Speakers revealed for Workplace Health & Safety Show Brisbane

International Exhibition & Conference Group Pty Ltd

Friday, 31 March, 2023

Speakers revealed for Workplace Health & Safety Show Brisbane

The Workplace Health & Safety Show 2023 will bring Australia’s industry leaders and innovators together in Brisbane to present a series of live, interactive seminars covering regulatory amendments, technology developments, safety trends and much more.

Taking place from 31 May to 1 June 2023 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, this year’s seminar program covers topics including major hazards, wellbeing and mental health, safety innovations, technology and injury prevention. The show will provide practical tips that attendees can implement in their organisations, as well as the know-how needed to manage health and safety compliance. The show is also an opportunity to connect with safety colleagues and leading brands from across the country.

Marie Kinsella, CEO of IEC Group Australia, said the Workplace Health & Safety Show offers free registration and is the ideal platform for upskilling, discussion and networking. “We’ve seen a number of regulatory changes made in recent months as the Australian Government prioritises the safety, wellbeing and support of workers. There’s never been a better time for Australia’s health and safety professionals to collaborate in the sharing of knowledge, skills and solutions to create safe, happy and compliant workspaces,” Kinsella said.

The Free Education program is divided into two areas: the Knowledge Centre and the Spotlight Stage.

The full 2023 Free Education program includes:

DAY 1 — 31 May 2023 | Knowledge Centre

Emerging Safety Technologies in Transport and its Supply Chain (9:15–10:00 am)

Speaker: Simon Kirkpatrick, General Manager, Brisbane Motorway Services – representing Office of Industrial Relations Queensland

9 Pitfalls That Can Cause Your WHS Software Implementation to Fail (and How to Succeed) (10:45–11:30 am)

Speaker: Manuel Seidel, CEO, ecoPortal

Fork Truck Safety — Innovations and Practice (12:00–12:45 pm)

Speakers: Stan Palmer, Product Safety Standards and Engineering Manager, Toyota Material Handling; Craig Williams, Engineering and Technical Manager, Clark Equipment; Todd Brennan, Managing Director, Forkpro Australia

A Positive Psychology Coaching Approach to Sustainable Workplace Wellbeing (1:15–2:00 pm)

Speaker: Michelle Falzon, Founder, Positive Wellbeing Education

WHS Expands — Psychosocial Hazards, Risks and Solutions (2:30–3:15 pm)

Speakers: Harold Downes and Alex Millman, Workplace Relations, Employment & Safety, Mills Oakley

Entertaining the World — Safely (3:30–4:15 pm)

Speaker: Megan Langtip, Manager, Production, Health and Safety, Netflix

DAY 1 — 31 May 2023 | Spotlight Stage

Modelling Positive Behaviour (9:15–10:00 am)

Speaker: Darron Shields, Business Support Manager, Paraplegic Benefit Fund (PBF)

Panel: Cloud-Based Safety Technology — Where Would You Be Without It? (10:10–10:40 am)

Speakers: Mary Nizamis, Chief Relations and Governance Officer, Skytrust; Zoe Ackerman, People & Performance Manager, Ausecology; Gianna Ryder, Quality Audit and Safety Professional

New Regulations on Psychosocial Hazards in Queensland — How to Translate Legislation into a Sustainable Practice (11:00–11:20 am)

Speaker: Dr Georgi Toma, Director, Heart and Brain Works

A Sustainable Future in Hand Protection Solutions (11:40 am – 12:00 pm)

Speaker: Tony Lynch, Director of Sales EMEA, Showa Group

Managing Remote/Hybrid Teams — The Building Blocks for Psychological Safety & Wellness (12:20–12:40 pm)

Speaker: Deb Smyth, Compliance Manager, Cm3 Contractor Management

Injury Risk Management during a Labour Shortage with an Ageing Workforce (1:00–1:20 pm)

Speaker: Dr Jenny Legge, CEO and Founder, Staunch Technology

Collaboration to Affect Change (1:50–2:10 pm)

Speaker: Scott Barber, CEO, WAHA

People V Process. Is Injury Due to Poor People Performance or Poor Workplaces? (2:30–2:50 pm)

Speaker: Garry Gosling, CEO, Joint Action Group Pty Ltd

DAY 2 — 1 June 2023 | Knowledge Centre

Wellbeing from the Ground up (9:15–10:00 am)

Speaker: Carli Phillips, Wellbeing Keynote Speaker, Corporate Wellbeing Hub

Safety Technology in Manufacturing — Emerging Issues and Challenges (10:45–11:30 am)

Speakers: Vince Kelly, Dr Jinggi Zhang, Jessica Thompson and Chi-Ho Ng from The University of Queensland – representing the Office of Industrial Relations Queensland

How the Courts Manage Height Safety (12:00–12:45 pm)

Speaker: Alan Girle, Special Counsel, Macpherson Kelley

Staying Across IR Changes | What Businesses Need to Know to Foster Safe and Healthy Workplaces (1:15–2:00 pm)

Speaker: Joanna Minchinton, Workplace Relations, People & Culture General Manager, Business Chamber Queensland

Safety in Construction — Current and Emerging Risks and Challenges (2:30–3:15 pm)

Speaker: Craig Dearling, General Manager – Workforce Services, Master Builders Queensland

DAY 2 — 1 June 2023 | Spotlight Stage

Operating Fork Trucks Safely (9:15–9:40 am)

Speaker: Craig Williams, Engineering and Technical Manager, Clark Equipment

ISO Certification is More Than Just an Audit When it Comes to Managing Your Safety Compliance with Technology (10:00–10:30 am)

Speakers: Stuart Batchelor, Compliance Manager, Skytrust and Gianna Ryder, Quality Audit and Safety Professional

Building a Future-Proof Safety Program with Leadership Buy-in (11:00–11:20 am)

Speaker: Adam O’Neill, General Manager – Sales, JESI

6 Pillars of Duress. Personal and Workplace Safety (12:20–12:40 pm)

Speaker: Adam Jaffe, Head of Marketing, Ascom

Circadian Rhythms and Fatigue (1:50–2:10 pm)

Speaker: Dr Andrew Lingwood, Director Occupational & Environmental Physician, Occphyz Consulting

  • What: Workplace Health & Safety Show Brisbane 2023
  • When:  Wednesday 31 May – Thursday 1 June 2023
  • Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
  • Entry: Free, registration required
  • Website:https://www.whsshow.com.au/brisbane
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