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09:10
  1. Spotlight Stage
    20 mins
    • Compliance & Legislation
    • Innovation Hub
    • Leadership
    • Mental Health & Psychosocial Safety
    Poor mental health costs Australian businesses 39 billion dollars per year. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Workplaces not only have the power to protect mental health but can also serve as a fact ...
09:30
  1. Summits Stage
    30 mins
    • Compliance & Legislation
    • Construction
    • Injury Prevention
    A tenfold increase in Silicosis outbreaks over ten years is a tragic reminder of the need for stronger workplace protections. Preventing this disease requires a focus on comprehensive health risk asse ...
09:45
  1. Knowledge Stage
    30 mins
    • Knowledge Hub
    There is urgent need for a collaborative approach and sustainable solutions in navigating the proposed changes and reforms to WorkCover. Chief Executive of the Victorian Chamber, Paul Guerra, speaks t ...
09:50
  1. Spotlight Stage
    30 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and IoT
    • Cybersecurity
    • Innovation Hub
    • Technology
    This session will to raise awareness of cybersecurity cloud-based safety system requirements as a minimum when it comes to protecting your data. Tailored for safety professionals, this discussion is s ...
10:20
  1. Summits Stage
    40 mins
    • Compliance & Legislation
    • Construction
    • Mental Health & Psychosocial Safety
    With the construction industry grappling with alarming rates of mental health issues, presenting double the risk of suicide compared to other industries in Australia, it's crucial to address the uniqu ...
10:30
  1. Knowledge Stage
    30 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and IoT
    • Knowledge Hub
    • Mental Health & Psychosocial Safety
    • Technology
    A small piece of Aussie tech that was built for domestic violence is now being used by the Department of Defence, McDonalds, Coles, and hundreds of organisations across Australia. This session gives y ...
10:40
  1. Spotlight Stage
    20 mins
    • Compliance & Legislation
    • Innovation Hub
    • Leadership
    • Mental Health & Psychosocial Safety
    Join Georgi as she shares insights in the identification and management of psychosocial hazards gained from working across a broad spectrum of sectors. This is your chance to gain an understanding of ...
11:10
  1. Summits Stage
    40 mins
    • Compliance & Legislation
    • Construction
    • Injury Prevention
    • Leadership
    This interactive panel discussion will address safety risks and responsibilities on major infrastructure projects, preventing injuries & harm and how state laws and regulations impact you.
11:20
  1. Spotlight Stage
    20 mins
    • Innovation Hub
    This discussion will explore the complexities of human behaviour, resistance to change, and the pivotal role of organisational culture in the adoption of safety technologies. We will explore the psych ...
11:30
  1. Knowledge Stage
    30 mins
    • Compliance & Legislation
    • Knowledge Hub
    • Leadership
    • Technology
    Health and safety leaders face a common hurdle: company-wide engagement. Without this, our health and safety teams can get caught up in reactive tasks and compliance issues. It's time to shift the foc ...
12:00
  1. Spotlight Stage
    20 mins
    • Driver Safety
    • Injury Prevention
    • Innovation Hub
    • Manual handling & Forklift Safety
    • Technology
    Imagine if every worker had access to a personal injury prevention coach, just like our sporting stars do. Instead of a one-size-fits-all training and rehab program, these coaches would tailor program ...
12:30
  1. Knowledge Stage
    30 mins
    • Compliance & Legislation
    • Injury Prevention
    • Knowledge Hub
    • Leadership
    Join Worksafe as they delve into their strategic approach into navigating occupational disease and illness in 2024. Explore proactive and responsive strategies to address occupational health hazards, ...
12:40
  1. Spotlight Stage
    20 mins
    • Innovation Hub
    • Leadership
    • Mental Health & Psychosocial Safety
    Workers compensation premiums are at an all-time high and mental health claims are doubling every four years. Add in high employee turnover and many businesses are struggling to find and retain the ri ...
13:00
  1. Summits Stage
    30 mins
    • Leadership
    • Mental Health & Psychosocial Safety
    • Workplace Wellbeing
    Laine will share how organisations can proactively address psychosocial risks by adopting a holistic model of care, integrating inclusion and wellbeing initiatives through an intersectional approach. ...
13:20
  1. Spotlight Stage
    20 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and IoT
    • Construction
    • Driver Safety
    • Injury Prevention
    • Innovation Hub
    • Technology
    Go Up Safely is a groundbreaking high-voltage proximity sensing system designed to enhance safety for workers and operators of heavy machinery. It has been hailed as an innovative approach to solving ...
13:30
  1. Knowledge Stage
    30 mins
    • Injury Prevention
    • Knowledge Hub
    • Leadership
    Findings from numerous research studies around the world demonstrates that commonly used safety metrics like Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rates (TRIFR) and Lost Time Injury Rates (LTIFR) are comp ...
13:50
  1. Summits Stage
    40 mins
    • Leadership
    • Mental Health & Psychosocial Safety
    • Workplace Wellbeing
    For today's workforce, there is a firm spotlight on workplace wellbeing. Organisations increasingly highlight their commitment to employee well-being - but do they make an impact? How do you move beyo ...
