WorkSafe Month 2017

We can reveal to you some of the exciting events on offer for WorkSafe Month 2017!

Read the Program of Events for all the details, or read on below for an overview and to register for events.

Major WorkSafer Expo: 23 & 24 October at Salamanca

Mark your calendars: WorkSafer, the inaugural Work Health Safety & Wellbeing Expo, is coming to Tasmania as part of WorkSafe Month 2017! It’s going to be the largest event of this kind ever run in the state, so don’t miss out.

This free event at Salamanca’s Princes Wharf 1 will inspire, educate and equip you to build a safer and healthier workplace. There’ll be:

  • direct information about safety, wellbeing and return to work products and services in the market, all in one convenient location
  • local and interstate exhibitors ready to talk to you about solutions for your workplace needs
  • interactive seminars, forums and other opportunities to network, learn and discuss safety, health and wellbeing — with business leaders, experts and others in your industry.

Go to the special WorkSafer Expo website now

Read important event information (registering, costs and CPD points).

WHS regional forums

A holistic approach to lifestyle habits

Better Work Tas worksite visits

Walk for WHS and wellbeing

Online tools

There will again be free online access to Safe Work Australia’s online seminars and podcasts featuring experts and business leaders. You'll find information on:

  • five steps to a safe and healthy workplace
  • the basics about WHS in Australia
  • drugs and alcohol in the workplace
  • workplace bullying and violence
  • and more!

Safe Work Australia is also running a competition for best workplace safety initiative during October - you could win $5000!

HSR Conference

There'll be free conferences for health and safety representatives:

  • Hobart 17 October – Hobart Function and Conference Centre
  • Launceston 25 October – Tramsheds Function Centre

If you’re a HSR come along to:

  • Build your knowledge about your role in the workplace
  • Get tools and resources to improve work health, safety and wellbeing in your workplace
  • Increase your knowledge of work health, safety and wellbeing, workplace mental health and supporting injured workers

For information and to register call Unions Tasmania on 6216 7600 or email

Betty the Asbestos Bus

Betty is touring Tasmania for the first time in November, to deliver asbestos awareness to the Tasmanian community.

Betty is a purpose built, mobile model home designed to demonstrate where asbestos might be found in and around any Australian home built or renovated before 1987.Her exterior resembles a typical fibro home but when opened up, she has extensive audio and visual information including a bathroom, kitchen, living room — even a man shed/garage and a dog house.

So if you’re a DIY home renovator or a tradie with questions about asbestos in homes, look out for Betty in a prime location near you!

For details of Betty’s visits and where she’ll be stopping, go to her Facebook page at

WorkSafe Month 2018

In 2018, the WorkSafe Conference and Awards will be back.