Safe Work Australia Chair Tom Phillips recently announced that National Safe Work Australia Week will run from 21-27 October and said every Australian workplace should use the week to improve health and safety.
“Held annually, Safe Work Australia Week encourages all working Australians to focus on improving health and safety in their workplaces to reduce death, injury and disease. It reminds us all that safety should be a priority all year round,” he said.
“There are many ways for Australians to get involved in Safe Work Australia Week including becoming a safety ambassador in their workplace.
“A safety ambassador is someone with a passion for work health and safety who is dedicated to making their workplace safer. They can be a worker at any level who is willing to lead by example and motivate their workplace to participate in Safe Work Australia Week.”
Entries for the award close on 24 September 2012 and the winner will be announced at the end of October.
“The Safety Ambassador of the Year Award recognises Safety Ambassadors who have demonstrated safety leadership and have made workplace safety a priority not just during Safe Work Australia Week but all year round,” Phillips said.
For more information about Safe Work Australia Week, to register to become a Safety Ambassador or to find out about activities in your state or territory go to www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au.