WorkSafe Tasmania Month - Learn new ways to be safe and healthy in the workplace 29 September - 31 October 2014

 
WorkSafe Tasmania Month - Learn new ways to be safe and healthy in the workplace 29 September - 31 October 2014
WorkSafe Tasmania Month

  29 September – 31 October 2014
                                            www.worksafe.tas.gov.au

   Learn new ways to be safe
 and healthy in the workplace

  Register Online at www.worksafe.tas.gov.au or check sessions for details   1
WorkSafe Tasmania Month - Learn new ways to be safe and healthy in the workplace 29 September - 31 October 2014
WORKSAFE TASMANIA MONTH

WorkSafe Tasmania Month is part of a

nationwide effort to raise awareness of

work health and safety and to reduce

work-related injury, illness and deaths.

It supports the national Safe Work

Australia Week and is an initiative of

the WorkCover Tasmania Board.
WorkSafe Tasmania Month - Learn new ways to be safe and healthy in the workplace 29 September - 31 October 2014
MINISTER’S WELCOME

Preventing injury and illness is one of WorkSafe
Tasmania’s key strategic goals. Helping you do this in
your workplace are the free seminars and workshops
on offer during WorkSafe Tasmania Month 2014.
Your safety focus may be ensuring you and your
colleagues are safe while working at heights, carrying
out manual handling tasks, sitting at your workstation
or driving. It may be preventing anti-discrimination
and bullying and creating a positive work culture. Or
perhaps you are looking at the most effective way
of planning and implementing safety by creating or
reviewing policies, procedures and management
systems.
Work is where we spend a large part of our days.
It’s good for business to support the health and
wellbeing of the people that work there, whether that
means encouraging exercise and healthy eating, or
promoting positive mental health and a better work–
life balance.
Ultimately, whatever your immediate needs are,
everyone’s overall goal is to go home safely at the
end of each working day.
Regardless of your workplace role and the size and
nature of your business, I’m confident you’ll find
something in this year’s Program of Events to help
you do that. I encourage you to register early and
attend these events to learn all you can to be safer
and healthier at work.

Peter Gutwein MHA
Treasurer
WorkSafe Tasmania Month - Learn new ways to be safe and healthy in the workplace 29 September - 31 October 2014
HOW TO REGISTER                                                           EVENT EXTRAS

The quickest and easiest way to register     The following extras will be available to you when you register and attend an
or get further information is to go to the   event at Wrest Point Hobart, Country Club Tasmania, Burnie Arts and Function
WorkSafe Tasmania website at                 Centre and Devonport Entertainment and Convention Centre.
www.worksafe.tas.gov.au and check
individual sessions for details.
                                             Certificates of attendance
Registrations for most events at
www.worksafe.tas.gov.au will close one       You will receive a general certificate of attendance when you attend an event.
hour before the start of each event.         Certificates will be emailed from Monday 3 November. To obtain a certificate you
                                             must be marked off when you attend your registered event.
Please refer to individual sessions for
events which have early closing dates of
registration.                                Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points
Events are FREE unless stated.               CPD points can be earned during WorkSafe Tasmania Month. Points can be
Because space is limited we                  claimed on all WorkSafe Tasmania Month events. Retain your registration form
recommend you register early to avoid        and/or certificate of attendance to claim points.
disappointment.
Event updates will be provided by            Information packs
email. Please provide correct contact        WorkSafe Tasmania Month information packs will be available. These will
information at the time of registration.     include a pen, note pad and resources on attended sessions.
Event times, venues and rooms are
correct at the time of print. WorkSafe
Tasmania reserves the right to alter         Refreshments
schedules as necessary without notice.       Coffee and tea will be available at all sessions. Food is provided at selected
Please check the WorkSafe Tasmania           events (where food is not provided, you will need to make your own
website for event updates.                   arrangements). Check individual sessions for details.

