SafetyNet 526

Welcome to the April 1 edition of SafetyNet, the VTHC's weekly OHS journal. We will continue to bring you the journal each week.

This week's journal will again be dominated by coronavirus (COVID-19) related news. However, we must not forget OHS, particularly for those workers who are in 'essential services'. 

More workers are probably working from home than last week. But remember that the staff of the VTHC's OHS Unit are still available to answer queries and help in any way we can. As we face extraordinary conditions and challenges due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the message from us is "we're all in this together". Take the necessary precautions to stay safe and not panic. Social distancing is now a must.

Many of you will have questions - we can be reached via the Ask Renata facility on the website or through the closed OHS Network Facebook page. 

To keep up to date and informed between editions of the journal, go to our We Are Union: OHS Reps Facebook page

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