Virtual events for safety month
Victorian authorities are preparing for the first fully virtual Health and Safety Month.
WorkSafe Victoria is offering 16 free online seminars to help employers and workers maintain safe, healthy and connected workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
It is also focused, with a Navigating Through COVID-19 program designed to address pandemic-related safety issues in specific industries.
Other sessions will cover broader topics such as leadership, working from home and looking after injured workers.
Mental health will be a major focus, with a panel presentation on how organisations across different industries are promoting wellbeing through the pandemic.
There will also be online events aimed at young workers, while multicultural community leaders have been invited to a special presentation about everyone's rights and responsibilities at work.
WorkSafe Chief Executive Colin Radford said WorkSafe Health and Safety Month always took place in October but this year's program was designed especially to respond to immediate needs.
“This year, Victorian workers and businesses are facing a unique and acute set of challenges,” Mr Radford said.
“These sessions are a valuable opportunity for people to get their questions answered and hear from the experts on a range of COVID-19 related issues.
“I encourage everyone who is connected with a workplace to have a look at the website and register for a session that will help them manage the risks of COVID-19.”
More details, including session dates, times and registration, are accessible here.