It’s National Safe Work Month.
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.
However, work-related injury and disease costs 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, here at Safety Makers, we know that safe and healthy work benefits everyone.
This is why, during October each year, workers and employers across Australia commit to building safe and healthy workplaces for all Australians.
This year, use the Safe Work Australia campaign kit to run your own safety month initiative. You can even enter your initiative into a SWA competition and win $5000.
Visit the Safe Work Australia website for more information and free National Safety Month resources.