VTHC Health and Safety Reps Conference 2015
Tuesday October 27 - Wrap up
The VTHC Health and Safety Reps Conference, held on October 27, was a huge success.
1200 HSRs registered and heard from a range of academics in the area of health and safety, WorkSafe representatives including Executive Director of Health and Safety Marnie Williams and inspectors, union officials and HSRs. Those attending also filled in a number of surveys: for the VTHC to assist in identifying priorities for 2016; for Monash University on what their workplaces are like in terms of 'OHS lead indicators'; and finally for asbestoswise on asbestos exposure and registers.
Current Concerns and Issues in Occupational Health and Safety
HSRs had the opportunity to listen and to and learn from some of Australia's leading experts as well as Union OHS specialists, HSRs and WorkSafe. HSRs were given the opportunity to apply the lead indicators for OHS to their own workplace, explored how to raise issues and resolve them, given some time to ask questions and a unique chance to network with other HSRs from around the state.
We have linked the presentations available in the appropriate section of the program.
Welcome to Country
Unions, Occupational Health and Safety and HSRs
Importance of HSRs
Questions from the floor
|Representative from the Boon Warrung Tribe|
Minister Robin Scott
Leading Indicators in Occupational Health and Safety: What happens in your workplace?
|Professor Helen De Cieri|
Faculty of Business and Economics
|11am||Morning Tea (provided)|
Resolving Issues at the Workplace
This session will take place in two locations concurrently. The two groups are the public sector and the private sector
Public Sector Panel (in Plenary)
VTHC Facilitators: Professor Lisa Heap, Women's Lead Organiser
Private Sector Panel (in Rm 105/106)
VTHC Facilitators: Dr Paul Sutton,
|3||1.40pm||Risks to Psychological Health - a risk management approach|
|Professor Maureen Dollard|
Director, Centre for Applied Psychological Research
The broad context of psychosocial risks at work
Dr Carlo Caponecchia
Risks to Psychological Health - a risk management approach
What does the research tell us and how do we respond?
Professor Dollard and Dr Caponecchia will also participate in the panel discussion.
Facilitator: Matthew Wilson
|5||3.40pm||Conference wrap up|
It is anticipated that the VTHC will again run a Conference for HSRs during Health and Safety Week 2016. We intend to apply for approval under S69 of the OHS Act, meaning that HSRs will have the right to attend on paid leave.