DAY 1 – TUESDAY 16TH MARCH
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Interim Chief Executive Officer, NSCA Foundation
Craig Allen, Deputy Director-General, Office of Industrial Relations
Work, Health and Safety Prosecutor, Office of the Work Health and Safety Prosecutor
Dr Robert McCartney
Occupational Physician, Resile and Chief Medical Officer, Woolworths
Facilitator: Bill Krithara
Director, NSCA Foundation
Director, Investigations and Emergency Response, SafeWork NSW
Chief Executive Officer, SafeWorkSA
Director, HSEQ, CBRE
Managing over 1600 buildings and 17,000 tenants across Australia & New Zealand, how did the world’s largest real estate company respond to COVID-19 and how will this change workers expectations for health & safety controls post COVID-19
DRIVING A POSITIVE SAFETY CULTURE
Anthony Gibbs, Chief Executive Officer, Sentis Australia
Investment in safety culture is crucial. Even with the right equipment, experience and systems, if your people lack the motivation to take responsibility for their own safety, it’s not a question of if an incident will occur, but when. But in a landscape where 86% of organisational sites operate within a negative or unhelpful safety culture, how do businesses unlock the next stage of their safety culture journey?*
In this webinar, we’ll explore the five critical opportunity areas to improve safety culture maturity and how to strategically address each one in order to unlock the next stage in your safety culture journey.
- Explore insights from a global research study of 21,711 participants across industry
- Understand the risks of a Public Compliance culture and its impact on safety performance and discretionary effort
- Understand the role of leadership in driving a culture beyond compliance
- Learn how to address five critical opportunity areas to improve safety culture maturity
- Discover a practical roadmap for setting your next cultural transformation project up for success
*Based on a research report of 21,711 participants
SAFETY OBSESSED – THE FUTURE OF HEAVY VEHICLE ROAD TRANSPORT SAFETY – TOLL GROUP
Divisional HSE General Manager, Toll Group Toll Group is Australiasia’s largest transport and logistics business with global operations in more than 50 countries. With a commitment to a safety first culture, the session will focus on how Toll are turning industry insights into safety obsessed outcomes with use of preventative technologies and new generation heavy vehicle fleet innovations to improve heavy vehicle safety.
Improving safety culture through frontline leadership capabilities
Julia Teys, Group WHS Manager, Teys Australia & Dr Tristan Casey, Lecturer, Safety Science Innovation Lab, Griffith University
The LEAD model is a new leadership framework that treats safety as a dynamic control problem. According to the LEAD model, in some situations, a more directive, top-down approach that concentrates on compliance is warranted; in other situations, leaders should adopt a bottom-up, consultative, and empowering style to maximise team performance. Drawing together multiple ideas, theories, and concepts, the award-winning LEAD model has since been adopted by Workplace Health & Safety Queensland. In this presentation, Dr Tristan Casey, Lecturer at Griffith University’s Safety Science Innovation Lab, and Mrs Julia Teys, WHS Group Manager at Teys Australia, will present a detailed case study regarding how the LEAD model was implemented and evaluated. Our presentation will concentrate on giving attendees practical take-aways to guide safety leadership development in their organisations.
Fatigue-regulated heavy vehicles
Senior Manager – Safety and Productivity Performance Specialist, National Heavy Vehicle Regulator
Psychology of Work Health and Safety
Management Systems Branch Manager Integrated Management Systems, Royal Australian Mint
Lowering risk in a high-risk industry. Lessons in powerline safety
Principal Community Safety Specialist, Energy Queensland
In Queensland an average of 750 accidental contacts occur with powerlines every year. Unfortunately, each year one person is electrocuted and approximately 15 people are severely burned and injured. All these accidents are avoidable and mainly occur due to a lack of planning, lack and awareness of the powerline hazard and ‘inattentional blindness’. Inattentional blindness, results from a lack of attention or when an individual fails to perceive danger in plain sight, such as powerlines. Put simply we plan to work near the powerlines we cannot see. The popular presentation will raise awareness of powerline hazards and risks and what control measures need to be in place as well as planning with the free www.lookupandlive.com.au tool, assisting businesses to keep their workers safe and be legislatively complaint.
HOW YOUR POSITIVE DEVIANTS MAY HOLD THE SOLUTION TO YOUR TOUGHEST PROBLEMS!
General Manager, Move4Life
Lone Worker Safety
Managing Director, Holland Thomas
Safely controlling risk for staff working alone is becoming a concern. The inconsistent use of ad hoc manual systems is unlikely to meet applicable industry standards or related WHS obligations.
Organisations who are not doing what is deemed ‘reasonably practicable’ to manage the foreseeable risk of harm to their lone and isolated workers will be found to have failed in their legislated duty of care. This obligation extends to the managers responsible for key decisions.
Next generation lone worker safety solutions can deliver measurable and scalable benefits for all stakeholders. However organisations need to know which key features to look for and why.
