It isn’t surprising Australians call the December to January period the silly season. It is one of the busiest times of the year. It is also one of the most dangerous periods for workers. It is important to be aware of physical injuries as well as mental health mental health in the workplace.

Have Fun Be Safe – Year-end celebrations are a chance to relax and unwind following a busy business year. Although no one wants to be a wet blanket, employers need to be aware of their duty-of-care obligations during year-end functions. Duty of care comes under the Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws and employers are responsible for their workers, whether their year-end celebrations or functions are held on or offsite

Avoid potential serious situations or workers compensation issues by taking time to read some key articles from leading sources.

| Make your year end celebration fun yet safe | Some links to information to help you have fun and keep safe:

Title: The Silly Season and Mental Health – Top Tips to Keep Staff Safe and Happy

Source: Smart Company

Read time: 2 minutes

Title: How to handle the company Christmas Party

Source: Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors

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Title: Make your end of year celebration a safe one

Source: WorkCover NSW

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Title: Christmas parties – Tips for employers

Source: Fair Work Australia

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