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WorkSafe Month Webinars – Week 3

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WorkSafe Month Webinars – Week 3

This weeks WorkSafe Month webinars has a strong focus on mental health and resilience, among other things.

Don’t miss your opportunity to hear from expert speakers, business leaders and health and safety professionals about topics including the ongoing health and safety implications of COVID-19, mental health at work, workplace wellbeing, supporting others in the workplace, and health and safety for small business.

Webinars include:

  • Managing hidden psychological injury in the workplace
  • How to retain and attract a mentally healthy team
  • Respect and culture – workplace 2020
  • Management of COVID-19 in the workplace
  • Balancing act – employers and employees talking and the next life stage
  • Find cancer early
  • Just culture in practice – is there a fine line between preventive and punitive measures?
  • Respirator fit testing – why and how
  • Respect at work – understanding gendered violence as a WHS issue

Tasmania’s WorkSafe Month is an initiative of the WorkCover Tasmania Board and supports Safe Work Australia’s “National Safe Work Month”

To find out more head to www.worksafetasmonth.com.au

Download the 2020 WorkSafe Month Program

Managing hidden psychological injury in the workplace

Increases awareness of the extent and impact of work-related mental health injuries; and what employers and workers can do to minimise and reduce these.

Presented by Dr Kieran Holm from Positive Solutions
Date Monday 12 October
Time 2pm
Duration 60 minutes

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How to retain and attract a mentally healthy team

This webinar explains the bio-psycho-social model of psychology to assist in your understanding of mental health and mental illness. It also provides practical guidance about workplace practices and behaviours that can increase staff retention, productivity and contribute to a positive workplace culture.

Presented by Bianca Welsh from Stillwater Restaurant, Seven Rooms and Black Cow Bistro
Date Tuesday 13 October
Time 10am
Duration 45 minutes

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Respect and culture – workplace 2020

Explore the impact of respect and disrespect in the workplace, what respectful and supportive workplaces are (including post-COVID-19), workplace values, communication and transparency, responsibilities and more.

Presented by Roz Taylor from Respect at Work
Date Tuesday 13 October
Time 2pm
Duration 30 minutes

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Management of COVID-19 in the workplace

This webinar covers risks associated with COVID-19. Hear about undertaking risk assessments and reviewing controls to reduce the risk, integrating infectious diseases control into your safety management system, industry-specific challenges, and more.

Presented by Brad Parker from WorkSafe Tasmania
Date Wednesday 14 October
Time 10am
Duration 45 minutes

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Balancing act – employers and employees talking about the next life stage

Discuss workplace ageism and considers innovative paths to create better options for employers and older workers. It shows employers how age diversity is good for workers and good for business. It also encourages employers to tackle ageism and help their workers gain information about their financial, workplace and social options as they approach significant life stages, all without stigma or loss of choices. It shows workers how to plan and prepare for life and working life changes and find opportunities that work for them.
This is a joint WorkSafe Month/Seniors Week presentation.

Presented by Ros Herbert and Lyn McGaurr from Council on the Ageing (COTA Tasmania)
Date Wednesday 14 October
Time 2pm
Duration 60 minutes

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Find cancer early

This webinar raises awareness about the signs and symptoms of the five most common cancers in Tasmania and the importance of getting checked by a doctor if you notice anything unusual. It explains the three national cancer screening programs.

Presented by Ella French from Cancer Council Tasmania
Date Thursday 15 October
Time 10am
Duration 30 minutes

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Just culture in practice – is there a fine line between preventive and punitive measures?

This webinar explores just culture and its role in WHS, safety errors and workplace safety culture.

Presented by Associate Professor Nektarios Karanikas from Queensland University of Technology
Date Thursday 15 October
Time 2pm
Duration 60 minutes

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Respirator fit testing – why and how

This webinar explains what respirator fit testing is and its place within a respiratory protection program. It will cover the different methodologies and considerations for workplaces looking to implement fit testing as part of a respiratory program in their workplace.

Presented by Mark Reggers from 3M
Date Friday 16 October
Time 10am
Duration 60 minutes

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Respect at work – understanding gendered violence as a WHS issue

This webinar discusses gendered violence – from ‘gay’ or ‘blonde’ jokes through to sexual harassment and assault – as a WHS issue; and how to identify it and eliminate it in the workplace.

Presented by Jessica Munday from Unions Tasmania
Date Friday 16 October
Time 2pm
Duration 60 minutes

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