Need assistance?
Call the Helpline on 1300 366 322 or
(03) 6166 4600 outside Tasmania, or
email wstinfo@justice.tas.gov.au

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WorkSafe Tasmania Month - Learn new ways to be safe and healthy in the workplace 29 September - 31 October 2014
PRIZES                                                          VENUES

Attend an event at Wrest Point Hobart, Country Club Tasmania, Burnie Arts and   Burnie Arts And Function
Function Centre or Devonport Entertainment and Convention Centre to be in the   Centre
running.
                                                                                77–79 Wilmot St, Burnie

WorkSafe Tasmania Month major prize
                                                                                Country Club Tasmania
Win an accommodation package at Country Club Tasmania:
                                                                                Country Club Ave, Prospect Vale
• one night’s accommodation in a Manor suite

•   breakfast for two in Links Restaurant                                       Devonport Entertainment and
•   meal voucher for Terrace Restaurant.
                                                                                Convention Centre
                                                                                145/151 Rooke St, Devonport

Major prize sponsor                                                             Wrest Point Hotel Casino
                                                                                410 Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay

The major accommodation prize will be drawn the week after WorkSafe
Tasmania Month ends. You must attend an event at Wrest Point Hobart, Country
Club Tasmania, Burnie Arts and Function Centre or Devonport Entertainment
and Convention Centre to be in the running.
Register online to attend these events at www.worksafe.tas.gov.au
For full terms and conditions go to the WorkSafe Tasmania website at
www.worksafe.tas.gov.au

                Register Online at www.worksafe.tas.gov.au or check sessions for details                          3
WorkSafe Tasmania Month - Learn new ways to be safe and healthy in the workplace 29 September - 31 October 2014
PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

          2014 WORKSAFE TASMANIA AWARDS
         PRESENTATION DINNER

                                                   Join local radio presenter, writer, producer,
                                                   actor, comedian and MC, Ryk Goddard
                                                   as we recognise and celebrate the
                                                   achievements of all entrants, finalists and
                                                   winners in the 2014 WorkSafe Awards.
                                                   After the formal presentations, continue
                                                   celebrating Halloween with dancing and
                                                   music by Dr Fink.

Date:                    Venue:                    Tickets:                  Bookings:               Dress:
Friday 31 October 2014   Federation Ballroom,      $ 110 each (includes      Online at               Jacket and tie
6.30 pm for 7.00 pm      Hotel Grand Chancellor,   three-course dinner and   www.worksafe.tas.gov.au After five
                         Hobart                    drinks)                   or phone 1300 366 322
                                                   $990–table of 10
WorkSafe Tasmania Month - Learn new ways to be safe and healthy in the workplace 29 September - 31 October 2014
Who’s who in WorkSafe Tasmania Month

  WorkSafe Tasmania thanks the businesses and individuals who have registered to hold
      a seminar, workshop or conference during WorkSafe Tasmania Month 2014.

ACTIVE Strahan Inc                                     Life Be in It
Advanced Personal Management                           Master Builders Tasmania
Anglicare Tasmania                                     Marine and Safety Tasmania
Bupa Australia                                         Menzies Research Institute
Burnie City Council                                    MotorSafe Tasmania
Cancer Council Tasmania                                National Stroke Foundation
Caterpillar Underground Mining Pty Ltd
                                                       Office of the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner
Catholic Education Office
                                                       OPSM
Cement, Concrete and Aggregates Australia
                                                       OneCare Rubicon Grove
Central Coast Council
                                                       Onsite Health Solutions
Circular Head Council
                                                       OzHelp Tasmania Foundation
Circular Head Shellfish Growers Association
                                                       Pacific Aluminium
Cornerstone Youth Services (headspace)
                                                       Petuna Seafoods
Coroner Rod Chandler (Tasmania)
                                                       Population Health Services
David Jones, Chief Engineer
Department of Health and Human Services                Proactive Agricultural Safety Systems (PASS)

Devonport City Council                                 Professor Michael Quinlan, UNSW

Driver Safety Services                                 RACT

Empathy and Courage                                    Ronald Young & Co Builders Pty Ltd
forestecwhs                                            Safety Institute of Australia Tasmanian Branch
Manual Training Solutions                              Spirit of Tasmania
GetYes                                                 Tasmanian Building and Construction Training Board
Handa Training Solutions                               Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Incident Free Driver                                   Tasmanian Health Organisation North West
Injury Management Coordinators Association of          Tasmania Police
Tasmania
                                                       Tas Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Institute of Quarrying Australia
                                                       TasTAFE
Integrity Sampling (Tas) Pty Ltd
IPM Safety                                             The Bass Strait Maritime Museum

