October is WorkSafe Month and Tasmanians are encouraged to make work, health and safety a priority by participating in one of the many events available this month.

The health and safety of all Tasmanians is a top priority for the Tasmanian Government and the focus of WorkSafe Tasmania Month is on improving health and safety, wellbeing and return to work outcomes in Tasmanian workplaces.

This year’s theme ‘Safe Bodies, Safe Minds: Working together to ensure workers return home safe and well every day’ is supported by a program of events covering everything from safety and wellbeing to mental health, return to work and injury management, and culture.

WorkSafe month provides an important opportunity for all employers and workers to focus on new and better ways of ensuring they, their colleagues and staff are safe while at work, so everyone can go home safe and well at the end of their working day.

Throughout October, 35 work health and safety events will be delivered online as well as in-person in Hobart, Launceston, and Devonport, with half of them available free of charge.

I encourage everyone interested to visit www.worksafe.tas.gov.au/worksafemonth to find out more and register for events.

Elise Archer, Minister for Workplace Safety and Consumer Affairs