From Australian Exhibitions & Conferences , practicality will be the name of the game with practical knowledge, products and services displayed and shared at the Queensland Safety Show, returning to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from June 21 to 23.
Its is anticipated that more than 5000 trade visitors and professionals will visit the co-located trade exhibitions, hosting over 200 exhibiting companies.
Complementing products and services such as alcohol and drug testing, breathing apparatus and corporate health right through to vehicle safety, the Queensland Safety Show will offer a line-up of free manufacturing and workplace safety seminars.
Experts including representatives of Safe Work Australia, Norton Rose law firm, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland, Queensland Fire and Rescue Service and Enterprise Connect will explain how to attract funding, how to meet obligations manageably and within budget and what to expect from new WHS laws. A new law to Queensland for example will be the power of health and safety representatives to issue PINs and direct a work stoppage.
Significant changes in all jurisdictions will include:
- Moving from employment as basis for duties, obligations and rights
- New positive duty of care for officers, with due diligence defined
- Broadened consultation obligations – vertical and horizontal
- Broadened union right of entry
- Greater protection against discrimination and coercion
- Emphasis on graduated enforcement but higher penalties
- Easier modification of notices
- Changes to powers of questioning and reduced rights of individuals