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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. 

See our information sheet for ideas on how you can promote health and safety within your workplace and don’t forget to download and customise resources from the National Safe Work Month campaign kit

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.

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.

Together, we can create safer workplaces for everyone.

Go the National Safe Work Month page.

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