Work Health and Safety Notice Board

The Health, Safety and Environment Unit aims to provide the JCU community with notice of safety alerts, product recalls and other health and safety news. To nominate an items for inclusion on this notice board, please contact safety@jcu.edu.au.

State and National Initiatives  

  • Electrical Safety Month (1-31 May)
    Promoting electrical safety in the home, school and workplace.    
  • R U OK? Day (10 September)
    National annual suicide prevention campaign. For further information or to get involved, visit https://www.ruok.org.au/
  • Anxiety and Depression Awareness Month (1-31 October)
    Beyond Blue initiative to raise awareness about anxiety and depression. For further information, visit https://www.beyondblue.org.au/
  • Queensland Mental Health Week (9-15 October)
    Highlights the importance of mental well being. Find events near you, access resources or get involved. For further information, visit https://www.qldmentalhealthweek.org.au/
  • Movember (1-30 November)
    Promoting male health with a focus on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical activity. Get involved by visiting https://au.movember.com/

Product Recalls  

Product safety regulation in Australia is a shared responsibility between the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the states and territories. The role of the ACCC is to identify and address the risk of serious injury and death from safety hazards in consumer products.  

Visit the Product Safety Australia website for product safety laws, news and up to date product recalls lists: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls