OHS Webinar Series
If you would like to register for an upcoming webinar, head to our events page to see what's in store. If you can't find an upcoming webinar, join our OHS Network where you will be placed on our webinar mailing list.
The Asbestos Eradication Agency and You
Australia has one of the world's highest rates of asbestos-related diseases and a legacy of asbestos contaminated materials (ACMs) in our built environment. For decades, the trade union movement has fought to eliminate and ban exposure to asbestos in Australia. In 2013, after a push by the union movement, the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA) was established with the aim of preventing exposure to asbestos in order to eliminate asbestos-related diseases. Victoria eventually followed the Federal government's lead with the announcement of the Victorian Asbestos Eradication Agency (VAEA) in 2016.
In this webinar series you will learn more about the ASEA and VAEA, the trade union movement's involvement in the eradication of asbestos in Australia, and why we need to move away from the management of asbestos and towards a program of asbestos elimination in our built environment. Co-hosting this webinar is Assistant Secretary of Victorian Trades Hall Council, David Cragg, to provide a union perspective on the issue.
Download the PowerPoint here! We have also made a handy 'Asbestos Checklist' for all you HSRs out there on what duties must be complied with by your employer, and how to enforce them with reference to the regulations and Act.
What has changed in the 2017 OHS Regulations? Part II
Since Victoria's new OHS Regulations came into effect June 18, we gave you a little taste of what these changes meant for you, as HSRs and OHS Officers, with Part one of our Webinar series.
Part two of this series covers what has changed, and what hasn't, to Chapter 4 of the new OHS Regulations: Hazardous Substances and Materials. Specifically, we look at changes to asbestos, lead, and carcinogenic substances- areas that are more relevant to your workplace than you think! Once again, our very own Renata Musolino is co-host to provide expert commentary and live answers to the changes surrounding Chapter 4 of the 2017 OHS Regulations.
Unfortunately, due to some technical issues with the Webinar program, we are unable to upload a video reccording. However you can download the audio recording here, and acompany it with a copy of the PowerPoint slides.
What has changed in the 2017 OHS Regulations? Part I
Victoria's new Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 came into effect 18 June 2017, replacing the 2007 version. Part one of this webinar series examines what has changed, and what hasn't, in the OHS regulations. Renata Musolino is our featured guest providing expert commentary on this latest iteration of Victoria's OHS Regulations.
Q&A's sent in to 'Ask Renata' from Part I are available here.
World Cancer Day Webinar: Towards Zero Work-Related Cancer
Exposure to asbestos, chemicals, dust and UV at work is killing thousands of Australian workers. This Webinar is for HSRs, union officials and activists to discuss and identify the hazards at your workplace, and the strategies required to eliminate them
Together, #WeCanICan stop work-related cancers!
We recapped what we learnt at this year's HSR Conference and elaborated on the best ways to meaningfully engage your DWG & employer to achieve the best health & safety outcomes in your workplace.
This webinar goes beyond what is written in the OHS Act & Regulations to explore clear examples of how to engage your DWG and employer with consultation.