Safe work month

October is National Safe Work Month

Safe Work month in October is part of an annual national event which encourages all workers to get involved in safety at their workplace, helping to reduce the incidence of death, injury and disease.

Why Safe Work Month is Important

Everyone at work plays a role in reducing the risk of injury, illness and death in a workplace. Tragically though, 195 workers died in 2015 and with many more workers suffering from a permanent injury or illness. These deaths and injuries carry with them a devastating and personal impact on workers and their families, with a significant financial cost to their communities.

Safe Work Month is the perfect time to remind people how they can continue to make workplaces safer.

  • Be safe. Be healthy. Because...your actions can support physical and mental health at work
  • Be safe. Be healthy. Because...your family/friends/pets are waiting to welcome you home
  • Be safe. Be healthy. Because...it makes good business sense; and
  • Be safe. Be healthy. Because...there's so much more to look forward to.

2018 Safe Work Month Events

Throughout October 2018 the Work Health and Safety Unit will be running several events to promote safety, health, and well-being throughout the University. This year the WHS Unit, along with Campus Life, Western Gyms, and the Mental Health and Wellbeing Promotions team, will be running a number different events on each campus.

All events are free for staff to attend; however prior registration is required. The different events being run throughout October 2018 are:

  • Cooking demonstration and nutrition seminar - Fun and informative sessions designed to provide a deeper understanding of the value of good nutrition and provide easy ideas for healthy meals and snacks. Runs for 90 minutes.
  • Engagement stall - Enjoy a free BBQ while having the opportunity to connect with key WHS staff, including the WHS Unit, HSRs, EAP, and more. From 10:30 to 12:30.
  • Managing workplace conflict - Develop skills to think about conflict situations from different perspectives and to look for resolutions based on empathy and positive outcomes.*
  • Meditation - To assist with relaxation, reduce stress, and increase awareness. Runs for 30 minutes.
  • Mental Health First Aid - Increase your awareness of the early stages of Mental Health problems, while developing the skills necessary to deal with a number of mental health crisis situations that may arise.*
  • Posture clinic - Develop an understanding of good posture and improve stability and core strength with a qualified physiotherapist.
  • Relax and Release - A low intensity exercise class focused on stretching to help release stress, increase mobility, energy and vitality. Runs for 60 minutes.
  • Tools for Personal Productivity - Gain  powerful, practical tools and ideas for increasing your organisation, energy and creativity in work and life. You will stop thinking about saving time and start thinking about creating time.*

* Activities marked with an asterisk are coordinated and funded by multiple teams, and displayed here for informational purposes.

The below calendar lists each event and date the event will be held on each campus.


Bankstown

Friday5 October 2018Grass between Building 9 & 2311:30 am to 12:30 pm Relax and Release
Monday8 October 2018Outside Building 110:30 am to 12:30 pm Engagement stall
Monday8 October 2018Grass between Building 9 & 23 11:30 am to 12:15 pm Meditation
Wednesday10 October 2018 10:00 am to 12:00 pmRespect Now Always General Information
Friday19 October 2018BA-02.G.0610:30 am to 11:30 amPosture clinic
Thursday25 October 2018BA-02.G.0612:00 pm to 1:30 pmCooking demonstration and nutrition seminar

Campbelltown

Friday 12 October 2018CA-10.1.03 10:30 am to 11:30 am Posture clinic
Monday15 October 2018Ceremonial Lawn Building 410:30 am to 12:30 pm Engagement stall
Monday15 October 2018 11:30 am to 12:15 pm Meditation
Friday19 October 2018CA-11.1.0512:00 pm to 1:30 pm Cooking demonstration and nutrition seminar
Wednesday31 October 2018Ceremonial Lawn Outside Building 4 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Relax and Release

Hawkesbury

Wednesday 3 October 2018Gym (Building K 27) 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm Yoga
Wednesday 10 October 2018Gym (Building K 27) 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm Yoga
Wednesday 17 October 2018Gym (Building K 27) 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm Yoga
Thursday 18 October 2018HW-G6.1.18 10:30 am to 11:30 am Posture clinic
Thursday18 October 2018HW-M3.G.14 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Cooking demonstration and nutrition seminar
Monday 22 October 2018Gym (Building K 27) 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Engagement stall
Monday22 October 2018Gym Tennis Court11:30 am to 12:15 pmMeditation
Wednesday24 October 2018Gym (Building K 27) 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm Yoga
Wednesday31 October 2018Gym (Building K 27)12:30 pm to 1:15 pmYoga

