Creating mentally healthy workplaces Workplace Safety Brisbane forum – 22-23 April 2015

One in six
working age people live with a mental illness, at an estimated cost of $11
billion to Australian businesses, and in some sectors, such as mining, the
numbers are much higher.

The
escalating mental health challenge will be the focus of next month’s workplace
safety gathering in Brisbane, expected to attract over 2,500 people. Employers
and business leaders are particularly being encouraged to play a more active
role in developing healthier workplaces for their employees.

beyondblue
and AccessEAP will be speaking at the Safety in Action Exhibition Free
Seminar
(22-23 April), onhow to create mentally healthy workplaces
and why workplace wellness is good for a business’s bottom line. They will be
joined by safety experts who will share new research, discuss regulatory
compliance issues and expand on technological innovations – including a new
mobile App that empowers staff to log incidents and a global diagnostic tool
that enables leaders to better review safety initiatives.

“Every year,
work related injuries cost the Australian economy an estimated $60 billion or
more and Safety in Action will provide people with the knowledge, tools
and resources to minimise the economic burden of work related injuries in the
future,” said John Wilson at Informa, organisers of this year’s event.

Safety in
Action isAustralia’s largest and most trusted safety exhibition and has
been revamped this year to include new features, including Spot the Hazard
– showing how height, signage and other factors can present hazards in the
workplace; Innovation Hour – a
fast-paced demonstration of revolutionary new safety products;
and a photo booth for attendees to interact with and experience the
latest equipment.

Seminar
sessions include:

  • Regulation
    and Culture Change
    – John Fell, Advanced Safety Systems Australia
    (ASSA)
  • Hazardous
    Chemicals
    – cost effective management and handling – Jeremy Trotman, JTA
  • Skin
    Cancer
    – What is the risk in your industry? – Tom Hastwell, Skin Patrol
  • The
    Heads Up Initiative – Creating More Mentally Healthy
    Workplaces
    – Nick Arvanitis, beyondblue
  • Workplace
    Wellness – It’s Good for Business
    – Sally Kirkright, AccessEAP
  • Software
    and Mobile Apps for Hands on Safety Management
    – Adrian Manessis, MyOSH
  • Mindful
    Safety Leadership
    – the use of a successful diagnostic tool – Marc
    McLaren, Generative HSE
  • Fatigue
    Risk management
    – getting it right for your organisation – Michael Adeney, Fatigue
    Safety
  • Safety
    and Leadership
    – Don’t Become Complacent – Ennio Bianchi, National Safety Council of
    Aust.

Major
Corporate Sponsor myosh Safety Management Software and Lanyard and Show bag
Sponsor Atom Supply Group, will be joined by exhibitors including
WorkCover Queensland, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, UNSW Australia,
QML Pathology, Fatigue Safety, AccessEAP, Urban Perspectives Environmental
Solutions, Open Excavation Protection System, Done Safe, Techware, Liberty
Shoes, Millsom, Bradley Australia, beyondblue, Aegis Safety. A full list
of exhibitors can be found here.

Co-located
is the Safety Institute of Australia’s Brisbane Safety Conference, which
will provide professionals with high level, in-depth analyses of safety
legislation, regulation and workplace WHS policies across Queensland. For more
information, visit www.siasafetyconferences.com.au/brisbanepr.

The Brisbane event is a forerunner to the national Safety
in Action Exhibition
(15-17
September 2015). which will be hosted at the
Melbourne Exhibition Centre. For more information please visit the
website.

What:

Safety in Action Brisbane


Two-day Exhibition and Seminars

Where:
Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre,

Merivale Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia.

When:
Wednesday 22 April 2015 10am – 4pm

Thursday
23 April 2015 9am – 4pm

Event
organiser:
Informa Australia

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