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Heads Up - October is Safety Month!

Posted by RichardForster on 25 September 2018

Time flies and October will soon be upon us. October is traditionally National Safe Work Month, a specific time to commit to building safe and healthy workplaces for all Australians. The theme for 2018 is 'a moment is all it takes'. This initiative is run by Safe Work Australia which was established in 2008 to develop national policy and guidance for Work Health and Safety (WHS) and workers' compensation. Since then, Safe Work Australia has been running national campaigns to raise awareness about WHS within 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.

Clearly, there is work still to be done, when we consider that work-related injury and disease cost the Australian community $61.8 billion in a year. (Source: Safe Work Australia)

For further information please check out the links below:

How to take part:  https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/national-safe-work-month/take-part
Know the WHS facts: https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/national-safe-work-month/facts
Five steps to a safe and healthy workplace: https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/national-safe-work-month/five-steps
Related seminars and videos: https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/virtual-seminar-series

It is likely that further events will be added as each state and territory unveil specific programs to support National Safe Work Month.

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