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Hospital Safety
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Pandemic
CSG March 2021 Presenter: Christina Rennick, General Manager Health, Safety and Wellbeing, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne

Hospital safety during the pandemic

Presentation by: Christina Rennick, General Manager, Health Safety & Wellbeing, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne

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When the Covid-19 crisis exploded just over a year ago, the demand for special safety measures in our hospitals was massive, sudden and urgent. Christina Rennick, General Manager Health, Safety and Wellbeing at Melbourne’s St Vincent’s Hospital, gave a presentation via Zoom on 9 March about how her workplace responded.
The hospital has a big and complex structure, a workforce of 7,000, and a large number of patients and visitors to protect. Beyond implementing large-scale basic requirements for Covid protection, the safety team had to develop new rules and systems, learn from experience and adapt. This has been ongoing as knowledge of the coronavirus unfolds and the situation in the community changes.
Christina spoke not only about physical safety measures, but also the need to monitor and manage the wellbeing of people in the hospital system during this time.

The presenter:

Christina Rennick has worked in the Occupational Health and Safety field for over 25 years. She has been in her current role as General Manager Health, Safety and Wellbeing at Melbourne’s St Vincent’s Hospital for nearly six years. Before that, she was with Mercy Health and held different roles in a number of other organisations, starting out in the health industry then later returning to it. Christina started her career as an Occupational Therapist and, with the ergonomic work she still undertakes, has retained her registration. She is also a Committee member of Central Safety Group.

 
 

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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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