SafetyNet 339, September 16, 2015
Welcome to the latest edition of SafetyNet. It's the usual mix of news, research and events. Use the journal to promote health and safety in your workplaces, distribute it to your networks, and please email me your views and any questions you might have (please don't 'reply' to the journal!). And please follow us on Twitter: @OHSreps
Thank you! Renata
Calling ALL HSRs! VTHC Health and Safety Reps Conference – October 27
Tuesday October 27; 8.30am – 4pm; Melbourne Convention and Entertainment Centre; South Wharf, Melbourne. Meet other HSRs, skill up and learn how to advocate for safer workplaces.
- How to raise awareness and resolve OHS issues in your workplace – practical strategies and advice
- OHS indicators for workplaces
- Risks to psychological health (including bullying and stress)
The Conference program has been approved by WorkSafe under s69(1)(d) of the OHS Act. An employer must allow HSRs time off with pay to attend on the day. The HSR must give the employer at least 14 days' notice. (Deputy HSRs do not have an entitlement to attend under the Act – but are welcome if they have made arrangements with their employer to attend)
Registration will be through the WorkSafe Victoria Health and Safety Week website (opening shortly).
OHS to be part of Labour Hire and Insecure Work Inquiry
Last Thursday, the Victorian Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins announced that Professor Anthony Forsyth would chair the Andrews Labor Government's Inquiry into the Labour Hire Industry and Insecure Work in Victoria. Professor Forsyth currently teaches labour law and legal research at the RMIT University Graduate School of Business and Law, and is a consultant with the Corrs Chambers Westgarth Workplace Relations Group. Ms Hutchins said, "We're continuing to see allegations of the misuse and abuse of workers engaged by rogue labour hire companies. This inquiry will address how the labour hire industry can be better regulated, and how the rights of these workers can be better protected." The Minister also released the Terms of Reference for the inquiry, which will investigate the practices of rogue labour hire companies, insecure work, sham contracting and the abuse of visas to avoid workplace laws and undermine minimum employment standards. The inquiry will release a background paper in coming weeks and call for submissions related to the terms of reference from interested parties. It is due to report to the Minister by 31 July 2016.
The Terms of Reference are broad, including the use and impact of labour hire; supply chains and social and economic impacts. Specifically, it will investigate "allegations that labour hire and sham contracting arrangements are being used to avoid workplace laws, and other statutory obligations, and the current effectiveness of the enforcement of industrial relations, occupational health and safety and workers compensation laws".
OHS commentator, Kevin Jones, said in his blog, that the ToR "should allow for all the research into job design and the psychological effects related to precarious work to be presented in a way that emphasises the important (and previously downplayed) role that OHS has in the welfare and productivity of workers."
Read more: Minister's Media Release and discussion SafetyAtWorkblog: Inquiry into precarious/insecure work includes OHS
I had a question about the requirements to provide toilets on roadside worksites. I work for a distribution company and most of our construction workers spend their shift at a temporary roadside work site - usually for one day only. There's been some talk about access to toilets after a few issues with workers having to discreetly relieve themselves next to their truck. What are the requirements to supply toilets in both planned and emergency situations?
While the Act puts a general duty of care on the employer to provide adequate facilities for employees, including toilets, this is 'so far as is reasonably practicable '. However, expecting workers to 'discreetly relieve themselves' is in no way acceptable! The advice regarding what the employer needs to do is in the Workplace amenities and work environment Compliance Code.
This is what it says about design and access to toilets:
48. Where it is not reasonably practicable to provide access to permanent toilets, portable toilets need to be provided. Portable toilets need to be installed securely to prevent them toppling over or becoming unstable and need to be provided with a lockable door, lighting and ventilation.
50. In most cases, employers are expected to provide toilet facilities for employees, rather than relying on access to external public toilets.
51. Toilets need to be accessible, preferably located inside a building or as close as possible to the workplace, to eliminate or reduce any risk to employee safety while accessing them. In multi-storey buildings, toilets need to be located on at least every second storey. For short-term temporary workplaces and workplaces in remote areas, a temporary toilet needs to be provided in a secure place with safe access.
