The theme for Safe Work Australia's National Safe Work Month this year is think safe. work safe. be safe.

Being healthy and safe means being free from physical and psychological harm and working in an environment which encourages best practice workplace health and safety.

Creating safer workplaces

We’ve been helping people recover from workplace injuries and get their lives back for over 110 years. 

Since 2012, we have invested over $87 million to a variety of innovative projects delivered by EML or in collaboration with our customers, research partners or industry associations. During the 2020–21 financial year alone we committed over $16.3 million to support initiatives designed to prevent workplace accidents and improve workplace injury management practices through our Mutual Benefits Program

Whether you are an injured worker or an employer looking to create a safer workplace for your people, you may just find the perfect resource, tool, training or article to help.

Take a look at some of what we can offer below and if you have any questions or queries please contact your EML Account Manager or a member of Mutual Benefits.

Mutual Benefits 

Visit our Mutual Benefits home page or click on the topics below to find out more regarding what we can do to support your injury prevention and return to work goals:



Our resources area contains over 70 articles, 60 videos, 30 guides and 15 case studies on a variety of workplace health and safety topics are freely available via

Our collection contains resources for workers, their families and employers to assist with prevention and recovery from work-related injury and illness.

Some highlights which may be of interest during National Safe Work Month include:

WHS Poster Library

Customers can download one of our new WHS Posters to help remind their workers to take care at work.

We have also provided co-branded templates, so they can make these posters their own.

Visit the WHS Poster Library to access our new range.

Preventing manual task injuries

Manual task injuries put tradies (and the people that work with them) out of work across Australia every day. 

Join Occupational Therapist Brad Gerlach as he demonstrates safer manual handling concepts in three helpful videos available through our resources page.

First responder resources

We have several collections of resources to support first responders including:

  1. PTSD in Emergency Services 
  2. Family Support for Emergency Services
  3. Career Transition Support Services

We recently sponsored Beyond Duty a virtual event hosted by Fortem Australia which is a not-for-profit organisation that supports the mental fitness and wellbeing of first responder families. Presentations from this incredible event are now freely through Fortem's website

More than a Cop is an online education program developed to support NSW Police (through Phoenix Australia – Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health) and forms part of our NSW Police Career Transition Program

Health and safety events this October

There are many opportunities to consider workplace safety this month. You may like to take advantage of the free webinars being run by WorkSafe Victoria on a range of topics including supporting  mental injuries, practical tips for remote working and manual handling, or take part in SafeWork SA'Organise your own workplace activity competition and show your commitment to health and safety in your workplace. 

Visit Safe Work Australia to find events happening around Australia this October.

think safe. work safe. be safe.