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Work-related injury and disease cost our community $61.8 billion a year.
Not “million” – over sixty one billion dollars.
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, commit to improving health and safety in your workplace.
Visit the National Safe Work Month website, access the resource kit, and run a safety initiative in your workplace.
The website has a range of resources including data, videos, information sheets and ideas to help you do this.
Share your safety initiative on the safety month website or on social and use the hashtag #safeworkmonth.
Safety is everyone’s business – and your knowledge and experience are worth sharing.