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Safe Work Australia Chair, Diane Smith-Gander, urges employers and workers to take a safety moment this October.


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Ms Smith-Gander explains that taking a safety moment can be as simple as spending a few minutes every morning talking with your team

National Safe Work Month 2018



Diane Smith-Gander:     Lives change forever when there’s an injury or death in the workplace.

A safety incident can happen in a moment and in any workplace, but a moment’s forethought can prevent harm.

October is National Safe Work Month, and this year I’m asking you to take a moment for safety.

It’s as simple as spending a few minutes every morning talking with your team about the hazards and risks that are in your workplace, and the ways you can act to prevent harm.

Anyone can do this, from the worksite to the boardroom, from those on the factory floor to the CEO. Everyone can contribute to making their workplace safer and healthier. 

The National Safe Work Month website has resources to help you do this, and to raise awareness of health and safety in your workplace.

Last year in Australia, 191 people died while doing their job and over 106,000 people made a claim for a serious injury.

No industry should be unsafe to work in and no death or any injury is acceptable.

This October, take a moment to consider what workplace safety means to you. Share your thoughts and experiences using the hashtag mysafetymoment.

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