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SafeWork SA challenges state to be safety champions

Wednesday, 09 October, 2019

SafeWork SA challenges state to be safety champions

SafeWork SA has thrown its hard hat into the ring, challenging South Australian (SA) businesses, employers and workers to be ‘safety champions’ during National Safe Work Month. Throughout October, SafeWork South Australia (SafeWork SA) is encouraging businesses to organise activities that “highlight their commitment to building safe and healthy workplaces”. To help them get started, the regulator has posted a set of promotional resources and ideas for fun and informal events and activities — such as a safety quiz, themed morning tea or team training session. Those that register their event will be in the running to win a prize worth $500 from a range of SA businesses and products. Such initiatives are being run during National Safe Work Month.

The regulator began the month with the annual Augusta Zadow Awards on 3 October, which are given to initiatives that help keep women and young people safe in the workplace. It will also post a series of industry videos, addressing key injuries in manufacturing, construction, agriculture and transport, and what preventative measures can be taken to avoid injury. “National Safe Work Month is an opportunity to put workplace health and safety at the forefront of people’s minds,” SafeWork SA Executive Director Martyn Campbell said.

“While this year we are focusing on how to avoid injuries in four specific industries, we always encourage all workers in every type of workplace to be aware, be vigilant and put safety first. An important safety rule all year round is for workers in all industries to always look out for workmates. Don’t be afraid to speak up about any safety concerns you have regarding your worksite and duties.”

More activity ideas and resources can be found via SafeWork SA’s website.

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