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2011 QLD Safety Conference Program

  1. 1. PRESENTED BY HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH SAFETY INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA INC SUPPORTED BY21– 23 JUNE 2011BRISBANE CONVENTION& EXHIBITION CENTREHEALTH & SAFETY THE NEXT STEPSDAY 1 IDENTIFYWhat is happening todayDAY 2 RESEARCHTo establish the evidence-base for sound decision makingDAY 3 COLLABORATE LANYARD SPONSORSRegardless of where you are in the world,we all have the same Health & Safety goalsRegister online atwww.sia.org.au/qldsafetyconference MORNING & AFTERNOON TEA SPONSOR
  2. 2. DAY 1 TUESDAY 21 JUNE 2011 9:00AM – 5:00PM OPENING FUTURE SAFETY – A NEW DIRECTION BREAKFAST 10:00AM – 10:30AM MORNING TEA 7:30AM – 9:00AM 10:30AM HEALTH AND SAFETY PROFESSIONALS – INFLUENCERS OF CHANGE PANEL DISCUSSION featuring Ms Debra Maiden, Safety Division, Victoria Police Jim Carmichael Hear how in a large, high risk organisation, a combined change management, risk management and systems Assistant General Manager management approach is essential to achieve a major improvement in health and safety performance. Service Delivery Gaining commitment at senior levels in an organisation is a key to success. The integration of such a change Workplace Health is imbedded through an effective safety system that involves all employees and becomes an expectation that and Safety Queensland safety is integral to business function as a requirement and a value. Julia Collins Director of the Model 11:10AM Legislation Project PROTECTING PEOPLE TRACKSIDE INITIATIVE – QLD RAIL Safe Work Australia Mr Gary Grant, Principal – Safety Excellence, Evans & Peck Pty Limited Pam Pryor Listen to how Queensland Rail (QR) identified key opportunities for improving worker safety trackside and how they Registrar of the Australian OHS set in motion a shift in the mindset of their employees with regard to safety. A number of situational safety awareness Education Accreditation Board programs were handled by specialist safety coaches. The results of the effectiveness of these programs will also be shown in this presentation. OFFICIAL 11:50AM TWO STREAMS – EGOCENTRIC AND ERGONOMIC – IN WHICH ONE ARE YOU SWIMMING? WELCOME Mr Roger Kahler, Director & Principal Consultant, InterSafe The Egocentric Stream is defined by words such as “safe”, “unsafe”, “careful”, “cause” and “effect”. It has notions such as Dr Simon Blackwood 9:00AM - 9:10AM ‘accident prevention’ and ‘zero harm’. As a consequence, this stream has a strong focus on human behaviour, training and procedures. The Ergonomic Stream’s focus is on energy exchange, multifactorial interactions producing damage, damage reduction, energy management strategies, Pareto Principle and “is” thinking. As a consequence, this stream flows with KEYNOTE ADDRESS a strong scientific base and drives stronger engineering solutions to the problem of personal damage. The streams are 9:10AM – 10:00AM different; they cannot integrate. Those who complete tasks and are damaged will be the people who pay the price of the corporate position on such an important choice. 12:30PM – 2:00PM LUNCH 2:00PM SAFETY PSYCHOLOGY: BACK TO THE FUTURE Mr Chris Wales, National Safety & Environment Manager, Cater Care Group Pty Ltd This presentation highlights a human factor approach to safety management such as enhancing management style, safety climate and motivation factors. Occupational Health Psychology builds and strengthens feelings of self-effectiveness, personal control, optimism and belonging. OHP begins with creating an understanding of why we do what we do, provides practical ways to change behaviour and create positive changes in attitudes. Focusing on workplace behaviour, a field that tries to understand and measure human behaviour to improve employees’ workplace safety. 2:30PM HOW DO YOU MAKE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY? Mr Cristian Sylvestre, Principal Consultant, Safe Train Pty Ltd SAFETY LEADERSHIP The paper outlines the findings of informal research that was carried out to identify why people still have incidents even Mr Lindsay Kranz though organisations have mature and effective OHS Management Systems in place, behaviour based safety is conducted Director General Occupational and are fully submersed in safety leadership programs. It suggests a new area of focus that would not normally be Health & Safety Branch, targeted by organisations – the individual and their habits. A number of Australian case studies are presented to illustrate Department of Defence that this