Safety and Health Workshops 2019

Welcome to the 2019 Safety and Health Workshops.

If you are a business owner, employer, manager, supervisor, safety and health representative or an OSH manager, book now for the 2018 Safety and Health Workshops.

You will have the opportunity to hear and learn from presenters with a wealth of occupational safety and health industry experience and expertise, as well as gain tools, techniques and strategies to take back to your workplace.

Brought to you by the WorkSafe Division of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, the workshops are extremely popular and spaces fill quickly, so book early.

Important information

Registration will be processed when payment has been received. An email including a tax invoice/receipt will be sent as confirmation of registration. In the case of multiple bookings from the one organisation, registration submissions must be completed for each participant.

Tickets must be presented at the workshop registration desk on the day.

For enquires email wsevents@dmirs.wa.gov.au  

Monday 7 October 2019

Mediation in the workplace – Matters to consider – SOLD OUT

Join us during Mental health week to look at the most common process of mediation in the workplace and will discuss matters to be considered in this process. A short group activity will be part of the presentation to provide some insight into personal differences and interpersonal relation forming.

Date: Monday 7 October 2019

Time: 10.00am – 11.00am 

Venue: Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Office, Level 2, 1 Adelaide Tce, East Perth

Cost: Free

Book now to attend this event

Presenter:

Alicia Authelet, Organisational Psychologist and WorkSafe Inspector/Scientific Officer, Human Factors and Ergonomics Branch

Thursday 10 October 2019

Embracing work-life balance – SOLD OUT

Join us during Mental health week for a short introductory overview into what is work/life balance, signs and symptoms of burnout (and the difference from stress), general time management approaches and realistic goal setting.

The session will comprise of different group activities, discussions and resources to take away and reflect on your own individual approach to work life balance.

Date:  Thursday 10 October 2019

Time: 10.00am – 11.00am 

Venue: Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Office, Level 2, 1 Adelaide Tce, East Perth

Cost: Free

Book now to attend this session

Presenter:

Samantha Lee, WorkSafe Inspector Scientific Officer Human Factors and Ergonomics 

Tuesday 15 October 2019

Armed holdups and violence in the retail sector

Training in armed robbery prevention is an important consideration for any manager as almost all retail businesses have the potential to become victim of armed robbery. Employers must take reasonable, practical steps to protect employees and other people in the workplace from aggressive incidents which may injure or harm them.  The management of aggression in the workplace can be separated into three phases, ‘before, during and after’

  • Before - This unique information session will  explore approaches to identify risk controls, incident reporting and safe work design;
  • During - This police-led training has been designed to help protect businesses and employees from becoming victims of armed robbery. It also looks at what to do if your business is held up and provides you with knowledge on what the safest course of action is;
  • After - Individual reactions to aggression in the workplace can continue for a long time after the incident, the final section of the morning will examine how to provide effective post-incident support.

Date: Tuesday 15 October 2019

Time: Time: 9.00am – 11.30am - Morning tea provided

Venue: Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Office, Level 2, 1 Adelaide Tce, East Perth

Cost: Free

Book now to attend the morning session

Presenters:

  • Sgt Warren Ameduri,  Crime Prevention and Community Engagement, WAPOL
  • Ian Westmore, Crime Prevention and Community Engagement, WAPOL
  • Kath Jones, WorkSafe Senior Inspector Scientific Officer, Human Factors and Ergonomics, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
  • Jo Groocock, WorkSafe Senior Inspector, Retail and Service Industries, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
  • Sgt Warren Ameduri,  Crime Prevention and Community Engagement, WAPOL
  • Ian Westmore, Crime Prevention and Community Engagement, WAPOL
  • Kath Jones, WorkSafe Senior Inspector Scientific Officer, Human Factors and Ergonomics, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
  • Jo Groocock, WorkSafe Senior Inspector, Retail and Service Industries, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety 

Wednesday 16 October 2019

Isolation of plant  – SOLD OUT

This practical information session is aimed at people responsible for developing safe isolation procedures (often called Lockout Tagout) to minimise the risk of injury while workplace plant is being inspected, repaired, maintained, assessed, adjusted or cleaned. Participants will have the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on knowledge and experience utilising the specialist training facilities at South Metropolitan TAFE's Munster Campus.

Date: Wednesday 16 October 2019

Time: 9.30am – 11.30am 

Venue: South Metropolitan TAFE  9 Gardiner Avenue Munster, Western Australia 6166

Cost: Free

Book now to attend this event

Presenters:

  • Geoff Kennedy, WorkSafe Senior Plant Inspector, Plant and Engineering
  • Eric Parsonage, WorkSafe Senior Plant Inspector, Plant and Engineering

 

Thursday 17 October 2019

Work related musculoskeletal disorders : Prevention and management framework – SOLD OUT

Manual task injuries, (work-related musculoskeletal disorders [WMSD]), continue to be the main cause of lost time injuries and disease in Western Australia. 

