The Young Workers Centre is a one-stop-shop for young workers who want to learn more about their rights at work or who need assistance in resolving workplace issues.
Currently, the Young Workers Centre is conducting an on-line survey with the aim of obtaining information about life at work. The survey is anonymous and those participating will go into the draw to win an iPad.
The survey closes on 21 August 2016.
More information can be obtained by clicking on the following links:
Cabbage Salad and Safety is a series of podcasts based around conversations with Siobhan Flores-Walsh, a work health and safety lawyer with Corrs Chambers Westgarth, and Kevin Jones, a workplace safety consultant and editor of the award-winning SafetyAtWorkBlog. Each episode focuses on one or two safety topics.
WORKSAFE VICTORIA IS SEEKING PUBLIC COMMENT ON CHANGES TO OHS REGULATIONS
Victorians are encouraged to have their say on changes being proposed to Victoria’s OHS regulations.
The changes have been designed to modernise and streamline the existing OHS Regulations 2007, which automatically expire in June 2017.
Proposed changes affect regulations in important categories such as Plant, Mines, Asbestos and Major Hazard Facilities.
Some of the changes relate to high risk work licence classes and requirements, safety management obligations relating to major hazard facilities, mining hazards, entry into a mine, communication and safe air levels in mines, chemical labelling, asbestos removal work and record keeping.
The Equipment (Public Safety) Regulations 2007 are also being updated.
Public comments will be accepted until Friday, 9 September 2016. Comments can be provided online, via email or by post.
Victorian farmers are being encouraged to take part in a $6 million rebate scheme to help reduce quad bike deaths in Victoria.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced the scheme at the Victorian Farmers Federation annual conference recently.
Eligible farmers will be offered up to $600 each for up to two quad bikes to fit rollover protection (known as an operator protection device, or OPD), or $1200 towards the cost of buying a more appropriate work vehicle.
WorkSafe Victoria and the Victorian Farmers Federation are working through final details of the scheme, which will begin later this year. The scheme will be administered by the VFF.
The rebate will be available to businesses in Victoria who have no more than 19 employees, and where agriculture is their primary source of income. Farmers with no employees will also be eligible if they are based in Victoria and agriculture is their primary source of income.
The rebates will be offered on a first in, first served basis.
WorkSafe will soon be launching a major public awareness campaign in regional Victoria to warn of the risks associated with using quad bikes in the workplace.
Your own branded learning management system not only benefits your apprentices and trainees, it also benefits you as a business. You need not worry about putting your resources out of play for a day or two just to conduct the program. With SafetyFirst's online safety induction training, you'll enjoy benefits such as:
Assist in meeting compliance - designed as tools to assist managers and supervisors to meet their Work Health and Safety obligations
Do it anytime - The training course is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Interactive and engaging - easy to use by various learners, entertaining content for a more enjoyable learning experience
Consistency - ability to maintain a particular standard with staff WHS training
Results – immediate results and feedback that identify further training needs
SafetyFirst can assist you in creating a safe work environment for all your new employees, apprentices and trainees.