52. Sometimes, when workplaces are temporary, remote or mobile, employers are unable to provide toilets for employees. In these cases employers need to provide the amenity by ensuring employees have access to other toilets, such as public toilets or toilets at client premises. Clear directions on where the toilets are located also need to be provided.
Please send any OHS related queries in to 'Ask Renata' - your query will be responded to as quickly as we can – usually within a couple of days.
Bullying allegations against senior neurosurgeon upheld
Bullying allegations against a senior Melbourne neurosurgeon have been upheld following a formal investigation by the Board of Neurosurgery - a joint board of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia. This came after ABC Four Corners report in May in which Dr Imogen Ibbett, a former neurosurgical trainee at Monash Medical Centre, spoke out about her experiences. The surgeon at the centre of the allegations is Dr Helen Maroulis, who until June was a senior member of the team at Monash Medical Centre's neurosurgical unit.
Dr Ibbett, who trained under the senior neurologist, revealed details of how she said she was bullied on the program. The investigation concluded that bullying occurred and included: unreasonable and unjustified criticism [by Dr Maroulis] on a frequent basis while at the training unit; verbal abuse, shouting, threats and intimidation by the respondent on a frequent basis while at the training unit; and undermining feedback
Read more: ABC News Online
Reminder: Summer and skin cancer
After a few sunny days (even though followed by more wintry weather), employers should be thinking about UV protection. Cancer Council Victoria is asking: "Is your workplace ready for summer?" CCV reminds us that workplace sun-related injuries and disease have cost Australian workplaces $63 million in compensation payments in just ten years, with outdoor workers getting up to 10 times more exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation than others. Every year in Australia, 200 melanomas and 34,000 other skin cancer diagnoses can be attributed to UV exposure in the workplace.
CCV's SunSmart program offers workplace training sessions to help educate organisations and their workers about the harmful effects of UV radiation. Delivered by trained educators, these include an overview of skin cancer and UV-related injuries, practical solutions to reduce UV risk in the workplace, a guide to skin checks, and the optional inclusion of a skin scanner that reveals hidden UV damage.
To book, or for more information, contact SunSmart on (03) 9514 6419, email email@example.com, or visit the SunSmart website
Box Hill item - correction
A reader contacted us last week – the suburb of Box Hill where the community concern led to the closing of a supermarket site is in fact in NSW – not in Victoria. Our sincerest apologies for the error.
Latest ACV/GARDS Asbestos News Sept 2015
The Asbestos Council of Victoria/GARDS has published its latest newsletter, which contains a number of articles on the group's activities and a long article on how, despite Australia's total ban of asbestos, products containing this deadly fibre are still coming in illegally.
The Newsletter will be available to be downloaded from the ACV/GARDS website soon, or contact Vicki Hamilton by email who will send you a pdf copy.
ACT: Rise in mesothelioma cases
An Australian National University investigation into the Mr Fluffy legacy has found mesothelioma cases have increased in Canberra over the past three decades. The first of four reports commissioned by the ACT government and published this week confirmed one person had been diagnosed with the disease while living in a Mr Fluffy home. But mesothelioma cases in the ACT increased from nine in 1994-1996 to 32 in 2009-11, one of the biggest increases in the country.
Since 1982, 140 mesothelioma cases have been reported to the ACT Cancer Registry, with 113 men diagnosed and 27 women. Almost one third of those diagnosed were aged between 65 and 74 years, and only five per cent of people were younger than 45. Exposure to Mr Fluffy asbestos was listed as a possible explanation for the increase – but the authors warned this was not a definitive explanation. The study, led by the ANU National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, acknowledged the small number of mesothelioma cases in the ACT resulted in some statistical uncertainty, with more detailed studies required. "The health risks associated with living in a Mr Fluffy house are the subject of further studies within the ACT Asbestos Health Study, which may provide more evidence regarding the relationship between ARPs and mesothelioma," the report said.
Read more: The Canberra Times
ASEA 2nd International Asbestos Conference
The updated conference program for ASEA's second International Conference on Asbestos Awareness and Management, 22 - 24 November at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in South Brisbane has now been released. Go to this page to check it out. ASEA has also announced that it has extended the cut-off date for Early Bird registrations to September 30. Read more: ASEA Conference page and to register.
