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Tuesday, 10 September 2019 17:28

September 2019: When Workplace Changes...

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When Workplace Changes Outpace OHS Standards

Date & Time: Tuesday 10 September at 12:00pm

Venue: DXC Technology, Level 19 (Board Room 2), 360 Collins Street, Melbourne
(Between Queen & Elizabeth Street).

When Workplace Changes Outpace OHS Standards

Professor David Caple, OHS Consultant and Adjunct Professor, Centre for Ergonimics & Human Factors, LaTrobe University.

More and more jobs today require working on mobile devices including laptops, Surface Pros and tablets. Some workplaces ‘dock’ these with monitors and keyboards and others are being used as the primary input device. When it comes to assessing ergonomic risks linked to this, compliance is measured by long-established OHS Codes and Australian Standards.
But how relevant and effective are the current Standards for white collar workplaces where agile work is changing the way we work? Professor David Caple will discuss this issue in a lunchtime presentation to Central Safety Group on 10 September... Read More

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Date & Time: Tuesday 13 August at 12:00pm

The Real Impact of Shift Work

Dr Tracey Sletten, Research Fellow at CRC for Alertness, Safety and Productivity & Monash University.
Details coming soon

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Date & Time: Tuesday 11 June at 12:00pm

Safety lapses and real life consequences

Speakers: Rohan Sykes, Phoenix Workplace Safety

Rohan Sykes was a healthy, active young family man when he suffered an horrific workplace injury that caused severe burns to 35% of his body. He was seriously injured by exposure to radiant heat from molten glass, despite wearing full PPE and following procedures. Read more...

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Date & Time: Tuesday 14 May at 12:00pm

Prevention of mental injury at work – where can employers best direct their efforts?

Claire Nivarovich, Director Mental Health Programs, WorkSafe Victoria

Work-related mental injury is the second most common cause of workers' compensation claims in Australia, and accounts for around 13% of workers' compensation claims in Victoria.
What can employers do to prevent mental injury in their workplace? Where can they best direct their efforts?
Claire Nivarovich, Director Mental Health Programs, WorkSafe Victoria, spoke about this topic in a lunchtime presentation on 14 May. Read more...

Note: When booking for the Event, please ensure you select the May Meeting from the dropdown list (shaded orange), to RSVP to this meeting.

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Date & Time: Tuesday 11 July at 12:00pm

OHS in the Aged Care Industry

Michael Carley, Manager, Safety and Risk at Villa Maria Catholic Homes.

The challenges of safety in the aged care & disability sectors. The aged care and disability sectors are among the fastest growing sectors in Australia. Employment in this area has exploded, growing 36% in the past five years – three times the rate of growth across all other occupations. The particular OHS challenges for these industries will be discussed by Michael Carley, Safety and Risk, Villa Maria Catholic Homes, on Tuesday, 9 July at the Central Safety Group lunchtime meeting. Michael will talk about the common hazards and risks in safety management in these sectors. He will also discuss current trends, gaps and recommended solutions. Read more...

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Date & Time: Tuesday 9 April at 12:00pm

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE:
Venue: Xchanging, Level 10, 390 La Trobe Street, Melbourne (near Queen Street).

Managing Inappropriate Customer Behaviour

Kristen Richardson, Wellbeing and Safety Business Partner Team Leader, ANZ.

Staff safety and difficult customer interactions
Many businesses have seen an upsurge in staff impacted by difficult customer interactions that may place them at risk of a physical or psychosocial illness.

This has particularly been the case in the banking industry and is varied across customer contact, whether it is face-to-face or telephone interactions.

ANZ Bank has a strategy in place to keep their staff safe from this risk and this will be presented by Kristen Richardson, Wellbeing and Safety Business Partner Team Leader at ANZ, at a lunchtime presentation on 9 April.

The strategy looks at all aspects of staff safety – physical, psychosocial and most importantly the leadership culture shift required to enable this strategy to be successful. This strategy has been developed using external consultancy expertise and research across other industries. Read more...

