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Conference Agenda | VIC Safety In Construction Conference 2014



»   Day 1 - 3rd June 2014
»   Day 2 - 4th June 2014
Day 1 - 3rd June 2014
TIME TOPIC
07:45 - 08:45

Registration

08:45 - 09:00

MC OPENS

09:00 - 09:30

Speed Networking
This speed networking session will allow delegates to introduce themselves and swap business cards with those they are seated with and other conference attendees.

09:30 - 10:00

Why Victoria will not Adopt the New WHS Harmonisation Laws?

Katherine Aistrope, Senior Associate, Kelly Hazell Quill

10:00 - 10:30

Why Training is Vital and Why Unions are Seeking the Support of all Stakeholders

Dr Gerard Ayers, OHS & E Manager, C & G Division, CFMEU Victorian Branch

10:30 - 11:00

TEA BREAK

11:00 - 11:50

Panel Discussion:
The Business of Safety Today and Tomorrow!

This panel discussion will look at what are the safety issues facing the construction industry today and identify ways to reduce accidents and implement effective risk management plans. Panelists will give examples and identify what their organization is presently focusing on to prevent accidents.

Dr Gerard Ayers, OHS & E Manager, C & G Division, CFMEU Victorian Branch
Dr Robert McCartney, Chief Medical Officer, Sonic HealthPlus

11:50 - 12:10

Psychosocial Yellow Flags and Why Some Apparently Minor Injuries Go “Pear Shaped”

Dr Robert McCartney, Chief Medical Officer, Sonic HealthPlus

12:10 - 13:00

Facilitated Discussion:
Up Close and Personal with Leaders in the Construction Industry
This presentation will bring together leaders in the risk management and OHS area to discuss challenges and solutions in the construction industry.

Aaron Neilson, General Manager, SafeSearch
Andrew Montgomery, OHS Strategy Manager, Bluescope Steel
Keith Hoskins, Group General Manager HSE, Mirvac
Peter Allsopp, Group Manager Safety and Health, Leighton Contractors

13:00 - 14:00

LUNCH Break

14:00 - 14:30

What’s the Benchmark for WH&S Best Practice in the Construction Sector? Who determines it? What does it look like? How do we get there? Are we it?
This presentation will take a journey through the past century considering significant events in the Australian construction industry, learning outcomes, legislative development, statutory role creation and management and behavioural systems.

Simon Phillips, Managing Director, OHSA Occupational Health Services Australia

14:30 - 15:00

Managing a Workplace Incident – The Critical Legal Issues
Many workplace incidents must be notified to the work, health and safety regulator. Once notified, Government Inspectors are likely to attend to determine whether any WHS offences have been committed. What happens next will largely depend on what procedures a company has in place as part of its incident management plan for dealing with the legal issues that arise as a result of a workplace incident. Knowing how what to do following an incident greatly reduces the risk of being prosecuted.

Chris Wighton, Senior Associate, Spark Helmore Lawyers

15:00 - 15:30

TEA BREAK

15:30 - 16:00

International Benchmarking of Construction Health and Safety: Driving Improvements

  • Driving Improvements Involving constructors in project planning and design
  • Developing shared mental models of health and safety in project teams
  • Integrating health and safety into project decisions
  • Producing measurable health and safety performance improvements

Professor Helen Lingard, School of Property Construction & Project Management, RMIT
Professor Nick Blismas, Director, Centre for Construction Work Health and Safety Research School of Property, Construction & Project Management, RMIT University

16:00 - 16:30

Case Study:
Identifying Safety Risks on a Major Construction Project Site

  • Conducting a risk assessment
  • Identification of hazards and controls
  • Risk management considerations
  • Strategy for implementation

Sarah Quinton, HSE Manager, Probuild Victoria
Walter Caoduro, HSE Manager, Probuild Victoria

16:30 - 17:00

Mental Health – An Integral Part of Workplace Safety

  • How is mental health related to workplace safety
  • What are employers legislative responsibilities related to workplace mental health, bullying and discrimination.
  • Practical guidance on how to create a mentally healthy workplace.

