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Program of events

28 September - 7 October

Date and time Venue Event Description

Wednesday
5 October

11.30am to 12.30pm

Bendigo Bank
80 Grenfell Street, Adelaide

21st century workplaces - tour of Bendigo Bank

Hosted by Bendigo Bank

Tour Bendigo Bank and see their dynamic 21st century approach as leaders in smart, open, digital office culture. Discover the benefits and find out how they did it.

This is an interactive tour. You will be walking/standing for the full hour and will have the opportunity to ask questions along the way.

Wednesday
5 October

7.30am to 10.00am

Civil Contractors Federation

1 South Rd, Thebarton

Are you mentally fit for work?

Presented by Mental Health Coalition, ReturnToWorkSA and SafeWork SA

Join us for a free breakfast forum if you work in the construction industry and are curious about developing a mentally healthy workplace, as well as finding out about your legal obligations. Hear a personal story from someone who has experienced bumps in the road and how they have been successfully managed. Find out about what services and resources are available, and what you can do in a crisis situation.

Speakers will include Mates in Construction, Access Programs, NewAccess and beyondblue.

Thursday
6 October

12.00pm to 12.45pm

Hetzel Lecture Theatre
State Library,
North Terrace,
Adelaide

Cyber safety - overcoming the digital divide

Presented by Sergeant Ange Clissold
Electronic Crime Prevention & Training Co-ordinator,
South Australia Police

The increasing use of information technology in the workplace has brought about instances of misuse, such as 'cyber bullying' - everything from aggressive emails and SMS messages to inappropriate Facebook messages and YouTube postings. This presentation offers an awareness of the technologies, some of the inappropriate behaviours that may be considered criminal, and issues for individuals and businesses to consider in helping to combat the 'digital divide'.

Thursday
6 October

1.00pm to 1.45pm

Hetzel Lecture Theatre
State Library,
North Terrace,
Adelaide

Armed robbery prevention

Presented by Senior Sergeant Neil Hodgson, State Community Engagement Section,
South Australia Police

This presentation will help you understand how to reduce the risk of an armed robbery. Find out what to do during and immediately after an incident has occurred, as well as what assistance is available to victims and witnesses. South Australia Police's Armed Robbery Prevention Toolkit will be presented and the resources explained.

Thursday
6 October

2.00pm to 3.00pm

Hetzel Lecture Theatre
State Library,
North Terrace,
Adelaide

Managing safety at multi-site locations with a diverse workforce

Presented by Coles

Supermarket retailer Coles has 776 stores nation-wide and employs around 5800 staff in South Australia.
At this session Coles will outline how they are managing safety at multi-site locations with a diverse workforce.

Friday
7 October

9.00am to 12.30pm

Business SA
136 Greenhill Road Unley

WHS for Managers/Supervisors

Presented by Business SA

A course designed for middle level managers, supervisors and team leaders responsible for maintaining workplace safety systems. Responsibilities under the work health and safety legislation are defined, along with the roles and responsibilities of an employer. Explore basic hazard management including the implementation of WHS management systems.

10 October - 14 October

Date and time Venue Event Description

Monday
10 October

9.00am to 4.30pm

Adelaide Showground - Goyder Mezzanine

Health and Safety Representative Annual Refresher Training

Presented by Business SA

HSR Refresher is a new initiative designed for re-elected HSRs. This one day program provides updates to legislation, a revision of roles and responsibilities as an HSR and an opportunity to network and share experiences.

Monday
10 October

9.00am to 4.30pm

Adelaide Showground - Atrium Office

Health and Safety Training - Year 1

Presented by Business SA

Learn how to be a great HSR. This five day program provides you with the skills and confidence to identify and resolve workplace health and safety issues.
This is the first program in a series of three, as part of your three year term as an HSR.

Monday
10 October

9.00am to 4.30pm

The Convent
20 Penola Road
Mt Gambier

Health and Safety Training - Year 1

Presented by Business SA

Learn how to be a great HSR .This five day program provides you with the skills and confidence to identify and resolve workplace health and safety issues.
This is the first program in a series of three, as part of your three year term as an HSR.

