Safe Work Australia Month (safety month) is on right now, if you have missed it so far! Safety month is held around Australia throughout the month of October, and encourages people to get involved in and concentrate on safety in their workplace to reduce death, injury and disease.
This year’s theme is Work safe. Home safe which reminds us that the most important reason for making our workplace safe, is not at work at all. As part of safety month, Safe Work Australia are running the Australian Strategy Virtual Seminar Series (VSS), which is a free online event.
The VSS showcases some of the latest work health and safety thinking, developments, innovations and research and supports the vision of the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022–the ten year framework to encourage improvements in Australia’s workplace health and safety. The VSS is aimed at those with an interest in work health and safety and features live interactive panels and video presentations by work health and safety regulators, experts, business leaders and academics. The themes for the VSS are:
- leadership and culture
- responsive and effective regulation
- agriculture and road freight transport industries, and
- small business.
There is a great variety of free presentations with a new one coming up live each day. Just before I left for the US, Kristy and I sat down and recorded a webinar as part of the VSS with a focus on occupational noise for small business which goes live on October 27th at 2pm. Why don’t you check out the program and have a look at what interests you – check it out here: www.swa.gov.au There is a lot of a) great and b) freely available information to assist you!