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Date & Time: Tuesday 12 February at 12:00pm

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Venue: DXC Technology Level 19 (Board Room 1), 360 Collins Street, Melbourne.

An Explosive Hazard Hidden in Plain Sight

Richard Greenwood, RG Chemical Safety.

Combustible dust can be a hidden chemical hazard in workshops, factories, storage facilities and many other places. Because it’s not classified as a hazardous substance or as dangerous goods, it is often ignored in workplace procedures and risk control. The significance of this will be discussed by chemical hazards expert Richard Greenwood in a lunchtime presentation to Central Safety Group on 12 March.
The consequences of not recognising the presence of combustible dust were dramatically demonstrated recently when two workers doing routine maintenance were seriously injured in a workplace explosion in Victoria. The result was an Enforceable Undertaking for the company involved, including preparation of basic workplace training materials and a video for awareness of the hazard. Richard will talk about this case as part of its compliance with WorkSafe’s Enforceable Undertaking.
He will explain how fine combustible dusts are likely to form and potentially explode when disturbed in an enclosed space. He will also discuss how to detect and manage risks associated with this... Read More

.The presentation will be followed by a brief Annual General Meeting of CSG, to which all Financial Members are invited to attend.

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Date & Time: Tuesday 12 February at 12:00pm

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE:
Venue: Level 19, 360 Collins Street, Melbourne (Xchanging).

OHS Careers - what’s hot and what’s not

Rachel McGregor and Ebonie Martello, Safety People

Key job market trends in safety in Australia will be the subject of a presentation at the Central Safety Group’s first meeting for 2019 on 12 February. OHS recruitment specialists Rachel McGregor and Ebonie Martello of Safety People will give a presentation followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

They will talk about:

  • industry trends
  • salary trends
  • the world of safety consulting... Read More

.The presentation will be followed by a brief Annual General Meeting of CSG, to which all Financial Members are invited to attend.

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 13:11

November 2018: Construction Safety Dur...

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Date & Time: Tuesday 13 November 2018 at 12:00pm

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE:
Venue: Masters Builders Association, Training Room 1, 332 Albert Street, East Melbourne.

Parking can be a problem in that area, but it’s easily accessible by public transport. Trams 11, 12 or 109 in Collins Street will take you to the Albert Street stop (Stop 11) which is a couple of minutes’ walk away. And it’s about 10 minutes’ walk from Parliament Station.

Construction Safety During the Boom

Greg Splatt.

Throughout Australia there is unprecedented growth in all areas of construction – commercial, civil and residential. This boom has created issues relating to knowledge, skills and competencies needed at all levels of the construction workforce.
The issue of safety in this climate will be discussed by Greg Splatt, a construction safety manager and trainer, in a lunchtime presentation for Central safety Group on 13 November.


Greg says many people are coming into the industry with the promise of long-term work, long hours and good pay packets. But without the necessary industry experiences and know-how, what risk do they present on job sites? Challenges with safety understanding and experience can also exist at supervisor and manager level.


Greg will also speak about his experiences with the unique OHS challenges during extensive construction rebuilds after major events such as cyclones and bushfires.

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Date & Time: Tuesday 9 October 2018 at 12:00pm Venue: Level 1, 333 Queen Street Melbourne (AMS Consulting Group)

A fresh look at safety inspections

Dr Ross Donohue, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University.

There has been surprisingly little research done on how inspectors assess health and safety in workplaces. Although the inspectors’ task is grounded in rules and regulations, there are few standardised measures to assist them.

Dr Ross Donohue, our speaker on 9 October, has been doing ground breaking work on this.

As a result Ross has developed a 7-item generic OHS metric checklist as a standardised tool to assist inspectors and has conducted research to validate this measure in a study undertaken with WorkSafe Victoria.
Ross also sees the need for developing measures and training to assist OHS inspectors to assess psychosocial risk.

Note: When booking for the Event, please ensure you select the October Meeting from the dropdown list (shaded orange), to RSVP to this meeting.

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