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Programme

Programme schedule

Monday, 27 November 2023
  • 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
    Labour Inspection in the Changing World of Work
  • 9:30 am to 11:00 am
    Why Organising for Health and Safety at Work is Fundamental
  • 9:30 am to 11:30 am
    Workshop: Transformative Potential of Integrated Technology in Managing Critical Risks and Controls
    Workshop: Safety as an Investment
    Workshop: An Introduction to the Psychosocial Hazard Work Re-design Tool (PHReD-T) 
    Workshop: Trends, Blind Spots & Levers for Action
    Workshop: Demystifying Workload
    Workshop: Cultivating Psychological Safety and Inclusive Leadership for Learning and Growth in a Changing Work Environment
    Workshop: From Psychosocial Risk Compliance to an ESG Strategy: A strength Based Solution
    Workshop: Creating a Culture of Trust: Why Yogurt and Yoga isn’t Enough
    Workshop: The Hogan Safe System: Using People and Analytics to Build Safer Organisations
    Workshop: Building an R U OK? Culture in your Workplace
    Workshop: Flame resistant and Electric Arc Flash Protective Clothing: Understanding and Mitigating the Risk
    Workshop: Does your Organisation Know How to Comply with the New Psychosocial Health Regulations?
    What Gets Measured Gets Managed: How to Measure and Manage for Organisational Psychosocial Health
    Wellbeing 2.0 and the Future of Health and Safety
  • 10:00 am to 11:00 am
    Fostering a Culture of Prevention through the Realization of a Safe and Healthy Working Environment
  • 12:00 pm to 02:00 pm
    Yarning Circle: Aboriginal Australia
  • 12:00 pm to 04:00 pm
    InspireX: Shaping Safety, Empowering Women
  • 1:00 pm to 04:00 pm
    From Nordic Collaborations to Global Alliances: Shaping a Healthy, Sustainable, and Competitive Future of Work
  • 1:30 pm to 03:30 pm
    The Global Forum for Injury Insurance: Valuable Insights from Global Experts and Institutions
  • 1:45 pm to 02:30 pm
    Future-proofing an Ageing Workforce by Improving Movement Intelligence and Physical Wellbeing
  • 2:00 pm to 04:00 pm
    Work Participation in Injury Compensation Schemes: A Global Perspective
  • 2:00 pm to 04:00 pm
    Workshop: An Introduction to the Psychosocial Hazard Work Re-design Tool (PHReD-T) 
    Workshop: Building Organisational Capacity for the Safety of Work
    Workshop: Understanding the Role of Boards and Executives in Safety
    Workshop: Do health and Safety Management System Standards Really Improve Performance?
    Workshop: Managing Safe, Sustainable and Secure Workers, Contractors and Jobsites across High-Risk Industries
    Workshop: Safety Leadership In Action: The Role Of Safety Leadership In Creating A Positive Safety Culture
    Workshop: Driving Wellbeing Outcomes through Safety: How a Holistic Approach can Break Down Barriers to Better Employee Care
    Workshop: Biological monitoring
    Workshop: Innovation in Particulate and Metal Sampling and Their Standardization
    Workshop: How Workwear Design Impacts Workers’ Safety, Productivity and Comfort
    Workshop: Are Customers Always Right? The Ongoing Challenge of Violence and Aggression in Retail
  • 2:30 pm to 03:15 pm
    Future-proofing an Ageing Workforce by Improving Movement Intelligence and Physical Wellbeing
  • 3:15 pm to 04:00 pm
    Future-proofing an Ageing Workforce by Improving Movement Intelligence and Physical Wellbeing
  • 4:30 pm to 07:30 pm
    Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception
Tuesday, 28 November 2023
  • 8:00 am to 08:45 am
    Protecting the Mental Health and Wellness of Frontline Employees in a New Era of Work
  • 8:45 am to 10:00 am
    Innovator Showcase
  • 8:45 am to 10:15 am
    Expert Showcase
  • 9:00 am to 10:15 am
    Candace Carnahan Keynote
    Opening Remarks
  • 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Innovator Showcase 2
  • 9:00 am to 10:30 am
    Digital Transformation and the Human Factor in Machine and System Safety – Opportunities and Risks
    Safer Work by Design: Innovations in OSH for High-Risk Work
  • 10:30 am to 11:45 am
    Expert Showcase
  • 12:00 pm to 03:00 pm
    Innovator Showcase 3
  • 10:30 am to 11:15 am
    Morning Tea
  • 11:30 am to 12:45 pm
    Expert Showcase
  • 11:15 am to 12:45 pm
    Caring for Our People: Preventing Mental Health Harms
    Our Precarious Planet: Climate Change and OSH
    Education and Training Towards a Culture of Zero Harm
    From Regulation to Enforcement: New Realities of Work and OSH
  • 12:30 pm to 02:00 pm
    Expert Showcase
  • 12:45 pm to 02:00 pm
    Lunch & Networking
  • 2:00 pm to 03:30 pm
    Sharing the Burden: OSH Partnership and Responsibility
    Healthcare: A Resilient Workforce on the Frontline
    Untangling the Gig Economy Web: Human-Centric Strategies for an Informal Workforce
    Injured Voices, Safer Choices: Injured Workers and their Families’ Roles in Shaping Safer Work Environments
  • 1:45 pm to 03:00 pm
    Expert Showcase
