Industry leaders gather in Melbourne for Workplace Health & Safety Show
More than 2000 health and safety representatives from multiple sectors across Australia recently attended the Workplace Health & Safety Show — a live, interactive, two-way learning experience spanning two days and showcasing the innovative technologies, ideas and practices of the safety world. After a tumultuous two years, the workplace health and safety event pulled together a show featuring a range of opportunities, ideas and an interactive space for professionals to hear from industry leaders on how to best foster healthy and safe work environments.
Taking place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 25–26 May, the Workplace Health & Safety Show provided an opportunity for attendees to hear from industry leaders in a more personalised and interactive environment via a free education series. The thought-provoking talks and interactive forums shed light on everything from workplace mental health, to changing safety regulations and helpful processes for managing a range of workplace safety issues.
Marie Kinsella, CEO of the International Exhibition and Conference Group, said Victoria is a hub for industry in Australia. “Therefore, safety must be a priority for businesses to keep informed within a constantly changing and evolving industry,” she said.
Hundreds of visitors attended every session, starting with Paul Guerra from VCCI opening the show, followed by WorkSafe Victoria’s WorkWell team. While many visitors were engaged in the free seminars, others tested out the new products and services offered by more than 100 leading brands on the show floor. “This year’s show featured cutting-edge technologies revolutionising how we monitor, avoid, report and assess safety risks,” said Kinsella.
Kinsella said the Workplace Health & Safety Show offers many opportunities for exhibitors and OH&S professionals alike. “We’ve had some incredibly positive feedback from attendees to the show this year. It’s our first show back since the pandemic started and the great feedback we’ve had just shows how needed the event is,” she said.
The next Workplace Health & Safety Show will take place from 20–21 September 2022, at the Sydney Showground.
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