Tuesday
11 October

10.00am to 11.30am

SafeWork SA
Level 4, 33 Richmond Road, Keswick

Customer Service Centre official opening

Presented by SafeWork SA

The SafeWork SA Customer Service Centre has been remodeled to better suit the needs of the public, offering a larger and more interactive space for visitors. The official opening will take place during National Safe Work Month, and is supported by the Minister for Industrial Relations, members of the Industrial Relations Consultative Committee and key partners and stakeholders to SafeWork SA.
PLEASE NOTE this is an invitation only event, but we welcome you to visit our new look Customer Service Centre any time.

Tuesday
11 October

12.00pm to 1.00pm

Bendigo Bank
80 Grenfell Street, Adelaide

21st century workplaces - tour of Bendigo Bank

Hosted by Bendigo Bank

Tour Bendigo Bank and see their dynamic 21st century approach as leaders in smart, open, digital office culture. Discover the benefits and find out how they did it.

This is an interactive tour. You will be walking/standing for the full hour and will have the opportunity to ask questions along the way.

Wednesday
12 October

10.00am to 6.00pm

Haymes Paint
30 The Parade, Norwood

Haymes Paint Trade Day

Hosted by Haymes Paint

Haymes Paint in Norwood are putting on a trade day for tradies and renovators, and have invited SafeWork SA to bring along one of our advisors from the mobile advisory team. An advisor will be available on the day to talk about how easy it is to access our free service, and help you better protect you, your workers and your business. There will also be a range of paint suppliers and the Master Painters Association will join SafeWork SA on the day.

Wednesday
12 October

12.30pm to 1.30pm

Adelaide Cemeteries Authority,
Enfield Memorial Park Chapel,
Browning Street, Clearview

Launch of the Cemetery Safety Resource Kit by ASKOHS - WHS Training & Consultancy

Hosted by ASKOHS, Adelaide Cemeteries Authority and Catholic Safety, Health & Welfare (SA)

Work health and safety (WHS) is an important part of all cemetery operations.

The Cemetery Safety Resource kit provides practical and user friendly information and checklists to help ensure health and safety and compliance with work health and safety legislation in the cemeteries industry.

Participants attending this launch will learn how to use the Cemetery Safety Resource Kit and will also receive a copy of this valuable resource on a USB for their workplace.

Please email askohs@gmail.com to make a booking or call mobile: 0449 921 919.

Wednesday
12 October

7.00am to 9.00am

Bunnings Trade Centre,
89 Cavan Road, Gepps Cross

Bunnings tradie breakfast

Hosted by Bunnings Trade Centre Gepps Cross

Bunnings stores are a thoroughfare of tradies, home renovators and the like, and they are conscious of the safety concerns that arise with this type of work.

Bunnings are inviting SafeWork SA in to assist their customers. A member of our mobile advisory team will be on hand to field any technical questions or set up a time for a free workplace visit.

A FREE BBQ breakfast is also being provided by Bunnings for all that attend.

Register your interest (need link)

Wednesday
12 October

11.00am to 11.45am

Hetzel Lecture Theatre
State Library,
North Terrace,
Adelaide

Heat stress

Presented by Paul Dickinson
WHS Adviser
SafeWork SA

Everyone knows what it's like to feel hot and uncomfortable but heat stress is more than that. It can cause serious health issues, and in the case of heat stroke, be fatal. Find out how you can minimise the risks at work, recognise the signs in yourself and others and stay safe on the job this summer.

Wednesday
12 October

12.00pm - 12.45pm

Hetzel Lecture Theatre
State Library,
North Terrace,
Adelaide

Getting bushfire ready - an introduction

Presented by Oshanna Alexander or Peta O'Donohue
Community Partners and Engagement Project,
SA Country Fire Service

Come and hear about bushfire behaviour, emergency planning and where to find out further information to get prepared for the coming fire danger season.

Wednesday
12 October

1.00pm to 1.45pm

Hetzel Lecture Theatre
State Library,
North Terrace,
Adelaide

Skin cancer prevention and early detection

Presented by Diem Luong
Cancer Prevention Project Officer,
Cancer Council SA

2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer before the age of 70, and it's also the most common cancer in young people aged 15-40 years. Skin cancer causes over 2,000 deaths every year in Australia - yet it is almost totally preventable.
Did you know that windburn is a myth, as is being able to feel your skin burning? Attend this session to learn the facts about UV, skin damage and how to identify a suspicious spot on your skin. It could save your life.

