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Free work health and safety resources online

To mark National Safe Work Month in October, Safe Work Australia (SWA) has published new work health and safety (WHS) resources on its website.

The National Safe Work Month theme is “Work Health and Safety through COVID-19”. It highlights the WHS challenges, as well as the positive outcomes brought on by the pandemic and the significant role WHS plays in keeping workers safe and preventing the spread of COVID-19.

The downloadable resources include:

Employers, small businesses, duty holders and work health and safety representatives are encouraged to download these resources and distribute them within their workplaces to keep WHS a priority during National Safe Work Month.

Each week of October will focus on a WHS topic, including mental health and using data to create better WHS policy. Each topic has a downloadable poster and social media tile so that users can easily promote them in their workplace and to their networks.

In addition to these resources, the Safe Work Australia website provides a range of national WHS guidance and tools that workplaces can use to minimise the health and safety risks posed by COVID-19.

SWA also provides information for workplaces, has guidance relevant to more than 30 industries and covers physical distancing, personal protective equipment, cleaning, workers’ compensation, how to conduct risk assessments and design emergency plans, as well as providing case studies to help explain how to manage the risks of COVID-19 in the workplace.

The COVID-19 resource kit includes a range of resources you can display in your workplace, including infographics, fact sheets and posters on handwashing, hygiene and physical distancing.

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