WorkSafe Month is currently in full swing, but there is still plenty of time to take part in one of the many activities WorkSafe Tasmania is hosting throughout the state in pursuit of our aim to keep Tasmanian workers safe and well every day.
WorkSafe Month provides an opportunity for everyone to take part in something together and to remind Tasmanian employers and workers why each of us should always strive to improve work health, safety, wellbeing and return to work outcomes.
The WorkCover Tasmania Board and WorkSafe Tasmania have been delivering WorkSafe Month, and prior to that WorkSafe Week, for over 20 years now and see it as an important opportunity to actively focus the attention of workers, employers and all Tasmanians on work health, safety and wellbeing and to challenge each of us to do more to ensure we as individuals, as well as our colleagues, family and friends, are safe and well at work.
A highlight of the WorkSafe Month program, the WorkSafer Expo takes centre stage in Launceston on October 30 with an extensive range of industry-leading exhibitors on board, all eager to showcase their innovative solutions to help keep our work safer, healthier and more productive.
Former Australian netballer and Diamonds captain and current AFLW player, Sharni Layton headlines the exciting line-up of keynote speakers. Layton will talk in detail about the highs and lows of being an elite athlete; and how juggling multiple jobs and the demands of a high-performance program whilst being away from family finally took its toll.
St Vincent Industries CEO Daniel Teague will speak about the measures the organisation implemented to win the 2018 WorkSafe Tasmania Leadership Excellence Award; as well as the lessons they learnt from building a culture of health and safety.
Kate Gofton from Riverdale Dairies and Phill John from Safe Farming Tasmania will deliver a powerful presentation on the lived experience of a tractor fatality, while Jon Fletcher from Good to Great Tasmania will discuss culture and performance leadership, and
Nic Stephen from Advance Workforce Development will talk about aligning leadership with physical and mental health and wellbeing.
Outside of the Expo, there are a number of workshops scheduled around the state that are still open for registration. These include:
Positive Work Culture Workshops presented by Garry Mills Peak Performance, which will highlight the benefits of mentally healthy workplaces, how leaders can create and maintain a positive and healthy workplace, and the steps that can be taken to support someone at work who may be struggling.
Musculoskeletal Workshops presented by the Australian Physiotherapy Association Tasmanian Branch, which provide a great opportunity for supervisors, managers and workers to be empowered in identifying the early signs of musculoskeletal discomfort, and identify appropriate work practice strategies to reduce the risk of physical injury.
For those unable to attend an event in person there are a number of exciting webinars being presented by health, safety and wellbeing professionals and Safe Work Australia will also be holding a number of online seminars as a part of National WorkSafe Month.
Whatever your role or industry you are sure to find something in the program of interest or relevance to you. To find out more information and register for any of these events visit worksafetasmonth.com.au