Wednesday
12 October

2.00pm to 3.00pm

Hetzel Lecture Theatre
State Library,
North Terrace,
Adelaide

What is an enforceable undertaking?

Presented by SafeWork SA and Structurally Sound Engineering, Metenco and HeavyMech

SafeWork SA, in certain circumstances, may consider entering into an Enforceable Undertaking with a business which has breached WHS legislation instead of a prosecution. This session will explore the process and identify what an enforceable undertaking might look like.

If you have a small to medium business, come along to this short information session and learn how you can protect your business.

Thursday
13 October

8.00am to 10.00am

SafeWork SA
Level 4, 33 Richmond Road, Keswick

One on one advice for HSRs

Presented by SafeWork SA

Health and Safety Representatives play an important role across the state's workplaces and this October we're encouraging you to:
1. book a personal appointment with one of our WHS advisors (they have no inspector powers so you can feel comfortable asking them for advice)
2. ask an WHS advisor to participate in a safety walk, toolbox talk or provide you with information, advice and support to suit your workplace, just call 1300 365 255.
3. visit our new Customer Service Centre at Keswick, home to the state's most extensive collection of work health and safety resources.

Thursday
13 October

11.00am to 2.00pm

Hoshizaki Lancer
5 Toogood Ave, Beverley

Hoshizaki Lancer site visit walk 'n' talk

Presented by Hoshizaki Lancer, AiGroup and SafeWork SA

Hoshizaki Lancer is a global leader in the manufacture of beverage and ice systems, and a leader in hospitality fit-outs including to big sporting stadiums and pubs and clubs across Australia.

Join us for this unique opportunity to hear from local staff at Hoshizaki Lancer about what makes their approach to work health and safety so successful, including why they currently sit at five years without lost time injuries. You will also get a behind the scenes look at the factory line.

This event will include a free lunch where you will be able to network with staff from Hoshizaki Lancer, SafeWork SA, Ai Group, and other local businesses to share knowledge and practical solutions.

Places are limited for this event.

Thursday
13 October

4.00pm to 6.00pm

SafeWork SA
Level 4, 33 Richmond Road, Keswick

One on one advice for HSRs

Presented by SafeWork SA

Health and Safety Representatives play an important role across the state's workplaces and this October we're encouraging you to:
1. book a personal appointment with one of our WHS advisors (they have no inspector powers so you can feel comfortable asking them for advice)
2. ask an WHS advisor to participate in a safety walk, toolbox talk or provide you with information, advice and support to suit your workplace, just call 1300 365 255.
3. visit our new Customer Service Centre at Keswick, home to the state's most extensive collection of work health and safety resources.

17 October - 21 October

Date and time Venue Event Description

Monday
17 October

9.00am to 12.30pm

Business SA
136 Greenhill Road Unley

Your Safety Committee and WHS

Presented by Business SA

This half-day course is designed to ensure that every member of a safety committee understands the role and the function of the committee.
Participants will gain an understanding of committee structures, member's functions and the duties of each member. Committee members are provided with an understanding of the key legislative requirements of the WHS laws.

Monday
17 October

9.00am to 4.30pm

Barossa Weintal
235 Murray Street
Tanunda

Health and Safety Representative Training - Year 3

Presented by Business SA

In your third year as an HSR, consolidate your skills and learn how to contribute effectively to the development of WHS policies and procedures.

Monday
17 October

2.00pm to 4.00pm

DPTI
77 Grenfell Street
Adelaide
Ground Floor Conference Room

Traffic Management Forum

Presented by Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, SafeWork SA and TMAA SA Division

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) is fostering a positive safety culture across its work-sites and during National Safe Work Month will be showcasing exciting work health and safety initiatives.
Together with the Traffic Management Association of Australia, South Australia Division (TMAA SA Division) and SafeWork SA, this industry forum will provide attendees with information about existing, proposed and future laws and practices supporting the dual road-work objectives of keeping traffic moving and worker safety.
Speakers will talk about the proposed new Road Works Bill, development of a new National Code of Practice and how DPTI is implementing safety culture measures across its work-sites.

