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National Safe Work Month

01 October 2021

think safe. work safe. be safe.

At Horner, your safety is important to us – every month and every day!

The month of October is National Safe Work Month—a time to commit to building a safe and healthy workplace.

During October each year, Safe Work Australia asks workers and employers across Australia to commit to safe and healthy workplaces for all Australians.

Being healthy and safe means being free from physical and psychological harm. No job should be unsafe and no death or injury is acceptable. A safe and healthy workplace benefits everyone.

The theme for National Safe Work Month this year is think safe. work safe. be safe.

  • Think safe—is the first step to thinking about work health and safety, which covers the planning and forethought that Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBUs) (such as employers and small business owners) must do to identify risks and maintain healthy and safe workplaces.  Watch video >
  • Work safe—is about implementing work health and safety measures to manage risks including the practical steps you can take to reduce risk and avoid workplace incidents.  Watch video >
  • Be safe—considers the ongoing process of managing and monitoring work health and safety risks – it is not a one off. Watch video > 

What’s on during National Safe Work Month?

Each week of October focuses on a WHS topic acknowledging that being healthy and safe means being free from physical and psychological harm and that encourages best practice WHS.

Week 1 – Keeping all workers safe

Everyone has the right to be safe at work no matter where you work. The changing workforce considers a range of workers and high-risk industries in the current workforce and what the future workforce may look like by 2060.

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Week 2 – Mental Health

This week’s focus is on identifying and managing the psychosocial risks at work which can cause harm to both mental and physical health.

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Week 3 – Clean Air. Clear Lungs.

Everyone has the right to be safe at work. The air you and others breathe at work can be hazardous and cause lung damage. Occupational lung diseases are conditions of the respiratory system caused by workplace exposure to dusts, gases, fumes, vapours mists and microorganisms.

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Week 4 – Inside and out

Be safe: inside and out is about hazards in the workplace such as weather, bushfire smoke and UVR exposure outside and MSDs, confined spaces and COVID-19 exposure inside.

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What does Horner do to…think safe. work safe. be safe?

The safety of our Horner Community of candidates, clients and staff is always of our utmost priority. At Horner, we:

  • Are OHS Act 2004 compliant & committed to best practice. We have policies and procedures in place.
  • Provide the appropriate health and safety induction to our candidates when candidates register with Horner.
  • Undertake our thorough OHS Evaluations on host employer sites electronically via an industry-leading online software app in place of paper based checklists.
  • Ensure our candidates are provided with training, information and supervision to enable you to carry out your work duties in a safe manner.
  • Monitor work sites and conditions to ensure they are kept safe and free from risks to our candidate’s health.
  • Provide regular OHS tips and advice to our candidates via our OHS Bulletins, SMS campaigns, on payslips and social media.
  • Consult with our candidates and clients in relation to health and safety.
  • Have an OHS Committee to oversee, manage and improve safety practices at Horner.
  • Won a WorkSafe Award in the category “Leading Return to Work practice by an employer”!

Did you know that a Horner Casual worker will never commence work on a host client site without Horner undertaking a comprehensive OHS site evaluation of the workplace to ensure it is safe for the Casual Worker?

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To find out more about National Safe Work Month visit >

To find out more about Horner’s OHS Consulting services visit >

To discuss any safety and wellbeing matters, contact Horner at one of our branches across Australia from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to Adelaide and Perth.


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