Tools for HSRs: Prevent and respond to workplace gendered violence webinar

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Join us for Health and Safety Month 2021 presented by WorkSafe Victoria. Hear from guest speakers and industry experts.

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Tools for HSRs: Prevent and respond to workplace gendered violence, including sexual harassment


  • Pia Cerveri - OHS Training Lead Organiser, Victorian Trades Hall Council
  • Dr Libby Brook - Principal Psychological Health & Safety Specialist, WorkSafe Victoria
  • Chris Vlahogiannis - HSR, Multiplex

Learn how to prevent and respond to workplace gendered violence, including sexual harassment as a HSR. In this workshop, you will be introduced to new Gendered Violence Refresher training for HSRs and tools to help identify and address this serious occupational health and safety issue in your workplace.

You will also hear perspectives from a WorkSafe inspector, an HSR who has completed the training and a specialist in the area. You have the opportunity to ask questions and share ideas so that we can work together to prevent workplace gendered violence.


Pia Cerveri is a social worker who has worked in Australia and the United Kingdom and specialised in working with children and their families, youth justice and with women in the Victorian prison system. Pia is a long-time Australian Services Union member and is committed to achieving gender equity via many means, including through the collective power of the union movement. Pia currently works for the Victorian Trades Hall Council as the Lead of the OHS Training Unit after spending some years leading the Women's and Equality Team.

Dr Libby Brook is the Principal Psychological Health and Safety Specialist at Worksafe, and her team in the Psychological Health and Safety Unit focus on prevention of psychological injury in Victorian workplaces. She has experience in public and private industries, as well as academia. Her published research includes fatigue risk management, work factors, and the impacts of work on mental health.

Chris Vlahogiannis is a Builders Labourer and proud CFMEU member. He has 17 years’ experience, and has worked on wide variety of construction sites ranging from 3 million dollar refurbishments to the current 2 billon Footscray hospital site. Chris is the elected HSR for this site and is employed by a Tier One builder - Multiplex. At the hospital’s construction peak, Chris will be representing the Health and Safety of over 3,000 workers .Chris has been a CFMEU Delegate and HSR for the 15 years, he has a vast experience of the OHS Act and its application.

  • When: Tuesday 26 October 2021
  • Where: The webinar link will be provided via email 1 week prior to the event.
  • Time: 9.00 am - 9.45 am

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