Each October, Safe Work Australia invites workplaces to take part and focus on health and safety at work during National Safe Work Month.
Not surprisingly the theme this year is 'Work Health and Safety through COVID-19.' This acknowledges and reflects the wide-reaching impacts of COVID-19 on Australian businesses, employers and workers.
Workplaces have had to quickly adapt their practices and procedures to reduce the health and safety risks arising from COVID-19 and to manage the associated psychological effects of the pandemic on workers.
National Safe Work Month is an opportunity to build awareness of health and safety in general, encourage discussion about safety at work and share best practice.
Getting involved is easy, just visit https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/national-safe-work-month, for further information.
The campaign kit can downloaded from here https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/national-safe-work-month/campaign-kit#posters These resources may be used to promote this initiative in your workplace.
You can customise the campaign kit resources by adding your business logo to a range of posters, social media tiles, website banners, desktop wallpapers, email banners and e-newsletter and media release templates.
As we get closer to National Safe Work Month it is likely that the various jurisdictions will make further resources available such as online webinars and podcasts. To stay up to date for further developments regarding National Safe Work Month you can subscribe to Safe Work Australia here https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/subscribe-updates as well as visiting your own regulators' website.
Together we can create a safe workplace for everyone!