Injury Prevention and Return to Work Masterclasses

Event details

Date Tuesday 15 October 2019
TimeMasterclass: 12pm - 2pm
Afternoon tea: 2pm - 2.30pm
Venue Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane
Cost $44 per person (including GST), including afternoon tea

Sessions run concurrently. Register to one of the following masterclasses to secure your seat.

Following a successful launch in 2018, the Masterclasses return this year in conjunction with the Conference on Tuesday 15 October. The facilitated two-hour workshops will provide delegates with the opportunity to focus on key safety or return to work topics including obligations of supervisors, good work design for psychological injuries, resolving conflict and current and emerging occupational lung disease.

Masterclass program

SpeakerMasterclass topicRegister
Professor Lorimer MoseleyExplain Pain

Modern pain science is daunting but, ultimately, intuitive. One barrier to making pain science work for you and your clients, is understanding enough of it to get started. This session will address several key concepts of modern pain science education, including resources and strategies to explain them to other people.
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Andrew DouglasWorkplace law and good work design for psychological injuries

Safety law is increasingly influencing other workplace law and has created an emergent stream of cases that identify and check poor leadership, and requires early and planned intervention in psychosocial risk and injury.

Increasing supervisors’ knowledge of this legal tool kit will improve productivity, employee health and risk management within their workplaces. This masterclass will include FCW’s ‘Supervisor Handbook of Health’; a simple toolkit for all supervisors.
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Peter DiazManaging Office Combat Stress: How to Survive and Thrive Cubicle Wars

Did you know, the most toxic working environment is not one with overt disagreements, but instead, where there are simmering conflicts that lie under the surface.

Sadly, this has become commonplace in Australian workplaces. Attempts to avoid conflict result in unspoken rifts, like a Cold War. And just like in war, combat stress can result, increasing the potential for mental health problems amongst individuals, and loss of productivity and profits for the business.

In this Masterclass we look at covert conflict in the workplace, its impact on ‘Office Combat Stress’, what to do and say when everyone else seems to be pretending it doesn’t exist, and how to handle yourself and others successfully through it.
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Professor Sharon ParkerTransformational work design: The SMART work model
Drawing on both evidence and practice, this masterclass will introduce the Stimulating Mastery Agency Relational Tolerable demands (SMART) work design model, provide examples of how SMART work can be created, and consider the model in the light of preventing psychosocial risks.
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A/Professor Deborah YatesCurrent and emerging occupational lung disease

The session outlines the spectrum of occupational lung diseases seen in Australia today, including asbestos-related diseases, occupational lung cancers, traditional pneumoconioses, occupational asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). It will discuss the re-emergence of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis as well as other diseases related to coal mine dust exposure and emerging occupational lung diseases such as artificial stone silicosis, popcorn lung, humidifier-associated lung and nylon flock lung. Prevention is key and awareness of these hazards is paramount for all involved in occupational health in Australia today.
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WorkCover Queensland An integrated approach to return to work with mental injuries or illness  

This masterclass will give participants an insight into the integrated approach to return to work with mental injuries or illnesses including early intervention and support, graduated return to work including workplace adjustments and work design, and working in collaboration with all parties for successful outcomes. Key issues will be identified and specialist medical practitioner, allied health provider, employer and insurer views will be shared on achieving timely and sustainable return to work.
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Last updated
01 July 2019