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Work Health and Safety Training - General Topics

SA Unions provides a number of work health and safety topics for your general interest which can be provided at your workplace.

 

Contact SA Unions to discuss your training needs: phone 8279 2248 or email saunions@saunions.org.au

 

Target Group

Elected Health and Safety Representatives, Managers, Supervisors, Health and Safety Coordinators and anyone with an interest in work health and safety.

 
Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for the Continuing courses.
 
 Course Outlines

Outlines for each course are set out below in alphabetical order.

 

Asbestos Awareness
A one day course designed to provide participants with a greater understanding of the nature of asbestos, providing information, advice and assessment.  Course includes a two hour on-line session with a certificate upon successful completion of the session.
Accident / Incident Investigation
A one day course designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to enable them to contribute effectively to the hazard management process to improve workplace health and safety and to conduct an accident investigation.
Developing OHS Policies and Procedures
Policy and procedure documents are an integral part of an organisation's approach to OHS and a requirement under legislation. They are also an essential tool for tailoring the legislation to the specific needs of a workplace. This course is designed to provide participants with information and skills to develop and implement OH&S policies and procedures.
Drugs & Alcohol in the Workplace
What are the risks which arise from workers being affected by drugs or alcohol in the workplace? Participants will examine ways of measuring the OHS effects and functional performance. Drug and alcohol testing will be discussed, along with alternative ways of dealing with these issues.
Ergonomics in the Workplace
A one day course to introduce participants to ergonomics, the role of the ergonomist and how to apply an ergonomic approach to the management of workplace hazards.
Fatigue - Irregular Hours/Shift Work
A significant proportion of the work force is engaged in working irregular hours, including shiftwork. Participants will examine the causes of workplace fatigue; how to identify symptoms and approaches to controlling and preventing fatigue.
Hazard Management and Hazardous Substances
A one day course where participants will develop the knowledge and skills to contribute effectively to the hazard management process.  Participants will examine the rights and responsibilities of all parties in the workplace and learn how to apply the hazard management process to a workplace.
Health and Wellbeing
A one day course where participants will develop the knowledge and skills to contribute effectively to the health and well being in their workplace.  Participants will explore the programs available to enable them to promote health and well being with their workplace.
Infectious Diseases
A one day course where participants will gain an overview of infectious hazards in the workplace and learn strategies for management of potential infection.
Management of Stress as a Hazard
A one day course where participants will examine the factors contributing to stress in the workplace, and the application of the hazard management process to psychological hazards. This includes analysis of work design, work organisation and systems of work (eg autonomy, pace and type of work, work environment).
Management of Vocal Problems
In a number of occupations the voice is a major tool used by workers – for example in teaching and childcare. Workers in these sectors report both short- and long-term problems arising from constant use of the voice and from the need to use the voice at high volumes. This course will examine the OHS problems involved and identify strategies for overcoming these problems.
Negotiation Skills
A one day course where participants look at negotiation skills to assist participants to effectively negotiate occupational health and safety issues with management in the workplace.  Participants will learn successful behavioural techniques and methods to manage conflict and to reach agreement through consensus.
Occupational Cancer - Zero Tolerance (half day course)
A half day course where participants will examine how unions are challenging workplace cancer risks and outlines the ACTU campaign to ensure workplace ill-health is not the forgotten item on the cost-benefit ledger.
Occupational Stress
A one day course designed to provide participants with an understanding of the nature and causes of stress in the workplace, learn how to apply hazard management processes to stress as a workplace hazard and identify control options for the elimination or minimisation of stress in the workplace.
OHS Systems
What systems should you have in your workplace to ensure a safe and healthy work environment? What ensures some systems work and some don’t? This course will enable participants to analyse the OHS systems and their implementation in their workplace. Strategies for improving the effectiveness of OHS systems will also be explored.
Personal Impact of Workplace Deaths (half day course)

Workplace deaths have a devastating impact on co-workers and their families.  This course will explore the nature of grief, reactions to workplace death and ways to address the personal issues that arise from a fatality.  

Psychological Health & Culture of Safety
A one day course where participants look at how organisational culture and management style can impact on psychological health in the workplace.  Participants will build an awareness of approaches in developing a culture of safety in the workplace and gain an understanding of approaches to empower HSR's to influence cultural change programs in the workplace.
Review Revision & Update
A one day course where participants will review their activities since completing Level 2; revise knowledge of the legislative framework and update knowledge of legislation and administrative agencies.
Risk Management
A one day course where participants will examine risk management principles and learn to develop a risk management plan for their workplace.
Slips, Trips & Falls
A one day course to introduce participants to processes for identifying, assessing, controlling and evaluating 'Slips, Trips & Falls' hazards.  Participants will discuss assessment tools and collate an action plan, providing a proactive approach to assist participants to influence policy and procedures.
Workplace Bullying & Harassment
A one day course designed to introduce participants to the OHS&W legislation in relation to bullying and to develop an understanding of discrimination and legislation in relation to harassment.  Participants will develop an understanding of bullying and harassment policies and procedures and the role of management.
Workload Burnout
A one day course where participants will examine the causes of workload burnout and its impact on workers.  Workload burnout is becoming a major OHS issue in the workplace.  This course will provide participants with the skills to identify, assess and control workplace burnout and provide the tools to develop response strategies.
Workplace Culture - half day
A half day course where participants will build an awareness of approaches in developing a culture of safety in the workplace by emphasising the responsibilities of management.  The course outlines approaches to empower HSR's to influence cultural change programs in the workplace.
Workplace Health - Body Mapping
A one day course where participants will examine how various concepts and ideas for workplace health can be promoted.  One tool is "Body Mapping" a technique used to identify common patterns of health problems amongst workers.
Workplace Violence
A one day course where participants will examine ways and learn the skills necessary to identify assess and control workplace violence at the workplace, as well as the consultative measures needed to resolve them.
 



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