Lives change forever when there's an injury or death in the workplace. National Work Safe Month will be held throughout October. This year's theme is 'Be a Safety Champion'.
The theme demonstrates that anyone, both employers and workers from any occupation or industry, can be a champion for work health and safety.
Throughout the month, Safe Work Australia is encouraging everyone to take a moment to consider safety in their workplace.
Safe Work Australia Chair, Diane Smith-Gander, said that taking a safety moment can be as simple as spending a few minutes every morning talking with your team about the hazards and risks in your workplace, and the ways to prevent harm.
"A safety incident can happen in a moment and in any workplace, but a moment's forethought can prevent harm," she said.
"Anyone can do this, from the worksite to the boardroom, from those on the factory floor to the CEO.
"Everyone can contribute to making their workplace safer and healthier."
The National Safe Work Month website has resources to help you raise awareness of health and safety in your workplace.
A safety incident can happen in a moment and in any workplace, but a moment's forethought can prevent harmSafe Work Australia Chair DIANE SMITH-GANDER
"Last year in Australia, 191 people died while doing their job and more than 106,000 people made a claim for a serious injury," Ms Smith-Gander said.
"No industry should be unsafe to work in and no death or any injury is acceptable. This October, take a moment to consider what workplace safety means to you."
You can share your thoughts and experiences with workplace safety using the hashtag #mysafetymoment.
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How to be a safety champion
To 'Be a Safety Champion' is to be a leader for work health and safety within an organisation or industry.
Everyone has a responsibility and duty for building a safe and healthy workplace.
Anyone can be a safety champion and promote best practice work health and safety initiatives at work.
Safe Work Australia offers a wide range of resources available including posters for your workplace and information on duties at work, work health and safety responsibilities and laws, and tips for returning to work after injury or illness. Visit safeworkaustralia.gov.au.