Morwell Health and Safety Month conference

This event is presented by WorkSafe Victoria.



When

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 from 7:00AM to 1.00PM (AEST)

Where

Function Room, Morwell Bowling Club, 52 Hazelwood Road, Morwell - View Map

Breakfast provided.


Schedule

7:00am - 7.30am: Doors open


7:30am - 8.50am: Construction breakfast

Learn about WorkSafe's current and future programs aimed at improving health and safety in the construction industry.


9:00am - 10.00am: Small Business Presentation – Introduction to WorkSafe

Are you a small business owner? We know that managing a business is more than a full-time job and that workplace safety is just one of your priorities.

Let WorkSafe Victoria help during this session where we cover:

  • what an inspector looks for
  • returning to work
  • insurance and premiums
  • OH&S (Occupational Health & Safety) business essentials

Ask questions during this interactive morning and discover practical ways to improve safety in your workplace.


10.00 – 10.15am: Morning tea served


10:15am to 11.15am: Drugs and alcohol in the workplace - how to implement a testing regime

The effects of drugs and alcohol are compromising health and safety in the workplace.

Learn about the risk factors and why your organisation may benefit from a drug and alcohol program. Discover the latest drug and alcohol policies which include the development, consultation, workforce involvement and implementation steps you need.

Get practical with a sample policy to get you started with a testing regime, dealing with drug and alcohol issues at work and the benefits of having a policy in place.


11.25am to 12.25pm: 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 worplaces.

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.


12.25pm - 1.00pm: Lunch