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World Day for Safety and Health at Work

April 5th, 2011

World Day for Safety and Health at Work – 28 April 2011

This is an international campaign to promote safe, healthy, and decent work. is the International Labor Organization’s (ILO). This year’s theme “implementation of an Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSHMS) as a tool for continual improvement in the prevention of workplace incidents and accidents.”

http://www.ilo.org/safework/events/meetings/lang–en/WCMS_153617/index.htm

The ILO has a number of publications around this theme including, a report (ILO Report) poster (ILO Poster) and promotional materials for the occasion.

The observance of this day has two main objectives:

  • to promote and create awareness of OHS both nationally and internationally
  • to elicit cooperation and support of employers, and employees and the general community in improving OHS in Australian workplaces.

Australia ratified ILO convention 155, Occupational Safety and Health,1981, on 26 March 1994. The Australian Government supports the ILO in its efforts to improve OHS outcomes for workers throughout the world.
The winners of the national Safe Work Australia Awards are announced on 28 April to coincide with the ILO International Day for Health and Safety at Work. See link

6th Annual Safe Work Australia Awards – 28 April 2011

The 6th Annual Awards will be held in Canberra on Thursday 28 April 2011. (6th Annual Safe Work Australia Awards)

National Safe Work Activities – April 2011

Safe Work Australia Week

Work Safe Australia has announced the categories for the national awards. The award categories are:

Best Workplace Health and Safety Management System – 2 awards

  • Private Sector; and
  • Public Sector

Best Solution to an Identified Workplace Health and Safety Issue
Best Workplace Health and Safety practice/s in Small Business
Best Individual Contribution to Workplace Health and Safety – 2 awards

  • An employee, such as a health and safety representative; and
  • An outstanding contribution by an OHS manager or a person with responsibility forwork health and safetyas part of their duties

Your State’s 2011 Safe Work Nominations Details

State

Date Open

Date Closed

Agency

WebSite

Qld

4 May

N/A

DEIR

www.worksafe.qld.gov.au

WA

N/A

N/A

Commerce / WorkSafe

http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/WorkSafe/

NSW

2 May

N/A

WorkCover NSW

www.workcover.nsw.gov.au

VIC

11 April

N/A

WorkSafe Victoria

www.workcover.vic.gov.au

SA

May

N/A

SafeWork SA

www.safework.sa.gov.au

Tas

29 April

1 July

WorkSafe Tasmania

www.workcover.tas.gov.au

ACT

4 April

24 June

Safe Work ACT

www.worksafety.act.gov.au/

NT

N/A

N/A

NT WorkSafe

www.worksafe.nt.gov.au