National Safe Work Month at ALA was action packed! Filled with great information posts, videos, timely updates and fun activities but most importantly highlighting our total commitment to safety.
Our WHS Officer Caitlyn Craddock went above and beyond in developing and implementing new resources for our clients and candidates. From the publication of important safety docs into a range of languages for candidates to addressing mental health and where to find support, here’s a snapshot of just how much we’ve covered this National Work Safe Month.
Week 1: Keeping all Workers Safe
- Responsibilities – who’s responsible where, when and how
- Language barriers – making sure they don’t get in the way of safety
- Development of new and old resources in different languages including Mandarin, Malay, Arabic, Korean, Chinese, Hindi, Italian and with more coming!
- Risk assessments and hazard identification – what you need to know
Week 2: Mental Health
- Mental health and psychological hazards – knowing where and how to go for help
- Resources for identifying level of risk for mental health in the workplace
- Tools to reduce impact of work on workers mental health
Week 3: Clean Air = Clear Lungs
- Raise awareness on what roles and environments can cause lung problems in agriculture
- How we can control those hazards and keep ourselves safe and breathing easy
Week 4: Inside and Out
- How work can affect your health and what personal choices impact on your ability to work
- Hazardous chemicals
- Manual handling
- Confined spaces
- Weather – sun, bushfires, floods, lightning
Wrapping it all up was our fantastic staff BBQ where we had a great time eating, playing games and learning how else we can keep each other safe.