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Safe Work Australia champions health and safety campaign

  • Posted on Monday 7th, October 2019.

Government agency, Safe Work Australia, launched its National Safe Work Month on 1 October to help build safe and healthy workplaces for all Australians.

“Each year in October, Safe Work Australia runs awareness raising initiatives as part of National Safe Work Month,” said Safe Work Australia CEO, Michelle Baxter.

“This year’s theme is ‘Be a Safety Champion’ and we invite everyone to promote best practice work health and safety initiatives at their workplace.

“During National Safe Work Month we want to recognise that workers, employees, managers, supervisors, teams and organisations can all be safety champions.

“It doesn’t matter what industry you work in, what role you do, whether you act as an individual or work as a team. We can all actively promote work health and safety,” she said.

Safe Work Australia has developed a range of resources to promote the campaign including customisable posters, a digital brand kit, flyers, web graphics and infographics.

There is also information on what is happening in each state and territory for people who would like to participate in a local event.

The resources available on the Safe Work Australia website will assist all workplaces to participate in National Safe Work Month and promote the Be a Safety Champion theme.

“This October everyone can be champions for work health and safety—we can all build a more positive work health and safety culture,” said Baxter. “Use the hashtag #safetychampion to give a shout out to the champions in your workplace.”

last month, Safe Work Australia set an ambitious agenda to minimise the impact of work-related injury and illness, and optimise workers’ recovery and capacity to work.

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