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Be Safe & Well@Work Newsletter 2022 
Issue 3


      In this issue:
  • R U OK? Day
  • Skin Check Reminder
  • Heart of the Nation
  • SafetyNet 101 The Series: Logging In
  • Call for Building Wardens
  • Recipe - Snickers Bliss Balls

R U OK? Day - Thursday 8th September 2022


This year for R U OK? Day on Thursday 8th September, the WHS Unit is excited to announce that we have LifeWorks presenting a R U OK? Virtual Seminar.

The theme this year is:
‘A New Normal: Are People Okay?’
The past 2.5 years have severely impacted daily life with financial, political, and global crises.The goal of this workshop is to validate and normalise emotions in the current environment. In line with R U OK? Messaging, we will explore how to support others who may be experiencing frustration and provide meaningful strategies for self-management.’
 
Key Information:
DATE: Thursday 8th September 2022
TIME: 10:30am – 11:30am
BOOKING DETAILS: Join Zoom Meeting:  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88588646366?pwd=SEhHOXNSQzdTK1lOVGIyY2djQUIrUT09

Meeting ID: 885 8864 6366
Passcode: 898367

 

Skin Check Reminder 


The lead up to warmer months is a timely reminder to get your skin checked. Over 95% of skin cancers are caused by exposure to UV radiation. Those who work outdoors, have pale or freckled skin and have had previous skin cancer or a family history of skin cancer are at higher risk. 

The Cancer Council recommends that you visit a doctor if you notice any changed or new suspicious spots. A doctor can refer you on to a specialist if required. 

Local places that offer bulk billing for skin checks are:
The Skin Cancer Clinic Corrimal
Integrated Specialist Healthcare

If you are visiting your regular GP, please check with your provider regarding fees and charges.

  Useful Resources : 
- Checking for Skin Cancer
- Preventing Skin Cancer
- Understanding Melanomas

Heart of the Nation


UOW recently became a member of Heart of the Nation, an initiative setup to identify AED (automated external defibrillator) locations.
The network recognises those businesses, organisations, groups or individuals that have publicly accessible AED’s in the community, and are prepared to allow the community to use it in the case of a sudden cardiac arrest on or nearby their premises.

Time is of the essence when it comes to responding to sudden cardiac arrest – knowing where to find an AED in these situations could save precious minutes - or seconds.

Our AED locations will be listed on the Heart of the Nation smartphone app and registered with NSW Ambulance.
We have displayed their yellow stickers on our buildings that house AED’s on the Main Wollongong and Innovation Campuses.

 SafetyNet 101 The Series: Logging In 

 
       SafetyNet can be accessed a number of ways. The main way users can access SafetyNet is via the "Quick Links” page on the WHS Safe@Work website.
 
           A UOW user profile is required to access SafetyNet. There are three different profiles:
  • Staff - A Staff profile is standard for any staff who have a UOW email address, staff number and are allocated a Supervisor within the UOW HR System.
             Enter your username, which is your email address minus the @uow.edu.au 
             Password is your computer password
  • Student - A student profile is for any student who has a UOW student email address, student number and are allocated a ”default Supervisor” within the UOW system
            Enter your username, which is your email address minus the @uowmail.edu.au
            Password is your computer password
  • Visitor – A visitor profile is standard for users that have a @uow.edu.au or @uowmail.edu.au email but are not paid or have a staff or student number. These include:
    • Visiting Fellows
    • Visiting research students
    • Visiting lecturers
    • Contractors
    • UOW GE/PULSE staff
If a user is new to the University and receives the following error message, please contact the 
WHS Unit on whs-admin@uow.edu.au.
"SafetyNet cannot be utilised at this time as there is an issue with the profile. Please contact
the WHS Unit via email on
whs-admin@uow.edu.au to register this error”       

Call for Building Wardens


The WHS Unit is continually looking to increase its Building Warden numbers.
If you are a staff member who works in any of the following buildings for more than 2 days per week and are interested in joining our Building Warden teams, please contact
whs-admin@uow.edu.au 
  • B02
  • B03
  • B06
  • B19
  • B23
  • B25
  • B29
  • B35
  • B40
  • B42
  • B67

Snickers Bliss Balls

A great 3pm snack when you are craving something sweet!
Ingredients:
  • ½ cup of peanut butter
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 x cup almond meal
  • 1 x cup dark chocolate melted 
  • 2 x tablespoons of crushed peanuts
Method:
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, maple syrup and almond meal
  • Pop mixture into the freezer for 10 minutes
  • Melt the dark chocolate in a saucepan on low heat
  • Remove mixture from freezer and use a tablespoon to scoop and roll the mixture into balls
  • Dip the peanut butter balls into chocolate to coat
  • Sprinkle with crushed peanuts
  • Store in the fridge until the chocolate hardens
  • ENJOY!
Website
Our mailing address is:
whs-admin@uow.edu.au

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