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With National Safe Work Month drawing to a close, CCF QLD would like to remind members how important it is that the safe work theme continues all year round.

Safe Work Australia was established in 2008 to develop national policy and guidance for WHS and workers’ compensation. Since then, they have been running national campaigns to raise awareness about WHS in the Australian working community.

Since Safe Work Australia’s inception, there has been a steady decline in the rate of work-related fatalities and workers’ compensation claims.

Work-related injury and disease impose a significant economic cost on the Australian community.

No industry should be unsafe to work in and no death or injury is acceptable. The whole community bears the financial cost of poor WHS, so safe and healthy work benefits everyone.

During October every year workers and employers across Australia are asked to commit to building safe and healthy workplaces for all Australians.

This year’s theme demonstrates 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.

For more information go to WorkCover Queensland.

Do you have a story to share with us about National Safe Work Month or any other event related to WHS? Please email lweier@ccfqld.com.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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