Conference Workshops

Listed below are all workshops which will be held during the 2019 SIA National Health & Safety Conference. 

Please note: Two of the below conferences will be held prior to the commencement of the conference on Tuesday 21 May 2019.

All workshop session will be held at the International Convention Centre, Sydney.
Please find below more information on the workshops on offer.

Date: Tuesday 21 May 2019
Time: 9.30 – 11.30 am
Venue: International Convention Centre, Sydney
Cost:
SIA / AIOH / HFESA Members – $65.00 + GST
Non Members – $95.00 + GST

Designing the health and safety experience

Facilitated by Sarah Cuscadden, Group HSE Manager, Probuild & Jennifer Jackson, Director, Jaxyn, this workshop is a hands on and interactive masterclass to discover how to design and implement the ultimate employee safety experience.

We will guide participants through activities to:

  • discover the emotions and behaviours that drives safety cultures
  • identify the difference between traits and behaviours
  • understand the science of communication and how this can influence all stakeholders
  • how to upskill your frontline leaders
  • understanding how your leaders are the difference makers
  • help safety professionals prepare for the future ways of working
  • become thought leaders, set the tone for the organisation through employee engagement and experience.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Discover the emotions and behaviours that drives safety cultures
  • The difference between traits and behaviours
  • How the science of  communication can influence all stakeholders
  • How to upskill your frontline leaders

At the conclusion of this masterclass, participants will leave with a completed safety experience canvas that they can implement at their own workplace.

Sarah Cuscadden

Group Health and Safety Manager, Probuild Construction

Jennifer Jackson

Director, Jaxzyn

Date: Tuesday 21 May 2019
Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Venue: International Convention Centre, Sydney
Cost:
SIA / AIOH / HFESA Members – $145.00 + GST
Non Members – $185.00 + GST

Please note this workshop is capped at 60 attendees.

Safety, Make it Stick

Safety Messages – How can we make them Stick. Why can everyone remember that urban legend, a rumor, or a story told over a couple of drinks, but walk out of a safety meeting and not remember the topics discussed that day. As Safety Professionals we communicate in a variety of ways and at times struggle with why our communications did not get attention, resonate, or get the message across like we expected. The concepts that will be discussed in this session are the stickiness factors – simple, unexpected, concrete, credible, emotional and stories.

As Safety Professionals we communicate in a variety of ways and at times struggle with why our communications did not get attention, resonate, or get the message across like we expected.
The concepts that will be discussed in this session are the stickiness factors – simple, unexpected, concrete, credible, emotional and stories. If you make use of these traits in your safety communications of all types you can make your ideas, messages, and information sticker and affect the change that you are looking for.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Awareness and understanding of the stickiness factors
  • Explore how concrete and credible concepts help retention
  • Be able to apply emotions and stories to strengthen messages and communications

Eldeen Pozniak

Director, Pozniak Safety Associates Inc.

Date: Thursday 23 May 2019
Time: 1.30 pm – 4.00 pm
Venue: International Convention Centre, Sydney
Cost:
SIA / AIOH / HFESA Members – $0:00
Non Members – $0:00

 

Transforming your approach to investigating patient handling injuries: the PHIRES toolkit

In association with HFESA, the SIA invite you to participate in the following conference workshop titled: Transforming your approach to investigating patient handling injuries: the PHIRES toolkit

About the workshop:
Patient handling tasks continue to cause a significant number of injuries within Australian hospitals, despite a substantial investment in equipment, training and workspace design. This presentation will introduce a new investigation toolkit that has been developed to support this process, underpinned by systems thinking. The toolkit is designed to help OHS practitioners investigate why the risk controls for a patient handling task failed to prevent an injury to staff, and then identify effective strategies to prevent future similar injuries and improve safety overall.

During the workshop, you will discover:
• Why systems thinking is required to prevent patient handling injuries;
• How to use systems thinking to analyse patient handling injuries; and
• How to practically apply the PHIRES Toolkit in your workplace.

Dr. Natassia Goode

Senior Ergonomist in the Ergonomics and Human Factors Unit, WorkSafe Victoria