Dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic has been a stressful time for all Australians. While employers might not be able to help the stress workers are facing at home, they must eliminate or minimise the risk to psychological health and safety at work as far as is reasonably practicable.
This week’s National Safe Work Month focus is on navigating mental health through COVID-19.
To get involved:
- See our information sheet about preventing psychological injury at work during COVID-19.
- Share our National Safe Work Month mental health case studies for examples of work health and safety best practice for COVID-19.
- Register for our free webinar co-hosted with Comcare on Thursday 8 October. The webinar will explore the large-scale changes that workplaces have undertaken to address the WHS risks and challenges presented by COVID-19.
- Recognise Mental Health Day on Saturday 10 October.
- Find out what’s on in your region. National Safe Work Month virtual events and initiatives are happening across the country during October. Visit the what’s on page on the National Safe Work Month website or contact your WHS regulator.
Don’t forget to use the hashtags #safeworkmonth and #safetytogether when promoting your National Safe Work Month initiatives on social media and for a chance for your post to be re-shared across Safe Work Australia’s social media channels.
Together, we can create safer workplaces for everyone.