World Day for Health and Safety at Work 2018
Saturday 28th April

World Day for Safety and Health at Work is a day for promoting safety and health in the workplace and to honour those who have died from work-related injury or illness.

It is also the perfect opportunity to reflect on safety in your workplace and take the lead by increasing your knowledge about health and safety.

The most common workplace injury in Victoria is musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) (sprains/strains). The majority of staff at the University of Melbourne spend at least some of their day working at their desk or undertaking manual handling tasks, so it is worthwhile for all staff to focus on their health and safety training needs in the lead up to the World Day for Safety and Health.

The University Services Health and Safety team have published Office Ergonomics and Manual Handling courses to assist in reducing workplace injuries.

  • Office Ergonomics - assists staff to set up their workstation, including sit stand desks, to best suit their needs and ensure safe work practices.
  • Manual Handling - increases staff understanding on how to prevent MSDs and manage the risk of MSDs associated with hazardous manual handling in their workplace.

The courses take only 30 minutes each to complete and with both being available online via TrainMe they can be completed at a time that suits.

Take the lead and encourage your team and colleagues to complete these valuable training courses today.

More information on World Day for Safety and Health at Work is available at www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au