About the SIG
Our newest SIG covers all things Occupation Health and Safety. Occupational Health and Safety professionals in Local Government are invited to join our newest OHS Special Interest Group. Managers, Coordinators, Advisor and Officers working on OHS will have the opportunity to come together to discuss the latest trends and developments, share problems, showcase successes and network.
The primary functions of the SIG would be to:
- Act as a forum to discuss best practice initiatives in areas such as OHS system applications, risk assessments, training programs, policy and guideline development, OHS Committees
- Share information and ideas on OHS programs used to promote safety in the workplace – what works, what doesn’t
- Act as a central group for queries in Local Government regarding Worksafe programs or other industry body announcements
Marie Smith, Occupational Health and Safety Advisor at Whitehorse City Council is the Convenor of the new SIG. She believes it will play a vital role in allowing people working in these areas to come together and share ideas and common problems.
Emerging issues such as Occupational Violence and the use of chemicals in public spaces are hot topics which a forum such as the OHS SIG can openly discuss and share new ways of working.