Working from home? What employers need to consider

A webinar with Libby Brook (WorkSafe Victoria), Samantha Harrison (WorkSafe Victoria) and Kirsty Brown (WorkSafe Victoria).
Date and time

Wednesday 21 Oct 2020 at 10:15am to 11:00am

Location

Webinar (online event)

Event details

COVID‐19 has resulted in employees continuing to work from home. Join a panel of WorkSafe specialists discussing what can be done to support staff working from home. Topics will include human factors and ergonomics, mental health, and what guidance is available to employers and their workforce.

Presenters

  • Libby Brook, WorkSafe Victoria
  • Samantha Harrison, WorkSafe Victoria
  • Kirsty Brown, WorkSafe Victoria

Libby Brook - Organisational Psychologist, Human Factors & Ergonomics Unit, WorkSafe Victoria

Dr Libby Brook is an Organisational Psychologist and Inspector in the Specialist Services at WorkSafe Victoria, focusing on prevention of psychological injury in workplaces. She has experience in public and private industries, as well as academia. Her published research covers the impacts of work on mental health, organisational and supervisor support, positive psychology interventions in workplaces, sleep and emotions, and fatigue risk management.

Samantha Harrison - Principal Ergonomist, Human Factors & Ergonomics Unit, WorkSafe Victoria

Samantha Harrison is the Principal Ergonomist of the Ergonomics and Human Factors Unit at WorkSafe Victoria. Sam has approximately 15 years' experience in health and safety across a number of different industries including government, education, health and labour hire. As a qualified myotherapist and human factors specialist her key area of interest is the prevention of musculoskeletal and mental health injuries through the identification and implementation of system level controls in the workplace.

Kirsty Brown - Program Manager, Psychological Health Program, WorkSafe Victoria

Kirsty Brown is a Program Manager at WorkSafe with a background in prevention, planning and policy development. Kirsty currently leads the Psychological Health Programs team that delivers a range of universal and targeted programs to support Victorian workplaces provide safe systems of work to prevent mental injury. Kirsty is passionate about the successful delivery of evidence based strategic programs supported by a strong platform of respectful, positive and effective stakeholder engagement.