WorkSafe Victoria is holding a free, half-day seminar on health and safety in aged care in Melbourne’s South East at the end of next month

The event is being held to mark Work Safe Week, which runs from 26-30 October and is aimed at promoting workplace health and safety among the state’s employers and workers.

The interactive ‘Health and Safety in Aged Care’ forum is being held at the Mulgrave Country Club.

It will feature a number of industry speakers who will discuss how they have improved safety in their workplaces.

They will share details about the safety issues they faced and the steps they took to overcome them.

More than 100 free seminars and events are being held across Victoria during WorkSafe Week.

They will cover topics such as manual handling, health and wellbeing, the new national OH&S laws and work related stress.

“Safety is everyone’s business so it is a comprehensive and cost-effective way for employers, supervisors and workers to update their skills,” said WorkSafe’s Executive Director, Health and Safety, John Merritt.

“Every week should be treated as Work Safe Week, but these seminars and events give people the opportunity to find out what more they can do to help keep their workplaces safe.”

Registrations for Work Safe Week 2009 are now open and anyone interested in attending any of the events should register online at worksafe.vic.gov.au/worksafeweek

The aged care seminar will be held at the Mulgrave Country Club from 9.15am to 12.30pm on Thursday, 29 October.

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