National Work Safe Month

National Safe Work Month

October is National Safe Work Month—a time to commit to building a safe and healthy workplace.

The theme 'WHS – think physical, think psychological” is a reminder that under the Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws psychosocial is as important as physical.

Being healthy and safe means being free from physical and psychological harm. No job should be unsafe and no death or injury is acceptable. A safe and healthy workplace benefits everyone. This is why, during October each year, Safe Work Australia asks businesses, employers and workers across Australia to join National Safe Work Month and commit to building safe and healthy workplaces for all Australians.

The Western Australian government believes that every person who goes to work deserves to come home healthy and safe.  WorkSafe is committed to supporting healthy and safe workplaces for the WA community, industry and the resources sector. 

 In October WorkSafe highlights ways you can develop and maintain healthy and safe workplaces.

Follow this link to register and gain access to all work safe events. This year’s Safe Work Month will feature on-demand videos, podcasts and live webinars with a focus on health and safety for both the mining and petroleum industries and general workplaces.  

Health and safety representatives, managers, supervisors, safety professionals and workers in all industry sectors are encouraged to register.


Safe Work Month is about committing to improving work health and safety and remembering our most important reasons for staying safe at work.


Did you know?

“Work-related injury and disease cost our community $61.8 billion a year,” - Safe Work Australia

“In other words, poor work health and safety costs $5000 per worker each year and equates to 4.1 per cent of Australia’s gross domestic product. - Safe Work Australia

It's clear from these facts that we need to be aware and take precautions in our workplace environment we operate in. 


Look at these facts directly from Safe Work Australia! 

WA Fatalities

  • 30 workers killed each year

  • 35% vehicle related incidents

  • 12% hit by falling objects

  • More than one third are workers aged 35 and under

WA Serious workers’ compensation claims

  • 12,700 serious claims each year

  • 22% muscular stress while handling objects

  • 17% falls on the same level

  • 14% muscular stress while lifting, carrying objects


“So, this October, commit to improving health and safety in your workplace.” - Safe Work Australia

For more information visit the Safe Work Australia



10th October 2022

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