National Safe Work Month in focus

Supporting the overarching National Safe Work Month 2021 theme - think safe. work safe. be safe.

Each week of October focuses on a WHS topic acknowledging that being healthy and safe means being free from physical and psychological harm and that encourages best practice WHS.

Week 1 - Keeping all workers safe

Everyone has the right to be safe at work no matter where you work.

The changing workforce considers a range of workers and high-risk industries in the current workforce and what the future workforce may look like by 2060.

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Week 2 - Mental Health

Under work health and safety laws, PCBUs have a duty to protect workers from psychosocial risks as well as physical risks. The best way to do this is by applying the same risk management process used to manage physical risks, including consulting with workers.

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Week 3 - Clean Air. Clear Lungs.

Everyone has the right to be safe at work. The air you, your workers and others breathe at work can be hazardous and cause lung damage.

Occupational lung diseases are conditions of the respiratory system caused by workplace exposure to dusts, gases, fumes, vapours mists and microorganisms.

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Week 4 - Inside and out

Being safe inside and out includes identifying and managing the workplace hazards which can cause harm to workers, whether working in an office environment or outside. PCBUs must eliminate or minimise workplace risks to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the health and safety of their workers.

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