VIC/TAS Branch Educational Meeting
Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020 Time: 7.30 pm (AEST) Topic: COVID-19: A roadmap to getting back to the workplace safely Presenters: Sally Kane and Sandra Code
Organisations big and small have been turning their minds to returning to work after COVID-19 lockdown and to adjusting to the “new normal”. You will hear from two ANZSOM members, Sally Kane and Sandra Code, who have been instrumental in planning and managing the COVID-19 responses in their respective organisations – one a large transport operation in Victoria, the other a multinational research, development and production company.
These two case presentations and open discussion will explore:
COVID-19 impacts on the business and employees
Conditions of readiness/Government triggers
Return to site planning using Crisis Management Team
Employee health and wellbeing including ongoing support for employees who continue working from home
Sally commenced her nursing career in the 70’s being part of the first cohort of nurses to be trained in the University system in Victoria. She has gone on to work both in Australia and abroad in a variety of areas and fell into Occupational Health Nursing whilst working at Heathrow Airport in London in the 80’s. Her passion for Occupational Health and the preventative side of healthcare has seen her work in a variety of settings from manufacturing, hospitality, and service industries. She has been at her current position of Environment Health and Safety Manager at Agilent Technologies, a multinational high-tech company in the analytical chemical instrumentation business, for 26 years and has overseen many changes in the way people work and their health and safety. She has always been involved in her professional group in a variety of positions firstly with the Australian College of Occupational Health Nurses and in the last 10 years following a merger with the Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine. When she is not championing Occupational Health, she sings in a pop choir and is on the Board of a local Youth Club.
Sandra Code, Health Services Manager, Transdev Melbourne, ANZSOM Nurse Liaison
Sandra has been an Occupational Health Professional for 30 years and held a variety of positions including: Health Services Manager, Post Injury Management Co-ordinator, OHS consultant and OHS co-ordinator across key multinational organisations including Hospira (a Pfizer company), Boral Plasterboard, Nestlé and Heinz Watties’, working in the Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing and Food industries respectively.
Currently she is the Health Services Manager at Transdev Melbourne, looking after the health & wellbeing of all employees, including 1200 bus driver’s, and manages all aspects of WorkCover, Injury Management and Return to Work.
Sandra was the first Nursing Liaison Officer appointed to the Federal Executive of ANZSOM in 2019 and has been a member of the organising committee for the annual Scientific ANZSOM Conference since 2013.