23rd World Congress on Safety and Health
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Hello Uniting Church In Australia St
The 23rd World Congress on Safety and Health will be held in Sydney from 27 November – 30 November, with more than 240 experts and 4,000 delegates from over 120 countries meeting to discuss emerging trends and global best practice in workplace safety.
Your ticket gives you access to conference events, hosted by some of Sydney’s most prominent businesses, and a range of networking, learning, and development opportunities.
You'll develop skills to mitigate new risks and gain knowledge of work health and safety best practices.
See the full program schedule.
It's not too late to host a SafeTea
Get involved in Safe Work Month by hosting a SafeTea morning tea focused on the Work Health Safety issues unique to your business.
It’s a great way to bring your workers together to discuss ideas for improving health and safety in your workplace.
Don't miss Small Business Month
There’s still a lot of great free events you can participate in as part of NSW Small Business Month. Topics include:
• cyber security
• business health
• business resilience
• team development
New penalties for unfair contract terms
From 9 November 2023, unfair contract terms will be a punishable offence.
Using or relying on unfair terms in standard form contracts will be banned, and penalties for breaches of the law will apply.
The definition of a small business contract is also changing with protections to cover businesses with 100 or fewer employees or that make less than $10 million in annual turnover.
Review your own standard form contracts and read more about these changes before the new laws and penalties take effect at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s website.
Preventing sexual harassment in your workplace
It’s your responsibility under work health and safety laws to ensure workers are not exposed to sexual harassment in your workplace.
When employees don’t feel safe at work, employee retention and business productivity can be impacted.
Visit SafeWork NSW for resources to help you create a safer and more respectful workplace.
How cyber secure is your business?
You can now use the free Cyber Security Assessment Tool to see what your business is doing well.
The tool includes advice on how to be more cyber secure.
By answering some simple questions, the tool will help you identify:
• your business's cyber security strengths
• where to find help to enhance your cyber security.
Contact a Service NSW Business Concierge to get support at every stage of your business journey
Call 13 77 88 Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm.
Cyber security uplift
Tips for business | October 2023
The best software version is the latest version
Hackers look for weaknesses in operating systems and apps, and use them as doorways into a computer. Software updates with security upgrades get released to remove these weaknesses.
Turn on auto-updates so your protection is never outdated.
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