Australian businesses and workplaces are being encouraged to get involved with Safe Work Australia Week (19-25 October).
The aim of the week is encourage all working Australians to concentrate on safety in their workplace to reduce death, injury and disease.
“It is not too late to get involved,” said the Chairman of the Australian Compensation Council (ASCC), Bill Scales.
“You can get involved in the week by holding Safe Work Australia Week events such as a safety BBQ, refreshing safety procedures and starting a safety noticeboard.”
“Safe Work Australia Week events don’t need to cost a lot of money or take a lot of time, they just need to get the word out about the importance of workplace safety,” said Mr Scales.
It is estimated that workplace injuries cost the Australian economy $34 billion every year.
The ASCC website has a range of information for Safe Work Australia Week, including ideas for events and downloadable resources.