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Thursday, 1 August 2019 ( #934 )
For over 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 Safety in Action 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 & services. A must-attend for every WHS professional. Visit our two FREE seminar zones to hear from a range of high-calibre safety & HR professionals on Major Projects and Innovation and Wellbeing and Mental Health. Major Projects and Innovation focuses on organisations that have implemented, or are in the process of implementing new programs, management systems, or safety culture resets. Learn handy tips and tricks that you can transfer in your own workplace. Innovations including the latest evidence-backed technologies, mobile technologies, PPE, and more are also explored. Wellbeing and Mental Health. With a focus on the difficult task of measuring mental health and wellbeing, this seminar examines initiatives and approaches with proven results and return on investment.
DON'T MISS THESE FREE TO ATTEND SESSIONS: Muscoloskeletal Disease (MSD) in the Workplace 7 million people living with a Muscoloskeletal Disease (MSD) are of working age. Coupled with an ageing workforce, MSD represents a significant and growing risk for organisations. Learn how employers can support people who have or are at risk of developing musculoskeletal disease at work.
  • 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 areas including physical therapy, telephone support, information resources educational seminars that address support in the work place, career planning and condition/pain management.
  • Support employers to develop and maintain a healthy and productive workplace environment: reducing absenteeism, staff turnover, workers' compensation, and medical claims.
  • MSK are also conducting new research on what resources and support people need to stay employed.
  • Targeting 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
Rob Anderson, CEO, Muscoloskeletal Australia 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.
  • Over classification 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 develop actions.
Mark Alston, Principal Consultant, Immotus Consulting Are Exoskeletons the musculoskeletal PPE of the future? Exoskeletons, or wearable robotics, are appearing in scientific journals, industry publications, the media, and even in some workplaces as a potential 'solution' for workplace musculoskeletal injury prevention. This session will outline:
  • How diferent exoskeletons can potentially reduce the load on specific muscle groups to minimise fatigue and subsequent injury.
  • Documented risks associated with their use.
  • Checklist for independent evaluation of such devices.
  • 'Tool-specific' risk factors to be considered in any onsite formal pre-use / pre-purchase risk assessment for the mining environment.
Dr Jenny Legge, Managing Director, JobFit Systems International
Secure your spot for free at: We look forward to seeing you there! For more information, please contact: Safety in Action Customer Service Tel: 0290804307 Email: Web: Safety in Action Show & Conference 10-11 September 2019 Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre