Putting safety in the spotlight at National Safe Work Australia Week

Safe Work Australia chair Tom Phillips, is encouraging Australians to use the National Safe Work Australia Week to put spotlight on safety in the workplace.

In its seventh year, National Safe Work Australia Week is held between 23 October and 29 October 2011.

The week provides an opportunity for working Australians to focus on health and safety in their workplace to reduce death, injury and disease.

“National Safe Work Australia Week is an important annual celebration that should be recognised by every workplace in Australia” Phillips said.

“Nearly 500 leaders from around Australia have shown their dedication to making their workplace safer by becoming National Safe Work Australia Week Safety Ambassadors. Thousands more will participate in events organised by the work health and safety authority in their state or territory.”

This year’s Safety Ambassadors include leaders from government, business, industry and employer associations and unions.

Safe Work Australia Week provides and opportunity to develop, improve or remind workers about the safety standards and procedures at our places of work.

“It’s not too late to get involved in Safe Work Australia Week. You can host a safety trivia competition, organise health and wellbeing activities or provide refresher safety training.”  

For more information on National Safe Work Australia Week.