The Queensland government is shining the spotlight on workplace safety this month, with the launch of its Safe Work Week campaign on October 21.
With the construction and building industry presenting a higher set of risks than some other sectors, tradies will no doubt be aware of how important safety is when working in this labour intensive field.
State attorney-general Jarrod Bleijie said Safe Work Week (October 21 to 27) is a national initiative to highlight the health and well-being of employees in the Australian workforce.
Posing the question 'What's your most important reason?', this year's campaign theme encourages employers and workers to consider the effect of a workplace accident, and what it may mean for the family unit.
"Safe Work Week 2012 is about reminding everyone of the good things they have waiting for them at home at the end of the working day," Mr Bleijie explained.
"We want Queensland workplaces to be among the world's safest and it is critical for businesses to promote safe practises and spread the message."
While the annual campaign officially runs from October 21 to 27 this year, events will be held across Queensland all month.
Businesses are encouraged to take part in the Safe Work Week by holding their own workplace events to drive safety messages home to employers.