Safe Work Month - 2023 Program

October is National Safe Work Month — a time to make your commitment to improving safety and health in your workplace. 

While the health, safety and wellness of staff and students should always be front of mind in “how we do what we do” at UQ, October is a great time to collectively focus on the health, safety and wellness of our staff and students, and ourselves.

Mental Health Week is also celebrated annually in October, promoting the importance of mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. 

This year our theme for Safe Work Month is 'Work safely for a safer UQ.' This theme spotlights how being healthy and safe means being free from physical and psychological harm. A safe and healthy workplace benefits everyone.  

There are a number of events and activities during October at UQ and across Queensland to mark Safe Work Month.