Nearly 12,000 people have registered for events during Work Safe Week organised by WorkSafe Victoria . The Work Safe Week features a series of free seminars and events across the state.
WorkSafe Victoria’s Executive Director, Health and Safety, John Merritt has said that the Work Safe Week was giving people the skills and knowledge to take back to their workplace. The fact that demand for places is increasing reflects the growing awareness that health and safety outcomes can be improved, and more importantly, that managers, supervisors and workers want to play their part.
This year’s theme ‘Learn the latest and stay up to date’ encourages people to attend one or more of the free, practical, seminars and events being run in their region.
More than 80 workshops are being held at the Melbourne Museum. Another 40 are being run in suburban and regional areas. The workshops cover a wide range of safety issues, occupations and industries including construction, manufacturing, mining, transport, education, farming and small business.
The topics include Return To Work for injured workers, manual handling, health and safety consultation, employing young workers, fatigue and a range of general OHS topics relevant to all employers.
These workshops give people the opportunity to take stock about what more they can do to help keep themselves, their workmates and business safe.