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Safe Work Month theme announced

Wednesday, 7 August 2019 ( #935 ) - Canberra, ACT, Australia
Safe Work Australia has announced the theme for National Safe Work Month in October. The public awareness initiatives on work health and safety and mental health will follow the theme of 'Anyone can Be a Safety Champion'. "This year, we want to let everyone know that anyone can be a champion for work health and safety. Anyone can Be a Safety Champion - workers, employers and organisations, from any industry, can all champion work health and safety at their workplace every day," says Michelle Baxter, Safe Work Australia CEO. "Being a leader for work health and safety and actively taking a role in supporting a strong health and safety culture is everyone's business," Baxter says. Over the coming months, Safe Work Australia will publish a range of resources on the National Safe Work Month website. "Everyone can promote and mobilise the values, attitudes and behaviours for work health and safety at any workplace in any industry," she adds. "This October, I encourage you all to Be a Safety Champion."