Mirror art reflects on workplace safety

Monday, 29 October, 2018

Mirror art reflects on workplace safety

A new mirror art installation has recently been opened, with the aim of encouraging Victorians to reflect on workplace safety.

WorkSafe Victoria’s Everyone, Every Workplace installation opened at Southern Cross Station and encourages conversations in workplaces and the community about what it means to be safe and healthy at work.

As they make their way around the installation, people will be able to observe their own reactions to the powerful audio stories of Victorians who have been injured at work. These stories first aired as part of WorkSafe’s Everyone, Every Workplace advertising campaign earlier this year.

WorkSafe Chief Executive Clare Amies said the thought-provoking installation was designed to reinforce the fact that workplace health and safety was everyone’s business.

“By listening to these stories and gauging their own responses, we hope that visitors to the installation will be moved to start the conversation in their own workplace about what is needed to keep themselves and others safe from injury,” Amies said.

“The stories are confronting because workplace injuries, be they physical or mental, are traumatic and can impact the lives of many people for a long time after they occur.”

The installation coincides with WorkSafe Health and Safety Month, an annual state-wide program of presentations which this year carries the theme of A Safer Future for Everyone, and supports WorkSafe’s vision of Victorian workers returning home safe each day.

Top image: Ambassadors Jo Stanley and Cameron Ling with WorkSafe CEO Clare Amies.

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