As National Safe Work Month draws to a close, it’s important to keep the discussion around work health and safety going. That’s why the the final week of National Safe Work Month is dedicated to keeping WHS a priority in the workplace.

For this week’s theme, Safe Work Australia has provided an information sheet outlining how your business can continue to demonstrate best practice work health and safety measures both during COVID-19, and into the future. 

You can find other resources on the Safe Work Australia website.

What’s On?

Today, WorkSafe Victoria is running four separate webinars.

At 9:00 am, you can watch Shop no further: Solutions, tools and practical advice for preventing mental injury in retail. This webinar covers metal health and wellbeing in retail, providing tailored tools and information to help you take action and bolster the mental health of your workplace.

At 10:15 am, WorkSafe Victoria is presenting How the Building and Construction industry is dealing with COVID-19. This webinar discusses the health and safety issues facing the construction industry during the pandemic. it includes steps the sector has taken to care for the wellbeing of the workforce, and is lead by a panel of industry experts.

At 11:30 am, you can join in on How small business owners can proactively look after their mental health, a webinar focused on getting small business owners to prioritise their own mental health, and create a mental health plan in response to COVID-19.

The importance of leadership in workplace mental health during COVID‐19 and beyond is running from 3:00 pm. It covers the key role leaders play in promoting mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. It will cover the importance of addressing factors which affect mental health in the workplace.

On Tuesday, there are two separate webinars.  

The Victorian Trades Hall Council is hosting their 2020 HSR Conference from 9:00 am to 2:45 PM. This year’s conference is focused on psychosocial health. 

WorkSafe, Kangan Institute and Bendigo TAFE are presenting COVID-19 and beyond: Know your rights as a young worker. This webinar is designed to help young workers understand their responsibilities and rights at work, and touches on new challenges presented by COVID-19.