Click to skip to next event details

Showing 'July 2021: COVID-19 response in Victoria: A union perspective'.
Show all presentations
 
COVID-19
in Victoria:
A union
perspective
CSG July 2021 Presenter: Dominic Melling, Lead Organiser, OHS Team, VTHC

COVID-19 response in Victoria: A union perspective

Presentation by: Dominic Melling, Lead Organiser, OHS Team, Victorian Trades Hall Council, Victorian Trades Hall Council

CSG event video now available (members only)
Presentation package now available (members only)

The COVID-19 crisis brought some major challenges to unions affiliated with the Victorian Trades Hall Council (VTHC), their members and workers. These challenges, along with lessons learned and solutions, were discussed by Dominic Melling, Lead Organiser of the OHS Team at the VTHC in a zoom presentation to Central Safety Group on Tuesday, 13 July.
Dominic’s talk covered essential workers who reported to their usual workplaces throughout the lockdowns as well as people working from home. He reviewed the structural problems that facilitated the spread of COVID-19 and the Union’s role in advising Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) and members. Using case studies from high risk industries, he discussed what happened when OHS structures and procedures failed and what lessons can be learned from these failures.
The presentation outlined VTHC initiatives to support HSRs and workers, and Unions’ lobbying efforts that led to changes in Government policy designed to protect workers and the community and to eliminate the spread of COVID-19.

The presenter:

Dominic Melling has been the Lead Organiser of the OHS Team at the Victorian Trades Hall Council since January 2020. In this role he works with affiliated unions in their collective efforts to campaign for safer workplaces and better conditions for workers. Recent examples of campaigns include the introduction of industrial manslaughter as an offence; exposure standards to crystalline silica and the introduction of psychological health regulation. Dominic also assists WorkSafe Victoria by liaising with relevant VTHC affiliates in relation to health and safety and workers’ compensation matters. After graduating in law from Monash University, he had extensive experience representing workers in both industrial and health and safety matters. Prior to working at VTHC, Dominic worked with the National Union of Workers as an Industrial Officer, Organiser and Trainer.

 
 

Next Event

 

New
Perspectives
on OHS

CSG February 2022 Zoom event - Presenter: Kevin Jones, Editor, SafetyAtWorkBlog



New perspectives on OHS

Presented by Presented by Kevin Jones, Editor, SafetyAtWorkBlog

Tuesday 8 February 2022, noon
CSG Zoom Lunchtime Presentation
Non-Members welcome to attend

New perspectives on OHS
Catch up with some of the latest thinking and writing on OHS with Kevin Jones. He will discuss some of the latest ideas and information he’s found in recently-published books by leading OHS and economics experts and political scientists in Australia and elsewhere. Topics will include the bystander effect, workplace mental health, ethical socialism, ‘dirty work’ and more, but all related to OHS.

About the Speaker:

Kevin Jones is well known for his award-winning SafetyAtWorkBlog. He has been a consultant, writer and commentator on OHS matters for many years.
Kevin recently undertook some legal professional privilege work in Victoria and Darwin while working full time on a rail construction project. He is also a Life Member of Central Safety Group.

Date: Tuesday 8 February 2022
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
How: Online via Zoom.
N.B. A video recording of the session will be available on the website exclusively for financial members.
Cost: Financial members* free. Others $10
[Individual membership fee for 2021: $75]
*If unsure of your membership status, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
   RSVP: COB Monday 7 February 2022.
Online using our RSVP form or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Zoom event link will be emailed upon confirmation of payment.

Don’t forget to put every second Tuesday from February to December in your Calendar!

Relax at Sunshine Motor Inn
© 2022 Central Safety Group Incorporated - Privacy Statement
Central Safety Group acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we meet and work. We pay our respects to all First Nations people, and to their elders past and present.
Website developed & designed by Concatenate Aust Pty Ltd