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health safety and wellbeing

Five tips for self-care coming out of lockdown

Mental health has become one of the most important conversations to have in workplaces over the past two years. The widespread impacts of COVID-19 have moved beyond the health epidemic it began as, with the ongoing consequences morphing into a financial, educational, and mental health crisis that will be felt for years to come as the world moves into recovery mode from the effects of the pandemic.

19 October 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Globe International: asking the tough questions to support their staff’s mental health

While Globe’s customers are renowned thrill seekers, the specialist apparel, footwear and skateboard manufacturer and distributer isn’t taking any risks with its staff’s mental health.

18 October 2021

health safety and wellbeing

AGL: Keeping the lights on for millions of Australians during COVID-19

From the pre-existing challenges facing Australia’s energy industry to the obstacles the COVID-19 pandemic has presented, AGL has continued to uphold its commitment to keeping the lights on, the gas flowing and providing reliable and affordable energy for millions of Australians.

Fast Five

11 October 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Recent changes to OHS and other related legislation

The Occupational Health and Safety and other Legislation Amendment Act of 2021 became law as of Wednesday 22 September. Here’s what you need to know.

06 October 2021

health safety and wellbeing

What all businesses should be doing to keep their home-based workers safe

As we continue to endure Lockdown Six from home, fewer employees are willing to leave their new routines. Here is what every employer should do to look after their employees.

19 August 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Swinburne University research aims to understand organisational practices and priorities in workplace

Swinburne University is calling on employees to participate in a research survey to understand how employees feel their employers are contributing to a mentally healthy workplace.

30 July 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Victorian Chamber supporting unique businesses needing customised training

Designed by the Victorian Chamber’s Health, Safety and Wellbeing team, our courses in suit most businesses, but from time to time, a client needs something a little different.

Member Stories

22 July 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Sexual harassment now defined as ‘serious misconduct’ in Fair Work Regulations amendment

The definition of 'serious misconduct' has been amended as part of the Fair Work Amendment (Respect at Work) Regulations 2021, to now include sexual harassment.

12 July 2021

education and training

Mental Health Essentials: Your last chance to benefit from this free program

Since 2018, the Victorian Chamber’s Mental Health Essentials program has assisted over 180 businesses who employ young workers to build and maintain mentally healthy workplaces.

06 July 2021

covid 19

Seek advice before making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory in your workplace

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a $11 million support package to help facilitate mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all residential aged care workers.

02 July 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Embracing new technologies to improve safety for young workers

Businesses with young staff across Victoria are embracing the tech-savvy generation’s comfort with technology to create safer, compliant, and more efficient workplaces. 

22 June 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Victorian Government QR codes now mandatory for all workplaces

All Victorian workplaces must now ensure their workers and visitors check in using the free Victorian Government QR Code Service, no matter how long they are on the premises. However, the Government will give some workplaces time to adapt before enforcement begins.

16 June 2021

chief executive update

Chief Executive Update 16 June

The business community in Regional Victoria will be relieved today to hear the news of a further easing of restrictions. There is also good news that essentially every business in the state can now operate. But for some larger metropolitan events, hospitality and entertainment venues, the easing of restrictions have not gone far enough, and we still have a difference in settings between Regional and Metropolitan areas.

16 June 2021

economy

Business calls for a plan and no more lockdowns

Today’s announcement that restrictions will further ease from 11.59 tomorrow, Thursday 17 June, is welcome news that will enable every Victorian business to operate, but the restrictions on Metropolitan Victoria are still too conservative.

16 June 2021

economy

Boost for business as restrictions ease across Victoria

The State Government has today announced a further easing of restrictions for Metropolitan and Regional Victoria from 11.59pm Thursday 17 June in a boost for struggling businesses affected by Lockdown 4.0.

16 June 2021

health safety and wellbeing

When technology is your business’ best asset and greatest risk

Pentana Solutions has a rich heritage of excellence and forward-thinking, but how would the tech-savvy business help their workers unplug, boost self-belief and prevent burnout?

Member Stories

11 June 2021


health safety and wellbeing

Five tips for self-care coming out of lockdown

19 October 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Globe International: asking the tough questions to support their staff’s mental health

18 October 2021

health safety and wellbeing

AGL: Keeping the lights on for millions of Australians during COVID-19

Fast Five

11 October 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Recent changes to OHS and other related legislation

06 October 2021

health safety and wellbeing

What all businesses should be doing to keep their home-based workers safe

19 August 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Swinburne University research aims to understand organisational practices and priorities in workplace

30 July 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Victorian Chamber supporting unique businesses needing customised training

Member Stories

22 July 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Sexual harassment now defined as ‘serious misconduct’ in Fair Work Regulations amendment

12 July 2021

education and training

Mental Health Essentials: Your last chance to benefit from this free program

06 July 2021

covid 19

Seek advice before making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory in your workplace

02 July 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Embracing new technologies to improve safety for young workers

22 June 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Victorian Government QR codes now mandatory for all workplaces

16 June 2021

chief executive update

Chief Executive Update 16 June

16 June 2021

economy

Business calls for a plan and no more lockdowns

16 June 2021

economy

Boost for business as restrictions ease across Victoria

16 June 2021

health safety and wellbeing

When technology is your business’ best asset and greatest risk

Member Stories

11 June 2021