DTF Annual Report 2016-17 - OHS Data

The Department has continued its commitment to occupational health and safety (OHS) during the financial year, with a number of key achievements: ·         quarterly Health and Safety Committee (HSC meetings at the request of health and safety representatives (HSRs)). A quarterly OHS newsletter is produced and distributed to all staff; ·         establishing a Safety Month program during October (in alignment with Safe Work Australia and WorkSafe Victoria). This program involved health and wellbeing seminars on fitness and mindfulness; an introduction to OHS for managers; St John Ambulance mobile CPR van on site; roving ergonomic assessments; and OHS awareness activities; ·         introduction of DTF First Aid Officer information and support meetings. Two meetings were held in July 2016 and April 2017; ·         provision of workstation ergonomic assessments. In total, 234 workstation ergonomic assessments were conducted (a 98 per cent increase on 2015 16). These included 125 face to face assessments and 129 online assessments via DTF’s safe workstation setup online module; ·         DTF has purchased and commissioned more than 60 portable sit‑stand desks to support office‑based workers adjust between a sitting and standing working posture; ·         introduction of DTF motor vehicle accident and infringement reporting and monitoring to identify OHS incidents and investigate the root causes to prevent re‑occurrence; ·         annual on‑site flu vaccination program held, with 305 employees receiving flu vaccinations (29 per cent increase on 2015‑16); ·         provision of DTF’s eye testing procedure: 26 eyewear reimbursements claimed. This is a reduction of two reimbursements compared to 2015‑16; and ·         promotion of DTF’s Employee Assistance Program. In total, 88 new referrals were made (51 per cent increase on 2015‑16).

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Published (Metadata record) 15/12/2017
Last updated 15/12/2017
Organisation Department of Treasury and Finance
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Data temporal coverage: 01/07/2016 to 30/06/2017