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The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is urging businesses to promote safety during National Safe Work Month.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is urging businesses to promote safety during National Safe Work Month.

First established in 2008 to develop national policy and guidance for workplace health and safety, Safe Work Australia has since run national campaigns to raise awareness about safety.

NHVR CEO, Sal Petroccitto, said the month, which runs throughout October, was a reminder for all workplaces to review their safety practices.

“National Safe Work Month is a chance to shine a light on the importance of safety in our workplaces—one of the highest priorities for the NHVR,” Petroccitto said.

“We know that a safe industry is a productive one and this month we’re calling on all businesses, big or small, to embrace the theme and ‘be a safety champion’.

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“No matter what job you perform or where you work, you can be a safety champion by making and following safety procedures and reporting all safety risks you encounter.

Petroccitto suggests putting aside half an hour to discuss ways that can help build a safe, healthy and productive workplace for yourself and your colleagues.

“Remember, the NHVR operates the Heavy Vehicle Confidential Reporting Line where you can report any safety concerns you may have securely and anonymously for investigation,” he said.

“Just call the hotline on 1800 931 785 to report operational safety issues in the heavy vehicle industry.”

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