approach can achieve 60-90% reduction in incidents within 6-12 months. Hear how committed leadership 3:00PM – 3:30PM AFTERNOON TEA has set the agenda on two major 3:30PM projects that are making Defence HOW TO LOVE YOUR JOB AS A SAFETY PROFESSIONAL – USING BASIC PERSONALITY PROFILING TO IDENTIFY YOUR a safer place to work by ‘cleaning INHERENT STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES out the shed’. Safety Leadership Mr Dave Whitefield, Baseline Training & Consulting is a topic generating more and Why are some safety professionals hopeless with deadlines but great with people, where others love detail and more interest in safety circles, get frustrated with constant change? In this presentation a unique personality profiling system, normally used for partly because it is about to be entrepreneurs, will be applied to the profession of OHS to allow individuals to see what aspect of the profession best suit in the spotlight due to the new them, based on their inherent personality type. Being able to identify, and then work within your personality profile makes focus on the ‘Person Conducting you more efficient and less stressed. This in turn means you will be healthier, happier and nicer to be around. the Business or Undertaking’ as defined in the new Work Health 4:00PM and Safety legislation and partly THE FUTURE OF OHS INSPECTION USING MOBILE TECHNOLOGY because developing practice Mr Naaman Shibi in some organisations has Paper based OHS inspections are quite common, but such manual processes present several challenges. There is always demonstrated the importance of room for human error, which means that certain inspection elements can often be omitted and thus fail to be acted committed leadership in driving upon. The filing and retrieval of documents adds additional time to the process and the audit trail is often difficult and a safety culture and making cumbersome to follow. The use of mobile technology is the future of conducting OHS inspection as it addresses these workplaces safe. issues and streamlines the process. This will be demonstrated with an example of a workplace safety inspection process using mobile device. The technology is extremely flexible and allows for inspection processes to be modified in line with new regulations and standards. 4:30PM BEYOND THE PLATEAU - THE IMPACT OF INDIVIDUAL ATTITUDES ON ORGANISATIONAL SAFETY PERFORMANCE Mr John Richards, CEO, Onetest Pty Ltd It is now widely acknowledged that the majority of workplace accidents are precipitated by some form of human error. To the extent that individuals’ differences can be measured; organisations can reduce the risk of workplace incidents by making more informed hiring decisions. In this presentation, case studies from the mining and construction industries will be presented to illustrate how psychometric tools can identify the small minority of people who will be responsible for the majority of LTIs and incidents irrespective of environmental factors. It will also examine the legal considerations and how internal corporate politics affects adoption.2
  3. 3. A HEALTHY WORKFORCE IS A PRODUCTIVE WORKFORCE ADVANCING ASIA-PACIFIC10:00AM – 10:30AM MORNING TEA 10:00AM – 10:30AM MORNING TEA10:30AM 10:30AMBUILDING A RESILIENT WORKFORCE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS IN THE PROFESSIONALISATIONMr Des Allen, Director, Humanhorizons Intl OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETYHear how psycho-social influences affect safety and how concepts like quality Mr Phil Lovelock, HSE Manager, VECCIof leadership, workforce involvement, change management and the ability This presentation will discuss the characteristics of a profession;of managers and supervisors to coach their teams on these topics can be how to achieve professionalisation; current moves to professionalise OHS;applied by safety professionals. INSHPO and SIA’s role and the development and recognition of OHS as a profession within the Asia-Pacific region.11:10AMCRACKING THE CODE TO A HEALTHY PRODUCTIVE WORKFORCE 11:10AMMs Fleta Solomon, Director, Onsite Health Solutions THE LANGUAGE OF SAFETYHear about the future health & productivity model outlining the various Mr Paul Jarvie, Operations Manager,components to employee health (physical, mental, emotional and New Zealand Institute of Safety Managementnutritional) and delivery methods required to identify and mange Business leaders have their language and safety pros have theirs.employee health effectively. Hear this topic explored with the view of making the safety professional and business leader