Mal Meninga, a champion rugby player and coach who is a member of the Australia Rugby Hall of Fame, is featured on posters for the 2010 Safe Work Australia Week.

Rugby Legend Leads Safe Work Australia Week Events

Events across the country Oct. 24-30 will remind workers and employers about the importance of safe operations. Rugby League Hall of Famer Mal Meninga, this year's spokesman, will share his own story in an Oct. 25 forum launching the week.

The organizers of this month's Safe Work Australia Week 2010 recruited a national hero to be its spokesman. Mal Meninga, a champion rugby player and coach who is a member of the Australia Rugby Hall of Fame, is featured on posters for the week and will tell his own story of leadership and losing his father to an industrial accident.

The forum launching the Oct. 24-30 week and its "zero harm at work" theme is set for Oct. 25 in Brisbane, with Meninga and Cameron Dick, attorney general and minister for Industrial Relations, speaking. Dick and other speakers at the forum will discuss the new harmonized Occupational Health and Safety laws taking effect in Australia in January 2012. Speakers from Safe Work Australia and Workplace Health and Safety will outline details of key aspects of the new legislation.

Several events are scheduled to mark the week in Queensland, where about 100 work-related fatalities and nearly 30,000 serious injuries and diseases are recorded annually. Workplace Health and Safety Queensland's events will address the 2012 law, musculoskeletal disorders, managing the risks of manual tasks, and improving health and safety at home.

Safe Work Australia is urging workers and organizations to become Safety Ambassadors for the week. This is the sixth year the week has been celebrated in October to raise awareness of workplace safety.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • The Top 5 Safety and Technology Trends to Watch in 2019

    Get the latest on trends you can expect to hear more about in 2019, including continued growth of mobile safety applications, wearable technology, and smart PPE; autonomous vehicles; pending OSHA recordkeeping rulemaking; and increased adoption of international safety standard, ISO 45001.

  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    OSHA’s Form 300A posting deadline is February 1! Are you prepared? To help answer your key recordkeeping questions, IndustrySafe put together this guide with critical compliance information.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common training questions.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Industry Safe

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - January 2019

    January 2019


      Production vs. Safety 
      Meeting the Requirements for Emergency Equipment
      The State of Contractor Safety
      The Three Keys to Effective Chemical Management
    View This Issue