October is National Safe Work Month and Learning Seat is encouraging organisations to consider how they raise awareness of work health and safety practices in their workplace. Whether you call it OHS or WHS, what really matters is that your workplace isn’t the reason why your workers suffer any physical, or even mental, harm.
Did you know that in 2016, 178 workers died in Australian workplaces? The top three industries for worker fatalities across Australia are:
- agriculture, forestry and fishing
- transport, postal and warehousing
- construction. 
As you can see, some workplace environments naturally lend themselves to a higher risk of work safety incidents occurring. But all organisations need to be just as vigilant about potential injuries occurring. In an office environment, for example, processes and procedures are often overlooked when lifting boxes, cleaning up spills in the kitchen, or even shifting furniture. So, this October, consider how your organisation is raising awareness of work health and safety in the workplace.
WHAT WILL YOU FIND IN THE EMPLOYEE SAFE WORK AWARENESS TOOLKIT?
- An overview of how to develop an awareness campaign around a safe work environment for all workers in your organisation.
- Digital resources to use internally in your organisation. Depending on your organisation’s workplace culture, we’re offering two different styles of posters and web collateral to raise awareness of a safe work environment.
- Access to official Safe Work Month digital loot.
RAISING AWARENESS OF WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE
This value-add toolkit will assist Human Resources and/or Learning & Development managers who are keen on raising internal awareness of Safe Work practices within the workplace. The toolkit, paired with our Work Health and Safety online learning, can help increase your workers’ engagement with and knowledge of your ongoing Work Health and Safety awareness training program, making it more than just a tick-box activity. This kind of online learning will actively encourage your workers to think about safe work practices in the workplace.
Download your free toolkit today. Make the commitment to changing your workplace behaviour for good, by dedicating a day, week or month to raising awareness of Work Health and Safety in your workplace.