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

While most working Queenslanders come home safe each day, tragically, around 45 die each year as a result of traumatic workplace incidents. Over 5000 suffer a permanent injury. These deaths and injuries have a devastating and personal impact on workers and their families, with significant financial cost to the Queensland community.

This October, let's use Safe Work Month to continue to make Queensland workplaces safer by helping to reduce the incidence of death, injury and disease in the workplace. Health and safety events that provide helpful information on how to keep our workplaces safe will be held across UQ and Brisbane throughout the month.

For more information about Safe Work Month, contact the Health, Safety and Wellness Division.