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By Jim Kelly Many of us spend most of our waking lives at work. Not surprising then, work can have both a positive and negative impact on our lives. What you may not know is that one in six Australian workers are experiencing mental health issues right now and 45% of adults experience mental illness in their lifetime? We all know we have good and bad days at work, but alarming many of us will experience...

The Bionic Man, Alan Newey, was the first person in Australia to be fitted with a mind-controlled bionic arm.  At 35 years old, Alan lost his right dominant arm to a conveyor belt accident and spent many years in recovery and rehabilitation.   Alan will be giving a real insight into his life-changing experience at the upcoming NSW Regional Safety Conference & Expo.  Seventeen years after his accident, Alan was the first person to trial the bionic arm through a Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) operation...

Patrizia Cassaniti, after the tragic loss of her 18-year-old son, Christopher, is campaigning for better safety standards.  In April, Christopher Cassaniti was crushed and suffocated to death by 17 metres of fallen scaffolding at his Macquarie Park worksite.    Patrizia and her family are fighting justice, lobbying for #ChristophersLaw. She hopes to encourage new legislation that provides workers the right to remove themselves from a dangerous situation if they feel unsafe, without fear of persecution.  “I promise, I’ll continue until it’s done. Christopher and all the others who have died at work, will not have died in vain," she vowed.  Patrizia...

By Kashveera Chanderjith Disability, a conversation spoken about passionately amongst advocates of people with disabilities and with pride and sometimes anguish, amongst people living with disabilities. However, when it comes to Corporate Australia, this conversation somewhat quietens as this is yet to fully become part of the fabric of our employee conversations, customer interactions and safety considerations.  Around a third of Australian households include a person with a disability, and if almost 20% of all Australians have some...