Safe Work Month – ‘Staying focused on workplace health and safety’.
While it’s important to acknowledge and reflect on the wide-reaching impacts of COVID-19 on Australian businesses, employers and workers, WorkSafe and WorkCover WA wish to remind the Western Australian community, that the health and safety of Western Australian workplaces remains a priority, even during these unique times.
When treating an injured worker, evidence tells us that returning to work delivers the best outcome for patients. GP support across injury management and future injury prevention strategies is the priority.
WorkSafe has created a program of virtual of events for the month of October featuring on-demand presentations by experts from the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety as well as live-stream question and answer sessions with industry experts covering:
- Aged care: Planning ahead – infection control
- Asbestos removal
- Factors that influence workplace behaviours
- Human factors and ergonomics principles
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Preventing client and service related occupational violence and aggression
- Working safely away from the office
- Work Health and Safety legislation update
- Dangerous goods and mines safety from the Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Industrial Relations.
GPs and general practice staff are encouraged to register at www.wa.gov.au/government/safe-work-month.