Work Safe Week October 2010 – Victoria’s premier safety event!

Work Safe Week October 2010 – Victoria’s premier safety event!

Posted on 12. Oct, 2010 in News

Work Safe Week, Victoria’s premier safety event is now in its 18th year and to help celebrate its ‘coming of age’ WorkSafe Victoria is making it bigger and better than ever before.

Member for Clayton Hong Lim, urged local businesses to sign up to health & safety seminars taking place around Melbourne and regional Victoria between 25 and 29 October.

“Workplace safety is crucially important to businesses and the individuals that work for them, so we are encouraging employers to sign up and get involved,” said Mr Lim.

Work Safe Week is the easiest and most popular way for Victorian employers, workers and others involved in health and safety to get practical information and solutions to common risks and hazards in their industry.

Some of the key seminars at Work Safe Week 2010 include:

•           Bullying, are you doing enough? – practical information on how to prevent bullying in your workplace and how to respond if it does happen.

•           Manual handling basics – learn how to use WorkSafe Victoria  manual handling risk assessment and control worksheets with information on challenges and solutions from within a number of industries including construction, manufacturing and child care to name a few.

Other topics include seminars on:

•           New laws – learn about the national health and safety laws and changes to the Accident Compensation Act.

•           Slips trips and falls – understand the risks of slips, trips and falls and what you need to do to make your workplace safe.

•           Health and wellbeing – learn about the latest findings and developments from the WorkHealth program.

•           Return to work – gain an understanding of employer’s duties and obligations and the role of the newly created Return to work Inspectors.

All events are free. You must register to attend. Many seminars book out quickly so businesses are encouraged to book early to ensure a seat at this year’s premier safety event.

Feedback from last year found that 75% of those who had attended an event had made changes back at the workplace.

Seminars and events are being held in:

•           Melbourne – city, Dandenong, Sunshine

•           Regional Victoria – Bairnsdale, Ballarat, Bendigo, Flinders, Geelong, Horsham, Mildura, Morwell, Seymour, Shepparton, Warrnambool and Wodonga.

For further information about all of the activities or to register for events at this year’s Work Safe Week visit worksafe.vic.gov.au/worksafeweek

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