Tuesday
18 October

7.15am to 9.00am

Hilton Hotel
264 South Road
Cnr South Road & Sir Donald Bradman Drive
Hilton - Fedora's Room

Managing Asbestos Risks in the Construction Industry

Hosted by Greencap

This seminar will focus on demolition and refurbishment requirements in regard to asbestos management in the construction industry, which came into effect recently. The presentation will be delivered by Brett Pfeffer (Principal Industry Advisor - SafeWork SA), and Gary Purdy (Regional Practice Manager - Greencap).
Topics covered will include:
- Asbestos regulatory compliance in demolition and refurbishment in construction and allied industries.
- Intrusive Asbestos Audits prior to building refurbishment or demolition works.
- The regulatory framework relating to independence of Licensed Asbestos Assessors and Licenced Asbestos Removal Contractors.

Tuesday
18 October

8.00am to 10.00am

SafeWork SA
Level 4, 33 Richmond Road, Keswick

One on one advice for HSRs

Presented by SafeWork SA

Health and Safety Representatives play an important role across the state's workplaces and this October we're encouraging you to:
1. book a personal appointment with one of our WHS advisors (they have no inspector powers so you can feel comfortable asking them for advice)
2. ask an WHS advisor to participate in a safety walk, toolbox talk or provide you with information, advice and support to suit your workplace, just call 1300 365 255.
3. visit our new Customer Service Centre at Keswick, home to the state's most extensive collection of work health and safety resources.

Tuesday
18 October

9.00am to 12.30pm

Adelaide Showground - Goyder Mezzanine

WHS for Employees

Presented by Business SA

What does WHS mean for me as an employee?
This course provides employees with an understanding of the numerous work health and safety roles and responsibilities that exist within an organisation.

Wednesday
19 October

11.45am for 12pm start to 2.00pm

Adelaide Convention Centre
Riverbank rooms
North Terrace, Adelaide

Employee wellbeing, safety and productivity

Hosted by Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA)
Major sponsor: SafeWork SA

It is well understood that safe workplaces deliver clear benefits to organisations, in addition there is strong evidence that healthy workplaces will improve the overall health of an organisation.  With this in mind, organisations that are taking a holistic approach to worker health, safety and wellbeing achieve overall better performance across economic and non-economic indicators. In short, companies that deliver a healthier workplace, achieve healthier results.

The role of workplaces in enhancing employee wellbeing remains a priority for organisations of all sizes. With the connection between employee wellbeing and productivity outcomes clear, the challenge remains for employers to adapt to a changing work and worker dynamic.       

Join CEDA for this important discussion on wellbeing in the workplace and its influence on productivity.

Please note, this is not a free event.

Wednesday
19 October

12.00pm to 12.45pm

Hetzel Lecture Theatre
State Library,
North Terrace,
Adelaide

Drugs and alcohol - three steps to a safer workplace

Presented by Kostya Demas
National Training and Education Coordinator, Medvet

Get an update on the prevalence of drug and alcohol use in South Australian workplaces, and find out what steps you can take to ensure a drug and alcohol free workforce.

Wednesday
19 October

1.00pm to 1.45pm

Hetzel Lecture Theatre
State Library,
North Terrace,
Adelaide

Depression and anxiety at work - understanding and identifying it, and when to seek help

Presented by Matthew Ragless
Acting Coordinator / NewAccess Coach, NewAccess

According to research conducted by beyondblue's Heads Up initiative, 'Mental health conditions cost Australian workplaces approximately $10.9 billion per year.' Therefore, Australian businesses must be equipped with the skills and knowledge to identify key signs and symptoms, and know how to seek help.
This presentation will explore:

  • The signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • Having a conversation with a worker
  • Resources and services including the NewAccess Program

Thursday
20 October

9.00am to 4.30pm

Renmark Hotel
Murray Avenue
Renmark

Health and Safety Annual Refresher Training

Presented by Business SA

HSR Refresher is a new initiative designed for re-elected HSRs. This one day program provides updates to legislation, a revision of roles and responsibilities as an HSR and an opportunity to network and share experiences.