Julie Burgess                                          Unions Tasmania

Kelly Madden Psychologist                              Vitality Works

King Island Chamber of Commerce and Industry           Waratah–Wynyard Council
Latrobe Council                                        Whateley-Dale.com
Leading Teams                                          WorkSafe Tasmania

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WorkSafe Tasmania Month - Learn new ways to be safe and healthy in the workplace 29 September - 31 October 2014
Events

6   WorkSafe Tasmania Month 2014 Program of Events
WorkSafe Tasmania Month - Learn new ways to be safe and healthy in the workplace 29 September - 31 October 2014
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WorkSafe Tasmania Month - Learn new ways to be safe and healthy in the workplace 29 September - 31 October 2014
Contents
All registrations at www.worksafe.tas.gov.au unless otherwise specified.

Better Work Tasmania.................................................... 10        Marine Safety.................................................................. 13

Beyond Sun Safe:                                                                   Manual Tasks & Injury Prevention................................. 13
How Will Climate Change Affect WHS?........................ 10

                                                                                   North West Councils....................................................... 13
Building a Positive WHS Culture: What it Takes.......... 10

                                                                                   Not as Visible as You Think........................................... 13
Boiler & Pressure Vessel Failures................................. 10

                                                                                   Petuna Seafoods, Safety Open Day............................. 13
Discrimination-Free Recruitment & Selection.............. 10

                                                                                   OneCare Rubicon Grove, Safety Open day................. 13
Effective WHS Management Systems
at Caterpillar Underground Mining............................... 10
                                                                                   Participatory Ergonomics at Pacific Aluminium........... 14
Eye Protection Required Beyond This Point................ 11
                                                                                   Personal Security at Work
                                                                                   at THO–North West........................................................ 14
Getting There First:
Don’t Wait for an Injury to Occur................................... 11
                                                                                   Residential Height Safety: Myths & Realities .............. 14
How to Get the Most Out of
Employee Health Assessments ................................... 11
                                                                                   Risk Identification............................................................ 14

HSR Conference............................................................. 11
                                                                                   Safe Farms, Healthy Farmers:
                                                                                   Tenth National Farm Health & Safety Conference....... 14
Inoculate Yourself Against Bullying............................... 12

                                                                                   Safety Risks with Operating Gantry Cranes in the
Is Your Chair Killing You?............................................... 12       Extractive & Pre-Mixed Concrete Industries................. 14

King Island Chamber of Commerce Breakfast............ 12                           School Camps & Excursions Risk Management ........ 15

Lessons from the Mining Industry                                                   Simplifying WHS Management Systems...................... 15
for all Workplaces .......................................................... 12

                                                                                   Slips, Trips & Falls (Including Fall Prevention)............. 15
Managing Alcohol & Other Drugs in the Workplace... 12

                                                                                   Shellfish Futures 2014: Annual Industry Conference
Managing WHS in the Cloud......................................... 12              “Surviving Risky Times”................................................. 15

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Contents
All registrations at www.worksafe.tas.gov.au unless otherwise specified.

The Role of Leadership & Culture in                                                    Championing Workplace Wellbeing............................. 18
Achieving High Performance......................................... 15

                                                                                       Engaged & Present........................................................ 19
Tolerating Disrespect Opens
the Doorway to Bullying ................................................ 15
                                                                                       Getting Started in Workplace Health & Wellbeing....... 19

WHS Hazards & Risks.................................................... 16
                                                                                       Hard to be Healthy:
                                                                                       A Battle for Balance?...................................................... 19
Workplace Behaviour: Where is the Line?................... 16

                                                                                       Health & Wellbeing Tips for Workers & PCBUs........... 19
Work-Related Driver Safety............................................ 16

                                                                                       Identifying & Supporting Mental Health
Writing Anti-Discrimination Policies.............................. 16                  & Wellbeing Issues in the Workplace........................... 19