  • 2:45 pm to 04:00 pm
    Expert Showcase
  • 3:00 pm to 05:20 pm
    Innovator Showcase 4
  • 3:30 pm to 03:45 pm
    Afternoon Tea
  • 3:45 pm to 04:30 pm
    Fireside Chat with Adam Goodes
  • 3:45 pm to 05:15 pm
    Expert Showcase
  • 3:45 pm to 05:15 pm
    Prevention of Occupational Diseases
    Informing the Future: The Evolution of OSH
  • 5:15 pm to 05:30 pm
    Break Time
  • 5:30 pm to 06:15 pm
    ISSA Vision Zero Awards - From Commitment to Impact
    ILO Report: A call for safer and healthier work: highlights from the ILO
  • 6:15 pm to 06:30 pm
    Break Time
  • 7:30 pm to 09:30 pm
    IMFP Special Media Session - Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, 29 November 2023
  • 8:30 am to 10:00 am
    CEO Roundtable
    Walk the Line: One Vision Zero for All Global Supply Chains
    Together for a Better Future: A New Pact for Workplace Life and Health Protection
  • 8:15 am to 10:00 am
    Innovator Showcase 5
    Walk the Line: One Vision Zero for All Global Supply Chains
  • 8:30 am to 09:45 am
    Expert Showcase
  • 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Innovator Showcase 6
  • 9:30 am to 10:45 am
    Expert Showcase
  • 10:00 am to 10:45 am
    Morning Tea
    Meet a Koala!
  • 10:30 am to 11:45 am
    Expert Showcase
  • 12:00 pm to 02:00 pm
    Innovator Showcase 7
  • 10:45 am to 11:45 am
    Zipho Sikhakhane Keynote
  • 11:30 am to 12:45 pm
    Expert Showcase
  • 10:45 am to 12:15 pm
    Regulation Readiness: Approaches to Regulation in a Changing World of Work
    An Ongoing Challenge: Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • 12:15 pm to 01:30 pm
    Lunch & Networking
  • 12:30 pm to 02:00 pm
    Expert Showcase
  • 1:30 pm to 03:00 pm
    The 3 C’s of Safety: Consultation, Communication and Collaboration
    From Crocodiles to Kitchens: Exploring the Crucial Interplay of Context and Place in OSH
    Vision Zero for Mobile Workplaces
    Unleashing the Power of the Cutting-Edge: Redefining Technology in the Workplace
  • 1:45 pm to 03:00 pm
    Expert Showcase
  • 2:00 pm to 04:00 pm
    Innovator Showcase 8
  • 2:45 pm to 04:00 pm
    Expert Showcase
  • 3:00 pm to 03:45 pm
    Afternoon Tea
    Meet a Koala!
  • 3:45 pm to 05:00 pm
    Expert Showcase
  • 3:45 pm to 05:15 pm
    Beyond the Buzzword: Psychological Safety in the Modern Workplace
    Deadly Dust: Silica and Asbestos
    Investment or cost? OSH for Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
    Blurred Lines: Challenging the Boundaries of OSH
  • 4:00 pm to 05:20 pm
    Innovator Showcase 9
  • 6:45 pm to 10:45 pm
    Australia Night Event
Thursday, 30 November 2023
  • 8:15 am to 09:30 am
    Expert Showcase
  • 7:00 am to 10:00 am
    Innovator Showcase 10
  • 9:15 am to 10:30 am
    Expert Showcase
  • 8:30 am to 10:00 am
    Safety is Good Business: People, Planet, Profit
    Harm Prevention in the Mining Sector
    Vision Zero in the Construction Sector
    Team, Technology, Tension: Adapting to Accelerated Change
  • 10:00 am to 12:20 pm
    Innovator Showcase
  • 10:00 am to 10:45 am
    Morning Tea
  • 10:15 am to 11:30 am
    Expert Showcase
  • 10:45 am to 12:15 pm
    Regulator Roundtable
    Is “Health” Taking the Lead in Occupational Health and Safety?
    Vision Zero: Towards a Progressive SHW Culture Through Collaboration
  • 12:20 pm to 02:00 pm
    Innovator Showcase 12
  • 11:15 am to 12:30 pm
    Expert Showcase
  • 12:15 pm to 01:30 pm
    Lunch & Networking
    Meet a Koala!
  • 12:15 pm to 01:30 pm
    Expert Showcase
  • 1:15 pm to 02:30 pm
    Expert Showcase
  • 1:30 pm to 03:00 pm
    Bridging the Generational Divide: Tailored OSH Strategies for an Inclusive Workforce
    Reaching the Unreached
    Catastrophic Disasters and Crisis Management: Real Experience, for an Uncertain Future
    Health and Safety in a Digital Future
  • 2:00 pm to 04:00 pm
    Innovator Showcase 13
  • 2:15 pm to 03:30 pm
    Expert Showcase
  • 3:00 pm to 03:30 pm
    Afternoon Tea
    Meet the Artist in Residence
  • 3:15 pm to 04:30 pm
    Expert Showcase
  • 3:30 pm to 04:30 pm
    Dom Price – The Future of Work from Tech Giant, Atlassian’s, Work Futurist
    Fireside Chat: From Stigma to Strategy: Tom Oxley on Transforming Workplace Mental Health
  • 4:00 pm to 05:20 pm
    Innovator Showcase 13
  • 4:45 pm to 05:15 pm
    Closing Ceremony
Friday, 1 December 2023
  • 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
    Amazon’s Technical Tour
    Luna Park Technical Tour
    Qube Intermodal Precinct Tour
    Safety Culture’s Technical Tour
    TestSafe Chemical Testing Laboratories Tour
  • 11:30 am to 03:00 pm
    Amazon’s Technical Tour
    Luna Park Technical Tour
    Qube Intermodal Precinct Tour
    Safety Culture’s Technical Tour
    TestSafe Chemical Testing Laboratories Tour
  • 2:00 pm to 05:30 pm
    Amazon’s Technical Tour
    Luna Park Technical Tour
    Qube Intermodal Precinct Tour
    Safety Culture’s Technical Tour
    TestSafe Chemical Testing Laboratories Tour

