October is National Safe Work Month

National Safe Work Month is a time to commit to building a safe and healthy workplace.

Being healthy and safe means being free from physical and psychological harm. No job should be unsafe and no death or injury is acceptable. A safe and healthy workplace benefits everyone.

The theme for National Safe Work Month this year is think safe. work safe. be safe.

This October think safe. work safe. be safe. at your workplace by planning and implementing work health and safety procedures.

Think safe—is the first step to thinking about work health and safety, which covers the planning and forethought that Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBUs) (such as employers and small business owners) must do to identify risks and maintain healthy and safe workplaces.

Work safe—is about implementing work health and safety measures to manage risks including the practical steps you can take to reduce risk and avoid workplace incidents.

Be safe—considers the ongoing process of managing and monitoring work health and safety risks – it is not a one off.

think safe. work safe. be safe.

National Safe Work Month in October is a time to commit to a safe and healthy workplace.

National Safe Work Month is a great mechanism for raising awareness about important work health and safety issues and helps to highlight, understand and investigate potential WHS issues in our own workplaces.

During the last couple of years, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, workplaces have been presented with complex and dynamic challenges and have had to change the way they conduct their business and, in turn, manage work health and safety.

This year’s National Safe Work Month campaign highlights a range of work health and safety topics, including COVID-19, occupational lung disease, sexual harassment, mental health, and working in extreme weather.

National Safe Work Month also serves as a reminder for workplaces to review their work health and safety policies and processes.

The think safe. work safe. be safe. campaign is led by Safe Work Australia and is supported by Safe Work Australia Members and other stakeholders, including HVIA.

For more information about National Safe Work Month, or to download resources, go to the campaign website: safeworkmonth.swa.gov.au.

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