Week four of National Health and Safety Month reminds us that a safe and healthy workplace benefits everyone, no matter what industry you’re in. To better understand work health and safety best practice, check out the best practice checklist provided by Safe Work Australia. There are also resources available to promote health and safety in your workplace.

What’s On

This week, WorkSafe Victoria is offering a wide range of free webinars. 

On Tuesday the 20th:

At 10 am, WorkSafe Victoria is presenting Surviving COVID-19: A WorkSafe perspective. This webinar will outline how WorkSafe has been supporting Victorian workplaces during the COVID-9 crisis, and how it has adapted to respond to the crisis.

At 11:15 am, you can view Lessons learnt from leaders during COVID-19. This webinar is an honest conversation about leading through change. It features chief executives from the Victorian Workplace Mental Wellbeing Collaboration. They’ll be sharing insights into their leadership approach, and how they’re prioritising the mental health of their people. 

On Wednesday the 21st:

At 9:00 am, you can join Leading the way: Industries innovating workplace mental health prevention. This webinar tackles mental health issues and risks, and shows how organisations across industries are tackling this issue. It provides practical tips and resources for protecting the mental health of your workplace.

At 10:15am the same day WorkSafe is hosting Working from home? What employers need to consider. It covers topics including ergonomics, human factors and the guidance available to employers and workers.

On Thursday October 22nd:

At 9:00am you can join in on Looking after injured workers during covid-19. This webinar outlines how Victorian workers returning to work after experiencing a work-related injury have been impacted by COVID-19. 

10:15am, you can sit in on Managing the risk of COVID‐19: What does an inspector look for?  This panel discussion will talk about what WorkSafe inspectors look for. Topics covered range from the OHS Act, Chief Health Officer Directions, defining risk and why consultation is a key legal obligation.

At 11:30am, you can join in on the webinar How does COVID-19 impact your workcover premium? Learn how WorkSafe supports businesses with their premium payments and have your questions answered by the experts.

Finally, WorkSafe and WEstjustice are presenting the Workplace safety community information session. This information-session webinar is for migrant community leaders, covering workplace safety laws, as well as your rights and responsibilities at work. There are two sessions, at 3:30pm and 5:45pm.