Join us for a free trade breakfast where WorkSafe Victoria's construction inspectors and specialists will be available to discuss hazards impacting the construction industry, including:
identifying high risk crystalline silica work and controlling exposure to crystalline silica dust during common construction activities
implementing the hierarchy of control to protect you and your workers from a fall
safe elements of electrical isolation - understanding the difference between de-energised and isolated
trenching safety controls and the consequences of unsafe trenching practices
selection and safe use of an elevating work platform (EWP)
Why WorkSafe exists
9.00am to 9.50am
Learn about WorkSafe's purpose to reduce workplace harm as Victoria's occupational health and safety regulator, and improve outcomes for injured workers as the state's workplace injury insurer. This session will cover the basics of WorkSafe's role in harm prevention, enforcement, recovery and return to work and how we can advise and support employers to create safe workplaces.
Hazardous manual handling basics
10.00am to 10.50am
Around 36% of workplace injuries in Victoria are for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) caused by hazardous manual handling. Most work involves manual handling every day, but addressing hazardous manual handling can feel complicated and overwhelming.
In this session you’ll learn about the guidance, practical tools and education programs that WorkSafe have developed to help your business prevent MSDs from hazardous manual handling.
Dealing with drugs and alcohol in the workplace
11.00am to 11.50am
The effects of drugs and alcohol are compromising health and safety in the workplace. Do you know how to deal with these issues?
Learn about the risk factors and why your organisation may benefit from a drug and alcohol program. You'll discover the latest drug and alcohol policies and the benefits of having one, plus you'll get a practical sample policy outlining the development, consultation, workforce involvement and implementation steps involved to get one in place.