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Safe Work Month and Mental Health Week 2020

Safe Work Month and Mental Health Week 2020 digital delegate booklet

SWM & MHW 2020 Delegate booklet thumbnail If you missed out on attending an event or haven’t yet checked out our catalogue of industry and topic-specific resources, it’s not too late! The delegate booklet features links to re-watch more than 20 event recordings, key messages and takeaways from each of our speakers, as well as a full catalogue of industry and topic-specific resources including video case studies, podcasts, webinars and films.

View and download the Safe Work Month and Mental Health Week digital Delegate booklet!

Designed for small to medium sized businesses with limited experience in work health and safety, this practical session will cover the fundamentals of safety and injury management systems.

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This interactive session will explore how new ideas and findings in pain science and fatigue can help us to better understand accidents and how pain presents in the workplace.

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This interactive session discusses how to identify safety clutter - the accumulation of safety procedures, documents, roles and activities that are performed in the name of safety but may not actually contribute to the safety of operational work and can even increase risk by creating negative beliefs and attitudes.

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This session focused on training managers to manage themselves and build their ‘stress resiliency’—your ability to deal with constant change and uncertainty and to recover from adversity and respond effectively.

He talks about the importance of mentally healthy workplaces and how to:

  • manage your thinking and emotions during stressful situations
  • lead others during stress or crisis
  • spot signs and recognise when someone is struggling
  • ask 'Are you okay'?

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Research has found that young males working in the construction industry in Queensland are at a higher risk of suicide and are twice as likely to take their own lives than other young Australian males.

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In this session, Dr Lorraine Stokes and Ngaire Graham explore how to create a culture of early intervention in order to achieve a mentally healthy workplace. You’ll find out why it’s a challenge when intervention doesn’t happen early enough and learn how to recognise the early warning signs of psychological distress and implement strategies to reduce the risk of harm to workers.

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This panel of experts will discuss how individuals and workplaces responded to and were impacted by COVID-19, and key learnings that can be applied to support health and safety in remote and isolated workplaces.

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This session explores how to minimise poor recovery and secondary injury after a claim for workers’ compensation is made, and the factors that allow some people to recover from physical and psychological injuries as expected, while others do not.

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Dr Melissa Connell shares her knowledge and experience from managing the transition of a health care agency to trauma informed care and practice.

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This presentation focuses on how cultural capability contributes to the creation of a mentally healthy and safe workplace. Mark will draw on his extensive experience in the area of cultural awareness training and consultancy to explore this and related workplace strategies. He shares his expertise in the importance of understanding cultural differences, and recognition of issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This session explores cultural capability from a strength perspective and dives into beliefs, unconscious bias and the importance of language and culture.

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In this session, Dr Sid O’Toole covers why even the best-made plans for rehabilitation and return to work can go wrong.

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In this practical session, you’ll learn about evidence-based approaches to address heat stress. This session will equip you with the knowledge to better manage the risks of occupational heat.

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Successful health and safety strategies must start with people, but how can we create safe and thriving workplaces if our employees are overwhelmed and stressed? And in the midst of COVID-19, employer mental health and wellbeing support for their workforce is more critical than ever. In this Safe Work Month interactive session, Samuel demonstrates how both employees and organisations can collectively reduce their 'stress temperature' and set up simple but powerful wellbeing anchors that will enable workplaces to not only be safe and healthy, but to thrive and boost productivity. With special guest and Registered Mental Health Nurse, Sarah Kavanagh, this will be a practical session, not just about theory, where you will get to experience these tools for yourself and take away learnings for your organisation.

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In this presentation, Dr Simone Ryan will discuss the biology, physiology and psychology of ageing and explore ways to design an age friendly workplace. She will discuss how to develop and build action plans to help retain the ‘ageing’ workforce along with their expertise, while implementing strategies to encourage younger employees to adhere to safe work practices early on in their career. Using a case study, Simone will guide you to understand better ways to manage the work environment, the individual, and their work/life balance.

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For those at the forefront of work health and safety, Maureen explores some of the threats, opportunities and emergent risks associated with intelligence enabled WHS, and how advancements in technology may be optimised to improve WHS.

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Hayley shares her story during Safe Work Month 2020 and talks all things mental health, resilience and reflects on the highs and lows of her career.

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