Health Service celebrating Safe Work Australia Month (October)

October is Safe Work Australia Month and the Broken Hill Health Service is celebrating by raising awareness of the importance of workplace safety.

Ms Morgan Morris, Broken Hill Health Service WH&S Committee Chairperson, said Safe Work Australia Month is an important initiative run by Safe Work Australia each year.

“Safe Work Australia Month is the perfect opportunity for the Health Service to demonstrate our commitment to work health and safety,” said Ms Morris.

Ms Morris is a Safety Ambassador for Safe Work Australia Month and will be working hard to ensure everyone – staff, patients and visitors to the hospital – are all aware of the importance of workplace safety and do their best to practice safe work behaviour.

Local children are invited to join in Safe Work Australia Month by entering in a colour-in competition.

Colour-in the picture appearing in today’s BDT (Thursday, 22 October), add your name, age and contact details and post or hand it into the hospital’s Pharmacy Department at COB on Thursday, 29 October 2015. The competition will be judged on WHS Day on Friday, 30 October and the winner notified by phone.

Prizes are available in each age group – 2-4 years, 5-7 years and 8-10 years. Entry forms are also available at the hospital pharmacy during business hours.

The Broken Hill Health Service will be celebrating Safe Work Month with a Work Health and Safety Day in the hospital on Friday, 30 October, 2015.

Each Hospital department will be encouraged to participate in promoting safety in the work place by decorating their department and coming to work dressed in a costume to promote safety. Prizes will be awarded to the best decorated department, best dressed male and best dressed female.

The WHS Committee will also be visiting each ward and department with a quiz testing everyone’s knowledge of work health and safety.

“Safety in the workplace is vitally important and we have these activities planned to not only raise awareness with our staff but also to our patients and visitors and have some fun at the same time,” said Ms Morgan.

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