Events

If you have an OHS related event you would like us to advertise, please email Renata at ohsinfo@vthc.org.au  with details, including cost, and where to RSVP.

Tonight: Wednesday September 4 - Chemical Hazard Communication Issues & Networking
The CHCN is meeting this evening at the Sandridge Centre - Trugo Club Rooms. There will be a number of agenda items discussed including: Classification issues, Australia's uptake of GHS 7 (we are currently using GHS 3), Labelling and SDS issues, Regulatory matters, and much much more.

When: 6 to about 8pm
Where: Sandridge Centre - Trugo Club Rooms
1 Tucker Avenue, Port Melbourne (Garden City part)
(Enter along Clark St which turns into Tucker Av, from Graham St. Melways reference is Map 56 K2 (or 2J A4).
Cost: $4

BE TRADES HALL TRAINED: VTHC OHS Training Centre 

Make sure you attend training provided either by your union or the VTHC! HSRs are elected by their fellow workers to represent them. We understand what HSRs need and have been training effective HSRs for many years. Remember that under Section 67 of the OHS Act, both HSRs and deputies have the right to attend the training course of their choice (in consultation with their employer).

The VTHC OHS Unit is now running courses in a number of new locations to cater for HSRs in the outer suburbs of Melbourne. This is in addition to courses in our usual locations. If you have any questions on the registration process or the courses themselves, send an email to Lisa Mott (or call her on 03 9659 3511). Below are the dates for the next few courses run by the VTHC OHS Training Centre. You can now register and pay directly from the site here.

HSR Initial OHS training course  

September 9 – 13: Carlton AND Ballarat
October 7 – 11: Frankston
October 14 – 18: Carlton
November 11 – 15: Carlton AND Bendigo
November 18 – 22: Werribee
November 25 – 29 (Education Sector ONLY): AEU Abbotsford
December 9 – 13: Carlton

HSR Refresher OHS Training Courses*

September 18, Geelong
September 24 Carlton
October 23, Carlton
December 12 (Education Sector ONLY): AEU Abbotsford
December 16, Carlton

* HSRs are entitled to attend this course every year subsequent to attending the Initial OHS training course.

OHS Training at the ACTU

The ACTU (Australian Council of Trade unions) runs training courses in occupational/workplace health and safety. These are the upcoming courses in Melbourn

CERTIFICATE IV IN WHS
Part 1 14th – 16th October 2019  
Part 2 12th – 15th November 2019

The course will be delivered at the ACTU (VIC). 

For more information, phone Chris Hughes (03 9664 7389 Mon-Fri) or Anna Pupillo (03 9664 7334 Mon-Wed & Fri). ACTU health and safety training 

Chile - September 11 events (9-17 September)

September 11 will mark 46 years since the overthrow of the popular and democratically elected government of President Salvador Allende in Chile. The military and right-wing coup backed by the United States administration on September 11, 1973: “Our September 11” for many “The other September 11”.

President Allende lost his life alongside men and women in their thousands, who were killed, tortured, disappeared or sent to exile. The dictatorship imposed a repressive government and violent regime, consequences that still haunt and are felt across the country.

After nearly 46 years the Chilean people have continued the struggle and are still fighting for real democracy and better conditions of living, which have not improved even under successive, so-called, “democratic” governments and today under the "right-wing Piñera government". The tyranny of neoliberal individualism.

LASNET has organised a number of events at the Victorian Trades Hall:

  • 9 - 17 September: Photo Exhibition
  • 12 September (Thursday), 6.30pm: Tribute and Memory
  • 14 September (Saturday), 6.30pm: Cultural and Film Night 

All welcome. Enquiries: please email lasnet.solidarity@gmail.com

10 September: Central Safety Group

Topic: When workplace changes outpace OHS Standards
More and more jobs today require working on mobile devices including laptops, Surface Pros and tablets.  Some workplaces ‘dock’ these with monitors and keyboards and others are being used as the primary input device. When it comes to assessing ergonomic risks linked to this, compliance is measured by long-established OHS Codes and Australian Standards.

But how relevant and effective are the current Standards for white collar workplaces where agile work is changing the way we work? Professor David Caple will discuss this issue in a lunchtime presentation to Central Safety Group on 10 September.

When: 12:00-1:00pm, Tuesday, Septermber 10
Where: DXC Technology, Level 19 (Board Room 2), 360 Collins Street, Melbourne (between Queen & Elizabeth Streets)
Cost: attendance members free, non-members $10
          Lunch (optional): sandwich and juice lunch $15
          [Individual membership fee for 2019: $70]

RSVP by close of business Friday September 6. Book online now

20 September: Global Climate Strike

The Global Climate Strike will be on Friday September 20. The organisers say: "Join us on September 20 – three days out from the UN’s Emergency Climate Summit -- by taking the day off school, uni or work to show our politicians that we’re serious about climate action. The world isn’t waiting so neither are we."

If you are in Melbourne, meet at the Treasury Gardens at 2pm - check here for more information. There will be strikes all over the country in capital cities and many regional centres - so to find out more, click here.

26 October: Australian Truck Drivers' Remembrance Day

The 26 Annual Remembrance Day for Truck Drivers will be held at the Memorial at 1pm on Saturday October 26. The Memorial is on Sydney St, Tarcutta, NSW. Fiona Riley, a member of the committee says, "Specific Invitations go out to family members, but everyone is welcome to attend the service, you don’t need an invite to come along and join us on the day." For more information, check out the invitation on Facebook, here.

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