Every year in October, Safe Work Australia runs National Safe Work Month. The campaign helps spread the message of workplace health and safety practices and encourages employers to take action to improve safety for their employees and the wider community.
In 2020, workplaces have had to adapt rapidly to the pandemic. This has meant changing practices and procedures to lower the risks associated with COVID-19. These risks include being exposed to the virus and mental health impacts on workers.
Given the drastic effects of COVID-19, this year’s National Safe Work Month theme is Work Health and Safety through COVID-19.
How to get involved
There are plenty of ways your workplace can get involved. Here are a few suggestions:
- Visit the official National Safe Work Month website. This is your best source of information, news and updates during the event.
- Download the National Safe Work Month campaign kit. The kit includes resources, posters and handouts about how your organisation and workers can be safe at work.
- Customise your resources. When choosing your resources from the campaign kit, tailor the information to reflect your unique workplace.