- Digital technologies, including automation, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and advances and increasing use of the internet are becoming more common in the workplace.
- Employment patterns and structures are shifting with the introduction of task-based work organised through digital platforms.
- Australia has an ageing workforce and rising levels of stress and chronic disease so we need to ensure these new ways of working contribute to a safe and healthy future in our workplaces.
- New technologies and ways of working introduce new risks and challenges and they also have the potential to make work safer and reduce workplace injury.
How to get involvedWe encourage you to promote World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day. To get involved, you can:
- promote World Day in your workplace
- attend local workers’ memorial day events
- view our content on the future of work
- share our social media posts
- use #worldWHSday2019 on social media
- arrange a safety expert to speak in your workplace.
ResourcesThe following resources will help you understand the future of work and what kinds of things to think about when you plan for adapting to challenges in the future:
- The Workplace Safety Futures report explores the future of work and the impact of emerging trends on WHS and workers’ compensation over the next 20 years.
- Future of work health and safety panel discussion (released as part of our Virtual Seminar Series).
- The International Labour Organisation World Day page for reports and case studies on the future of work.
We will also be sharing content from the International Labour Organisation and relevant organisations across our social media channels– please give us a like or a share!
International Labour Organization (ILO)
- International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
- Details for local workers’ memorial events are available on the Australian Trade Unions (ACTU) website or your local state and territory regulator websites.
Further information www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au