Zero Harm Workplace.................................................... 16
                                                                                       Issues That May Arise When a Worker
                                                                                       Tells You They Have Cancer ......................................... 19
Improving Performance Through Early Intervention .. 17
                                                                                       Make Your Workforce StrokeSafe................................. 20
Injury Prevention at Spirit of Tasmania......................... 17
                                                                                       Mental Health Expo........................................................ 20
SafeSpine........................................................................ 17
                                                                                       Mental Health First Aid
The IMC & the Refusing Injured Worker:                                                 at Caterpillar Underground Mining............................... 20
The Long & Winding Road to Section 143................... 17

                                                                                       Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace:
Trends, Costs & Causes of Stress-Related                                               How RACT Created a Community Action Plan ........... 20
Workers Compensation Claims
in a Public Sector Workforce......................................... 17
                                                                                       Mindfulness at Work....................................................... 20

Beach to Bay/Strahan Fun Run/Walk........................... 18
                                                                                       Taste of Mindfulness....................................................... 21

Bocce Team Challenge.................................................. 18
                                                                                       Understanding Mental Health ....................................... 21

Creating the Best Workplace on
Earth Breakfast Forum................................................... 18            Wellness Leadership...................................................... 21

                      Register Online at www.worksafe.tas.gov.au or check sessions for details                                                                      9
Seminar Descriptions: Safety
All registrations at www.worksafe.tas.gov.au unless otherwise specified.

Better Work Tasmania                     Building a Positive WHS                       Discrimination-Free
Presented by:                            Culture: What it Takes                        Recruitment & Selection
WorkSafe Tasmania: Pamela Atkinson,      Presented by:                                 Presented by:
Senior WHS Consultant                    IPM Safety: Michael Roberts, Director/        Office of the Anti-Discrimination
Who should attend:                       Specialist WHS Consultant and Andrew          Commissioner: Roz Smart, Senior
                                         McGowan, Senior WHS Consultant/               Training Education and Development
Managers and supervisors, WHS            Trainer                                       Officer
advisors, HSRs and committee
members, PCBUs, health providers         Who should attend:                            Who should attend:
(including doctors, workplace            Managers and supervisors, HR                  Workers
rehabilitation providers), injury        personnel, WHS advisors/practitioners,
management coordinators, licensed        HSRs and committee members, PCBUs,            Locations and times:
insurers, self insurers, workers         licensed insurers, self insurers, workers     Launceston Country Club Tasmania,
                                                                                       Ballroom. Wed 1 Oct, 2.30-4.30pm
Locations and times:                     Locations and times:
                                                                                       Devonport Entertainment and
Launceston Country Club Tasmania,        Launceston Country Club Tasmania,             Convention Centre, Centenary Court.
Ballroom. Tues 7 Oct, 1.30-3.30pm        Terrace Restaurant. Fri 3 Oct, 9-10am         Wed 15 Oct, 11am-1pm
Devonport Entertainment and              Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room. Fri         Burnie Arts and Function Centre,
Convention Centre, Centenary Court.      24 Oct, 2-3pm                                 Braddon Hall. Thurs 16 Oct, 10.30am-
Tues 14 Oct, 12.30-2.30pm
                                         This seminar explains how to build a          12.30pm
Burnie Arts and Function Centre,         positive WHS culture through effective        Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room. Mon
Braddon Hall. Wed 15 Oct, 12.30-         leadership, personal engagement, and          20 Oct, 1-3pm
2.30pm                                   regular and consistent communication.
                                                                                       This seminar covers best practice
Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room.
                                                                                       and how to avoid discrimination at
Mon 20 Oct, 1-3pm
                                         Boiler & Pressure Vessel                      each stage of the recruitment and
This seminar explains WorkSafe                                                         selection process. It includes inherent
Tasmania’s Better Work Tasmania model
                                         Failures
                                                                                       requirements and position descriptions.
of WHS, and how to join its networking   Presented by:
and mentoring program.                   David Jones, Chief Engineer
                                                                                       Effective WHS Management
                                         Who should attend:                            Systems at Caterpillar
Beyond Sun Safe: How Will                Managers and supervisors, HR                  Underground Mining
Climate Change Affect WHS?               personnel, WHS advisors, HSRs and
                                         committee members, PCBUs                      Presented by:
Presented by:
                                                                                       Caterpillar Underground Mining: Ralph
Dept of Health and Human Services:       Locations and times:                          Cobban, Program Safety Leader
Sharon Campbell, Policy and Program      Launceston Country Club Tasmania,
Officer                                                                                Who should attend:
                                         Ballroom. Tues 7 Oct, 12-12.45pm
Who should attend:                                                                     Managers and supervisors, HR
                                         Devonport Entertainment and
                                                                                       personnel, WHS advisors, HSRs and
Managers and supervisors, HR             Convention Centre, Federation Room.
                                                                                       committee members, PCBUs, workers
personnel, WHS advisors, HSRs and        Mon 13 Oct, 10-10.45am
committee members, PCBUs, injury         Burnie Arts and Function Centre, Bass/        Locations and times:
management coordinators, licensed        Flinders Room. Thurs 16 Oct, 12-              Launceston Country Club Tasmania.
insurers, self insurers, workers         12.45pm                                       Ballroom. Thurs 2 Oct, 1.30-2.30pm
Locations and times:                     Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room. Tues        Burnie Arts and Function Centre, Braddon
                                         28 Oct, 12-12.45pm                            Hall. Mon 13 Oct, 10.30-11.30pm
Launceston Country Club Tasmania,
Terrace Restaurant. Fri 3 Oct, 10.30-    This seminar covers some prominent            Devonport Entertainment and
11.15am                                  historical boiler and pressure vessel         Convention Centre, Federation Room.
                                         failures with consequent significant loss     Wed 15 Oct, 11.30am-12.30pm
Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room. Wed
                                         of life and injury. It highlights incidents   Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room. Wed
22 Oct, 1.30-2.15pm
                                         the presenter investigated during             22 Oct, 3-4pm
This seminar highlights the dangers of   his time as a Workplace Standards
heat stress affecting outdoor workers,                                                 This seminar shares Caterpillar
                                         Tasmania boiler and pressure vessels          Underground Mining’s experience
and the increased risk of it occurring   inspector and marine engineer officer
with a changing climate.                                                               of upgrading its WHS management
                                         at sea.                                       systems over the last three years. It
                                                                                       shares learnings that other workplaces
                                                                                       may benefit from.

