The National Public Sector Health and Safety Officers Conference 2011

Venue: Rendezvous Hotel

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Event Date/Time: May 03, 2011 End Date/Time: May 04, 2011
Early Registration Date: Mar 25, 2011
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Description

Health and Safety Officers in the Public Sector face a unique set of challenges and priorities. In a changing landscape they must be adaptable, accountable and resilient as they address the challenges of a diverse and evolving set of health and safety risks. Practitioners today are exposed to managing a variety of issues spanning serious physical injuries to work related illness and psychosocial harm, to more preventative initiatives focusing on health and wellness
promotion. The ability to advise and communicate effectively on a range of health and safety issues, coupled with the ability to establish and influence the desired organisational culture are necessary skills
for any effective health and safety practitioner.

Psychosocial harm and mental health issues in the workplace and its negative impact on both the individual and the organisation are areas of emerging interest and concern in organisations. Having a more holistic approach to health, safety and wellness that integrates
these elements is a priority worth pursuing. This unique conference will showcase best practice examples from leading public sector
organisations and experts, highlighting their journey towards a successful safety culture with demonstrable tangible results at
the individual and organisational level. Delegates will have the unique opportunity to network, exchange ideas and share practical
strategies.

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