Sound and robust work health and safety and workers’ compensation practices are crucial for a successful business. 

As Safe Work Australia members representing employers, ACCI continuously strives to work actively and cooperatively with regulators, unions and Safe Work Australia to deliver real improvements to the health and safety of Australian workplaces. 

We are encouraged in this work by the steady decrease in national work-related injury fatality rates since 2007. However, there is more we can do. No one should die or be seriously injured at work.  

Our members feel strongly that the prevention of workplace incidents, injuries and fatalities is part and parcel of doing business.  

“National Safe Work Month in October is an important event on the calendar each year as it highlights the importance of working together and having an open dialogue on work health and safety,” ACCI chief executive officer Andrew McKellar said. 

“Under the theme of ‘Safety is everybody’s business’, ACCI wants to reinforce that businesses who prioritise work health and safety create safe, healthy, sustainable and productive workplaces.  

“We want all of our workers to get home safely, and I encourage other businesses to join National Safe Work Month and raise awareness of work health and safety in their workplaces.” 

Olivia Geikie

Events and Communications Coordinator

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