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CSG Meeting: October 2017
Speaker: Graham Dent, OHS Lawyer.
 

OHS in Victoria … where are we going?

Leading OHS lawyer Graham Dent talked about recent developments in OHS law in Victoria on 10 October 2017.

This included the relevance of the harmonised WHS laws in Victoria, trends in cases, courts and penalties, and the use of Enforceable Undertakings.

Graham gave examples to illustrate the implications of some of the changes we see going on around us. He also discussed changes which may have quietly slipped past us

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CSG Meeting: September 2017
Speaker: Professor David Caple.
 

The future of OHS - What will OHS look like in the future?

What jobs are likely to be available and skill sets required?

Professor David Caple, a close participant and observer in the safety industry for over 40 years, examined those questions on 12 September 2017.

David talked about how the field of workplace safety has evolved, looking at the most important trends and changes over the years.

Both the transcript and pdf for his presentation are available to members.

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The Mental Health Foundation Australia presents this year's Mental Health Week with the theme of Mental Health in the Workplace, which is aligned with the World Federation of Mental Health.

"Mental Health Week aims to activate, educate and engage Victorians about mental health, through a week of interactive events across the state, including an official launch, community festivals, art exhibitions, music, theatre and seminars."

The official launch is on Monday 9th October & includes:

  • MC - George Donikian
  • Keynote - Keith Schlieger from Ch.9's The Block
  • Assistant Federal Health Minister The Hon. Dr David Gillespie
  • Jackie Crowe, National Mental Health Commissioner
  • Live performances by Wild at Heart, Melbourne Mass Gospel Choir & Heidi Everett

For more information and to register for this free event, click button below.

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CSG Meeting: May 2017
Speaker: Wayne Richards, General Manager, Group Health Safety Environment & Quality, Transdev Australasia.
 

The role of leadership in safety culture

A lot is said about ‘safety leadership’. But what specifically can leaders do to shape an organisation’s safety culture? This was discussed by Wayne Richards, General Manager, Group Health Safety Environment & Quality, Transdev Australasia at a lunchtime presentation to the Central Safety Group at 12.15 pm on 9 May. Wayne talked about what is being done in Transdev. He also drew on his experience in senior safety roles with the MFB and the aviation and environmental services sectors. Transdev is a leading transport provider in Australia and NZ, operating train, bus, coach, ferry and light rail operations in partnership with public authorities and private companies. In Melbourne, this includes operating passenger transport services and school bus services on behalf of Public Transport Victoria.

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CSG Meeting: July 2017
Host: Chris Hayes, Senior Manager, Venue Operations - Production, Arts Centre Melbourne.
 

Backstage Safety at Arts Centre Melbourne

There are many unique and complex safety challenges in the live performance industry, ranging from high risk work of theatre rigging and powerful electrical lighting, to manual handling of heavy sets and working with children and animals.
Chris talked about their approach to risk management that involves looking after the safety of entertainers, production teams and audiences. Chris believes there is a need for clearer universal standards and codes of practice in the industry and is working to have these established.

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Further Reading

The CSG has compiled a list of current recommended resource material available online or in book stores. Thanks to Life Member Kevin Jones for bringing these to our attention.

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CSG Meeting: June 2017
Speaker: David Trembearth, Safety Business Partner, People and Product Safety, Coles.
 

Managing Risk By Incorporating Safety In Design

Poorly designed work is unsafe work. Many times simple but important aspects are overlooked in the project planning stage, setting the scene for future problems. This was the message from David Trembearth, Safety Business Partner, People and Product Safety, Coles. When he spoke to the Central Safety Group on 13 June. David gave examples of how safety in design can make a difference, and discussed the key elements of good safety design both from a people management perspective and an organisational perspective.
He also outlined some of the steps in optimising safety when designing and managing a project.

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CSG Meeting: August 2017
Speaker: Jacqui Bloink, Workplace Wellbeing Program Manager, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne.
 

Peer support programs – tips for success

There is growing recognition of the value of workplace peer support programs in helping employees at times of critical work incidents. The experience, learnings and benefits of a well-established peer support program were discussed by Jacqui Bloink, Workplace Wellbeing Program Manager, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne at the August meeting of Central Safety Group.
The hospital this year is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its award-winning staff peer support program, marking it as an early supporter of the concept of a team of colleagues helping one another with typical reactions to stressful events.
Jacqui gave a case study of the St Vincent’s program and outlined findings on how it meets the needs of its users, improves wellbeing and provides value for service.
She also discussed the evolution of such peer support programs and how they can stay relevant in the face of today’s workplace incidents and issues.

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Thank you to everyone who attended the CSG Annual Networking Christmas Lunch on 13th December.  It was great to catch up with members and enjoy your company.

Once again we were treated to food prepared by the accomplished students from William Angliss. My personal thanks for catering to my particular dietary requirement -the vegetarian dishes were superb.

Wishing you all a happy and safe Christmas break and looking forward to seeing you at the February meeting.

Regards,

Marina, your Membership Secretary

 

 

Friday, 30 September 2016 01:50

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