Best-in-class staff safety strategies will need to include smartphone and other technology driven safety solutions that are cost effective.
The audience will be prompted to consider the potential challenges they may face when implementing technology based solutions for their workforces. I will discuss some of the roadblocks that we have seen including staff who struggle with technology, general resistance to change, and implementation fatigue.
The audience will leave the presentation with a far greater appreciation of the challenges and solutions to managing the personal safety of their lone and isolated staff, as well as understanding how next generation technology can play a pivotal role in delivering quality services.
MENTAL HEALTH – THE LEADING WORKPLACE CRITICAL RISK
Anna Feringa, , Workplace Mental Health Consultant, The Jonah Group
- Globally, an estimated 264 million people suffer from depression, one of the leading causes of disability, with many of these people also suffering from symptoms of anxiety (WHO, 2019)
- The pandemic has tipped Mental Health from Risk to Critical Risk, however Mental Health still takes last place, if a place at all, on most workplace agendas
- 25% - 50% increase in suicides over the next 5 years – (Brain and Mind Centre, 2020), an increase in workplace critical incidents will form part of this
Critical Incidents protocols will need to be on every company strategy during and post pandemic
- With significant increase in depression and suicide globally, human error will follow impacting lives and the workplace bottom line
REMOTE INJURY PREVENTION: TECHNOLOGY TOOLS FOR YOUR BUSINESS CONTINUITY STRATEGY
Scott Coleman , Chief Executive Officer, Preventure
- What happens when the WHS team can no longer travel interstate to complete audits and risk assessments?
- Do we have a 'Plan B' for new and existing staff, if we are no longer permitted to run face-to-face training?
- How do we ensure that programs to address known injury risks are not put on hold due to border closures?
- Are we set up to proactively identify new injury risks impacting our workforce, from afar?
In 2020 the safety industry tackled significant barriers to implementing and running injury prevention programs. Return-to-work cases had to be managed virtually, pre-employment screening was suddenly more challenging and any planned classroom-based manual handling training went out the window. But many companies used this time to accelerate the adoption of innovative technology, change old processes that were no longer serving them, and think more creatively about how they could keep their most important assets - their people - safe.
This presentation by the CEO of Preventure will take you through what it was like to be a safety technology company during this time, quickly pivoting the business and product, and supporting clients as they took a leap of faith and adopted new technology.
WELCOME & OPENINGBernie Doyle - Interim Chief Executive Officer, NSCA Foundation08:30 - 08:50
OPENING ADDRESSCraig Allen - Deputy Director-General, Office of Industrial Relations08:50 - 09:10
KEYNOTE: AN UPDATE ON INDUSTRIAL MANSLAUGHTERAaron Guilfoyle - Work, Health and Safety Prosecutor, Office of the Work Health and Safety Prosecutor09:10 - 09:50
IF THE ROLE OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH ADVISOR IS TO MAXIMISE HEALTH & WELLBEING OF THE WORKFORCE, HOW IS THAT GOING TO LOOK IN THE FUTUREDr Robert McCartney - Occupational Physician, Resile (recently appointed Chief Medical Officer for Woolworths)09:50 - 10:20
MORNING BREAK10:20 - 10:50
REGULATORY PANEL DISCUSSIONFacilitator: Bill Kritharas - Director, NSCA Foundation10:50 - 11:50
HEALTH AND SAFETY IMPLICATIONS OF COVID ON COMMERCIAL PROPERTY OWNERS AND MANAGERSTroy Jackson – Director, HSEQ, CBRE11:50 - 12:20
LUNCH BREAK12:20 - 13:30
STREAM ONE - CULTUREDRIVING A POSITIVE SAFETY CULTURE
Anthony Gibbs - Chief Executive Officer, Sentis Australia13:30 - 14:00
STREAM TWO - INDUSTRIAL SAFETYSAFETY OBSESSED – THE FUTURE OF HEAVY VEHICLE ROAD TRANSPORT SAFETY – TOLL GROUP
Luke Chapman - Divisional HSE General Manager, Toll Group13:30 - 14:00
STREAM ONE - CULTUREImproving safety culture through frontline leadership capabilities
Julia Teys - Group WHS Manager, Teys Australia & Dr Tristan Casey - Lecturer, Safety Science Innovation Lab, Griffith University14:00 - 14:30
STREAM TWO - INDUSTRIAL SAFETYFatigue-regulated heavy vehicles
Greg Fill, Senior Manager – Safety and Productivity Performance Specialist, National Heavy Vehicle Regulator14:00 - 14:30
STREAM ONE - CULTUREPsychology of Work Health and Safety
Esther McVicar - Management Systems Branch Manager Integrated Management Systems, Royal Australian Mint14:30 - 15:00
STREAM TWO - INDUSTRIAL SAFETYLowering risk in a high-risk industry. Lessons in powerline safety
Glen Cook - Principal Community Safety Specialist, Energy Queensland14:30 - 15:00
AFTERNOON TEA BREAK15:00 - 15:30
STREAM ONE - WELLBEINGHOW YOUR POSITIVE DEVIANTS MAY HOLD THE SOLUTION TO YOUR TOUGHEST PROBLEMS!