Kingswood

Tuesday 2 October 2018Gym (Building L) 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Yoga
Thursday4 October 2018KW-P.1.58 10:30 am to 11:30 am Posture clinic
Thursday4 October 2018KW-I.1.0512:00 pm to 1:30 pmCooking demonstration and nutrition seminar
Tuesday 9 October 2018Gym (Building L)1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Yoga
Tuesday 16 October 2018Gym (Building L) 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Yoga
Tuesday 23 October 2018Gym (Building L) 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Yoga
Monday29 October 2018Outside Building T (Library)10:30 am to 12:30 pmEngagement stall
Monday29 October 2018Gym Basketball Court11:30 am to 12:15 pmMeditation
Tuesday30 October 2018Gym (Building L) 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Yoga

Liverpool

Tuesday16 October 2018Level 110:30 am to 12:30 pmEngagement stall
Tuesday16 October 2018LP-03.6.0111:30 am to 12:15 pmMeditation
Wednesday17 October 2018LP-03.5.0111:30 am to 12:30 pmPosture clinic
Wednesday24 October 2018LP-03.6.0211:30 am to 12:30 pmRelax and Release
Friday26 October 2018LP-03.8.0112:00 pm to 1:30 pmCooking demonstration and nutrition seminar

Parramatta City (1PSQ)

Wednesday10 October 2018PC-01.2.2610:30 am to 11:30 amPosture Clinic
Wednesday10 October 2018PC-01.2.26 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Relax and Release
Thursday11 October 2018PC-01.7.3912:00 pm to 1:30 pmCooking demonstration and nutrition seminar
Tuesday30 October 2018Level 8 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Engagement stall
Tuesday30 October 2018PC-01.4.23 11:30 am to 12:15 pm Meditation

Parramatta South

Wednesday3 October 2018PS-EB.3.0610:30 am to 11:30 amPosture clinic
Friday12 October 2018Grass behind EEa & EF11:30 am to 12:30 pmRelax and Release
Friday12 October 2018PS-EB.3.3712:00 pm to 1:30 pmCooking demonstration and nutrition seminar
Tuesday23 October 2018Outside Building EG 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Engagement stall
Tuesday 23 October 2018Grass behind EEa & EF11:30 am to 12:15 pm Meditation

Nirimba

Friday5 October 2018NI-C21.G.42 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Cooking demonstration and nutrition seminar
Tuesday9 October 2018U8 BBQ10:30 am to 12:30 pmEngagement stall
Tuesday9 October 2018Between U10 & U1111:30 am to 12:15 pmMeditation
Thursday25 October 2018Between U10 & U1111:30 am to 12:30 pmRelax and Release
Friday26 October 2018NI-U10.1.1110:30 am to 11:30 pmPosture clinic

Werrington North

Tuesday2 October 2018AE Courtyard10:30 am to 12:30 pm Engagement stall
Tuesday 2 October 2018Patio behind Building AD11:30 am to 12:15 pmMeditation
Friday5 October 2018Frogmore House AA.G.03 Conference Room10:30 am to 11:30 amPosture Clinic
Wednesday17 October 2018Patio behind Building AD 11:30 am to 12:30 pmRelax and Release

Register for a Safe Work Month Event

To register for a Safe Work Month event, simply email whs@westernsydney.edu.au with:

  • The event you would like to attend
  • The campus
  • Your full name
  • Staff ID

The WHS Unit will respond with confirmation of your registration and the event location.

Prize Draw Information

Staff members who participate in 4 or more activities during this month will be eligible for the Prize Draw, which will have 3 winners.

  • 1st Prize -Fitbit Charge
  • 2nd & $3rd Prize - $50 Rebel Gift Card Voucher

Print out the following form, and present it to the supervising staff member to sign off at each event:

Prize Draw.docx

This needs to be emailed back to whs@westernsydney.edu.au by 5:00pm on 30th October.