National Safe Work Month

National Safe Work Month is celebrated each year to raise awareness about the importance of safety in the workplace and in the community. The theme for this October’s National Safe Work Month was “A moment is all it takes.” While a safety incident can happen in a moment in any workplace, a moment’s forethought can prevent harm.

Umwelt supports National Safety Month annually by hosting a guest speaker and other initiatives to remind our team to take a moment. This year we were proud to host guest speaker and Paralympian Grant Mizens. Grant is one of Australia’s most experienced wheelchair basketball players and has represented Australia in three Paralympic Games (2004, 2008 and 2012) and his personal Paralympic medal tally stands at three – two silvers and a gold. Grant shared with Umwelt his personal journey and thoughts on the importance of safety in the workplace.

Umwelts Safety Adviser Heidi Clifton said “the workplace can never afford to be complacent on safety. It is an important part of our culture and Grant’s presentation reminded us to think about potential risks not only for ourselves but for those around us.”

If you wish to learn more please contact Heidi on email at