Safe work month

October is National Safe Work Month - Be a Safety Champion

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.

Be a Safety Champion

This year’s theme demonstrates that anyone, both employers and workers from any occupation or industry can be a champion for work health and safety.

Everyone can support a safety culture at their workplace and promote best practice work health and safety initiatives.

We can all strive to Be a Safety Champion at work this October.

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.

2019 Safe Work Month Events

Throughout October 2019 the Work Health and Safety Unit will be running several events to promote safety, health, and well-being throughout the University.

Events are free for staff to attend; however prior registration is required. The different events being run throughout October 2019 are:

  • Cooking demonstration and nutrition seminar - Fun and informative sessions designed to provide a deeper understanding of the value of good nutrition, the importance of breakfast (how it impacts our brain function, hormones and energy levels) and how to avoid 3.30- itis and boost energy with nourishing, guilt free sweet treats that replace junk food. Runs for 120 minutes.
  • Massage therapy – enjoy a free 15 minute massage to relieve tension and stress.
  • Belly Dancing – get involved in a fun 45 minute belly dancing class with our WSU instructor, Michaela Tymichova.
  • EAP online webinar – if you can’t make it to our nutrition cooking demonstration, you can jump online and learn more about the food you eat and how it effects your mood with the 30 minute ‘Food and Mood’ webinar.
  • Therapy Dogs on campus – de-stress by going outside and patting a therapy dog.

Check the drop down list below for details of each event and date the event will be held on your campus.


Bankstown

Friday 4 October 

05.LG.04

10:00 am to 12:00 pm Nutrition Cooking Demonstration
Tuesday 15 October 01.1.060 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Massage

Campbelltown

Wednesday 2 October 11.G.03 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Nutrition Cooking Demonstration
Friday 11 October  Ceremonial Lawn Building 4 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Massage

Hawkesbury

Friday 11 October G.6.15 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Nutrition Cooking Demonstration
Monday 14 October H4.G.03 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Massage

Kingswood

Thursday 3 October P.G.34 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Nutrition Cooking Demonstration
Thursday 17 October Z.G.20 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Massage

Liverpool

Friday 4 October 03.9.03 (Foyer) 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Nutrition Cooking Demonstration
Thursday 24 October 3.G.09 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Massage

Nirimba

Friday 11 October  U2.1.03 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Nutrition Cooking Demonstration
Wednesday 16 October  U2.1.03 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Massage

Parramatta City (1PSQ)

Thursday 10 October 01.3.39 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Nutrition Cooking Demonstration
Monday 21 October 01.3.39 8:30am to 9:15 am Belly Dancing
Tuesday 22 October 01.1.62 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Massage

Parramatta South

Thursday 10 October EB.G.37 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Nutrition Cooking Demonstration
Friday 18 October EHa-1.30 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Massage
Tuesday 8 October EB.3.36 8:30 am to 9:15 am Belly Dancing
Monday 14 October EB.3.22 8:30 am to 9:15 am Belly Dancing
Monday 28 October EB.G.33 8:30 am to 9:15 am Belly Dancing

Werrington North

Monday 23 October AA.G.13 (Frogmore House) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Massage

Westmead

Wednesday 9 October J.G.62 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Nutrition Cooking Demonstration
Monday 21 October J.G.06 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Massage

Register for a Safe Work Month Event

To register for a Safe Work Month event, please click here or any of the links above in the drop down lists.