October is National Safe Work Month and SafeWork NSW is urging workplaces to host a SafeTea event to get involved and show your commitment to improving work health and safety.
Head of SafeWork NSW Natasha Mann said Safe Work Month is the perfect time for businesses to commit to building a safe and healthy workplace, and a conversation with a cup of tea in person or online is a great place to start.
“The way we work has changed the past couple of years and our safety and well-being has never been more important,” Ms Mann said.
“Every workplace has risks. As part of National Safe Work Month, in October all businesses from accounting firms to construction are encouraged to host a SafeTea event at their workplace. So, grab a cuppa, gather your team, and start an important conversation about health and safety at work.
“SafeWork NSW has a range of SafeTea resources to download, including instructional posters to help drive conversations.
“This year’s theme is ‘Know safety, Work safely’. Last year in Australia 163 people died while doing their job. No job should be unsafe, and no death or injury is acceptable.
“This October is the perfect time to look at your workplace, understand the risks and make simple changes to improve safety because a safe and healthy workplace benefits everyone.”
Read more about Safe Work Month and how to plan your SafeTea event at: www.safework.nsw.gov.au/advice-and-resources/campaigns/Safe-Work-Month