WA: Walk to raise research funds
On Monday the first steps were taken by members of the Perth-based Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia (ADSA) in their annual walk to raise research funds and promote awareness of asbestos risks in the community. This year, the walkers will cover the 260+ miles from Albany to the state capital of Perth in five days, visiting towns and villages along the way to generate local support and spread information. For those of us unable to join them, donations can be made online. For more information see: Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia Media Release [pdf]
WA: Warning on asbestos in crayons
Months after warnings from community groups and in this journal, the authorities in Western Australia are renewing warnings for parents and schools after trace amounts of asbestos were found imported crayons. Consumer Protection and WorkSafe issued the warning on Monday after testing by WorkSafe Victoria and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission found trace levels of asbestos in six lines of imported wax crayons. The affected lines include Dora the Explorer personalised 32 pack crayons, Dora the Explorer jumbo crayons, Arti Crafti 16 piece crayons, Peppa Pig 8 wax crayons, Disney "Frozen" jumbo crayons and Disney "Mickey Mouse and Friends" crayons. Source: Perth Now
Brazil: Another Asbestos Ban
Against considerable lobbying by asbestos specialist interests, the Council of Poços de Caldas, a city in the Brazilian State of Minas Gerais, has succeeded in approving a bill to ban the use of asbestos in public buildings. This legislation, which has been under discussion since 2009, was sponsored by Mayor Dr Regina Cioffi, a highly respected doctor who informed fellow Councilors of scores of national asbestos bans and policies of international agencies supporting asbestos prohibitions to protect public and occupational health.
See: Câmara de Poços aprova projeto que proibe amianto em obras públicas [Poços City Council Bans Asbestos]. Source: IBAS
And also in Brazil: penalties confirmed
The Superior Labor Court has reinstated guilty verdicts and fines for moral damages amounting respectively to R$500,000 (US$129,300) and R$100,000 (US$26,000) against Eternit SA, Brazil's largest asbestos manufacturer, and Distribuidora Meridional Ltda., a distributor in Pernambuco, for failing to comply with the state law banning the manufacture, trade and use of asbestos especially in civil public and private construction.
See: Distribuidora e Eternit são condenadas por violar lei que proíbe amianto em Pernambuco [Distributor and Eternit are convicted of violating the law banning asbestos in Pernambuco]. Source: IBAS
Italy's Deadly Asbestos Legacy
European research into the occurrence of peritoneal mesothelioma amongst a cohort from Italy, formerly Europe's largest asbestos producer, has found higher mortality rates in several northern regions which were heavy consumers of asbestos. These findings were reported in a study just published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine. Using multiple data sources, the eight authors discovered that amongst people who lived or worked in areas where asbestos was produced, there was an elevated incidence of peritoneal mesothelioma.
Read more: Conti, S, et al Peritoneal mesothelioma in Italy: Trends and geography of mortality and incidence. [Abstract] American Journal of Industrial Medicine Source: IBAS
Want to know about Asbestos laws and more? Go to the Asbestos section on the site.
International Union News
UK: Unions under attack – civil liberties, workers' rights at risk
Leading human rights groups have warned that the UK government's Trade Union Bill is "a major attack on civil liberties in the UK". In a joint statement Liberty, Amnesty International and the British Institute of Human Rights said the bill "would hamper people's basic rights to protest and shift even more power from the employee to the employer."
TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said: "Ministers should be working with unions to deliver a fairer Britain, not dreaming up new ways of stopping their members from defending jobs and pay and standing up for decent services and safety at work." In one of three TUC responses to the government consultation on the Bill, the TUC noted: "Union workplaces are safer workplaces, largely due to tens of thousands of union health and safety reps being trained each year to internationally-recognised standards. Unions raise safety concerns through health and safety committees and collective bargaining arrangements and this leads to far fewer workplace accidents."
Read more: TUC Media Release Trade Union Bill is a "major attack on civil liberties", human rights groups warn and TUC responses to the Trade Union Bill consultation. Source: Risks 719
South Africa: Miners march for pay and safety
On September 5 South African miners marched to the Chamber of Mines in Johannesburg on to protest poor working conditions. Thousands of National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) members marched through the city to deliver a list of demands to the goldmine owners' federation. The union is angry at bosses reneging on agreements. "It is intolerable that after 21 years of democracy mineworkers are still trapped in conditions of abject poverty together with their families," said NUM spokesperson Livhuwani Mammburu. "The workers continue to take risks, facing death and injury at the workplace, while bosses rake in millions without any threat to their lives." The NUM reasserted its demands for the gold sector, including a 15 per cent pay rise and better housing conditions.
