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					FREE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY ADVICE
VISITS

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WorkSafe Victoria Small Business Safety Program
VCOSS offers FREE OHS advice visits to Victorian community sector organisations with up to 50 employees (EFT, not including volunteers) through the WorkSafe Victoria Small Business Safety Program. All you need to do is register and an independent consultant will visit your workplace for up to three hours to provide expert advice on OHS and help you put together a Safety Action Plan, free of charge. All applicants are required to provide information about their organisation and their occupational health and safety needs. To go on the list for a free consultancy visit in 2008-09, complete the form below and email to laura.mondon@vcoss.org.au fax to 9654 5749, or mail to: VCOSS, Level 8, 128 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000. If you know of any organisation that may benefit from this, please pass it on. For more information about WorkSafe Victoria’s Small Business Safety Program visit www.worksafe.vic.gov.au or contact Laura Mondon at VCOSS on email laura.mondon@vcoss.org.au or phone (03) 9654 5050. Organisation/agency name: Address: Contact person: Phone: Nature of services: Number of employees: Full time Part time Casual/labour hire E-mail:

Instructions: Place a  against those issues relevant to your organisation

Manual Handling (Lifting, twisting, pulling, pushing tasks) Occupational Violence from customers, patients, visitors Fatigue or Stress Safety Induction including OHS responsibility, behaviour, issues to cover Policy/Procedures/Job Safety Analysis Register of injuries or Return to Work Health and Safety Reps/ Committee Bullying in the workplace Emergency response including first aid, fire, explosion, robbery

Chemicals including safe use, storage and material safety data sheets Dangerous Goods including gas, petrol, oils, explosives Electrical Safety Licensing Infection (animals, humans, waste) Slips, Trips, Falls Consultation with staff Contractors Noise

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SMALL BUSINESS OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (OHS) PROGRAM
WorkSafe Victoria provides up to 3 hours of free safety advice to Victorian small and medium businesses (50 employees or less) by providing an independent consultant to assist with health and safety. This service includes development of a simple safety improvement plan. The OHS consultant can assist your workplace in any of the following areas:         Identifying hazards in the workplace Assessing risks Using audit tools Managing risk Applying the ‘Hierarchy of Control’ to risk – a useful tool for identify workplace risks Establishing a risk control register Identifying required training Consulting with team members to establish OHS management processes

Eligibility The program is open to all Victorian community sector organisations employing less than 50 employees (full time equivalent, volunteers not included). All organisations are required to register and provide information about their organisation and their occupational health and safety needs. Registration A registration form is overleaf or can be downloaded from http://www.vcoss.org.au/ Registrations can be returned by fax (03) 9654 5749 or email to laura.mondon@vcoss.org.au

For further information contact Laura Mondon on (03) 9654 5050 or laura.mondon@vcoss.org.au