August is Tradie Health Month (TNHM) in Australia.
WorkSafe is running a campaign this month that aims to build awareness around the health and safety of tradies, with a strengthened focus on messaging about musculoskeletal disorders – a key priority area for construction.
The goal of this campaign is to encourage employers in trade-based industries to take advantage of WorkSafe’s free tools and services to build both physically and mentally safe workplaces.
Specifically, WorkSafe aims to:
1.Drive registrations to the WorkWell Toolkit
2.Drive applications to the OHS Essentials Program
3.Increase knowledge and awareness of musculoskeletal disorders
Audience: Business leaders and employers within Trade-based industries
The campaign will run from 1 – 30 August 2021 focusing on a new topic each week.
Week 1: Intro to Tradie Health Month with focus on mental health and the WorkWell Toolkit
Week 2: Focus on musculoskeletal injuries for tradies and ways to prevent them
Week 3: Focus on OHS Essentials program including video case study
Week 4: Summarising importance of a mentally and physically safe workplace
The campaign will use WorkSafe channels such as newsletters, WorkSafe social media and stakeholder channels such as Reece, Tradelink and Bunnings.