Niki Ellis | WorkSafe Victoria breaking ground with partnerships


WorkSafe Victoria breaking ground with partnerships

19 Mar 2015, Posted by Professor Niki Ellis in WHS

We are starting to see evidence of a more collaborative approach in WHS. Recently WorkSafe Victoria has begun a new program, for example (I am a paid advisor), in which it has formed partnerships with organisations in the manufacturing and health industries..

The organisations have been chosen for their established networks and track record in driving change in these industries. The partnership aims to see businesses within these networks use quality improvement methodologies to develop adaptive approaches to improve musculo-skeletal health, mental health, and safety culture. The methodologies integrate interventions from OHS, workplace health promotion and human resources, and ideally link with other community initiatives.

So here’s a crossword clue for The Age – More complex, more complicated, more effective solutions for WHS, 4 letters: KICS.

First published in Thomson Reuters Inside OHS, the supplement to Occupational Health News, February 2015