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Dr. James L Murray I’ve met with A LOT of businesses over the past twenty years, and almost all of them tell me that they have the same three problems: They want to improve their business’ safety and injury management practices. BUT they don’t have the data to develop any meaningful strategies They don’t know how to effectively triage and manage ill and injured workers. The workers comp’ process can be harsh and they have trouble tracking their workers recovery...

By Keith Johnson In this lecture we challenge the thinking of the Safety Professional with examples like: companies do a lot of things for the sake of health and safety……we do lots of paperwork, a lot of reporting, there is a lot of activity….yet on face value it does not tell us a whole lot about whether our risks are being managed or whether we have exercised good due diligence; similarly, our obsession with frequency rates...

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...

By Jaelea Skehan. Work is important.  It is the way most of us get the financial resources to live our lives, but it is also the place where we can build confidence, contribute to society and make meaningful connections. We have seen great momentum here in Australia to promote mentally healthy workplaces, with many people now aware of the human and financial benefits of taking mental health and wellbeing in the workplace seriously. However, to really change lives as...

By Alan Newey Chat Safety was born from the ashes of a workplace accident in where I lost might right dominant arm.  My real experience in Occupation Heath and Safety was not taught at school it came from going through a serious workplace injury in which I lost my right dominant arm. Through the process of years of rehab I had to deal with the following points. Workplace accident The effect on family and friends Workplace culture ...

In times of adversity you may have heard the saying ‘build a bridge and get over it’. That’s exactly what your brain does. Each time you learn something you, you start building a neural bridge, and the more you practice, the sturdier that bridge becomes. So, it comes as no surprise that exercising your brain is a ‘thing’. Most people are aware of the benefits of regular exercise for physical health, but you might be...

The NSW Regional Safety Conference was created to encourage the ongoing improvement of Workplace Health and Safety. It is alarming that, even with all of the awareness campaigns run by the government, a staggering 190 work-related fatalities occurred in Australia in 2017. A serious workplace injury or death changes lives forever, and we don’t just mean the worker who is personally affected. Families, friends, communities and coworkers are all irrevocably affected too. Human loss and suffering...

By Jaelea Skehan Like many people, I know what it is like to spend more of my waking hours at work than anywhere else.  So it is important for each and every one of us to be interested in ensuring that while we are at work we are safe and healthy. And there is no health without mental health. The good news is that there is a positive influence of work on people’s wellbeing – it provides...

By Charlotte Thaarup-Owen The more stressed we are the more likely it is that we make a mistake and therefore that we get hurt. On the other hand, the more mindful we are the less likely it is that we make a mistake. As mindfulness practice is a root construct for change, integrating mindfulness in the workplace not only improves just specific targeted aspects, rather there is a flow on of positive change within the whole workplace environment....