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, safe and healthy work benefits everyone.

This is why, during October each year, Safe Work Australia ask workers and employers across Australia commit to building safe and healthy workplaces for all Australians.

This year, if you run your own safety month initiative and share it with them – because your knowledge and experience benefits everyone, you can enter your initiative into our competition and win $5000.

 

 

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