Safe work month

October is National Safe Work Month - A Time to Commit to Building a Safe and Healthy Workplace

Safe Work month in October is part of an annual national event which encourages all workers to get involved in safety at their workplace, helping to reduce the incidence of death, injury and disease.

Why Safe Work Month is Important

Everyone at work plays a role in reducing the risk of injury, illness and death in a workplace. Tragically though, 195 workers died in 2015 and with many more workers suffering from a permanent injury or illness. These deaths and injuries carry with them a devastating and personal impact on workers and their families, with a significant financial cost to their communities.

Safe Work Month is the perfect time to remind people how they can continue to make workplaces safer.

  • 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. makes good business sense; and
  • Be safe. Be healthy. Because...there's so much more to look forward to.

Safe Work Month Resources

Throughout October the Work Health Safety and Wellbeing Unit will run several events to promote safety, health, and wellbeing throughout the University. Keep your eye out on Yammer and E-Update for the latest activities for October.

Safe Work Australia have resources available to assist in making WSU a safe and healthy workplace.