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Safety in Action set for Perth in June

Workplace safety experts from around the country are set to gather in Perth in June, to discuss how employers, business leaders and employees can play a more active role in developing safer workplaces for all.

According to Safe Work Australia figures, at least 22 Australian workers were killed on the job in the first three months of 2016.

The Safety in Action conference and exhibition is designed to encourage open discussion about the role everyone plays in keeping themselves and their workmates safe, says Keith Barks, from conference organiser and ABHR publisher Informa Australia.

“Creating a safety culture is an important part of the conversation at Safety in Action with an internal industry poll highlighting 87% of Australian workers believe their workplace could benefit from workplace safety improvements,” Barks says.

“We need to stress that everyone shares the responsibility for health in the workplace.

“We should be thinking and talking about safety as a regular and ongoing part of the work day.”

Speeches and seminars at the Safety in Action conference will include:

  • Time for a rethink of global safety performance; Make safety leadership four-dimensional – Brett Read, Safety Leaders Group
  • Panel: The status of psychological health and its prevalence in the workplace – Dr Nathan Gibson, Chief Psychiatrist of WA, Alison Xamon, WA Association of Mental Health, Professor Rob Donovan, University of WA & Rhianna Chisholm, Curtin Law School (Chair)
  • Manage and improve work safety with software tools – Adrian Manessis, myosh
  • Safety in practice; applying behaviour-based safety to serious injury and fatalities prevention Ellen Downs, DERKA Insight
  • Success in safety budgeting – Michael Stephens, Workplace Wing
  • Virtual Reality Training – VR systems intended to train WHS to the highest standard – Doug Bester, Managing Director, Sentient Virtual Reality
  • High-performance thinking strategies to achieve Zero Harm – Alistair Schuback, Aframes Safety
  • Achieving Wellbeing: Holistic approaches to wellbeing and requisite considerations for organisations – Michael Tooma & Nicholas Beech, Clyde & Co Australia
  • Crisis management, emergency procedure and using data as a preventative tool – Anita Slight, Ultimate Safety Solutions Australia
  • A comprehensive look at the importance of the active office, Varidesk
  • Safety Management Solutions; providing legal, moral and financial obligations in the realm of workplace health & Safety – Peter Hurley, Client Relationship Manager, Drake Safety Solutions

Exhibitors at the event, to take place at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, include Accidental Health and Safety Perth, Atom, Australian Safety Wholesalers, Breathalyser Sales & Services, Bureau Veritas Certification, Chem Alert, Chemical Security, Data Station, DMA Supplies, Drake Safety, Emona Instruments, Ever Green, Grifco, IMS Stratus, INX Software, Mayo Hardware, MCM Electronics, Pelican Manufacturing, QHSE Integrated Solutions, Sepmar, Skin Patrol, Tap Into Safety, Trainwest, Western Power.

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