Disease in the Workplace

Disease in the Workplace Webinar

The combined North West Sydney and Central Coast Safety Group meeting was held as a webinar on Wednesday 20th May 2020.

We had 49 participants listening to Warwick Ryan and Christopher McCourt, from Hickson Lawyers who spoke about the issues relating to the spread of disease in the workplaces. Covid-19 has highlighted the risks but the problem has been around for some time.

Warwick spoke about the WHS legislation and obligations in relation to what is “reasonably practicable” He gave examples of clusters and the reality of community transmission and the financial impact on business.

Chris spoke about the changes to the Workers Compensation Act  COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures — Miscellaneous) Bill 2020 and took effect upon assent on 14 May 2020.  This cover is provided to workers in various nominated industries.

Lisa Macqueen from Clean Corp who spoke about the requirements involved in post COVID-19 workplace cleaning. Lisa spoke about the method of cleaning, how often, type of cleaning products, PPE used, soft versus hard surfaces and what will be happening with hot desking? There is now a higher expectation of what and how the various work sites are cleaned.


I will be sending out the PP slides and recording to the people in the safety groups. However, if this is of interest and you are not currently on the list please contact me on info@safetyservices.net.au and or +61 29634 5912 .