Welcome to WorkSafe Month 2018
Minister for Resources, Building and Construction
Guy Barnett MP
Every day we must strive to ensure work health and safety stays ‘front of mind’: an important priority for business owners, managers and supervisors, and workers to ensure we work safely and can go home at the end of each day to our families and communities.
The Tasmanian Government is committed to workplace safety as an important part of our Healthy Tasmania Five Year Strategic Plan; we want workers who are injured to be supported in their return to work.
This year’s WorkSafe Month theme focuses on the impact emerging technologies and platforms will have on work health and safety and workers’ compensation over the next 20 years.
Work health and safety should be a strong part of every workplace’s culture, no matter how big or small.
Every October we re-focus this commitment to health safety and wellbeing through WorkSafe Month.
This year’s Month will include the biennial WorkSafe Conference on 22 and 23 October at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart. This will include a celebratory cocktail function on the Monday night to recognise this year’s WorkSafe Awards recipients.
The Conference is your opportunity to access direct information about safety, health, wellbeing and return to work in one convenient location.
The Month will also include statewide risk management workshops, a walk for wellbeing at Montrose Foreshore, and a presence at the Flinders Island Show and the Beach to Bay Fun Run.
For those who can’t get away from work, there will be free online learning options: Safe Work Australia will be hosting a virtual seminar series this year.
So together we will continue to work towards not just safer and healthier workplaces, but a better Tasmania for all of us.
Whether you’re a small business or large, a worker or employer, new to safety or keen to learn how to refine what you are already doing, I encourage you to register and participate in this new and exciting program because “Staying healthy and safe at work is everyone’s responsibility.”