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Mal Meninga stars in Brisbane's free work health and safety breakfast

Brisbane city workers will get the chance to meet rugby league legend and State of Origin super coach Mal Meninga at a special work health and safety breakfast in King George Square on Friday, 4 October.

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland head Dr Simon Blackwood said the breakfast would focus on the importance of work health and safety to ensure that everyone returned home to family and loved ones at the end of the day.

“This event launches Safe Work Month in Queensland and is part of the government’s commitment to working with industry to make workplaces safer and more productive,” Dr Blackwood said.

Hosted by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, the free breakfast will start at 7.00am and include giveaways and the chance to win a State of Origin jersey signed by Mal Meninga. There will also be trade displays featuring safety initiatives, health checks and cooking demonstrations.

“The breakfast will be a fun and relaxed morning but with a serious message about why everyone has to work together to help improve workplace safety,” Dr Blackwood said.

“Tragically, around 25 Queenslanders die each year as a result of traumatic workplace injuries, and many thousands more are permanently injured.

“Events like this are a good way for everyone to reflect on why work health and safety is important to them.”

The breakfast is supported by Safe Work Australia as well as the Safe Work College, Dial Before You Dig, Mater Health Services, Lend Lease, Laing O'Rourke, WorkCover Queensland and many other safety partners exhibiting on the day.

More information is available at www.worksafe.qld.gov.au or call the Workplace Health and Safety infoline on 1300 369 915.

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Last reviewed
2 October 2013
Last updated
5 November 2015

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