News & Views

16th October 2020

WorkSafe's first fully virtual Health and Safety Month

WorkSafe Victoria plays a critical role in the lives of Victorian employers and workers - as the state’s health and safety regulator and as the manager of Victoria’s workers compensation scheme. Chief Executive Colin Radford said WorkSafe Health and Safety Month always took place in October but this year's program was designed especially to respond to immediate needs.

WorkSafe is offering 16 free online seminars throughout October helping employers and workers maintain safe, healthy and connected workplaces during the pandemic and beyond.

The Navigating through COVID-19 program will focus on mental health whilst address pandemic related safety issues in specific industries and cover other topics like leadership, working from home and looking after injured workers. Online events aimed at workers will be available as well.

Mr Radford will host Surviving COVID: A WorkSafe perspective, which will share how WorkSafe is supporting workplaces through the crisis and what getting back to work safely might look like on the other side of the pandemic.

Who should you look forward to?

Industry leaders Sandro Demaio, from VicHealth, and SuperFriend's Margo Lydon will then join Mr Radford in a panel discussion about what they have learnt so far from the pandemic.

Highlights include a retail industry focused session where an expert panel will share their own experiences and practical tools to improve the wellbeing of retail workers. Victorian Small Business Commissioner Judy O'Connell will also host a session on how small business owners can look after their mental health during these challenging times.

More details here