Phillips last week also launched the Safe Work Australia Week Safety Ambassador Program and called for nominations for the 2012 Safety Ambassador of the Year Award.
?This year, national Safe Work Australia Week will be celebrated from 21 to 27 October and every workplace in Australia should be planning to use the week to make improvements to health and safety in their workplace,? Phillips said.
Throughout October, states and territories will raise awareness of work health and safety through their own safe work weeks or months and will be promoting a range of activities and events to the public.
?Held annually, Safe Work Australia Week encourages all working Australians to focus on improving health and safety in their workplaces to reduce death, injury and disease. It reminds us all that safety should be a priority all year round,? he said.
?There are many ways for Australians to get involved in Safe Work Australia Week, including becoming Safety Ambassadors in their workplace.
?A Safety Ambassador is someone with a passion for work health and safety who is dedicated to making their workplace safer. They can be a worker at any level who is willing to lead by example and motivate their workplace to participate in Safe Work Australia Week.?
As well as being recognised as leaders in workplace safety, Safety Ambassadors receive access to a range of Safe Work Australia Week resources to help them plan and promote activities in their workplace.
They have the opportunity to enter the Safety Ambassador of the Year Award.
For more information or to register to become a Safety Ambassador visit the Safe Work Australia website.
Source: Safe Work Australia