PRESENTER –  Kim Smith, APAC EHS Manager, Caesarstone Australia  Topic:       Risks Associated with the Use of Engineered Stone & Its Impacts In December 2023, Australia’s WHS Ministers unanimously agreed to prohibit the use, manufacture and supply of engineered stone. The Ministers accepted Safe Work Australia’s recommendation to apply a blanket ban to engineered stone based on its finding that there is…read more →

PRESENTATION  Fiona McKenzie, Resolving Matters  Topic:       Negotiation Tips For Difficult Conversations For most of us, difficult conversations are a fact of life. For safety professionals, who are dealing with safety concerns, addressing non-compliance issues and handling crisis discussions, difficult conversations are ubiquitous. When the stakes are high — during a negotiation or when dealing with conflict or poor alignment in…read more →

PRESENTATION  Tanya Pelja, Executive Director, Health, Safety Environment and Quality, BGIS  Topic:       Operationalising Safety: Reassessing your influential span and functional effectiveness My goals at BGIS is to create a culture of care beyond compliance.  In order to build and then maintain a positive, informed and operationalised safety culture we must create strong, deep and far-reaching collaboration between safety and other…read more →

PRESENTATION  Ben Knox, Director, Compliance OHS  Topic:       Safety – A Cross Functional Role The responsibility of risk management is no longer confined to a select few individuals nor is the role of the safety professional just linked to the WHS legislative requirements, standards, codes of practice. More and more is being discussed about the role of safety in organizations, accreditations…read more →