better understand what they are saying and doing.11:50AMEFFECTS OF UNCORRECTED VISUAL IMPAIRMENT 11:50AMON PERSONAL SAFETY & PRODUCTIVITY INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTABILITY OF OHS CREDENTIALS:Mr John Moore, Managing Director, Prescription Safety Glasses Pty Ltd MYTH OR REALITY?In many cases (52.4% of the workforce) known impairments to vision, Mr Martin Ralph, Managing Director,if left uncorrected, adversely affect productivity and in some cases place Industrial Federation of Accident Prevention (IFAP)ourselves and fellow workers in danger. The implementation of a visual Are our health and safety credentials recognised internationally?performance program in conjunction with eye safety initiatives provides a Each country has different requirements but what are the boundariespositive outcome for the entire workforce. This presentation will show how of safety when it comes to the need for re-training?to implement such a program. 12:30PM – 2:00PM LUNCH12:30PM – 2:00PM LUNCH 2:00PM2:00PM HEALTH AND SAFETY IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA – THE RELATIONSHIPHOW TAKING A PROACTIVE APPROACH SAVED A MAJOR FOOD PROCESSOR BETWEEN HEALTH AND SAFETY, MINING, OIL AND GAS LAWSOVER $1M IN WORKCOVER COSTS – PRACTICAL CASE STUDY Mr Patrick Barry, Solicitor, FreehillsDr James Murray, Managing Director, Soft Tissue Centre This presentation will outline the interrelationship between the legislationHear how a proactive approach to injury management and a specific treatment and regulations in PNG and will discuss incident management, contactmethodology can drastically reduce injuries and lost time in the workplace, with regulators and necessary systems to have in place in 3 key areasincrease employee morale and save on Workcover related costs. of significant growth for foreign investors.2:30PM 2:30PMLOOKING FOR A NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK – CURRENT TRENDS IN HSE REMUNERATION,FINDING THE HIDDEN COSTS OF WORKPLACE BULLYING HOW THIS AFFECTS YOU AND YOUR BUSINESSMr Bernard Althofer, Managing Director, EGL I Assessments Pty Ltd Mr Aaron Neilson, National Manager Recruitment & Search, Safe Search“The effects of workplace stress, including bullying, cost employers You will see a snapshot of salaries of OHS professionals, current trends in$10 billion a year through absenteeism and diminished performance”. educational qualifications sought by employers, variation across industriesThree scenarios will be used to demonstrate the short comings in current and the impact of geographical locations.recording procedures. It will also discuss some barriers that currently existand demonstrate how costing workplace bullying can be used as a business 3:00PM – 3:30PM AFTERNOON TEAcase to improve health and safety. 3:30PM MACHINE SAFETY DIRECTIONS IN AUSTRALIA3:00PM – 3:30PM AFTERNOON TEA Mr Kenneth Robertson, Business Development Manager,3:30PM ABB Australia Pty LimitedCASE STUDIES OF SUCCESS Hear how Australian Machine Safety can become more flexible,Mr Toby Ford working in harmony with manufacturing to provide increased safetyHear the real-life case studies of companies that effectively implement and productivity based on international and European changes.healthy work programs and take advice from these success stories. 4:00PM4:15PM THE FUTURE OF SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE –PEAK HEALTH FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE “PSYCHOLOGICAL RISK MITIGATION”Ms Helena Popovic Mr Joshua Hawes, Principal Psychologist, Critical Components W.A Pty LtdDiscover what peak health actually means and why it matters, how to take This presentation targets ways of enhancing the pre, peri and post Criticalcharge of your own health and performance and all the small and big details Incident performance of employees from a perspective of psychologicalthat will help you along the way. Hear how to create and sustain a dynamic resilience. It identifies the financial, social and human resource risksworkplace culture which actively supports everyone’s health and wellbeing. organisations take in only preparing their staff physically but not mentally in the event of a Critical Incident. 4:30PM WORK HEALTH AND CANCER PREVENTION Ms Claire Kelly, Executive Manager, Community Services, Cancer Council Queensland This presentation will illuminate the burden of cancer in QLD, articulate how this relates to the workplace and provide an overview of best practice in workplace cancer prevention.IDENTIFY 3
