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WORKSAFE VICTORIA AWARDS 2022

WorkSafe are calling for nominations for their 2022 Awards acknowledging excellence in workplace health and safety, and return to work.

There are 7 award categories in all, including, of course, Health and Safety Representative of the year, the category which acknowledges HSRs who’ve represented their DWG in an outstanding manner.

It is, in our view, the most important and prestigious award, and was won last year by United Workers Union members Adrian Lidsey and Christopher Ball for their outstanding achievement in finally turning Crown Melbourne into a non-smoking workplace.

Entries close on 15 July 2022, so don't delay if you’d like to nominate a HSR, or HSRs, at your workplace.

GENDERED VIOLENCE CAMPAIGN

Earlier this month, WorkSafe launched a new mass-awareness campaign ‘It comes in many forms’ to raise awareness of work-related gendered violence as an OHS issue.

Gendered Violence is any behaviour that creates a risk to health and safety, directed at a person (or affects a person) because of their sex, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. Types of gendered violence can range in severity from comments and gestures, to physical and sexual assault.  

Resources are available on the WorkSafe website including a fact sheet for employers (available here) with helpful information about identifying gendered violence, controlling hazards and managing risks. 

 

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