Thursday
20 October

11.30am - 12.30pm

Bendigo Bank
80 Grenfell Street, Adelaide

21st century workplaces - tour of Bendigo Bank

Hosted by Bendigo Bank

Tour Bendigo Bank and see their dynamic 21st century approach as leaders in smart, open, digital office culture. Discover the benefits and find out how they did it.

This is an interactive tour. You will be walking/standing for the full hour and will have the opportunity to ask questions along the way.

24 October - 31 October

Date and time Venue Event Description

Monday
24 October

2.00pm - 4.00pm

19 Bridge Road, Blue Building Large Conference Room, Walkley Heights

Safety Culture Measures

Presented by Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, SafeWork SA and South Australian Construction Safety Alliance

Together with the Master Builders Association of South Australia (MBA SA), the South Australian Construction Safety Alliance and SafeWork SA, this industry session will provide you with information about these measures, their purpose and answer any questions.

Tuesday
25 October

12.00pm - 1.00pm

Bendigo Bank
80 Grenfell Street, Adelaide

21st century workplaces - tour of Bendigo Bank

Hosted by Bendigo Bank

Tour Bendigo Bank and see their dynamic 21st century approach as leaders in smart, open, digital office culture. Discover the benefits and find out how they did it.

This is an interactive tour. You will be walking/standing for the full hour and will have the opportunity to ask questions along the way.

Wednesday
26 October

9.00am to 4.30pm

Adelaide Showground - Goyder Mezzanine

Consultation Processes

Presented by Business SA

Learn about the role of HSRs in the workplace consultation process. Understand your legal requirements, identify appropriate times to consult and communicate and learn how to express views and contribute to the decision making processes in your workplace.

Wednesday
26 October

10.00am to 1.30pm

Kelly Engineering
near Booleroo Centre

Kelly Engineering site visit walk 'n' talk

Presented by Kelly Engineering, AiGroup and SafeWork SA

Kelly Engineering manufactures products which prepare the perfect seedbed for farmers, and is located on a family farm 10km south of Booleroo Centre in the northern agricultural region of South Australia.
Join us for this unique opportunity to hear from the staff at Kelly Engineering who have embraced Lean Manufacturing techniques and are keen to showcase how it has positively impacted WHS culture. You will also get a guided tour of the large site near Booleroo Centre.

This event will include a free lunch where you will be able to network with staff from Kelly Engineering, SafeWork SA, Ai Group, and other local businesses to share knowledge and practical solutions.

Places are limited for this event.

Thursday
27 October

9.00am to 4.30pm

Adelaide Showground - Goyder Mezzanine

Fatigue Management

Presented by Business SA

Understand what leads to fatigue and
explore your legal requirements.
Recognise the implications of poor fatigue management in the workplace and
develop fatigue management systems and strategies. Identify and discuss the role of the HSR in identifying and monitoring hazards and risks that my cause workplace fatigue. Identify resources and ways to access additional information.

Thursday
27 October

2.00pm to 4.00pm

Mecure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide, Grayson Room, 125 North Terrace Adelaide

Illegal Importation of Asbestos - what can be done?

Presented by Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency, SafeWork SA, Construction, Forestry Mining and Energy Union, Australian Workers Union and Australian Manufacturing Workers Union

Despite being a prohibited import, material containing asbestos is making it into the country and onto Australian worksites, exposing workers and the community to health and safety risks which we all thought were a thing of the past.
In light of asbestos containing materials being detected in newly imported building products within South Australia, this session will explore short, medium and long term approaches to ensuring this product does not enter Australia into the future.

Friday
28 October

9.00am to 12.30pm

Business SA
136 Greenhill Road Unley

WHS for Officers

Presented by Business SA

For CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Officers, Senior Managers or Officers, WHS for Officers outlines key responsibilities and provides an understanding of the duties of Officers to ensure due diligence, including consultation, remaining current and being proactive about workplace health and safety.

Monday
31 October

9.00am to 12.30pm

Business SA
136 Greenhill Road Unley

Bullying Discrimination and Sexual Harassment- Managers and Supervisors

Presented by Business SA

This course explores how to actively implement anti-bullying policies and practices and provides an understanding of the laws relating to bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination. It will define employer and employee responsibilities should an incident occur in the workplace. Participants will receive the tools to effectively deal with a situation both lawfully and constructively.