  4. 4. DAY 2 WEDNESDAY 22 JUNE 2011 9:00AM – 5:00PM BRINGING RIGOUR TO OHS PRACTICE 10:00AM – 10:30AM MORNING TEA 10:30AM OHS RESEARCH AND THE OHS PROFESSIONAL Ms Pam Pryor, Registrar, Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board This session will introduce the stream by reviewing the outcomes of the 2010 research conference on “Towards a policy on OHS research” to discuss what is OHS research; why is workplace-based OHS research important; and why should the practicing OHS professional do research. KEYNOTE ADDRESS 11:00AM 9:00AM – 10:00AM OHS PROFESSIONAL AS A RESEARCHER – ONE PERSON’S JOURNEY Ms Annabel Teusner NEW FRONTIERS: FUTURES FOR OHS There has been little scholarly focus within the literature on insider research in Professor Niki Ellis the field of OHS. Despite this, there is a growing body of knowledge that provides CEO, Institute for Safety, Compensation a foundation to support insider research in OHS. The benefits of insider research and Recovery Research can present strengths and opportunities that would not otherwise exist. Whilst the constraints can be problematic, the insider researcher can minimize Dame Carol Black has described OHS as the impact, if adequately prepared. The aims of this paper are to examine the unfit for purpose. Perhaps this is not literature from a thematic perspective on the benefits and constraints of insider surprising. Working arrangements are research and to provide one account from the field, to provide a contribution to changing, the workforce is ageing and knowledge in the field of OHS. diversifying, new risks are emerging while old risks are persisting. We are 11:30AM dealing with climate change and a USING RESEARCH TO CREATE CHANGE IN OHS: global financial crisis, health is being UNDERSTANDING ACTION RESEARCH reformed and the role of government is Dr Susanne Tepe, Associate Professor of OHS, RMIT University being questioned. Occupational health and safety has been rather inward looking, By definition, improvement in OHS requires change. Too often OHS change is not responsive enough to the changes in society around it. This keynote address ad hoc with little learning as a result. Action research comprises a range of will report on ISCRR’s Futures Initiative in which horizon scanning was research methodologies that are cyclic, participative, and reflective and provide undertaken to determine broader trends likely to influence OHS and personal a basis for designing and implementing OHS interventions. This session will injury compensation, and then used as triggers for stakeholder consultation introduce the OHS professional to the principles of action research as a basis through online blogs and a futures workshop at which scenarios for 2035 were for designing and implementing effective OHS interventions. developed. Finally, research needs identified through this process will be 12:30PM – 2:00PM LUNCH described. 2:00PM DESIGNING AND CONDUCTING EVALUATION OF WORKPLACE-BASED OHS INTERVENTIONS Dr Lesley Day, Deputy Director, Falls Prevention Research Unit, Monash University Structured evaluation of OHS interventions should be a basic tool for OHS professionals. Intervention evaluation is a recognised research methodology that is particularly relevant to OHS. This session will review the principles of intervention evaluation as a research methodology and provide guidance for the OHS professional wanting to evaluate OHS interventions by applying a structured, rigorous approach. 3:00PM THE OHS PROFESSIONAL AND WRITING FOR PUBLICATION Dr Steve Cowley, Executive Editor, SIA Publications Professional practice should be informed by the evidence-base which is usually defined in peer-reviewed literature. The literate should not just be derived from academic research but should include reports of research conducted in the workplace by OHS professionals. This session will review the options for the OHS professional in publishing results of their work; how to get their work into publication; and some hints on how to achieve the standard required for publication in both popular and peer-reviewed publications. 3:00PM – 3:30PM AFTERNOON TEA 4:00PM USING RESEARCH TO INFORM PRACTICE Ms Pauline Zardo, PhD Candidate, Monash University and Institute of Safety Compensation and Recovery Research Research is vital for creating an evidence base to inform practice but too often today’s OHS professionals do not have access to the evidence base or do not know what to do with the information when they do. This session will provide guidance on accessing and using research literature and also include an interactive workshop to explore ways in which the knowledge developed though research can be made more accessible to OHS professionals. 4:45PM CLOSING REMARKS Ms Pam Pryor, Registrar, Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board4
