7:00am - 7:20am: Registration

7:20am - 7:40am: Breakfast

7:40am - 8:50am: Tradies Breakfast Session

If you're a tradie, WorkSafe invites you to the Tradies Health & Safety Month Breakfast, where you can learn the latest about:

  • Crystalline silica - why it's so dangerous, if you're at risk, and free health screening
  • Working with electricity - why you should always isolate power sources prior to conducting work on or near electrical installations
  • Working at heights - why a lanyard and harness system are not acceptable for installing solar panel systems
  • Working in trenches - why are people dying whilst working in trenches
  • Powered mobile plant - what you need to do when working on or near powered mobile plant

9:00am - 10:00am: How do you know your controls for hazardous manual handling are working?

Do your workers handle people, equipment or other things? Has somebody been injured as a result? How do know your controls are working - and what do you need to do to improve them?

This session will discuss the legal duties surrounding manual handling risk controls and provide you with the information you need to know about how to review and revise these following the report of a manual handling injury.

10:10am - 11:10am: Preventing mental injury in the workplace (Panel discussion)

Mental injury can be hard to identify in the workplace but organisational factors are present everywhere. They range from things such as work demands to relationships with colleagues or how much control someone has over their work.

Our panel discussion will inform and guide you on why these factors are so influential and ways to identify and address them to effectively manage risk to injury in the workplace.

11:20am - 12:50pm: Occupational violence and aggression in healthcare

Occupational Violence Aggression (OVA) has been recognised as a major concern within the healthcare sector. This session will cover three important topics to help address and work toward ending this violence, including:

  1. What WorkSafe are doing to help support organisations to address OVA
  2. The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation’s (ANMF) 10 Point Plan to End Violence
  3. Dementia Australia programs to support health services and aged care providers caring for people with dementia in a way that reduces aggression and improves care outcomes.

12:50pm - 1:30pm: Lunch

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Breakfast and light lunch provided.