Michael O'Hanlon, Workplace & Workforce Partnerships & Dissemination Manager, Beyond Blue

17:00 - 17:20

The-Right-Not-To-Offend: Alcohol and Drug Testing in the Construction Industry
Alcohol and Drug testing (AOD) in the Victorian Construction Industry has become a topical subject over the past few months. Alcolizer Technology has been at the forefront of AOD testing for almost 25 years and has seen the implications of organisations performing no testing, to post-incident testing, to random testing and full blanket-testing of staff; this presentation looks at the pros and cons of each, and explains the founding principle of Alcolizer – “the right not to offend”.

Rob Hemmings, General Manager, Alcolizer Technology

17:20 - 17:30

MC CLOSES

17:30 - 18:30

COCKTAIL NETWORKING FUNCTION


Day 2 - 4th June 2014
TIME TOPIC
08:25 - 08:45

Registration

08:45 - 09:00

MC OPENS

09:00 - 09:30

Speed Networking
This speed networking session will allow delegates to introduce themselves and swap business cards with those they are seated with and other conference attendees.

09:30 - 10:00

WHS Compliance Challenges -  their Practical Application & What you really Need to Know
This 30 minute snapshot will provide clarification, practical strategies and solutions on critical issues relating to construction and contractor management, with particular emphasis on relative duties of care from a hands on perspective. The session will also provide an overview status of the harmonised WHS laws nationally, key variances and associated duties and use of Codes of Practice. Attendees will receive practicable information as to how the legislation applies to them from a risk management perspective and will provide direction on what is required for compliance within their industry.

Ennio Bianchi, Principal - Risk Management, National Safety Council of Australia

10:00 - 10:30

Making your Business a Safe Business and Meeting Commonwealth’s Requirements
Contractors, builders and companies are required to comply with the State’s OHS laws and this presentation will discuss how these issues can be met using the correct systems and recommendations by Worksafe VIC.

Kate Smolenska, EHS Manager, Urban Regeneration, Lend Lease

10:30 - 11:00

TEA BREAK

11:00 - 11:30

Embedding the Safety Essentials
The Safety Essentials campaign focuses on improved communication, engagement and culture change:

  • To ensure no activity under the control of Leighton Contractors is undertaken without identifying and treating critical risks covered by the Safety Essentials
  • To ensure the Safety Essentials are applied to eliminate or mitigate critical risks in every work place, resulting in ‘above the line’ solutions being applied wherever possible
  • To eliminate potentially life changing damage

Geoff Thomas, Regional SHE Manager, Southern, Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd

11:30 - 12:00

Fighting Bullying in the Construction Workplace
Simulation is set to become a key weapon in the fight to rid the building and construction industry in Victoria of unacceptable bullying behaviour. This presentation will discuss the latest training programme by the Master Builders Association Victorian Branch.

John Darcy, Manager, Occupational Health & Safety, Master Builders Association of Victoria

12:00 - 12:30

Health at the Heart of the Workplace

Kellie-Ann Jolly, Director Cardiovascular Health Programs, Heart Foundation (Victoria)

12:30 - 13:30

LUNCH BREAK

13:30 - 14:00

Human and Organisational Factors in Health and Safety: The Top-ten Issues for Safety-Critical Industries

Dr Emily Novatsis, Principal Human Factors Advisor, Registered Organisational Psychologist, The Keil Centre Limited

14:00 - 14:30

Assessing and Managing Risk in the Construction Industry Today

Scott Taylor, WHS Director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

14:30 - 15:00

TEA BREAK

15:00 - 15:45

Panel Discussion:
Social/Economic/Emerging Issues in the Construction Industry

This panel discussion will discuss the changing worker demographics such as different cultures, language barriers, ageing, young works, casualisation, contract work, shift work and individual needs such as literacy, disability, mental health, ability to deal in risk associated environments such as heights as well as team cultures on building sites.

John Darcy, Manager, Occupational Health & Safety, Master Builders Association of Victoria
Scott Taylor, WHS Director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Simon Phillips, Managing Director, OHSA Occupational Health Services Australia

15:45 - 15:50

MC CLOSES


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