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Sydney Symposium 12th September 2019

September 12, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Safety Symposium and associated activities will be held on 12th September 2019.

Starting with the Legal Breakfast

The legal breakfast briefing will discuss the Boland report, and the outcomes from the recent consultation phase, looking at potential impacts on the model WHS legislation.

Of note, proposed recommendations being explored through the consultation phase include specific regulations on psychological health, creation of an industrial manslaughter offence, and a possible SWMS template to be added to the regulations.

Our panel will be facilitated by Alena Titterton, Partner at Clyde & Co, and the panellists are Liam O’Brien, Assistant Secretary ACTU; Katherine Morris, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright; and David Clarke, CEO AIHS.

The legal breakfast will run from 7am -8.30, and you can register for it through the Symposium weblink above.


The Symposium is focussed on Safety Leadership, the art of letting go, and has a mixture of Plenary Sessions, as well as focussed workshops run throughout the day to build capability and skill around story telling, coaching and leadership.

Our keynote speaker Tristan Casey, Lecturer at Griffith University will open the event discussing safety leadership and a way forward.  The morning workshop streams will focus on The manager as coach, Mindful Me: how to catch a curveball, and Are will killing safety training.

During the afternoon, the workshop streams will focus on Why wellbeing whitewash won’t work, Old stories restrain while new stories reframe, and Leading mindfully – letting go to achieve more.

The day will be finished with a panel discussion on How the safety profession can be better equipped to manage psychological risks within their businesses.  The Panel will be facilitated by Wade Needham, with panellists consisting of Dr Rebecca Michalak, People performance & psychological risk analyst, Psychsafe; Traci Carse – Organisational Psychologist, SafetyWorks and Jim Kelly, SafeWork NSW.




September 12, 2019
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Safety isn't just a slogan, it's a way of life
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