More: NUM video and news release. Morning Star Source: Risks 719
New warning on deadly work stress
A Harvard Business School and Stanford University study has concluded that job insecurity, long working hours and other common workplace stressors can all damage a person's health, raise the odds of them having an illness and even lead to an early death. The research team analysed 228 studies investigating stress in the workplace. They found:
- High job demands increased the odds of having an illness diagnosed by a doctor by 35 per cent;
- Long work hours increased the chances of early death by almost 20 per cent;
- The biggest stressor identified was the worry of losing one's job: that increased the odds of having poor health by about 50 per cent.
The team wrote: "Our results suggest that many workplace conditions profoundly affect human health. In fact, the effect of workplace stress is about as large as that of second-hand tobacco smoke, an exposure that has generated much policy attention and efforts to prevent or remediate its effects." Joel Goh, an assistant professor at Harvard Business School, and the study's co-author, said: "When you think about how much time individuals typically spend at work, it's not that surprising." He said many companies now have 'wellness programmes' which include exercise and yoga classes at lunchtimes. However, the focus should not solely be on the employee's actions: companies should also think about the effects managers have on their staff, he added. "Wellness programmes are great at doing what they're designed to do," he said. "But they're targeting [employee behaviour], not targeting the cause of stress. There are two sides of the equation and right now we focus on one side. We're trying to call attention to the other side, which is the effect of managerial practices."
Read more: Joel Goh, Jeffrey Pfeffer and Stefanos A Zenios, Workplace stressors and health outcomes: Health policy for the workplace Behavioural Science and Policy, volume 1, number 1, September 2015. More on Stress and Fatigue Source: Risks 719
UK Study looks at the impact of work on health
A major ongoing research project in the UK is turning its attention to the effects of work on health. In 2006 UK Biobank started recruiting 500,000 people aged between 40-69 years who agreed to give detailed information about themselves and agreed to have their health followed. Now they are asking participants to take part in an online survey about their working lives. According to the TUC's head of health and safety Hugh Robertson: "This questionnaire will help scientists to research the effect working hours and chemicals in the workplace may have on an individual's health. It asks about where you work, what you did, what you were exposed to and whether you works shifts, and if so, what kind. Detailed data of this kind and scale has not previously been available, and could give us a lot more information about the hazards of work." He concludes: "Large studies like this are the best way to find out when a disease that is relatively common such as certain cancers or stress-related illness, is more common in people who do certain jobs and we need more of them. Data from a similar research project, the Million Women Study which was started in 1996, is being used to get more information on the link between breast cancer and shift work so this kind of research is crucial. Previously very few countries have kept this level of information on its population and this is something to be very much welcomed."
Read more: UK Biobank news release and website. Source: Risks 719
Canada: Study shows unions keep site workers safer
A new Canadian study has shown that unionised construction workers are significantly less likely than their non-unionised counterparts to be seriously injured on the job. The report examined Workplace Safety and Insurance Board claims data from more than 40,000 construction firms across Ontario. It found that workers with unionised firms reported 23 per cent fewer injuries that required time off than those at non-union shops. Unionised workers were also 17 per cent less likely to experience muscle, tendon, and nerve injuries that affect mobility. They were almost 30 per cent less likely to suffer critical injuries - defined as those that place workers' lives in jeopardy. "One of the things that I think our study shows is that one way to identify firms that are doing well is to identify unionised firms," said the report's lead investigator, Ben Amick, of the Institute for Work and Health. "That may not be the only way but I think we need to have a discussion about what's going right."
The research looked at injury claims between 2006 and 2012 for firms together employing more than 1.5 million full-time Ontario workers, in what is one of the most comprehensive studies in North America. While the report found that unionised workers were less likely to claim for serious injuries, they were more likely to file less serious incidents, which Amick says allows construction unions to better identify workplace dangers. IWH associate scientific director Dr Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, a co-author of the report, said: "The lower rates of lost-time claims might also suggest that unionised workplaces are safer. It could be they do a better job educating workers, in part through apprenticeship training. They may have more effective health and safety programmes and practices. They may give workers more voice to influence the health and safety of their work environments, and to report not only injuries, but also near-misses."
