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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...

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...

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 Darren Flanagan. It was late on a Sunday night when I received a phone call that would change my life forever. Many of you might remember that it was Anzac Day 2006 when the devastating news broke. It was so heart breaking that even the rest of the world were affected. A major mine collapse in Beaconsfield, Tasmania. After five days of search and rescue, Larry Knight was discovered dead and two miners were found trapped nearly...