In a few weeks, we're having a celebratory launch of the new OHS and IWSN websites.
The new OHS website is a big deal. It's been in the works for the past year, and is a drastic improvement on how we can talk about health and safety hazards, training and events online.
In addition, the importance of the launch of the Injured Workers Support Network's first website can't be overstated. This is a tremendous group
So we're getting a win under our belt, and we're celebrating it. Come celebrate with us:
When: Wednesday, 14th of August, 6:00pm.
Where: Trades Hall, Carlton.
What: Drinks, a bite to eat, good chats and a celebration.
Why: Because something this important and this long in the making is worth celebrating.
RSVP here: www.weareohs.org.au/ohs_reps_launch_party
Perth Asbestos Conference
The 2019 Asbestos Safety Conference will be held in Perth from 11 - 13 November, at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Early bird registrations are available until 23 August so now is a good time to secure your place at Australia's only conference on Asbestos Safety.
The conference provides a unique opportunity for all members of the asbestos management system to come together, exchange information and share ideas with over 300 domestic and international professionals from a range of sectors including workers' health and safety, public health, the role of the non-government sector, and international campaign work. There will also be particular sessions focused on the work of asbestos support groups, the latest research into asbestos awareness communications and the latest from medical researchers.
This year the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency will collaborate and focus on Australia's National Strategic Plan for Asbestos Awareness and Management 2019-2023 and the roles and responsibilities those in the asbestos management system have in working together toward preventing exposure to asbestos fibres. The roles of employees and their representatives in supporting and advocating for workers' health and safety in relation to asbestos management is a key component to achieving this.
Read more about the conference here: www.asbestossafety.gov.au/events/asbestosconference2019/registration
Central Safety Group lunchtime talk Tuesday 13 August
RSVP by COB Friday 9 August
Book Now https://centralsafetygroup.com/csg-meeting#rsvp-form
The real impact of shift work and workplace fatigue It is estimated around 20% of the Australian workforce is involved in some form of shift work, many of them in roles critical for public safety. The challenges of shift work and occupational fatigue have long been acknowledged, but recent research has increased understanding of the negative consequences of working against the body clock.
Dr Tracey Sletten of Monash University and the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Alertness, Safety and Productivity will be presenting some of the latest findings and recommendations in this area to Central Safety Group on Tuesday, 13 August.
Tracey has been working closely with several industries including aviation, transport and healthcare, researching the effects of shift work and sleep loss on workers in their operations. This work has included interventions to improve alertness, health and safety.
As well as the best way to manage shift work, Tracey will discuss the need for cultural change to address the growing incidence of sleep loss in the general population linked to modern lifestyles.
Topic: The real impact of shift work and workplace fatigue
Speaker: Dr Tracey Sletten, Monash University
When: 12:00-1:00pm, Tuesday, 13 August, 2019
Where: Level 19 (Board Room 1), 360 Collins Street, Melbourne, between Queen & Elizabeth Streets (DXC Technology)
Cost: attendance members free, non-members $10
Lunch (optional): sandwich and juice lunch $15
[Individual membership fee for 2019: $70]
Book Now http://centralsafetygroup.com/csg-meeting#rsvp-form
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