Safety In Action Conference 2008, organised by Australian Exhibitions & Conferences , is to be held from Tuesday, 29 April to Thursday, 1 May at Melbourne Convention Centre.
Day one, Tuesday 29 April
- Opening breakfast – the response to the Burnley Tunnel disaster
- 7:30am, Tuesday 29 April
- Bellarine Room, Melbourne Convention Centre
- Address by acting superintendent john manley, crimes strategy group, Victoria Police
Jerry Ellis, ANZ Director – Overview of the current OHS environment
- Jerry is a former head of umbrella safety body, National Occupational Health & Safety Commission (now called the ASCC)
Ziggy Switkowski – The next industrial revolution, climate change
- Leading Australia's large corporations and ANSTO, Ziggy Switkowski is uniquely qualified to talk about the impact of climate change on business
Peter McMorrow, MD, Leighton Contractors – Hear how this construction giant changed safety
Glen Hanson, ExxonMobil – Director, Refining Australia & New Zealand
- Exxon and Esso are part of this group with an interesting perspective on OHS
Day two, April 30
- Julia Gillard, deputy prime minister
John Merritt, executive director, WorkSafe Victoria
- You can gain an insight into the thinking behind the regulator's campaigns and the new directions it would like to establish for the OHS profession
Associate professor John Pead, Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health
- Trauma counselling may do more harm than good - how to look after workers who have faced death
Day three, May 1
Beth Wilson, Health services commissioner
- Tune in for Beth's unorthodox and entertaining approach to safety education – do we learn more through fun than fear?
Josephine Palermo, Deakin University
- What needs to change about the way we work to suit our ageing workers?