Mildura Health and Safety Month

This event is presented by WorkSafe Victoria.


Tuesday, 16 October 2018 from 7:00AM to 1:30PM (AEDT) 


Mildura Football and Netball Club Function Centre, 20-48 Twelfth Street Mildura, 3500 - View Map

(Between San Mateo & Etiwanda Avenues)

Breakfast provided.


7:00am to 7:30am: Doors open and Stand up Buffer Breakfast served

7:30am to 8:50am: WorkSafe WorkWell - Supporting workplace mental health and wellbeing

Victorian's spend around a third of their time at work which is why mental health and wellbeing strategies have never been more important in our workplaces.

A positive workplace can improve morale, reduce absenteeism and increase productivity, which is good for everyone. 

The WorkSafe WorkWell program is a website and online toolkit offering practical steps to create healthier, more positive workplaces that promote good mental health and prevent mental injury or illness.

The WorkWell program provides resources, actions and steps that can be tailored to your small to medium sized workplace. Find out how businesses are already utilising the toolkit and how you can benefit.

Presented by the WorkWell team.

9:00am to 10:00am: CHOICES - Presented by James Wood

James was a diesel mechanic with his whole life ahead of him when a workplace accident resulted in paraplegia. James is the first to admit that his accident was caused by the CHOICES he made, and now he shares his story and asks that you think about the CHOICES you make at work.

James will explore:

  • the events leading up to his accident
  • the accident and hospital experience
  • rehabilitation
  • the effects on others
  • getting back to work
  • life after the injury
  • blame and compensation

James' story offers insight into how the wrong CHOICES can have long lasting and significant impacts on all who witness and experience it.

10:00am to 10:15am: Morning Tea

10:15am to 11:15am: What an inspector looks for

WorkSafe inspections can happen at any place at any time but what exactly does a WorkSafe inspector do during a visit?

Be proactive and discover:

  • what an inspector looks for, and
  • how inspectors help employers comply with occupational health and safety legislation

11:25am to 12:55pm: Occupational Violence and Aggression in Healthcare

Occupational Violence Aggression (OVA) has been recognised as a major concern within the healthcare sector.

This session will cover three important topics highlight the work that is being done in this space to help address the issue, including:

  1. What WorkSafe is doing to help support organisations to address OVA
  2. The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation's (ANMF) 10 Point Plan to End Violence
  3. Dementia  Australia programs to support health services and aged care providers caring for people with dementia in a way that reduces aggression and improves care outcomes

12:55pm to 1:30pm: Lunch is served