The study was funded by the Ontario Construction Secretariat, which represents 25 building trade unions, together with representatives of government and contractors. "There's a general kind of understanding that the unionised construction industry is safer than the alternative," said the organisation's head, Sean Strickland. "I think it's important to have this kind of study to actually prove that this is indeed the case."
Read more: Benjamin C Amick, Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, Desiree Latour-Villamil and Ron Saunders. Protecting construction worker health and safety in Ontario Canada: Identifying a union safety effect, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, published online ahead of print, September 2015. doi 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000562 [full paper].
IWH news release. OCS union safety effect infographic. FIU news release. Source: Risks 719
Safe Work Australia
As at September 8, 108 fatalities had been reported to Safe Work – five more work-related deaths since September 4 – this figure is tragic and almost certainly the deaths preventable. The fatalities have been in the following industries:
- 35 in the Transport, postal and warehouse sector;
- 25 in Agriculture, forestry and fishing;
- 14 in Construction;
- ten in Mining;
- five in Manufacturing;
- four in Electricity, gas, water & waste services; and in Arts & Recreation services
- three each in Administrative & support services; and in 'other services'
- two each in the Retail trade; and in Accommodation & food services
- one in Health care & social assistance
In a more recent media release, SWA said that on September 11, 111 work-related deaths had been reported. More information on which industries the fatalities occurred in is accessible on the Safe Work Australia Work-related fatalities page.
The latest monthly fatality report remains that for May 2015 – during which there were 11 work-related notifiable fatalities: eight male workers, one female worker, and both a male and female bystander. The report can be downloaded from the Safe Work Australia Monthly Fatalities Reports page.
Free work health and safety seminars by Safe Work Australia this October
Broadcast daily throughout National Safe Work Month in October, the Virtual Seminar Series showcases the latest thinking, innovation and research in work health and safety and examines how work can be designed so that workers are safe and businesses more productive.
Ann Sherry, Chair of Safe Work Australia, said that this year's seminars will look at how getting the design of work right from the start can improve safety while simultaneously saving money, improving efficiency, and making business more productive. "Good work design gives the highest level of protection against harm… It also enhances business success and productivity and workers' health and wellbeing," explained Ms Sherry.
An initiative under the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy, the seminars are interactive and will involve live broadcasts and online Q&A sessions. Each seminar will be accompanied by a range of work health and safety resources including case studies, research and data. Check out Ann Sherry on Youtube.
Michelle Baxter, CEO of Safe Work Australia, said the seminars feature business leaders, academics and work health and safety experts sharing ideas, experiences, skills and knowledge to improve the lives of Australian workers.
Read more: SWA Media Release
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Victoria: Court of Appeal upholds fine
In rejecting a company's appeal against a $375,000 OHS fine, the Victorian Court of Appeal slammed Dotmar Epp Pty Ltd for its "cavalier disregard" for workers' safety and its "disdainful" response to a WorkSafe improvement notice. It found the fine was appropriate because the company was "acutely aware" of the need for guarding on a lathe, but ignored it.
In August 2014, the employer pleaded guilty to two charges under s21 of the State OHS Act, in failing to provide or maintain safe plant and systems of work. The first charge related to two incidents that occurred 10 months apart in 2009 and 2010. In the first incident, the tip of a worker's finger was crushed while he was removing waste from the lathe. In the second, another worker broke his thumb when he placed his hand near the machine's rotating parts. The second charge related to an incident in March 2010, where a third employee suffered lacerations to his leg when it was trapped between a table and the frame of a router.
Last year the County Court fined the employer $300,000 for the first charge and $75,000 for the second. The company appealed, arguing the sentences were manifestly excessive and the sentencing judge erred in her assessment of the gravity of the offence; gave too much weight to general deterrence; and failed to give adequate weight to its guilty plea and lack of prior convictions.