The West Australian Framework for the Prevention and Management of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders 2020-2025 (WMSD Framework) is the result of extensive collaboration between WorkSafe WA, WorkCover WA, Arthritis and Osteoporosis WA and Curtin University. The framework outlines agreed high level guidance that sets the scene for the Western Australian community and industry to engage in a coordinated state-wide approach to address work-related musculoskeletal disorders to improve the health and promote thriving of West Australian workers and industry.

DMIRS will be seeking public comment on the draft WMSD Framework and invites you to attend this informative session which provides an opportunity to understand the overarching strategy, principles and processes that helped formed the framework.

Date: Thursday 17 October 2019

Time: 10:00am – 12.00 noon 

Venue: Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Office, Level 2, 1 Adelaide Tce, East Perth

Book now to attend this event  

Tuesday 22 October 2019

Safety and health representative forum: supporting those who make our workplace safer – SOLD OUT

Safety and health representatives (SHReps) play a key role in the promotion of safe work practises in the workplace. This session starts with an update on what is happening in workplace health and safety in Western Australia from both regulatory and industry perspectives. Our focus this year will be on the risks associated with manual tasks and slips, trips and falls.   SHReps will have the opportunity to network with like-minded people from other organisations.

Date: Tuesday 22 October 2019

Time: 9:00am – 11.30am

Venue: Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Office, Level 2, 1 Adelaide Tce, East Perth

Book now to attend this event

Presenters:

  • Anika Moore, Senior Policy Officer, Policy and Data Intelligence
  • Eng Soon Chew, WorkSafe Senior Inspector Scientific Officer Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Louise Coubrough WorkSafe Senior Inspector Scientific Officer Human Factors and Ergonomics

Thursday 24 October 2019 

Crystalline silica and silicosis 

There has been a resurgence of silicosis cases reported in Australia. Silica is in quartz, sand, stone, soil, granite, brick, cement, grout, mortar, bitumen and engineered stone products. Find out more about the health hazards associated with exposure to silica and respirable crystalline silica dust, common work activities  that could result in exposure and control measures that may be implemented to protect workers from exposure to silica.

Date: Thursday 24 October 2019

Time: 10.00am -11.00am

Venue: Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Office, Level 2, 1 Adelaide Tce, East Perth

Cost: Free

Book now to attend this event

Presenters

  • Dr Julia Norris, President of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists
  • David Torr, WorkSafe Senior Inspector Scientific Officer Occupational Health, Hygiene and Noise 

Monday 28 October 2019

Plant in the workplace – SOLD OUT

This practical workshop is aimed at OSH advisors, managers and supervisors who deal with plant equipment in the workplace. The session will cover:

  • registration of plant using Form 101;
  • what type of plant requires registration;
  • maintenance of plant; and
  • record keeping

Participants will have the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on knowledge and experience utilising cranes, pressure equipment, forklifts and elevated work platforms (EWPs).

The workshop will conclude with the examination of a catastrophic pressure vessel accident that resulted in the death of two workers. Waiting for confirmation from Geoff that this will be included

Note: Please wear safety footwear (fully enclosed shoes) and long trousers.

If you have a hard hat, safety glasses or a high visibility vest, please bring along with you.

Date: Monday 28 October 2019

Time: 9.00am -11.30am

Venue: Australian High Risk Training, Unit 3, 87 Belmont Avenue, Belmont, Western Australia 6104

Cost: Free

Book now to attend this event

Presenter:

Geoff Kennedy, WorkSafe Senior Plant Inspector, Plant and Engineering 

Tuesday 29 October 2019

Public sector safety and health representative forum : supporting those who make our workplace safer – SOLD OUT

Safety and health representatives (SHReps) play a key role in the promotion of safe work practises in the workplace. This session starts with an update on what is happening in workplace health and safety in Western Australia from both regulatory and industry perspectives. Our focus this year will be on the risks associated with manual tasks and slips, trips and falls.   SHReps will have the opportunity to network with like-minded people from other organisations.

Date: Tuesday 29 October 2019

Time: 9:00am – 11.30am

Venue: Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Office, Level 2, 1 Adelaide Tce, East Perth

Book now to attend this event

Presenters:

  • Anika Moore, Senior Policy Officer, Policy and Data Intelligence
  • Eng Soon Chew, WorkSafe Senior Inspector Scientific Officer Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Louise Coubrough WorkSafe Senior Inspector Scientific Officer Human Factors and Ergonomics

 

 

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