  5. 5. CONTRACT & CONTRACTOR MANAGEMENT SAFETY CULTURE – CREATING VALUE10:00AM – 10:30AM MORNING TEA 10:00AM – 10:30AM MORNING TEA10:30AM 10:30AMWHY MY CONTRACTOR IS KILLING ME CULTURE: THE ONLY WAY TO GET TO ZEROMr Andrew Douglas, Principal, MacPherson-Kelley Lawyers Mr Drew Bennett, Russell ConsultingThis paper deals with the governance, organisational and workplace law This talk discusses the barriers to achieving zero injuries, why culture is essential,implications surrounding the use of contractors who have become and the practices leaders need to drive zero-injury performance.common place as result of a lazy operational management syndrometo avoid headcount disclosure and manage workplace size fluctuation. 11:10AM GETTING TO THE CORE OF SAFETY CULTURE11:10AM Mr Dave HollandCONTRACT & CONTRACTOR MANAGEMENT Hear how a workplace incident changed Dave’s life. This presentation will attemptMr Dean Cipolla, GM Safety, John Holland Group to give an understanding of how our perceptions work and the importance of theHear how John Holland has moved to pro actively engage with psychology of safety being included in OHS management systems and organisationalsubcontractors who provide generic documentation that doesn’t reflect systems interventions.the specific hazards associated with the particular workplace and itsenvironment, doesn’t reflect what really happens in the workplace and 11:50AMgenerally isn’t followed by the majority of the subcontractor’s workforce. THE ROLE OF LEADERS IN INFLUENCING SAFETY CULTURE UNDER THE NEW MODEL LAWS11:50AM Mr Barry Sherriff, Partner, Norton Rose AustraliaMEASURING AND REPORTING OHS PERFORMANCE This session will consider the significance of the role of leaders and how they canDr Sharron O’Neill, University of Sydney influence OHS. The participants will then be guided through the new due diligenceStakeholders are increasingly seeking (non-financial) OHS performance data duty under the model Work Health and Safety Act and how each element is aimedthat provides useful information to support business decisions. This session at driving safety culture.takes an evidence-based look at how to recognise poor quality reporting and,more importantly, how to deliver meaningful and high quality accounts of 12:30PM – 2:00PM LUNCHOHS performance. 2:00PM CREATING A SAFETY CULTURE OF DISCRETIONARY PERFORMANCE12:30PM – 2:00PM LUNCH Ms Carolyn Hands, Performance Consultant, SafetyWorks Group2:00PM This presentation will describe leaders who are creating a safety culture whereLABOUR HIRE WORKERS – NOT JUST PLUGGING A GAP people choose safe behaviour every time, a culture where discretionary performance,Ms Cassie Chadwick, General Manager, innovation and creativity are just ‘how things are done around here’.Health, Safety, Environment & Quality, IntegratedThis paper discusses the impact on safety outcomes for the labour hire 2:30PMemployees with regard to the hosts and labour hire providers and draws SAFETY WITHOUT BORDERSsome conclusions about injury and incident prevention programmes. Ms Margaret Sprigg, Director, Nine Lives Systems Pty Ltd There are people in Bolivia who make a living from scratching through the remnants2:30PM of a disused underground mine to extract the meagre remaining ore. The men dieBEST PRACTICE OHS CONTRACTOR MANAGEMENT from silicosis at around 45 to 50 years of age, solely for want of basic breathingMr James Simpson, Senior Associate, protection. In the meantime, we safety professionals attend conferences to discussWorkplace Relations, Employment & Safety, Clayton Utz issues such as increasing worker’s psychological wellbeing. I would like to suggestHear about the latest in best practice health and safety management that we go back to basics, our original humanitarian motivations for becoming involvedfrom leading law firm Clayton Utz. in safety and establish a volunteer Chapter within the Safety Institute to help provide the disadvantaged with the basic safety that our worker’s take for granted.3:00PM – 3:30PM AFTERNOON TEA 3:00PM – 3:30PM AFTERNOON TEA3:30PMBACK YARD DEALS AND UNDER THE COUNTER PAYMENTS – INCREASING 3:30PMRISK EXPOSURES BY SHORT CUTTING ACCREDITATION REQUIREMENTS INTEGRATING SAFETY IN LEAN SIX SIGMA AT CCS.Mr Bernard Althofer, Managing Director, EGL I Assessments Pty Ltd ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONEThis presentation will deliver solutions for dealing with the risks Ms Sia Evans, National