Shaping Change 

The COVID-19 pandemic provided opportunities to access, develop, and trial innovative approaches to harm prevention. Individuals and groups continue to connect, collaborate, and develop new practices and processes to advance work health and safety.
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By joining this conference, you’ll experience firsthand how unified efforts contribute to positive outcomes that safeguard workers’ physical and mental health and wellbeing.
 

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Collaborating for a better future

Creating a safety culture and knowing how to measure it in your organisation is crucial to preventing workplace injury and disease. While we all have a shared responsibility to achieve Vision Zero, this conference focuses on the essential role leadership and worker participation plays in developing a culture of prevention. This conference offers you the chance to share knowledge, engage with and learn from work health and safety professionals shaping safer and healthier workplaces worldwide. 

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A changing world of work 

The world of work is transforming at a rapid pace. Workplace robotics and artificial intelligence, flexible work models and the burgeoning gig economy are some of the factors driving this change. From business leaders and human resource managers to social services, hospitality, mining, and NGOs (Non-Government Organisations) – we’re all thinking differently about risks in the modern world.

This conference asks how we can evolve our thinking to tackle new risks and seize opportunities, such as the blending of work and home life, the connection with holistic health and mental health, and solutions that use human-centred design and behavioural insights for harm prevention. 

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Futureproofing against ongoing and re-emerging risks 

Safety management and preventing occupational disease in high-risk industries like construction, education, medical, transport and health care are not new challenges. 

This conference opens dialogue for us to rethink and solve persistent problems to build safer workplaces for the future. Hear about advancements in our understanding of traditional harms. Learn about innovative solutions that are tackling traditional problems, and discover best practices that help deal with ongoing health and safety risks, such as safety in design safety data, and employee satisfaction.

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Programme Principles

Four key principles underpin the World Congress
Perspectives
Storytelling
Opportunities
Learnings
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Perspectives

Including and listening to voices from different organisations (both in size and across industries), nations, cultures, and roles within the OSH community (such as business leaders, researchers, regulators, workers, and associations).

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Storytelling

Sharing OSH success stories and human experiences.

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Opportunities

Addressing both risks and opportunities whilst focussing on prevention and positive change.

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Learnings

Encouraging learning and development through practical examples, lessons, toolkits and training.

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Schedule

The 23rd World Congress offers the best of in-person engagement. 

As a delegate, you can join collaborative events, activities, and workshops. 

Expect grand ceremonies, entertaining keynote speakers and engaging symposia. Design your work health and safety conference journey and learn, upskill, and network through premium experiences. Mock trials, roundtable conversations, technical tours, fireside chats, tactical sessions and more await you. 

Registrations are now open.
 

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