14:00
  1. Spotlight Stage
    30 mins
    • Compliance & Legislation
    • Innovation Hub
    • Leadership
    • Mental Health & Psychosocial Safety
    Dive headfirst into the intricacies of psychological safety, from well-being check-ins to navigating the complexities of workers' comp claims. This session will explore how to create a more harmonious ...
14:30
  1. Knowledge Stage
    40 mins
    • Compliance & Legislation
    • Driver Safety
    • Injury Prevention
    • Knowledge Hub
    • Leadership
    • Manual handling & Forklift Safety
    • Mental Health & Psychosocial Safety
    Here is your opportunity to ask questions and receive practical advice from WorkSafe Victoria, the state’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulator. In this session, you will learn about WorkSafe’s pu ...
14:40
  1. Spotlight Stage
    20 mins
    • Driver Safety
    • Innovation Hub
    • Leadership
    • Manual handling & Forklift Safety
    Organisatioal policies speak volumes about your intentions. Are you genuinely focused on developing better, safer drivers, or is it just a checklist to minimize risks? Are you really protecting your d ...
14:50
  1. Summits Stage
    30 mins
    • Driver Safety
    • Leadership
    • Manual handling & Forklift Safety
    • Mental Health & Psychosocial Safety
    • Workplace Wellbeing
    Despite organisations developing policies and informing managers about sensitive issues, there remains a significant gap in equipping managers with the necessary skills to navigate these conversations ...
15:10
  1. Spotlight Stage
    20 mins
    • Compliance & Legislation
    • Innovation Hub
    • Leadership
    • Manual handling & Forklift Safety
    The 2015 updates to the Australian Standard for forklift trucks significantly enhanced safety requirements, yet forklift trucks commonly exceed a lifespan of 20 years. Approximately half of the curren ...
15:30
  1. Knowledge Stage
    30 mins
    • Compliance & Legislation
    • Knowledge Hub
    • Leadership
    • Mental Health & Psychosocial Safety
    Psychosocial obligations and safety norms are evolving. This session will focus on social awareness, legislation changes and regulatory focus, and what that means for every business operator. Understa ...
  2. Summits Stage
    20 mins
    • Leadership
    • Mental Health & Psychosocial Safety
    • Workplace Wellbeing
    Reactive measures don’t work. Organisations need to invest in mental health prevention. Giving employees tools for self-regulation, self-awareness, introspection and compassion is key. The science is ...
09:10
  1. Spotlight Stage
    20 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and IoT
    • Compliance & Legislation
    • Innovation Hub
    • Leadership
    • Mental Health & Psychosocial Safety
    As Ai becomes the next inevitable commonplace tech to integrate into every industry, we look at the what, why and how. What exactly is Ai? Is it a friend or foe? How it can be harnessed for exponentia ...
09:45
  1. Knowledge Stage
    30 mins
    • Compliance & Legislation
    • Knowledge Hub
    • Leadership
    Do you struggle to achieve meaningful outcomes from risk assessment workshops? In this session, Mark Alston will share five practical tips for improving risk assessment workshop outcomes and deliverin ...
09:50
  1. Spotlight Stage
    30 mins
    • Compliance & Legislation
    • Cybersecurity
    • Innovation Hub
    • Leadership
    More and more businesses are looking at achieving ISO certification. This presentation will discuss the benefits of ISO Certification and An increasing number of businesses are striving to attain ISO ...
10:30
  1. Knowledge Stage
    30 mins
    • Injury Prevention
    • Knowledge Hub
    • Leadership
    • Manual handling & Forklift Safety
    WorkSafe Victoria is at the forefront of tackling hazardous manual handling, supporting the development of safety tools such as the Systems Thinking Incident Review (STIR) application and the APHIRM R ...
  2. Summits Stage
    30 mins
    • Safety Leadership & Culture Summit
    • Construction
    • Leadership
    Join Jo Cairns, Chief People Officer at BINGO Industries, as she shares valuable insights on cultivating a safety-centric culture. Drawing from practical examples, she'll explore the challenges and tr ...
10:40
  1. Spotlight Stage
    20 mins
    • Injury Prevention
    • Innovation Hub
    • Leadership
    • Manual handling & Forklift Safety
    • Technology
    Tired of dealing with the aftermath of musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries? Businesses often grapple with MSK injury costs and numbers after they occur, without understanding the crucial precursors. Techno ...
11:20
  1. Spotlight Stage
    20 mins
    • Innovation Hub
    Session by Evotix
  2. Summits Stage
    40 mins
    • Safety Leadership & Culture Summit
    • Leadership
    As the way in which we work becomes more complex, leadership plays an increasingly vital role in setting the tone for safety culture. With multiple stakeholders each with unique priorities, how to ens ...
