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WorkSafe Month Webinars – Week 4

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WorkSafe Month Webinars – Week 4

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.

This weeks webinars include:

  • Sedentary work and public health – integrating the evidence and identifying potential solutions
  • Exercise physiology – task specific exercise programs in the workers compensation arena
  • Recovery blueprint – introducing risk identification in real life
  • You’ll be fine – yourve only sprained your brain
  • Usability mapping – the science of safety
  • SunSmart in the workplace
  • Ever made a mistake

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

Sedentary work and public health – integrating the evidence and identifying potential solutions

This webinar explains the adverse health consequences of too much sitting, especially the associations with chronic diseases. It presents the BeUpstanding program that supports workplaces to create and sustain a ‘dynamic work environment’ where sitting less and moving more is the norm.

Presented by Professor David Dunstan from Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, and Associate Professor Genevieve Healy from University of Queensland
Date Monday 19 October
Time 10am
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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Recovery blueprint – introducing risk identification in real life

This webinar presents work completed by WorkCover Queensland and Monash University around risk screening of workers compensation case management; and on introducing a consistent approach to identifying factors that increase the risk of a delayed return to work in an accepted workers compensation claim.

Presented by Dr Ross Iles from Monash University
Date Tuesday 20 October
Time 10am
Duration 60 minutes

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You’ll be fine – you’ve only sprained your brain

This webinar examines how thinking and talking about mental health conditions differently than physical conditions has negative consequences for workers and the workers compensation system. It looks at how changing our approach can result in improved outcomes for everyone.

Presented by Robert Aurbach from Uncommon Approach
Date Tuesday 20 October
Time 2pm
Duration 60 minutes

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Usability mapping – the science of safety

This webinar covers the usability mapping method for WHS and the principles of psychology that underpin it. It looks at incidents that could have been avoided if the necessary documents had been easier to navigate. It gives examples of usability engineered documents to show how simple and elegant the method is.

Presented by Klaus Hofer from Communications and Training International
Date Wednesday 21 October
Time 10am
Duration 50 minutes

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SunSmart in the workplace

This webinar covers the importance of sun protection, how to protect your skin, how to improve workers’ behaviours around sun protection and the importance of early detection of skin cancer specifically relating to the workplace.

Presented by Ella French from Cancer Council Tasmania
Date Thursday 22 October
Time 2pm
Duration 30 minutes

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Ever made a mistake?

This webinar explains how ‘compliance and consequence’ approaches can decrease communication, disclosure and overall safety by stifling discussion and therefore hazard recognition. It uses aviation case studies where strict compliance measures and the psychological environment they created actually contributed to incidents. This is contrasted with examples of the introduction of a Just Culture approach and the benefits this brings.

Presented by David Bentley from Just Leadership
Date Friday 23 October
Time 10am
Duration 45 minutes

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