As part of WorkSafe’s commitment to collaborating with industry to improve health and safety across the sector, we are pleased to present alongside Safer Care Victoria a webinar on controlling heat stress in healthcare and social assistance. Revised infection prevention and control practices have led to an increase in PPE requirements and use across these sectors.
The wearing of PPE in hot weather may have an impact on the ability of healthcare and social assistance workers to effectively perform their role.
This webinar will provide an overview of existing guidance, employer obligations for managing heat stress as well as some practical examples on what you can do.
Introduction and overview of updated guidance – Andrew Wilson, Chief Medical Officer/Safer Care Victoria
Managing risk associated with heat stress – Bronwyn Haste, Senior Occupational Hygienist, WorkSafe Vic and Kathy Smith, Senior OHS Advisor, WorkSafe Victoria
IPC Health: Risk assessment process for managing heat stress – Danielle Siler, Senior Clinical Lead, IPC Health