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Invest in resilient WHS systems to anticipate and prepare for future crises (News)

28 April 2021

International Labour Organization (ILO) has highlighted the importance of creating and investing in resilient workplace health and safety (WHS) systems as the focus of World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021.

The ILO has provided resources that draw on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic – supporting governments and employers to strengthen workplace health and safety systems, to face crises now and into the future.

Since emerging as a global crisis in early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has touched nearly every aspect of the world of work, from the risk of viral transmission in workplace and risks identified whilst controlling the threat of the virus. Shifts to new forms of working arrangements such as teleworking presented many opportunities for workers, but also posed psychosocial and violence risks.

Comcare delivered a webinar: COVID-19, safety systems and safety culture – which discussed emerging
COVID-19 risks and how safety systems and culture prepare organisations for unforeseen safety challenges.

Comcare has published guidance to help organisations develop an effective workplace health and safety management system.

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