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Physical Capacity Testing for Emergency Workers
CSG November 2015 Presenter: Professor David Caple

Physical Capacity Testing for Emergency Workers

Presentation by: Professor David Caple, OHS Consultant and Adjunct Professor, Centre for Ergonomics & Human Factors, La Trobe University, David Caple & Associates

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Physical capacity testing of workers in emergency services can be controversial. Our guest speaker Professor David Caple talked about some of the key issues surrounding this at Central Safety Group's meeting on November 2015. Risk factors associated with this type of work have given rise for the need to do physical capacity testing, which is now a feature of the EBA for emergency workers. One factor is that emergency workers have high cognitive and physical demands and these result in a higher probability of a risk of injury.
A range of controls has been introduced to address the risk factors and the findings from physical capacity testing. These include design controls; training (both physical and skills) as well as peer support programs and controls specific to particular divisions.

The presenter:

David Caple, whose background is in ergonomics, has been a leading figure in occupational health and safety in Australia for many years. He has advised a wide range of businesses, industry groups and public sector organisations, and worked with Australian and overseas governments on work health and safety issues. He is an OHS consultant and Adjunct Professor, Centre for Ergonomics & Human Factors, La Trobe University.

 
 

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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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