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11:40am to 12:40pm

Preventing mental injury in the workplace

Organisational factors are present in every workplace. They range from things such as work demands to relationships with colleagues or how much control someone has over their work.

WorkSafe is offering this session to inform and guide you on why these factors are so influential, ways to indetify and address them to effectively manage risk to injury in the workplace.

Presented by WorkSafe Victoria - Psychosocial Inspectorate, Return to Work and Mental Health Programs.

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Practical fatigue management in the workplace

Fatigue in the workplace is contributed to by long work hours, working at night and in the early mornings as well as from other factors including commuting. 

Practical Fatigue Management needs to realistically consider fatigue from work and other aspects of life, while supporting effective behaviours in organisations and individuals.

This session will outline practical examples of how fatigue can be managed using free and cost-effective solutions.

Presented by Dr Adam Fletcher, CEO & Principal Consultant, Integrated Safety Support. 

2:50pm to 3:50pm

Introducing new occupational health and safety compliance codes

The occupational health and safety compliance codes (codes) provide duty holders with practical guidance on how to comply with their legal requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (OHS Regulations.) 

As part of the review and remake of the OHS Regulations in 2017, the codes that align with the regulations were also reviewed. Eight new codes for hazardous manual handling, hazardous substances, plant confined spaces, demolition, facilities in construction, excavation, and noise are now available.

This session is a deep dive into the new codes, including the key features and what's new, to help you be compliant with Victoria's occupational health and safety legislation.