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Return to Work –
What research
Is telling us
CSG July 2022 presentation: Dr Carys Chan: Return to Work – What research is telling us

Return to Work – What research is telling us

Presentation by: Dr Carys Chan, Research Fellow, Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing, Griffith University

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What are the psychological effects of workplace injury? How can an understanding of this help employers support workers’ return to work? Research findings on this were discussed in a presentation to Central Safety Group on 12 July by Dr Carys Chan of Griffith University, one of the authors of a recent paper commissioned by Safe Work Australia.

The aim was to advance knowledge and generate recommendations for Safe Work Australia’s National Return to Work Strategy 2020-2030. Safe Work Australia develops national policy to improve WHS and workers’ compensation arrangements across Australia.

Carys and her team of fellow researchers did a detailed investigation of both published scientific literature and current organisational practices regarding employees’ psychological responses to injuries and illnesses resulting in an absence from work. The paper on their findings was published last year.

Her presentation highlighted the main findings on the types and prevalence of psychological reactions by workers, who have sustained an injury or illness. She discussed what can increase the risk of these reactions, as well as practical processes employers can put in place to support workers in this situation.

The presenter:

Dr Carys Chan holds a PhD in Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources from the ANU and is a Research Fellow with the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing (WOW) at Griffith University, Brisbane. Carys is also a Senior Lecturer in Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour at the Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources (ERHR) within Griffith University. Her research interests include work-life balance, flexible/remote working, self-efficacy, work-related stress and burnout, and leader–subordinate interactions. Alongside her research, she teaches postgraduate and undergraduate courses at the interface of business and psychology.

 
 

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CSG August 2024 event - Phil Dwyer & Carly Chambers, OHS Officers, South West Institute of TAFE, Safety beyond city limits


Safety beyond city limits

Presented by: Phil Dwyer & Carly Chambers, OHS Officers, South West Institute of TAFE
Topic: Safety beyond city limits


How: Online via Zoom only

Date: Tuesday 13 August 2024, noon
Non-Members welcome to attend

Safety beyond city limits
How do you keep in contact with safety colleagues and issues out in the country? Phil Dwyer, from regional Warrnambool in Victoria, will give us an insight into this on 13 August when he talks about regional safety networks and his own job as OHS Officer - Audit, Risk and Compliance, at multi-campus South West Institute of TAFE.
Phil is a keen member of safety networking groups: Warrnambool Area of Safety and Health Group (WASH Group) and the TAFE Safety Network Group that covers Victoria. He is also a member of Central Safety Group.
Phil and his colleague, OHS Officer Carly Chambers, will talk about how they operate, spending a great deal of time on the road keeping safety tabs on a network of diverse regional TAFE sites.
Carly and Phil are looking forward to telling their story, followed by questions and discussions from the CSG Zoom audience.

About the Speakers:

Phil Dwyer has been an OHS officer for over 10 years. He had a long career in his family’s construction firm in Warrnambool before becoming a building compliance officer at South West TAFE in 2008. He is now a Health and Safety Officer at Warrnambool TAFE.
Carly Chambers became South West TAFE OHS Officer in 2023. Prior to that, her career included being owner/operator of a local freight business and mentor/trainer at a number of hospitality establishments in Warrnambool and interstate. She has a Bachelor of Health Science and a Diploma in Management.

Date: Tuesday 13 August 2024
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
How: Online via Zoom -the link will be sent out on the afternoon of Monday 12 August
N.B. A video recording of the session will be available on the website exclusively for financial members.
Cost: Financial members* free. Others $15
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