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Seminar Descriptions: Safety
All registrations at www.worksafe.tas.gov.au unless otherwise specified.

Eye Protection Required                    How to Get the Most                         Health and Safety
Beyond This Point                          Out of Employee Health                      Representatives (HSR)
Presented by:                              Assessments                                 Conference
OPSM                                       Presented by:                               Presented by:
Who should attend:                         Tas Occupational and Environmental          Unions Tasmania in conjunction with
                                           Medicine: Mark Spearpoint                   WorkSafe Tasmania
Managers and supervisors, WHS
advisors, HSRs and committee members,      Who should attend:                          Who should attend:
injury management coordinators, licensed   Managers and supervisors, HR                Health and safety representatives
insurers, self insurers, workers           personnel, WHS advisors, HSRs and
                                           committee members, PCBUs, health            Locations and times:
Locations and times:
                                           providers (including doctors, workplace     Launceston Country Club Tasmania,
Launceston Country Club Tasmania,                                                      Ballroom. Mon 29 Sept, Registration
Ballroom. Thurs 2 Oct, 12-12.45pm          rehabilitation providers), injury
                                           management coordinators, licensed           8.30am, Conference 9am-4pm
Devonport Entertainment and                insurers, self insurers, workers            Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room.
Convention Centre, Federation Room.
                                           Locations and times:                        Mon 27 Oct, Registration 8.30am,
Mon 13 Oct, 11.30am-12.15pm
                                                                                       Conference 9am-4pm
Burnie Arts and Function Centre, Bass/     Launceston Country Club Tasmania,
                                           Terrace Restaurant. Mon 29 Sept,            This year’s HSR conference will cover:
Flinders Room. Thurs 16 Oct, 3-3.45pm
                                           12-1.30pm                                   The importance of workplace consultation
Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room.
Thurs 30 Oct, 9-9.45am                     Burnie Arts and Function Centre,            - what is the practice, culture and
                                           Braddon Hall. Tues 14 Oct, 2.30-4pm         strategies used in effective consultation
This seminar provides a practical
framework for assessing your workplace     Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room.           The prevention of psychosocial hazards
eye safety hazards. It discusses           Thurs 23 Oct, 3-4.30pm                      – increasing worker participation and
personal protective equipment and                                                      effective worker representation
                                           This seminar explains legal requirements
associated Australian Standards. It        for health screening, including             Workplace diversity and implications
explains the bottom line implications of   pre-employment medicals and                 for workplace health and safety –
eye safety and the new laws.               those conducted during a worker’s           communicating the needs of precarious
                                           employment; how fitness for work may        and marginalized workers
Getting There First: Don’t Wait            be determined; and what PCBUs should        The retention of an ageing workforce
                                           expect of their health care providers. It   -implications for health and safety.
for an Injury to Occur
                                           explains a method of health screening
Presented by:                              that helps business understand the
Advanced Personnel Management:             health of its workforce and makes
Catherine Back, State Manager              workers responsible for their health.

