Make safety your priority at work

October is National Safe Work Month 2022 and everyone is being encouraged to Know safety, work safely.

SafeWork SA is asking all organisations across Australia to make a strong commitment to build safe and healthy workplaces. As part of the month-long campaign, SafeWork SA has a range of activities and information available at the National Safe Work Month website.

The Augusta Zadow awards are once again being presented by SafeWork SA, recognising organisations that support initiatives to improve safety for women or young workers in South Australia. This year, staff from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences have been shortlisted for an award, acknowledging their study into workplace violence experienced by nursing students while on clinical placement.

In addition to promoting important safety initiatives, National Safe Work month acknowledges smart practices that already support health, safety and wellbeing. This includes Flinders Univdersity’s Health and Safety Representatives, Health and Safety Committee members, first aid providers, Fire Wardens and Mental Health First Aiders.

The month-long campaign also raises awareness that we all have a role to play when conducting our work, research or study. We must make safety a priority and work together to reduce physical and psychological harm at Flinders University.

To obtain more information about the University’s management of health and safety issues, visit the Flinders Work Health and Safety web site.

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