Learning how to create safer workplaces

Safety in Action conference

For more than 20 years, Safety in Action has been the meeting place for the Australian health and safety industry. Thousands of safety professionals across the industry have visited the event to discover new solutions to help them achieve their goals in creating safer workplaces.

Safety in Action returns to Melbourne in 2019 to deliver an inspiring event, enabling professionals to network with peers, explore the latest trends and developments, and source the latest innovative products and services. It is a must-attend for every WHS professional.

Delegates can visit the two free seminar zones to hear from a range of high-calibre safety and HR professionals on major projects and innovation, and well-being and mental health.

Major projects and innovation

This part of the conference focuses on organisations that have implemented, or are in the process of implementing new programs, management systems or safety culture resets. You can learn handy tips and tricks that can be transferred to your own workplace. Innovations that will be explored include the latest evidence-backed technologies, mobile technologies, PPE and many more.

Well-being and mental health

With a focus on the difficult task of measuring mental health and well-being, there is a seminar that examines initiatives and approaches with proven results and return on investment.

Safety in Action delegates

Free to attend sessions

Musculoskeletal Disease (MSD) in the Workplace

Seven million people living with Musculoskeletal Diseases (MSD) are of working age. Coupled with an aging workforce, MSD represents a significant and growing risk for organisations. There will be a free session to learn how employers can support people who have, or are at risk of developing musculoskeletal disease at work. This session aims to:

  • Increase awareness of the impact of MSDs in relation to work for both employees and employers
  • Help people living with MSDs manage at work through a suite of specialised programs across a number of areas, including physical therapy, telephone support, information resources and educational seminars that address support in the workplace, career planning and condition/pain management
  • Support employers to develop and maintain a healthy and productive workplace environment which can reduce absenteeism, staff turnover, workers’ compensation and medical claims
  • Highlight new research conducted by Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK) on what resources and support people need to stay employed
  • Target occupations with a high prevalence of MSD, such as the transport industry (truck drivers), health care industry (nurses, orderlies), education industry (teachers), the trades and sedentary occupations

Why investigations fail and how to identify the true organisational issues

This presentation discusses how to identify and collect evidence that unlocks the conditions that contribute to an incident. The session with Mark Alston, Principal Consultant, Immotus Consulting, will explore:

  • Overclassification leads to poor investigations
  • Collecting the right evidence is key
  • Failure is not linear
  • Comparing work as normal vs work as intended unlocks true organisational issues
  • Root cause analysis does not add value. A targeted contextual ‘5 Whys’ can
  • Identifying conditions that contributed to the event and developing actions

This partner content is brought to you by Informa.Safety in Action will take place on 10-11 September 2019 at the Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre. For more information and to register for a free visitor pass, please visit https://www.safetyinaction.net.au/ for more information.

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