Who should attend:
Managers and supervisors, HR
personnel, WHS advisors, HSRs and
committee members, PCBUs, health
providers (including doctors, workplace
rehabilitation providers), injury
management coordinators, licensed
insurers, self insurers, workers
Locations and times:
Launceston Country Club Tasmania,
Ballroom. Thurs, 2 Oct, 10.30-11.30am
Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room. Wed
22 Oct, 3-4pm
This seminar explains the risks of
workplace injuries, and how education
and an attitude of safety prevention can
avoid many injuries.

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Seminar Descriptions: Safety
All registrations at www.worksafe.tas.gov.au unless otherwise specified.

Inoculate Yourself Against                King Island Chamber of                        Managing Alcohol & Other
Bullying                                  Commerce Breakfast                            Drugs in the Workplace
Presented by:                             Presented by:                                 Presented by:
Empathy and Courage: Diane Caney,         King Island Chamber of Commerce               Integrity Sampling (Tas) Pty Ltd: Colin
Graham Gourlay and Alison Smith                                                         Thomas and Rick Shadbolt
                                          Who should attend:
Who should attend:                        King Island businesses                        Who should attend:
Managers and supervisors, HR                                                            Managers and supervisors, HR
personnel, WHS advisors, HSRs and         Locations and times:                          personnel, WHS advisors, HSRs and
committee members, PCBUs, health          King Island: Mon 13 Oct. King Island          committee members, PCBUs, injury
providers (including doctors, workplace   Club, 7am. Further details when you           management coordinators, licensed
rehabilitation providers), injury         register                                      insurers, self insurers, workers
management coordinators, licensed         Registration:
insurers, self insurers, workers                                                        Locations and times:
                                          King Island Chamber of Commerce:              Launceston Country Club Tasmania,
Locations and times:                      Michelle Mauric, Kirdo/OAC Coordinator:       Ballroom. Wed 1 Oct, 10.30am-12.30pm
Launceston Country Club Tasmania,         64621778 or kingislandnet@internode.          Devonport Entertainment and
Clarendon Room. Fri 10 Oct, 12.30-2pm     on.net                                        Convention Centre, Federation Room.
Burnie Arts and Function Centre,          This breakfast seminar will include           Wed 15 Oct, 9-11am
Braddon Hall. Mon 13 Oct, 1.30-3pm        networking opportunities.                     Burnie Arts and Function Centre,
Devonport Entertainment and                                                             Braddon Hall. Wed 15 Oct, 3-5pm
Convention Centre, Federation Room.       Lessons from the Mining                       Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room.
Tues 14 Oct, 10.30am-12pm                 Industry for all Workplaces                   Thurs 23 Oct, 9-11am
Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room.                                                       This seminar details the relevant
Tues 28 Oct, 3-4.30pm                     Presented by:
                                                                                        sections of the WHS laws; and explains
This seminar will empower workers to      Hosted by the Safety Institute of             the need for a proper and workable
become ‘bully-proof’ and feel confident   Australia, Tasmania Branch                    policy, procedure and management
in their ability to deal with bullying.   Who should attend:                            program for managing alcohol and other
                                                                                        drugs in the workplace.
                                          Officers, managers, supervisors, HR
Is Your Chair Killing You?                personnel, WHS advisors, HSRs and
                                          committee members, contractors,               Managing WHS in the Cloud
Presented by:                             unions, PCBUs, workers
IPM Safety: Kirby Dillon, Team Leader                                                   Presented by:
Injury Management/Ergonomic and           Locations and times:                          forestecwhs: Phill Bevan
Vanessa Copp, WHS Consultant (Injury      Launceston Country Club Tasmania,
Management)                               Ballroom. Wed 1 Oct, 1-4pm                    Who should attend:
                                          Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room. Tues        Managers and supervisors, HR
Who should attend:                                                                      personnel, WHS advisors, HSRs and
                                          21 Oct, 1-4pm
Managers and supervisors, WHS                                                           committee members, PCBUs, health
advisors/practitioners, HSRs and          This seminar will cover lessons from          providers (including doctors, workplace
committee members, health providers       mining that are relevant to all Industries.   rehabilitation providers), injury
(including doctors, workplace             Speakers will share their insights into       management coordinators, licensed
rehabilitation providers), workers        recent serious incidents/fatalities and the   insurers, self insurers, workers
                                          lessons to be learnt for all workplaces..
Locations and times:                      The speakers will each present a 40           Locations and times:
Launceston Country Club Tasmania,         minute session, including Professor           Launceston Country Club Tasmania,
Ballroom. Tues 7 Oct, 3-4pm               Michael Quinlan, UNSW (Beaconsfield           Ballroom. Thurs 2 Oct, 9-10am
                                          Mine Inquiry); Andrew Tunstall, Principal
Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room. Tues                                                  Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room. Wed
                                          Mines Inspector, WorkSafe Tasmania;
28 Oct, 9-10am                                                                          22 Oct, 10.30-11.30am
                                          and Tasmanian Coroner, Rod Chandler.
This seminar explores the detrimental     Professor Quinlan will provide an insight     This seminar discusses emerging online
effects of prolonged sitting and the      into his new book, Ten Pathways to            WHS tools and solutions to support
importance of good office ergonomics.     Death and Disaster: Learning from fatal       improved, efficient and effective WHS
                                          incidents in mines and other high hazard      management.
                                          workplaces. The seminar will conclude
                                          with questions to the panel.

