National Safe Work Month is happening again this October!
Safe Work Month is held annually in October to raise awareness of work health and safety. The aim is to encourage all working Australians to get involved in and raise awareness of safety in their workplace to reduce death, injury and disease.
The goal behind this year’s theme – Be safe. Be healthy. Because… – is to add your own reasons for being safe and healthy at work, ultimately making it more meaningful to you and your organisation. There are so many reasons, so start thinking about yours.
Work Safe Australia, the organisation behind Safe Work Month, will be focusing on a different sub-theme each week, including:
- Be safe. Be healthy. Because…your actions can support physical and mental health at work
- Be safe. Be healthy. Because…your family/friends/pets are waiting to welcome you home
- Be safe. Be healthy. Because…it makes good business sense
- Be safe. Be healthy. Because…there’s so much more to look forward to
SHANE WEBCKE, QUEENSLAND SAFETY AMBASSADOR
Football legend and sports presenter, Shane Webcke, is Queensland’s Safety Ambassador. Shane has a strong connection and commitment to work safety as his father was killed in a workplace incident.
In his new safety film, and at Safe Work Month events across Queensland throughout October, Shane will share the story of how his father’s death impacted his family, and offer advice to workers and businesses about the importance of staying safe at work and creating a strong safety culture.