With more than 3.2 million workers in NSW, Safe Work Month provides an opportunity to highlight work health and safety and encourage discussion about safety in every workplace.
Every year thousands of workers are injured on construction sites as a result of easily preventable incidents. Some workers lose their lives; others suffer serious and debilitating ill health. It is important to manage risks associated with construction work.
While construction sites have many risks, they can be easily managed without significant costs to the business.
This year you can access our free Construction Site Supervisors Virtual Workshops to show how straightforward managing safety in construction can be. If you’re a construction site or trade supervisor who’s interested in understanding your obligations or how to manage major harms, register now to take part.
Throughout Safe Work Month and beyond, SafeWork Inspectors are targeting working at heights safety in the construction industry. You can find out more about the program and what you can do to make your site safe by visiting our working at heights resource page.
Look out for your workmates – we've got the tools to talk about mental health
Mental health, just like physical health, is an important part of work health and safety.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many changes to work, created new risks and increased the potential for others, such as workplace stress, bullying and violence towards frontline and essential workers.
Learn about the different factors that may contribute to poor workplace mental health and read an example of how you can manage the risk of workplace stress and violence by visiting our Mental Health resource page.
If you want to effectively manage your team’s wellbeing and your own mental health at work, the NSW Government has free online mental health training for managers to support you. Of the 3,400 leaders who have been trained so far, 94% said they now know how to respond to mental health at work.
Safety is serious but it doesn’t have to be complicated. You can get involved by visiting our dedicated Safe Work Month web page to access resources, find out about events and learn what you can do to make a difference.