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WorkSafe Month

WorkSafe Month 2021

WorkSafe Tasmania Month 2021

Thank you for your commitment to work health and safety

As another WorkSafe Tasmania Month ends, we would like to thank everyone for making work health and safety a priority during October by participating in an online or in-person event.

Registration numbers totalled 2,400 with above average participation. More than that conversations, discussions and information sharing at sessions, online and in-person, were both meaningful and engaging.

This year’s theme, ‘Safe Bodies, Safe Minds: Working together to ensure workers return home safe and well every day’ acknowledged the importance of physical and mental health and well being at work. Highlighting what every Tasmanian can do to ensure their work is safer, healthier, and more productive when we all work together.

If you missed getting to an event, want to re-watch an event or even share it with others, we will be uploading session recordings to our website and YouTube Page over the coming weeks.

WorkSafe Tasmania Month is a part of national Safe Work Australia Month. It is a long-running initiative funded by the WorkCover Tasmania Board, delivered by WorkSafe Tasmania.

We look forward to you again joining us next October for another jam packed WorkSafe Tasmania Month.

WorkSafe Tasmania Awards 2021

WorkSafe Tasmania this year commenced on 1 October with the 2021 WorkSafe Tasmania Awards Presentation Dinner in Hobart at the Hotel Grand Chancellor.

The event was attended by over 400 people from industries including mining and manufacturing, to agriculture and education. This is a strong demonstration that interest in the WorkSafe Awards program is still strong. This is supported by the fact that this year the program received 94 entries from 67 businesses.

To find out more about this year’s winners, finalists, highly commended and entrants visit

Thank you to this year’s WorkSafe Tasmania Month presenters

We extend a huge thank you to every presenter who generously gave their time, knowledge and passion for work health, safety wellbeing and injury management to deliver a program of 36 events to ensure everyone returns home safe and well at the end of their workday.

Look out for session recordings on our YouTube Page.

Dr Emma Richardson and Jessica Forward from Well Minds Work

  • Actionable mental health skills for flipping your emotional lid and getting caught in thought quicksand

Samantha Boarder from Elphinstone Pty Ltd

  • Developing capability in professional practice: How to successfully evolve your safety career

Dr Kieran Holm and Valerie Matsumoto from Positive Solutions

Sue-Anne Gunton from Dial Before You Dig, Craig Large from Tas Gas and Toby Terry and Andrew Ayton from CBOS

  • Dial Before You Dig and working safely around natural gas infrastructure

Sherri Ring from Energy Health and The Mind Games

  • Having fun in the workplace and building mentally healthy cultures

Nicci Tepper from Remedy Healthcare

  • Further support for employees: New, free, preventative mental health programs for Tasmanian adults

Anne Whatley-Dale from livepresent

Rachael Ford from GIO and Matt Elliott from The Change Room

David Bick, Garry Gosling, Michael Lawrance and Dr Forbes Smith from JointAction Group Pty Ltd

  • MSD risk analysis: A data driven approach

Katie Moore and Louise Reymond from Jacobs

  • One Million Lives: Jacobs’ mental health check-in tool

Darren Clark and John Clark from Rural Alive and Well

  • Peer support and why it works

David Chambers from The Safety Process

  • Process safety: Putting your mind at ease!

Joe Mullavey and Kate Stockford from Page Seager Lawyers

  • Preventing and defending stress claims

Dr Carol Hon from the School of Architecture and Built Environment, Queensland University of Technology

Roz Taylor from Respect at Work

  • Respect, resilience and responsibility

Kelly McInnes from the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, University of Tasmania

Ashley Brooks from Programmed

  • Return to work and the importance of collaboration

Duncan Giblin from Cancer Council Tasmania.

  • SunSmart in the workplace
  • Toolbox talk: Silica dust

Hailey Buchhorn from Guardian Exercise Rehabilitation.

  • Using exercise to support whole-person health and improve respiratory symptoms

Unions Tasmania

  • Unions Tasmania Health and Safety Representatives Conference

Scott Coleman from Preventure Pty Ltd

Wendy Groot and Amy Lewandowski from Epilepsy Tasmania

Sarah Ellis and Ben Hirst from Relationships Australia

  • Workplaces in action: Build healthy connected workplaces to prevent suicide

Oliver Bodak, Martin Bradfield and Oliver Fearman from Safety Circle

  • Work safe, enjoy life: Team work and partnership can make a positive difference: Lessons from the field

What is WorkSafe Month?

WorkSafe Month is a time for employers and workers to focus on improving work health, safety, wellbeing and return to work; and reducing work-related injury, illness and death.

During October, workers and employers are encouraged to take part in the many free events made available and hosted by WorkSafe Tasmania throughout the state.

WorkSafe Month supports National Safe Work Month and is an initiative of WorkSafe Tasmania and WorkCover Tasmania Board supporting our joint Strategic Plan 2018-2023 specifically our strategies around:

  • Targeted Harm Reduction: Reducing harm in Tasmanian workplaces
  • Building Culture and Capability: Responding to current and emerging WHS issues.

A Welcome to WorkSafe Tasmania Month 2021

The Attorney General and Minister for Workplace Safety and Consumer Affairs, The Hon Elise Archer MP, launched WorkSafe Month 2021

This year's theme is ‘Safe Bodies, Safe Minds: Working together to ensure workers return home safe and well every day’.

Make your work, health and safety a priority this month by registering and participating in one of the many free in-person and webinar events available in this year’s WorkSafe Month 2021 Events Program. WorkSafe Month 2021 are in-person and online.

See previous WorkSafe Month events

WorkSafe Month 2020 webinars

WorkSafe Month 2019 webinars

PTSD: Mental Health Matters Conference 2019

Updated: 24th November 2021