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Workshop to help prevent workplace injuries

22-06-2010
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WorkSafe Victoria will conduct a free workshop next month in a bid to improve workplace safety during installation, maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment.

This includes repair, installation (commissioning and de-commissioning), servicing and cleaning of machinery and equipment.

Topics to be covered include supervision as part of maintenance activities, the importance of preparing for maintenance tasks, fixing machinery quickly (but safely), contractor safety and working alone.

The solutions workshop is aimed at employers, production managers, maintenance managers, supervisors, health and safety representatives, maintenance employees and cleaners.

Employees involved in such work make up about 25 per cent of workers within the manufacturing environment. However, they account for nearly 60 per cent of machinery and equipment-related workplace injury claims.

WorkSafe Victoria says there is an urgent need to reduce the toll.

The workshop will provide an opportunity to comment and/or influence WorkSafe Victoria’s  approach to the issue.

The workshop will be held at Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre, Preston on Tuesday, July 6 from 8.30am-3pm. Morning tea and lunch is included.

Numbers are limited. To register visit: communications@worksafe.vic.gov.au by Wednesday June 30.

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