Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Mental Health; Aboriginal Affairs; Industrial Relations

    Safe Work Month a chance to learn more about workplace safety

    1/10/2021 8:10 AM
     
    • October is national Safe Work Month, an opportunity to learn more about workplace safety now and into the future
    • The theme "Make a difference - speak up about health and safety" encourages reporting of incidents or hazards
    • On-demand videos and live webinars offered to anyone who registers for Safe Work Month

    October is Safe Work Month in WA, and employers and workers are being encouraged to participate in the events on offer during the month.

     

    The theme "Make a difference - speak up about health and safety" is a reminder that everybody has a responsibility to look out for one another, and to speak up if an incident or hazard is seen.

     

    Last year's Safe Work Month was a virtual event due to COVID-19, and the on-demand videos and live webinars offered last year proved so popular they are being offered again this year.

     

    On-demand videos will focus on health and safety for both mining and general workplaces, with a significant spotlight on the implementation of the Work Health and Safety Act 2020.

     

    On-demand video topics include mental health in the workplace, manual task safety, reporting violence and aggression, exploration safety, health and hygiene management and setting the standard with underground mining ventilation.

     

    Live webinars focusing on the WHS laws will allow questions to be asked of the WorkSafe Western Australia Commissioner and WorkSafe, Mines and Petroleum inspectors.

     

    Safety and health representatives, managers, supervisors, safety professionals and workers in all industry sectors are encouraged to register for Safe Work Month activities and resources.

     

    To register for Safe Work Month, go to http://www.wa.gov.au/government/safe-work-month

     

    Comments attributed to Industrial Relations Minister Stephen Dawson:

     

    "I encourage anyone with an interest in workplace safety and health to register now to be given 24-hour access to Safe Work Month resources.

     

    "The health and safety of Western Australian workers remains a high priority for the State Government, as is the updating of WA's outdated workplace safety and health laws.

     

    "Workplace health and safety is everybody's business."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 5800