October each year is Safe Work Australia’s National Safe Work month. It’s a time to commit to building safe and healthy workplaces for Australia.
The 2019 theme of ‘Be a Safety Champion’ highlighted that anyone can be a safety champion in the workplace.
National Safe Work month may be over, but it is vital for organisations to make workplace health and safety a priority all year round.
We speak to Labourpower’s National Workplace Health and Safety Manager David Chernich about the importance of workplace health and safety (WHS) and why at Labourpower – Safety Goes 24/7.
Why is National Safe Work month important?
National Safe Work month helps raise awareness of workplace health and safety. It gives us an opportunity to highlight Labourpower’s commitment to safety, promote discussion about safety at work and remind everyone of the initiatives we have in place to ensure our team is safe all year round.
Today Labourpower fills over 19,000 casual worker jobs each week with over 970 clients nationally ranging from small independent workplaces to larger well-known brands. Creating a safe and healthy workplace is at the centre of everything we do so that our workers are safe 24/7.
KEEPING OUR WORKERS SAFE AT ALL TIMES
With the variety of industries and workplaces Labourpower supplies to, there is always a risk that injuries may occur in the blink of an eye. Preventing workplace injuries, keeping workers safe at work and getting them back home safely is a priority for Labourpower and this is why our motto is ‘Safety Goes 24/7’.
A safer workforce is a healthier workforce. A healthier workforce is a safer workforce.
Why does Labourpower integrate safety with wellness?
Workplace safety and wellness programs have historically operated independently of each other. Today, there is increasing evidence to show that health improvements lead to safety improvements and safety improvements lead to health improvements.
By continuing with our efforts to integrate the activities of health protection and health promotion, Labourpower aims to create a safer, healthier and more productive workforce.
How have you supported this year’s National Safe Work theme “Be a Safety Champion”?
This year’s theme aimed to demonstrate that anyone, both employers and workers from any occupation or industry can be a champion for work health and safety.
Everyone can support a safety culture at their workplace and promote best practice work health and safety initiatives.*
At Labourpower, we champion a number of initiatives throughout the month to raise awareness with our teams not only about the risks and hazards in the workplace but how to prevent harm. We also continue with our efforts to integrate health protection and health promotion activities.
Labourpower encourages all staff to strive to Be a Safety Champion at work. If you have any concerns or suggestions to help increase safety in your workplace, speak to your Account Manager or Labourpower WHS.
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