Share One Story to be Safe
Do you know what costs Australia $61.8 billion a year? Work related injury and disease.
October is National Safe Work Month and this year’s theme is “sharing safety knowledge and experience benefits everyone”. It reminds us of a succinct phrase we heard last year: “there’s no IP in safety”.
Safe Work Month is not about eating the safety elephant in one gulp. Breaking the process down into bite-size chunks makes it easier to digest. The art of story-telling makes it even more so. SafeWork Australia publishes health and safety stories via their website and YouTube channel. These stories are highly shareable within your team.
Here are a couple of good ones:
Full Circle: A work health and safety evolution “Look after each other. That’s what we’re here for.”
A day in the life of an employer “Why do you want to work safely?”
For more ideas visit the Safe Work Month website safeworkmonth.swa.gov.au, access the resource kit and run a safety initiative in your workplace.
And here’s something with a little dose of tongue-in-cheek WHS humour from EML Mutual and “Inappropriate Corporation”: The Misbehave with Dave series.