WorkSafe Month 2017

Thank you and wrap up for 2017

Thank you everyone who attended a WorkSafe Month 2017 event! And thank you to our guests speakers, exhibitors, and businesses who opened their doors to make WorkSafe Month 2017 successful.

We had a lot of firsts this year: The WorkSafer Expo, Walk for WHS and Wellbeing, and Better Work Tas worksite visits.

  • Our inaugural WorkSafer Expo was very successful — we can’t wait to make it bigger and better in future years. See who our Expo winners were and see presentations from our speakers.
  • The Walk for WHS and Wellbeing at Cornelian Bay saw sunny weather and a great turnout! Walkers enjoyed the day and thought about safety and wellbeing, not just at work but at home too.
  • Better Work Tas site visits were valuable for workplaces to share insights about ‘what works’ to improve safety and wellbeing.
  • Regional forums were a popular event; registration was better than previous years. Through the hypothetical discussion, attendees heard different perspectives on safety, injury management and return to work.

What’s happening in 2018

In 2018 the WorkSafe Conference and WorkSafe Awards will return. Watch this space for when entries open and what categories you can enter.

See more

See our full coverage with photos in the December edition of Workplace Issues Magazine.

Betty the Asbestos Bus

Betty is touring Tasmania for the first time in November, to deliver asbestos awareness to the Tasmanian community.

Betty is a purpose built, mobile model home designed to demonstrate where asbestos might be found in and around any Australian home built or renovated before 1987.Her exterior resembles a typical fibro home but when opened up, she has extensive audio and visual information including a bathroom, kitchen, living room — even a man shed/garage and a dog house.

So if you’re a DIY home renovator or a tradie with questions about asbestos in homes, look out for Betty in a prime location near you!

For details of Betty’s visits and where she’ll be stopping, go to her Facebook page at