Tonight, March 3: Chemical Hazard Communication Network

This regular meeting of the CHCN will be on Zoom and will be discussing a range of issues:

  1. Classification matters, including GHS 7, Workplace exposure standards
  2. Labelling and SDS issues
  3. Chemical hazard communication regulatory matters 
  4. and more

When: Tonight, March 3, 2021
Time: from 5:20 pm Meeting 5:30pm-7:30pm,
How: via Zoom on this link.  Meeting ID: 898 6499 2548 Passcode: 214966

If anyone has any trouble with the audio, they can dial in by phone from their AU location

  • +61 7 3185 3730 Australia
  • +61 8 6119 3900 Australia
  • +61 8 7150 1149 Australia
  • +61 2 8015 6011 Australia
  • +61 3 7018 2005 Australia

Tomorrow, March 4: APHEDA Sister to Sister Palestine and South Africa

Union Aid Abroad - APHEDA is very excited to let everyone know that their new series of Activist Chats (Sister to Sister) launches this week as part of VTHC’s Women’s Rights at Work (WRAW) Festival in the lead up to International Women’s Day 2021.

The APHEDA Sister to Sister Series links Australian based APHEDA Activists and interested people with one of the organisation's project partners or country offices in a LIVE chat.

Through these shared online conversations, APHEDA hopes to provide a deeper understanding of the political, social and economic environment of their partner organisations and how their work (supported by members' monthly contributions) is making a real impact in the lives of workers, women and displaced or marginalised communities.

Join Melbourne APHEDA Activist, Kate Shuttleworth (AMWU) & APHEDA Women’s Development Organiser Samantha Bond in conversation with Mercia Andrews (APHEDA Partner -Trust for Community Outreach and Education, South Africa) and Hiba Yasin (APHEDA Palestine Social Inclusion Officer)

When: Tomorrow, Thursday 4th March 
Time: 6pm-7pm (EST)
How: via Zoom on this link.  Meeting ID: 830 7372 0741  Passcode: 144426

March 9: Central Safety Group 
Topic: Hospital safety during the pandemic

When the COVID-19 crisis exploded just over a year ago, the demand for special safety measures in our hospitals was massive, sudden and urgent. Christina Rennick, General Manager Health, Safety and Wellbeing at Melbourne’s St Vincent’s Hospital, will do a presentation via Zoom at 11 am on 9 March about how her workplace responded. 

The hospital has a big and complex structure, a workforce of 7,000, and a large number of patients and visitors to protect. Beyond implementing large-scale basic requirements for Covid protection, the safety team had to develop new rules and systems, learn from experience and adapt. This has been ongoing as knowledge of the coronavirus unfolds and the situation in the community changes

When: 11:00am-12:00pm, Tuesday, 9 March, 2021 *Note earlier start time*
How: Online via Zoom. Financial members will automatically be emailed the Zoom meeting link. (N.B. A video recording of the session will be available on the website exclusively for financial members.) 
Cost: Financial members* free. Others $10 [Individual membership fee for 2020: $75] *If unsure of your membership status, contact [email protected]

Book online now (RSVP by 8 March)

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