The program

Musculoskeletal Disorders Symposium 2020 cancelled.

Symposium day one

8.00am Registration opens
8.30 am MC welcome, Madonna King
8.35am Welcome to country by Tribal Experience
8.45am Opening address
8.50am Secrets of a long life, Nick Buettner, Blue Zones
9.35am Human Factors for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Professor Sarah Sharples, University of Nottingham
10.30am Morning tea
11.00 am Stream 1
Industry lead design
Stream 2
Slips, trips and falls
Stream 3
Safety systems
Human centred design–designing for end users
Peter Schumacher, University of South Australia
What can cognitive psychology teach us about slips, trips and falls?
Dr Kirsten Way, University of Queensland
Applying systems thinking to understanding MSDs,
Associate Professor Sharon Newnam, Monash University
Stream 4
Innovation and technology
Stream 5
Emerging evidence and research
Do wearable technologies have a role to play in the prevention of work-related MSDs?
Yeong Lee, icare
Closing the evidence to practice gap in MSD prevention: What do we need to do?
Associate Professor Jodi Oakman, LaTrobe University
11.40am Room change
11.50am Stream 1
Industry lead design
Stream 2
Slips, trips and falls
Stream 3
Safety systems
Designing and fitting out a new hospital: the benefit of hindsight
Peter Pollnitz, SA Health
I slipped! How did that happen?
Sharon Todd, CPE, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia, New South Wales
Derailing workplace MSD risks through systems thinking
Associate Professor Anjum Naweed, Central Queensland University
Stream 4
Innovation and technology
Stream 5
Emerging evidence and research
Collaborative robots for low volume manufacturing
Professor Jonathon Roberts, Queensland University of Technology
Stakeholders’ views of enablers and barriers for MSD prevention and management
Jean Mangharam, Worksafe Western Australia
12.30pm Lunch
1.30pm Mark Enders, Townsville Hospital
The good, the bad and the ugly … rolling out a HMT injury prevention program in the Townsville HHS
Julia Teys,
Teys Australia
Beefing up safety leadership - learnings from Teys Australia
Tim Spence Thomas, Epicurean Products
Growing a small business- the safety equation
Tom Raggatt, John Holland
Workplace design assists John Holland to eliminate MSD risks
Centacare, Gold Coast City Council and Caboolture Bus Lines
PErforMing-learnings from implementing participative ergonomics for manual tasks program
2.10pm Room change
2.20pm Industrial exoskeletons 101: Considerations for application, integration, Dr Christopher Reid, Boeing
3.05pm Afternoon Tea
3.30pm Designing in critical MSD risk controls, Dr Peta Miller
4.15pm MC wrap up
4.30pm Close

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Symposium day two

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9.00am Registration opens
9.30 am Workshop:
Technology and design
Dr Christopher Reid
Strategic leadership in diverse organisations:  tales from the coalface and lessons (still) to be learned  
Professor Sarah Sharples, University of Nottingham
Reporting to influence management
Dr Peta Miller, University of New South Wales
11.30am Brunch
12.15pm Workshop:
Hazard identification and risk assessment approach to preventing slips, trips, missteps and falls
Neil Adams, Neil Adams and Associates
Preventing MSDs during the design stage
David Caple, Director of David Caple & Associates and Adjunct Professor, La Trobe University
Addressing sedentary behaviour: an emerging workplace health and safety issue
Associate Professor Genevieve Healy, University of Queensland
APHIRM is a participative hazard identification and risk management toolkit for the prevention of MSDs 
Associate Professor Jodi Oakman, La Trobe University
Regulator Showcase

Participative Ergonomics for Manual Tasks (PErforM) program

People at Work - psychosocial risk assessment tool

What is compliant and evidence-based manual handling training content?

The Work health and wellbeing Toolkit
2.15pm Close

*Program subject to change.

Last updated
13 March 2020