Terry Wong- General Manager, Move4Life15:30 - 16:00
STREAM TWO - TECHNOLOGYLone Worker Safety
Travis Holland - Managing Director, Holland Thomas15:30 - 16:00
STREAM ONE - WELLBEINGMENTAL HEALTH – THE LEADING WORKPLACE CRITICAL RISK
Anna Feringa - Workplace Mental Health Consultant, The Jonah Group
16:00 - 16:30
STREAM TWO - TECHNOLOGYREMOTE INJURY PREVENTION: TECHNOLOGY TOOLS FOR YOUR BUSINESS CONTINUITY STRATEGY
Scott Coleman - Chief Executive Officer, Preventure16:00 - 16:30
NETWORKING DRINKS16:30 - 18:00
DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY 17TH MARCH
Director, NSCA Foundation
Dale Stemple, Head Global EHS, North America and EMEA, Global Environment Health and Safety, Mylan (US)
Chairman, Cricket Australia
Chief Executive Officer, Lifeline
Vice President, HR Australia, Pacific and Asia, Orica
Head of Work Health and Safety, Governance Safety and Sustainability, Brisbane Airport Corporation
Senior Consultant, Actrua
Principal Consultant, Safety, Actrua
Stories help us share meaning and connect emotionally. When we tell a story we are giving a little piece of ourselves to others, building trust and transferring knowledge . The most powerful stories touch our hearts, challenge our beliefs and have the power to change our behaviour. Human beings have been sharing stories for thousands of years. In fact, we are hardwired for stories. But while we are all storytellers at heart, most of us don't see ourselves that way. The great news is storytelling skills can be learned and developed. In this session, Alan Sim and Liz Kearins from the Actrua team, will explore the art and science behind a good story and share a practical model to supercharge your storytelling. They will also share a number of case studies to demonstrate the impact on health, safety and performance. Learn how to tell high impact safety stories that switch on your people. Discover how storytelling can be used by your leaders and teams to create connection, challenge mindset and motivate people to act on it.
Presented by Sparke Helmore Lawyers
Sparke Helmore Lawyers will present a mock trial involving a corporation being prosecuted under the new industrial manslaughter laws in Queensland. Based on a case study involving a fatal forklift incident, this mock trial format will offer practical insight into the most serious of work health and safety offences and highlight a number of WHS and legal considerations that factor into a prosecution for health and safety breaches. Following the presentation, Sparke Helmore Lawyers will be available for a discussion with attendees.
Interim Chief Executive Officer, NSCA Foundation
WELCOME & OPENINGMaria Zoras-Christo, Director, NSCA Foundation09:00 - 09:10
INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: HOW GLOBAL ORGANISATIONS NAVIGATE IN TODAY’S ATMOSPHERE AND CHALLENGES TO ENSURE A SUCCESSFUL SAFETY ENVIRONMENTDale Stemple - Head Global EHS, North America and EMEA, Global Environment Health and Safety, Mylan (US)09:10 - 09:40
KEYNOTE: REVIEWING, EVALUATING, EMBEDDING A NEW CULTURE AT CRICKET AUSTRALIAEarl Eddings - Chairman, Cricket Australia09:40 - 10:10
KEYNOTE: HOW ‘HELP SEEKERS’ ARE INFORMING LIFELINE’S DIGITAL SERVICE INNOVATIONColin Seery - Chief Executive Officer, Lifeline10:10 - 10:40
MORNING BREAK10:40 - 11:10
TITLE TO BE ANNOUNCEDJasmine Doak - Vice President, HR Australia, Pacific and Asia, Orica11:10 - 11:40
IMPACT OF COVID – IMPLICATIONS FOR THE AVIATION SECTOR AND THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF CUSTOMERS AND STAKEHOLDERSKersty Christensen - Head of Work Health and Safety, Governance Safety and Sustainability, Brisbane Airport Corporation11:40 - 12:10
THE POWER OF A GOOD STORY - STORYTELLING WITH IMPACT FOR HEALTH, SAFETY AND PERFORMANCELiz Kearins - Senior Consultant, Actrua and Alan Sim - Principal Consultant, Safety, Actrua12:10 - 12:40
LUNCH BREAK12:40 - 13:40
MOCK TRIAL – A CASE FOR BULLYINGPresented by Sparke Helmore Lawyers13:40 - 14:40
CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR AND CONFERENCE CLOSEBernie Doyle - Interim Chief Executive Officer, NSCA Foundation14:40 - 15:00
Program correct at time of publishing. Subject to change.