11:30
  1. Knowledge Stage
    40 mins
    • Injury Prevention
    • Knowledge Hub
    • Leadership
    • Mental Health & Psychosocial Safety
    Managers and leaders play a crucial role in building a physically and psychologically safe environment. The benefits are clear: increased engagement and productivity, reductions in absenteeism, compen ...
12:00
  1. Spotlight Stage
    20 mins
    • Injury Prevention
    • Innovation Hub
    • Mental Health & Psychosocial Safety
    • Technology
    We live in a mobile-first society, but to what extent is WHS taking advantage of this? This session explores the missed opportunities of organisations yet to adopt mobile solutions as part of their he ...
12:10
  1. Summits Stage
    30 mins
    • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and IoT
    • Safety Leadership & Culture Summit
    • Leadership
    • Technology
    Learn how generative AI is making AI and robotics more accessible for health and safety applications. Explore how this new technology is breathing new life into old technology and lowering the barrier ...
12:30
  1. Knowledge Stage
    30 mins
    • Knowledge Hub
    • Leadership
    • Mental Health & Psychosocial Safety
    This impactful workshop will explore the synergy between positive psychology and workplace wellbeing. Discover how you can unlock personal and professional growth through coaching psychology, enhance ...
12:40
  1. Spotlight Stage
    20 mins
    • Injury Prevention
    • Innovation Hub
    • Leadership
    • Mental Health & Psychosocial Safety
    Hear about how Mental Health First Aid training equips individuals with the knowledge and skills to recognise signs of mental health problems, provide initial support, and prevent escalation. This ses ...
13:00
  1. Summits Stage
    30 mins
    • Compliance & Legislation
    • Leadership
    • Mental Health & Psychosocial Safety
    • Workplace Wellbeing
    The days of sending behavioural issues to HR and OHS issues to the safety department are long gone. The roll out of the psychosocial health regulations and changes to the Sex Discrimination and Fairwo ...
13:20
  1. Spotlight Stage
    20 mins
    • Innovation Hub
      Join Jobfit as they share more insights on their important work, how assessing and understanding medical risks is crucial for your workplace, the outcomes and this will ultimately benefit your busin ...
13:30
  1. Knowledge Stage
    40 mins
    • Compliance & Legislation
    • Knowledge Hub
    • Manual handling & Forklift Safety
    The 2015 update to the Australian Standard for forklift trucks significantly enhanced safety requirements, yet forklift trucks commonly exceed a lifespan of 20 years. Approximately half of the current ...
13:50
  1. Summits Stage
    40 mins
    • Leadership
    • Mental Health & Psychosocial Safety
    • Workplace Wellbeing
    Wellbeing is a key ingredient for human performance. There is an undeniable link between happiness at work and performance and productivity, which ultimately impacts your bottom line. This session wil ...
14:00
  1. Spotlight Stage
    30 mins
    • Injury Prevention
    • Innovation Hub
    • Leadership
    • Mental Health & Psychosocial Safety
    Join Matt Beechey, a trailblazer in psychological safety, as he draws upon his extensive 25 year career delivering training in culture, wellbeing, and safety to more than 150 Australian organisations. ...
14:40
  1. Spotlight Stage
    20 mins
    • Compliance & Legislation
    • Injury Prevention
    • Innovation Hub
    • Technology
    Do you have defibrillator or are you looking at integrating an AED into your workplace? Scott Whimpey and the team at FAAE have supported the implementation over 6000 defibrillators into organisations ...
  2. Knowledge Stage
    50 mins
    • Construction
    • Injury Prevention
    • Knowledge Hub
    • Manual handling & Forklift Safety
    • Technology
    Leveraging the right technology can streamline safety operations, increase employee competency, and contribute to the reduction of risk and safety incidents. We have made huge advances in our understa ...
14:50
  1. Summits Stage
    30 mins
    • Safety Leadership & Culture Summit
    • Leadership
    • Mental Health & Psychosocial Safety
    In the world of workplace mental health and psychosocial risk management, experts consistently highlight the crucial role of leadership in overcoming challenges. Leadership capability is often seen as ...
15:00
  1. Spotlight Stage
    40 mins
    • Compliance & Legislation
    • Construction
    • Driver Safety
    • Injury Prevention
    • Innovation Hub
    • Leadership
    • Manual handling & Forklift Safety
    • Mental Health & Psychosocial Safety
    Here is your opportunity to ask questions and receive practical advice from WorkSafe Victoria, the state’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulator. In this session, you will learn about WorkSafe’s pu ...
15:10
  1. Summits Stage
    30 mins
    • Compliance & Legislation
    • Leadership
    • Mental Health & Psychosocial Safety
    • Workplace Wellbeing
    Accidents happen, but well-managed workers' compensation claims are a win for everyone. This session will explore the challenges and opportunities of navigating the workers' compensation system, and h ...
15:30
  1. Knowledge Stage
    30 mins
    • Compliance & Legislation
    • Injury Prevention
    • Knowledge Hub
    In Australia, an average of 10 accidental contacts occur with powerlines every day. Unfortunately, each year seven people are electrocuted and approximately 50 people are severely burned and injured. ...

 

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