Safe Work Australia was established in 2008 to develop national policy and guidance for WHS and workers’ compensation. Since then, we’ve been running national campaigns to raise awareness about WHS in the Australian working community.
Since Safe Work Australia’s inception, there has been a steady decline in the rate of work-related fatalities and workers’ compensation claims.
Work-related injury and disease impose a significant economic cost on the Australian community.
There’s still work to be done.
No industry should be unsafe to work in and no death or injury is acceptable. And, because the whole community bears the financial cost of poor WHS, we know that safe and healthy work benefits everyone.
This is why, during October each year, we ask workers and employers across Australia commit to building safe and healthy workplaces for all Australians.
Be a Safety Champion
This year’s theme demonstrates that anyone, both employers and workers from any occupation or industry can be a champion for work health and safety.
Everyone can support a safety culture at their workplace and promote best practice work health and safety initiatives.
We can all strive to Be a Safety Champion at work this October.