Worksafe seminars

Free. WorkSafe Tasmania will be conducting free seminars in Smithton later this month aimed at equipping local business owners and managers with information and practical ways to keep their workplaces safe.

There will be several seminars, webinars and live feed events taking place on Tuesday October 27, in line with Worksafe Tasmania Month (October 5-30). Each of the seminars will be held over the day at the Circular Head Community and Recreation Centre.

From 11am-12pm, the ‘Creating safe farming’ seminar will introduce the new ‘Safe Farming Tasmania Program’, which provides practical ways for farmers to manage safety on their farms and understand their requirements under Work Health and Safety legislation.

From 11.30am-12.30pm, the ‘Chain on Responsibility: Delivering a win-win solution when balancing productivity and fatigue management in heavy vehicle transportation’ seminar will cover research that has contributed to reducing the cost of complying with the amended Heavy Vehicle Regulation; increasing heavy vehicle productivity; and tools for optimising transportation.

From 2-3pm, ‘The risk of not addressing mental health and wellbeing in your workplace’ will explain how to develop an action plan to create mentally healthy workplace and start a conversation with someone you’re concerned about.

From 3.30-4.30pm, the ‘Alcohol and other drugs: Information and awareness’ presentation will encourage discussion on alcohol and other drugs and their impacts in the workplace. There will be an opportunity to meet a specialist counsellor.

WorkSafe Tasmania Month is part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness of work health and safety and reduce work-related injury, illness and death.

For more events, information or to register, visit www.worksafe.tas.gov.au.

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