Managing Workplace Health and Safety in a COVID-19 Environment Agenda

Managing Workplace Health and Safety in a COVID-19 Environment
9 – 10 – 15 – 17 September 2020, 11:30am-12.30pm  AEST on Zoom


Wednesday 9th September – 11:30am to 12:30pm AEST

Looking after your health and wellbeing during COVID-19

  • Considering the different psychological phases of managing COVID-19 for each individual
  • Utilising supportive leadership to maximise team spirit and mental health in the ‘new normal’
  • Engaging effectively with your team to promote good health, wellbeing and productivity
  • Programs to support staff during the pandemic

Andrew Marks, Director of Counselling and Mental Health programs, Monash University

Anne Ohlmus, Manager, Wellbeing and Sustainability Engagement, Monash University

Natasha Bucker, Wellbeing and Sustainability Engagement Officer, Monash University


Thursday 10th September 2020 – 11:30am to 12:30pm AEST
Preparing your workforce for the future of remote work after COVID-19

  • Evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of a remote workforce
  • Utilising technology to optimise remote productivity
  • Identifying the additional challenges for off-site workers during COVID-19
  • Preparing your workforce for the changes which follow the Coronavirus epidemic
  • Addressing conflicts and complications revealed by COVID and remote work within your team
  • Synergising lessons learned from remote work with your existing WHS and HR policy

Alexandra Allars, Executive Branch Manager, People and Performance, ACT Education Directorate

Tuesday 15th September 2020 – 11:30am – 12:30pm AEST

Implementing effective ergonomic systems during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Designing safe and healthy workstations for employees working on-site and for those working from home
  • Synthesising ergonomic work environments with healthy physical activity and procedure
  • Tailoring your ergonomic strategy to fulfil the needs of a diverse workforce
  • Identifying strategies for providing access to ergonomic equipment for your employees

Ted Dohrmann, Managing Director, Dohrmann Consulting


Thursday 17th September 2020 – 11:30am to 12:30pm AEST

Integrating social distancing and viral hazards into existing hazard management policy and workflow processes

  • Understanding the safety risks COVID-19 poses to the health of your workforce
  • Identifying and protecting the most vulnerable employees to the Novel Coronavirus influenza
  • Maximising your PPE and antiviral procurement and usage during COVID-19
  • Optimising your workflow with consideration of viral hazards, within the constraints of your office space

Peter Gould, Service Manager Workplace Health, Safety, and Wellbeing, Redland City Council