Safe Work Month

UQ participates in Safe Work Month, a national event held every October that encourages all working Queenslanders to get involved with workplace safety.

Each year around 40 people die because of something that happened to them at work, and over 5,000 suffer a permanent injury. Safe Work Month is an opportunity to come together and continue to build healthy, safe and productive working environments within your workplace. 

Health, Safety and Wellness Forum

As part of Safe Work Month, the UQ Health, Safety and Wellness Division is hosting the Health, Safety and Wellness Forum on Tuesday 29 October at our St Lucia campus.

All UQ staff and students are invited to this free event. This year, the HSW Forum will consist of a wellbeing session by Murray Altham, guest speakers presenting on the current WHS environment in Queensland and safety innovations by UQ researchers, a networking lunch, information stalls and more. This is an opportunity for the UQ Health, Safety and Wellness community and the wider UQ community to network and discover more about the Health, Safety and Wellness space at UQ.

You can register to attend one or both of the morning and afternoon programs. 

Morning program

  • 8.30am - Registration and welcome tea/coffee
  • 9am - Session 1: WHS regulatory environment
  • 11am  - Session 2: Safety innovations - spotlight on UQ Researchers
  • 12 noon - Free networking lunch

Afternoon program

  • 1pm - Session 3: Winning Wellbeing with Murray Altham
  • 4.30pm - Forum close

Learn more and register for the Forum

To learn more about Safe Work Month, visit the QLD Safe Work Month website or contact the Health, Safety and Wellness Division.