Business Risk Manager,associated with the accreditation of untrained personnel and discuss Computershare Communication Servicessome corruption investigations. Hear how CCS created a workforce motivated for improvement and safety using Lean Six Sigma; a culture that fosters safety and continuous improvements and4:00PM a company that continues to grow and offer security to its employees.THE CONTRACTOR QUANDARY:SUSTAINABLE SAFETY SOLUTIONS FOR SHORT-TERM EMPLOYEES 4:00PMMr Drew Bennett, Russell Consulting ACHIEVING A POSITIVE WHS CULTURE IN SEQWATER –Work assignments for short-term and supplemental employees can be short A STRATEGY FOR A SAFER FUTUREand in remote locations, with very limited training and safety resources. Ms Melanie McGaw, WHS Manager, SeqwaterHear how leading organisations have successfully implemented site-specific Studies performed in 2000, found that organisational culture has a direct effectinterventions tailored to the special requirements of these groups. on safety culture which in turn was linked to knowledge (learning) and motivation (engagement). Hear how Seqwater achieved positive WHS culture using this approach4:30PM and the role of the WHS manager in achieving this.CONTRACTOR MANAGEMENT – WHY ALL THE FUSS?Mr Stephan Gifford, Principal, MacPherson-Kelley Lawyers 4:30PMHear how to identify the “cowboy contractor”. What checks should you be PARADOX IGNITEDdoing and when should you be doing them? Hear that any perceived cost Mr Ian Johnsonsavings by taking on the cheapest contractor is eroded away by having Ian’s story is about the trauma and his experience of the years subsequent to theto engage in closer scrutiny and supervision of that contractor over the accident, he aims to evoke the awareness of the individual to their OH&S training.contractual period. Hear about why Health and Safety is a personal responsibility, the unbelievable speed of an incident and the fact that accidents don’t happen – they are caused.RESEARCH 5
  6. 6. DAY 3 THURSDAY 23 JUNE 2011 9:00AM – 4:00PM RISK MANAGEMENT & CRITICAL INCIDENTS KEYNOTE ADDRESS 10:00AM – 10:30AM MORNING TEA 9:00AM – 10:00AM 10:30AM COOPERATION IN THE HIGHER EDUCATION SECTOR AS AN OHS PROFESSIONAL TO IMPROVE RISK MANAGEMENT ARE YOU READY TO STEP UP? Mr Harry Rosenthal, General Manager, Mr Clarke Martin Risk Management Services, Unimutual Ltd Chair, Health & Safety Professionals Hear how a specific collaborative initiative of Unimutual, designed to promote Alliance (HaSPA) this ethic of collaboration and cooperation in the higher education sector was introduced to produce a cost efficient forum by which experience can During these times of OHS change the be shared across the sector in one key area of risk management – demand for services and advice of OHS business continuity planning. Professional’s is expected to increase. 11:10AM At the same time the community’s WHEN “IT” HITS THE FAN expectation of Professionals is at an Mr Nathan Lester, Assistant Director, OHS Section, all time high. For the OHS Profession Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs this provides huge opportunities but Hear about the complexities of crisis management and the importance of also great responsibilities. Servicing the needs of industry to ensure workers engaging stakeholders in the process. Not all resolutions are swift to implement are safe is a complex task requiring up to date knowledge, best practice and the need for appropriate risk assessments is crucial. application and peer support networks. With a history of fragmentation, patchy certification of members from OHS professional bodies and OHS 11:50AM courses being a mixture of vocational training and higher education the OHS MOBILE PLANT STABILITY AND SOME PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS Profession is making a stand. Through the Health and Safety Professionals Mr Stewart Ralf, National OHSE & Compliance Manager, Alliance which is a first for the Australian OHS landscape which brings FKP Construction Pty Ltd together health and safety regulators, professional bodies and universities This presentation will look at three separate incidents involving Concrete Boom who provide OHS courses change is happening. Clarke will provide an outline Pumps (2) and one Mobile Crane on FKP projects that resulted in plant and of the changes to the OHS Profession, the plans in place and the outcomes property damage without loss of life, the results of our internal investigation and they are seeking in OHS over the coming years in Australia and why OHS the preventative controls being applied to all FKP projects as a direct result of Professionals need to step up and lead. these incidents. 12:30PM – 2:00PM LUNCH WE THOUGHT WE WERE MANAGING RISK PANEL DISCUSSION 2:00PM WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG; WE THOUGHT WE WERE MANAGING RISK? LTCOL Tony Mitchell, Directorate of Assurance and Safety, Army LTCOL Mitchell will provide his observations about what can go wrong with the application of risk management from the coal face to the board level. He will detail his tips and tricks for making risk management real; worth the time and resulting tangible benefits.6
