This Month is National Safe Work Month
Work-related injury and disease cost our community $61.8 billion a year. In other words, poor work health and safety costs $5000 per worker each year and equates to 4.1 per cent of Australia’s gross domestic product. This doesn’t even touch on the immeasurable cost of grief and trauma to workers and their families. The whole community bears the cost of poor work health and safety. So what can we do, as workers and colleagues, to make our workplaces safer?
This October, like us, commit to improving health and safety in your workplace. Get involved by:
- Visiting the National Safe Work Month website and accessing the resource kit
- Running a safety initiative in your workplace
- Sharing your safety initiative on social – use the hashtag #safeworkmonth
Safety is everyone’s business – and your knowledge and experience are worth sharing.