On Wednesday this week, WorkSafe Victoria’s month long series of workshops and information sessions culminated with it's major conference at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Over the month various events have covered a wide range of OH&S topics including:
Supporting diverse workplaces
Supporting young workers
Working with engineered stone (crystalline silica dust)
Improving Workplace OH&S systemsFor further details and the presentations covered over the month can be found at WorkSafe Health and Safety Month.
2019 WorkSafe Awards
The outstanding contributions of 26 businesses, health and safety representatives and individuals were recognised at this year’s WorkSafe Award on Thursday evening this week.
The finalists across nine categories have showcased innovation, initiatives and commitment that have made an outstanding contribution to workplaces.
Congratulations to all the winners and finalists.
The award winners included:
Leading Return to Work Practice by an Employer - Baw Baw Shire Council RTW Coordinator Excellence - Winnie Tjong, Northern Health Worker Return to Work Achievement - Alex McCrae, H.I.M Spares Commitment to Workplace Health, Safety and Wellbeing - Scope Best Solution to a Manual Handling Issue - Reece Group, Ute Side Lifter OHS Leadership/Achievement Award - Mark Keating, St John of God Health Care Health and Safety Invention of the Year - Sigmatec Pty Ltd Best Solution to a Specific Workplace Health and Safety Issue - Belle Banne Conveyor Services Health and Safety Representative of the Year - Sally Collier-Clarke & Sara Jorgensen
Congratulations to all the nominees, finalists and winners of this years awards.
Safe Work Australia has released its National Return to Work Strategy 2020-2030.
Workers are at the heart of the Strategy’s vision to minimise the impact of work-related injury and illness and enable workers to have a timely, safe and durable return to work.
Supporting workers through their recovery and return to work is a priority for all jurisdictions and stakeholders involved in the process.
The Strategy paves the way for national collaboration to improve return to work outcomes over the next decade.
The Strategy was developed in partnership with governments, business, industry and unions, and endorsed by work health and safety ministers.
Consultation was also undertaken with academics, peak bodies, organisations and representatives from the insurance, legal and health sectors to help identify national policy issues and action areas to address them.
The Strategy is designed to be sufficiently broad so those involved in the return to work process can determine how they can best contribute to implementing the Strategy.
It is aimed at people who can influence work and workplaces, including:
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