Monday
31 October

10.00am - 12.00pm

DPTI, 77 Grenfell Street, Ground Floor Conference Room, Adelaide

Safety Culture Measures

Presented by Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, SafeWork SA and South Australian Construction Safety Alliance

Together with the Civil Contractors Federation South Australia (CCF SA), the South Australian Construction Safety Alliance and SafeWork SA, this industry session, specifically for CCF SA members, will provide you with information about these measures, their purpose and answer any questions.

Monday
31 October

2.00pm to 4.00pm

DPTI
77 Grenfell Street
Adelaide
Ground Floor Conference Room

Safety Culture Measures

Presented by Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, SafeWork SA and South Australian Construction Safety Alliance

Together with the Master Builders Association of South Australia (MBA SA), the South Australian Construction Safety Alliance and SafeWork SA, this industry session, specifically for MBA SA members, will provide you with information about these measures, their purpose and answer any questions.

Special promotions

Date and time Venue Event Description

Throughout October

At your office/venue

Skin cancer prevention and early detection

Presented by Cancer Council SA

Two in three Australians will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer before the age of 70. It is also the most common cancer in young people aged 15-40 years. Employers have a legal responsibility to protect workers from hazards in the work environment, including reducing exposure to UV radiation- a known carcinogen.
This presentation educates workers about UV radiation, skin cancer prevention and early detection.

For October only, workplaces can book in for one free presentation, normally valued at $150.

Phone 08 8291 4168, email prevention@cancersa.org.au

Throughout October

At your office/venue

Cut your cancer risk by addressing 7 key risk factors

Presented by Cancer Council SA

One third of all new cancer cases in Australia can be prevented. This presentation aims to raise awareness and prompt action to address the cancer risk factors which cause up to 37,000 cases of cancer every year.

For October only, workplaces can book in for one free presentation, normally valued at $150.

Phone 08 8291 4168 or email prevention@cancersa.org.au

Throughout October

At your office/venue

Bowel cancer prevention and screening

Presented by Cancer Council SA

Bowel cancer is the 2nd most common cancer after prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women. This presentation will run through practical ways individuals can reduce their risk of bowel cancer and how workplaces can create an environment which is supportive of good health and wellbeing.

For October only, workplaces can book in for one free presentation, normally valued at $150.

Phone 08 8291 4168 or email prevention@cancersa.org.au

Throughout October

asthmaonline.org.au

Asthma First Aid Training for Workplaces

Presented by Asthma Australia

About 10% of the Australian population live with asthma. In any workplace, you are very likely to encounter people with asthma, whether it is a work colleague or a client.

This course will provide staff with up-to-date information on asthma and its management within the workplace. Most importantly, staff will be trained in the national protocol for the first aid treatment of an asthma attack.

The training package is comprised of two learning modules:

  1. About Asthma
  2. Asthma First Aid

Length: 1 hour
Cost: $36

For more information phone 8238 9300 or email jodie@asthmasa.org.au

Throughout October

Your workplace or venue

FREE First Aid Risk Assessment

Presented by St John Ambulance SA Inc.

First Aid compliance can be a complex area.

Surveys show 90% of South Australian business are not compliant with Safeworks First Aid Code of Practice.

In recognition and support of National Safework month, St John are offering a FREE First Aid Risk Assessment for your business.

St John understand that all working environments are unique and require an individual first aid risk assessment. The assessment will ensure your workplace or venue is complaint and equipped for any incident or emergency.

This confidential process normally takes 30-45 minutes and you will be supplied with a detailed report that highlights any gaps in compliance, advice and recommendations.

Don't miss this opportunity to get compliant!

Call now to book your FREE assessment 1300 785 646 or email firstaidadvice@stjohnsa.com.au

November

Date and time Venue Event Description

Friday 11 November
9.30am to 12.40pm

West Adelaide Football Club, 57 Milner Rd, Richmond SA

Minds in motion

Presented by SafeWork SA

Join other South Australians working in the state's care sector to learn about practical solutions you can apply to improve work health and safety, and prevent work-related injuries

Our expert speakers will talk to you about their tools and evidence-based solutions. Engage with panel speakers about everyday hazardous manual tasks in the care sector.