Read more: Dotmar Epp Pty Ltd v The Queen  VSCA 241 (9 September 2015) Source: OHS Alert
At Trades Hall
(Corner Victoria and Lygon St, Carlton South)
VTHC OHS Training Centre
Remember that elected health and safety representatives and also deputies have the right to attend the training course of their choice – both the initial 5 day course and a 'refresher course' each year after that. If you haven't done your Refresher training this year, then register now. Below are the dates for the next few courses. For more details, and to download an application form, go to the Training program page or contact Judith Rodda on (03) 9663 5460 for any training related queries.
HSR Initial OHS Training Courses
|October 5 - 9||Initial||Carlton|
|October 12 - 16||Education||AEU (Abbottsford)|
|November 9 - 13||Initial||Carlton|
|November 30 - December 4||Initial||Ringwood|
|December 7 - 11||Initial||Carlton|
HSR Refresher OHS Courses
The unit also runs Comcare courses and courses for managers/supervisors – check the site for dates.
Injured Workers Group
The Injured Workers Group Inc of Victoria is a non-profit organisation run and organized by injured workers, It was formed to provide clear and concise information on injured workers' rights under the Victorian Workers Compensation Act, to form networks between union and non-union injured workers, and to help injured workers establish links within their local community health system and other organisations that can offer support. All injured workers are welcome to attend its meetings, which are run at the Trades Hall at 11.30am every 3rd Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Peter on 03 9460 7592, send an email or visit their website.
ACTU Health and Safety Training
The ACTU provides a number of courses in OHS and related areas. These courses include:
- Certificate IV in OHS Course, six days face to face (offered in two parts of 3 consecutive days each).
- Certificate IV in WHS (BSB41412) Upgrade (a one day face to face course). Attendance at this course will ensure graduates of the current Certificate IV in OHS will be compliant with the recent updated Certificate. This is also a prerequisite to the Diploma Course in WHS (BSB51312).
- Organising for Safer Workplaces (two days) and
- Workplace Bullying and Harassment (one day).
- OHS for Union Delegates – choice between a One or Two day course
For information on these and other courses, download the ACTU's course guide and go to the Upcoming courses page on the ACTU website or contact Anna Pupillo or Chris Hughes for more details (ph ACTU: 9664 7334).
15 to 17 September Safety In Action Conference
The Safety In Action Conference is on this week (15 - 17 September) at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Attendance at the Trade Show is free – but you must be a 'bona fide trade visitor' – or the guest of one. A number of Safety Seminars are being run on a range of topics including Fatigue Management; Safety through design; and several on chemicals related issues. Safety In Action site More information on the Safety Seminars.
7 October: AEU HSR Statewide Network Meeting
Australian Education Union (AEU) members are invited to attend a state-wide network meeting of the union's Health and Safety Representatives. At this meeting, HSRs will hear a report on Monash University's recent OHS survey of members, and it will provide an opportunity for reps to share their ideas, issues and challenges in their role as an HSR.
The AEU supports HSRs to promote and protect members' interests. HSRs play a vital role in promoting and protecting safe workplaces. This meeting will be facilitated by AEU's OHS organiser Janet Marshall, and Renata Musolino from Trades Hall. Light refreshments will be provided. We encourage attendance in person wherever possible, to enhance networking opportunities. If anyone has any specific OHS issues to be raised at the meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: AEU Victoria, 112 Trenerry Crescent, Abbotsford, or online via computer (Online participants can ask questions and comment throughout the workshop. Preference will be given to members connecting online from regional areas. Instructions for those wishing to participate online will be sent by email before the event.)
When: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 4.30-6.00pm
Registration: On the AEU Website
13 October: Suicide Prevention Forum 2015
A day of information, education and development, for mental health professionals and support workers, presented by UnitingCare's Creative Ministries Network. Keynote speakers include: Susan Murray, Chief Executive Officer, Suicide Prevention Australia; Louise Flynn, Manager, Support After Suicide, Jesuit Social Services; and Dr Claire Kelly, Manager, Youth Programs, Mental Health First Aid Australia.
Where: Australian Nursing Federation, 540 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
When: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 9.30 am (registration). 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
Cost: $110pp (includes lunch and afternoon tea). Bookings by September 30.
For more information: Bette Phillips-Campbell Tel: 03 9692 9427; mob 0409788883; or email Bette