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CSG June 2015 Presentation: Worksafe Priorities, WorkSafe Victoria

WorkSafe Victoria: health & safety priorities for 2015-16

Presentation by: Tim McLean, Director Improvement Programs, WorkSafe Victoria

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WorkSafe Victoria’s current priority hazards, industries and emerging issues were discussed by Tim McLean, Director Improvement Programs at WorkSafe in a lunchtime presentation on June 16, 2015. The priority hazards range from mandatory work, such as construction and dangerous goods to strategic work with both physical and psychosocial risks as well as occupational violence and worker health.The strategic approach includes addressing supply chains and networks; elimination of risk at source; improved compliance and risk control; increase in awareness and capability; working with and through others; and a whole of organisation approach at WorkSafe itself.Industries in focus are wide-ranging: health; construction; agriculture; manufacturing; warehousing and transport.
He also outlined progress in meeting targets and action plans set by the five-year Worksafe 2017 strategy in the areas of Safety, Return-to-Work, Service and Sustainability. The strategy underpins WorkSafe’s two approaches to workplaces: Encouragement for effective workplace safety through campaigns and financial incentives, and Deterrence for poor performance through inspections and prosecutions.

The presenter:

Tim McLean leads the design and delivery of strategic prevention programs to improve health, safety and wellbeing in Victorian workplaces. He has been with WorkSafe Victoria for the past 8 years, and has a background in public relations and strategic communications with a focus on influencing behaviour change.


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CSG November 2023 event - Dr Marilyn Hubner, Manager, OHS Body of Knowledge - Recent research results

Recent research results

Presented by: Dr Marilyn Hubner, Manager, OHS Body of Knowledge
Event: CSG Hybrid Lunchtime Presentation -via zoom or in person

Date: Tuesday 14 November 2023, noon
Non-Members welcome to attend

Recent research results
Recent research results in OHS and their relevance in the workplace Some recent research findings in OHS and their relevance in the workplace will be discussed by Dr Marilyn Hubner in a presentation to Central Safety Group on Tuesday, 14 November.
Marilyn is Manager of OHS Body of Knowledge (OHS BoK) with the Australian Institute of Health & Safety (AIHS), which publishes collective knowledge that should be shared by generalist OHS professionals.
A leading professional in safety education and training, Marilyn promotes the importance of safety professionals being engaged in evidence-based research and applying it in their workplace programs.
Her talk will be followed by questions and discussion.
Note: OHS BoK has recently released Chapter 39.1: The OHS professional as a ‘critical consumer’ of research

About the Speaker:

Dr Marilyn Hubner has been developing and delivering safety training programs for over 20 years, and was appointed OHS Body of Knowledge Manager with the AIHS in January 2023.
Marilyn’s background includes Managing Director of Buildup Research, and eight years as National Research and Training Support Co-ordinator for the National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA). She has also been an Awards Judge with NSCA for the past 11 years.
Marilyn’s PhD thesis, completed in 2016 from Victoria University, is titled Constructing Safety Training: Foundations of Attitudes and Perceptions of the Construction Site Supervisor.

Date: Tuesday 14 November 2023
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Where: Regus Yarra Room, 50th floor, 120 Collins Street, Melbourne (Important: Current building works mean you need to enter the building from Little Collins Street. It is well signposted.)
How: In person or online via Zoom -the link will be sent out on the afternoon of Monday 13 November
N.B. A video recording of the session will be available on the website exclusively for financial members.
Cost: Financial members* free. Others $15
RSVP: COB Monday 13 November 2023. Online using our RSVP form
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The Zoom event link will be emailed on the afternoon of Monday 13 November 2023.

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