Supporting the overarching National Safe Work Month theme - Work Health and Safety through COVID-19, each week of October focuses on a WHS topic that acknowledges the impacts of COVID-19 and encourages best practice WHS.
Download the posters and social media tiles for each week and promote Work Health and Safety in your workplace.
National Safe Work Month in Focus
Week 1 (1 October) – Join National Safe Work Month
Whatever the industry, or workplace – every organisation can join National Safe Work Month and commit to keeping people safe and healthy at work.
Week 2 (5 October) – Navigating mental health through COVID-19
As part of National Safe Work Month, we recognise Mental Health Day on 10 October 2020.
Under WHS laws, employers must minimise the work-related risk to psychological health and safety as much as possible. See our information sheet about preventing psychological injury during COVID-19.
For more information, download the work-related psychological health and safety guide or talk to your WHS regulator.
Accelerated workplace change in the face of COVID-19 webinar
Co-hosted with Comcare, this webinar explores the large-scale changes that workplaces have undertaken to address the WHS risks and challenges presented by COVID-19. Watch the webinar recording.
Week 3 (12 October) – Using data to make workplaces safer
Understanding the common causes of injury and the industries most affected, helps reduce work-related fatalities, injury, illness and disease.
Our key work health and safety statistics provide an overview of the latest national data on work-related fatalities and workers’ compensation claims.
Week 4 (19 October) – A safe and healthy workplace is for everyone
Keeping people safe and healthy at work must remain a priority for employers and businesses.
Our WHS best practice checklist provides practical guidance on how to assess what your organisation is already doing to champion WHS in the workplace.
Our case studies showcase WHS best practice for COVID-19 and cover topics including gloves, mental health, physical distancing and cleaning.
Are you and your workers working from home? Promote WHS in your workplace by signing up to the BeUpstanding trial and get your workers standing up, sitting less and moving more at home!
The BeUpstanding program is free and includes a toolkit with fact sheets, videos and email templates which are tailored to desk-based workers working from home, flexibly or in the office. Go to the BeUpstanding website for more information.
Week 5 (26 October) – Keeping WHS a priority
Every Australian workplace has been impacted by COVID-19.
Our information sheet provides guidance on how you can continue to model best practice WHS through COVID-19 and beyond.