National Safe Work Month, held each October, raises awareness of work health and safety across industry.

Individuals, their families and the broader community are all impacted by work-related injury and illness. Almost 200 people in Australia die while doing their job and over 100,000 people make a workers’ compensation claim for serious injury or illness.

These numbers show that there is still more work to do. No job should be unsafe and no death or injury is acceptable. Being healthy and safe means not only being free from physical harm but also psychological harm - this means a workplace free from bullying. A safe and healthy workplace benefits everyone. Together we can make a difference.

This is why, during October each year, we ask businesses, employers and workers to join National Safe Work Month and commit to building safe and healthy workplaces.

Organise your own workplace activity competition

During October SafeWork SA will be holding our Organise your own workplace activity competition. The competition runs for the month of October but you can register you activity anytime up until 31 October 2021.

All you need to do to enter the competition is organise an activity at your workplace (or virtually) and tell us about it. Safe Work Australia has selected think safe. work safe. be safe. as this year's theme. When planning an activity consider how your business can implement a change that supports the think safe. work safe. be safe. theme.

You may also like to advertise your activity within your workplace using some of our promotional resources.

Don't forget to share some photos of your event on your social media account using #safeworkmonth and #ThinkWorkBeSafe.

Most importantly think safe, work safe, be safe so you can return home safe.