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.
Safety in Transport
9:00 am to 9:50am
Are you an owner, driver or have responsibilities within the transport industry? Join us as we discuss the health and safety issues faced by the industry and solutions to improve safety.
A knowledgeable panel of transport industry experts and heavy vehicle operators will share their experiences, including what's worked for them and the support available. This will be an interactive session with audience questions.
How to support injured workers back to safe work
10:00 am to 10:50am
Every injured worker's pathway to recovery and return to work is as unique as they are. A Return to Work Inspector will talk about the return to work process, common challenges and how they can be overcome and the support available to improve outcomes for injured workers.
Dealing with drugs and alcohol in the workplace
11:00 am 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.