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Welcome to the February 2, 2022 edition of SafetyNet.

Unfortunately we report the deaths of two more Victorians since our last edition.

It appears we are now past "the peak" of Omicron infections, with the numbers of new infections and active cases decreasing. Nevertheless, numbers are still high, putting our healthcare system and essential workers under enormous stress.

The supply of Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) is still an issue: the federal government continues to refuse to make them free and accessible to everyone who needs them. 

Sign the petition to make RATs free and accessible here.

If you haven't yet booked in your 5-day initial HSR training or your refresher course for 2022, now is the time! It's never been more important to have well-informed, union trained HSRs keeping workplaces safe. Find course dates and book in here. You're doing far more to protect your coworkers than Scott Morrison has in his whole career.

Visit our We Are Union: OHS Reps Facebook page for news, memes and more. If you have any questions or need any advice, we can be reached via the Ask Renata facility on the website or through the closed OHS Network Facebook page. If you have comments or want to send through any ideas, email us at [email protected] 

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