prOHnewS - May 2010

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May 2010

In this issue:

call for tenders to provide OHS consulting services to medium sized workplaces


new resource on getting professional OHS advice


review of vocational education and training OHS courses


calls for workers compensation funds to be allocated to research


Welcome to the 8th edition of prOHnewS

In this edition, we provide information about WorkSafe’s tender for OHS professional services. This service differs significantly from WorkSafe’s longstanding three–hour free OHS consultant service for small business in that it is aimed at medium sized business ($1 million to $20 million remuneration) and works as part of a WorkSafe intervention strategy. By producing new products and services tailored to different sized Victorian business, WorkSafe aims to add further value to workplaces.

The national OHS training packages information is worth a read to keep abreast of the potential changes that could be coming soon.

Clarke Martin
Chair, HaSPA
WorkSafe Victoria


Owner visit program six hour services tender

WorkSafe has begun a request for tender for the provision of six–hour OHS consultancies to medium–sized businesses. WorkSafe will engage a panel of suitably qualified OHS consultants to deliver consultancy services under the owner visit program across Victoria. Information is available from (tender number H09.04971).

All submissions must be in accordance with the request for tender requirements and specifications. Submissions close 9 June, 2010.

Fore more information about the request for tender write to Sandy Ashton, WorkSafe Victoria, 222 Exhibition Street Melbourne, 3000, phone (03) 9641 1426 or email



Professional OHS advice


The list of health and safety consultants on WorkSafe’s online service provider directory has been replaced with a new WorkSafe web resource.

The professional OHS advice webpage helps workplaces to:
• understand the duty to employ or engage a suitably qualified person to advise on issues impacting health and safety
• work out what OHS advice might be needed
• how and where to get the right advice.

The webpage also has information and resources for OHS professionals to keep up to date with improvements to OHS advice in workplaces.

More information

Review of national OHS training packages

A scoping review of the OHS training and courses available in the vocational education and training system is being conducted by Innovation and Business Skills Australia. The courses will include individual OHS units in a wide range of training packages and Certificate III, Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in OHS.

More information



Calls to allocate workers’ compensation funds to research

At a two–day conference on OHS research in Australia, more than 50 of Australia’s leading OHS researchers called for workers’ compensation funds to be allocated to research.

Other outcomes at the conference included a listing of priority research areas for the next ten years and a declaration of actions to improve OHS research in Australia.

More information

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