Safety conference for Perth

Friday, 15 September, 2006

The theme of the fifth conference for the Industrial Foundation for Accident Prevention is practical workplace solutions and it will be held in Perth from 14-15 November.

Safety 2006 will run alongside a dedicated OHS exhibition. Delegates from industries such as oil and gas, manufacturing, construction, mining and utilities will listen to addresses from keynote speakers to include Professor Andrew Hopkins, Superintendent Keith Williams and Dr Maggie Goldie.

Hopkins is an author on the management and regulation of occupational health and safety. His keynote address is titled A Critique of Acceptable Risk and is based on his latest book, Safety Culture and Risk. Hopkins will also present Organisational Culture and Safety: the Exposure of F111 Maintenance Workers to Toxic Chemicals on the second day of the conference.

Williams will present his personal experience with the Beaconsfield Mine Rescue operation in the presentation: Ambulance Service NSW Response to the Beaconsfield Mine Rescue.

Goldie is the vice president EHS at Tyco Fire & Security. She will present Managing Risks Across the Continents - A Global Perspective from a Service and Contracting Business, which will address some of the steps taken to meet the challenge of establishing a consistent approach to managing risks across regions spanning 100 countries and incorporating 90,000 employees.

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