  7. 7. DEALING WITH CHANGE CONTEMPORARY MATTERS10:00AM – 10:30AM MORNING TEA 10:00AM – 10:30AM MORNING TEA10:30AM 10:30AMPOST INCIDENT RESPONSE – NOW AND UNDER HARMONISED LAWS WHEN AN INSPECTOR CALLS – MANAGING A CRITICAL INCIDENTMs Sarah Dyer, Senior Associate, Freehills Mr Matthew Smith, Partner, Sparke Helmore LawyersThis presentation will deliver a mock post-incident interview between the When a critical incident occurs in your workplace, the actions taken by the businessregulator and a manager under the current laws, and then mirroring the and its staff in the immediate aftermath are crucial. What many fail to recognise isscenario with a manager under the proposed harmonised laws. It aims to give that if a critical incident, especially one which is being investigated by a regulator,a practical demonstration of how the differences in the legislation may impact is not managed appropriately right from the very first moment, there can be seriousa company and an individual in how they respond in a post-incident situation. implications with respect to the corporation’s ability to exercise its legal rights and make informed choices at a future point in time. This paper will discuss the actions,11:10AM legal rights and issues that should be considered following an incident.BUILDING A SAFETY CULTURE IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENTMr Kevin Tiplady, Adelaide Brighton Ltd 11:10AMBuilding a culture where safety is integral to everything you do is an item that BALANCING RISK MANAGEMENT AND LEGAL PROTECTION UNDERis always on the agenda for Adbri Masonry. This presentation will outline some THE MODEL WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT AND REGULATIONSof the challenges and successes over the last three years since the acquisition Mr Aaron Anderson, Norton Rose Australiaof two reputable brands – C&M Brick and Hanson Building Products – together Critical incident management is vital to businesses. Steps taken by a businessunder one safety culture. immediately after an incident can have a profound effect on a business’s fate and potentially its liability. Hear guidance on approaches that can be taken11:50AM to manage risk after a critical incident, in light of the new law.PREPARING YOUR BUSINESS TO COMPLY WITH THE MODEL WORK HEALTH The new enforcement framework will be explained and practical tips on howAND SAFETY ACT AND REGULATIONS to proceed when faced with an incident provided.Mr Barry Sherriff & Mr Aaron Anderson, Norton Rose AustraliaThe content of the model Work Health and Safety Act and regulations is now 11:50AMnear to settled, allowing us to understand what changes will be made to the BEST PRACTICES FOR THE SAFE HANDLING OF NANOMATERIALSobligations of businesses and individuals in Queensland. The implications of the Mr Stephen Thomas, Senior Consultant OHSW&IM, University of South Australianew laws will be different for each business, with changes to duties, obligations The use of engineered nanomaterials around the world is growing rapidly however;for consultation, workplace representation and issue resolution and in the detail much of the toxicology and potential OHS risks associated with nanomaterials issurrounding hazard and risk management and licensing. In this session, you currently uncertain or unknown. The main issue is that some nanosized particleswill be provided with detail of the changes and what they will mean in practice are more toxic than their respective larger sized material due to increasedfor business. You will receive guidance on approaches that can be taken to reactivity. Some organisations have recently developed interim guidelinesreview current practices, policies and procedures and efficiently and effectively for working with nanomaterials. Even though there are some uncertaintiesimplement required changes. surrounding the potential OHS risks there is a convergence of ideas regarding what are interim best practices until more becomes known. This presentation12:30PM – 2:00PM