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Competition helps build safe workplace

Horst Walter congratulates “Ergonomics in the Workplace” winner Margaret Waterson-James Horst Walter congratulates “Ergonomics in the Workplace” winner Margaret Waterson-James

Staff members at the Alice Springs and Casuarina campuses have shared the spoils in a competition designed to raise awareness of health and safety issues at Charles Darwin University.

Health, Safety and Environment Manager Horst Walter said the recent Safe Work Week provided the perfect opportunity to lift the bar on matters relating to a safe workplace.

“We asked staff to complete one of two exercises,” Mr Walter said.

“One was to complete the online ‘Ergonomics in the Workplace’ Learnline unit and the other was to complete an ergonomic check of their computer workstation and submit a completed computerised workstation checklist.

“It is part of our commitment to develop a Work Health and Safety culture within our campuses and workplaces.”

The winners were Margaret Waterson-James from the CDU Bookshop, who won the prize for completing the online unit Ergonomics in the Workplace, and Rita Tomlins from Business and IT (Central) for submitting a completed Computerised Workstation Checklist and Assessment.

Both win a Microsoft Window RT Surface Tablet.