LUNCH summarises recommended practices so that organisations working with nanomaterials can choose those appropriate for the materials worked with. 12:30PM – 2:00PM LUNCH2:20PM 2:40PMTHE MONTARA OIL WELL BLOW-OUT – NO NEW LESSONS? THE SCIENCE OF INTENTIONS: IS A NO-BLAME CULTURE ACHIEVABLE?Mr Peter Wilkinson, Senior Associate, RPS Energy Martin Ralph, Managing Director,The Montara blowout in August 2009 was the worst of its kind in Australia’s Industrial Federation of Accident Prevention (IFAP)offshore petroleum history. For 10 weeks hydrocarbons flowed uncontrolled This presentation discusses the reasoning behind intention and how it canfrom the well. A Commission of Inquiry (released late in 2010) found that the affect the goal of a no-blame culture. Hear how achieving a no-blame culturecompany did not observe sensible oil field practice and that the regulator was can directly improve the safety of your workplace and the steps you need tonot sufficiently diligent. What lessons can we draw from this event, take to get there.(which was eerily similar to the subsequent Deepwater Horizon disaster inthe Gulf of Mexico)? Are any of these lessons new? If not why have they notbeen effectively implemented? This paper will seek to answer these questionsand provide some insight into the difficulties of managing low probability,high consequence risks.COLLABORATE 7
  8. 8. REGISTER ONLINE ATSIA.ORG.AU/QLDSAFETYCONFERENCENETWORKING EVENTS CONFERENCE INFORMATIONOPENING BREAKFAST ACCOMMODATION/AIRFARESDATE Tuesday 21 June CiEvents Travel – Corporate Groups CiEvents can offer special packages for Conference delegates andTIME 7.30am assist with all booking requirements including airfares and accommodation.VENUE Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Contact them on 1300 247 6230 or visit their website at cievents.com.auCOST Tickets are $55 for SIA members CONFIRMATION & PAYMENT and $60 for non-members All registrations received up to and including Thursday 16 June will be confirmed in writing and will include a Tax Invoice. Confirmation will onlyQUEENSLAND SAFETY SHOW be forwarded on receipt of full payment. Payment by cheque (payable to the Safety Institute of Australia), Visa, Mastercard or money order are accepted. Registration without payment will not be accepted. Seating is strictly limited.See the latest in WHS solutions and services from over 150 Exhibitorsat the Queensland Safety Show 2011 held concurrently with the conference. CANCELLATIONS & SUBSTITUTESEntry into the Trade Show is free for all conference delegates. Cancellations received in writing by fax, email, or postmarked on or beforeFor further information contact the organiser on tel +613 9654 7773, Monday 6 June 2011 will be accepted and registration fees refunded minusfax +613 9654 5596, email safety@aec.net.au a 20% administration fee. After this date no refunds can be given but substituteor visit the website qldsafetyshow.com.au delegates are welcome with advice of changed details by fax to +61 3 9654 5596 or email safetyconference@aec.net.au Registrations are non-transferable.CONFERENCE HOURS Each delegate must register separately. REGISTRATION FEES (INCLUDING GST)TUESDAY 21 JUNE 2011 9AM – 5PMWEDNESDAY 22 JUNE 2011 9AM – 5PM Up to 24/05/11 After 24/05/11THURSDAY 23 JUNE 2011 9AM – 4PM SIA MEMBERS NON-MEMBERS SIA MEMBERS NON-MEMBERS Single Day $390 $490 $480 $620 Two Days $650 $760 $790 $930VENUE Three Days $860 $1070 $990 $1190BRISBANE CONVENTION REGISTRATION INFORMATIONAND EXHIBITION CENTRE You may select a single day, two day or three day program registration. Conference registration includes Delegate Satchel, access to downloadableCNR MERIVALE & GLENELG STREETS, speaker papers, Arrival Tea and Coffee, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon Tea and free entry to concurrent Trade Show.SOUTH BANK, BRISBANE CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT This conference attracts CPD points for Safety Institute of Australia Inc members as per the CPD logbook, e.g. up to 8 points per day. Safety Institute of Australia Inc Membership Enquiries +613 8336 1995 Web sia.org.au MORE INFORMATION? CONTACT THE ORGANISER PO Box 82 Flinders Lane Melbourne VIC 8009 Australia Tel +61 3 9654 7773 Fax +61 3 9654 5596 Email safetyconference@aec.net.au Web qldsafetyshow.com.au Program correct at time of printing. The Organisers reserve the right to change the speakers at any time without prior notice.CO-LOCATED WITH PRESENTED BY LANYARD SPONSORS SAFETY INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA INC SUPPORTED BY MORNING & AFTERNOON TEA SPONSOR