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Seminar Descriptions: Safety
All registrations at www.worksafe.tas.gov.au unless otherwise specified.

Marine Safety                               North West Councils                          Petuna Seafoods, Safety
Presented by:                               Presented by:                                Open Day
Marine and Safety Tasmania                  Burnie City Council, Central Coast           Presented by:
                                            Council, Circular Head Council,              Petuna Seafoods
Who should attend:                          Devonport City Council, Latrobe Council,
PCBUs, workers, recreational boaters        Waratah Wynyard Council,                     Who should attend:
Locations and times:                                                                     PCBUs, workers
                                            Who should attend:
Devonport: The Julie Burgess, 6             Interested members of the public             Locations and times:
Gloucester Avenue, Devonport, Thurs 16                                                   Devonport: Petuna Seafoods, 134
Oct, 9-10am                                 Location, times and registration:
                                                                                         Tarleton Street, East Devonport, Thurs
Registration: contact Phillip Bourke,       North West Council safety officers will      16 Oct, 11am-12pm
Safety Officer, Devonport City Council on   host seminars for Its workers. For details
                                                                                         Registration: contact Phillip Bourke,
6424 0552                                   call Garry Thorp, Health and Safety
                                            Officer, Circular Head Council on            Safety Officer, Devonport City Council on
This session will explain use and           6452 4862 or Waratah Wynyard Council         6424 0552
maintenance of equipment, compliance        on 6443 8333.
for life jackets and safety devices                                                      The open day will include processing
including flares                                                                         safety.
                                            Not as Visible as You Think
Manual Tasks & Injury                       Presented by:                                OneCare Rubicon Grove,
Prevention                                  Tasmania Police: Sergeant Troy               Safety Open day
                                            Morrisby, Road and Public Order              Presented by:
Presented by:
                                            Services
IPM Safety: Kirby Dillon, Team Leader                                                    OneCare Rubicon Grove
Injury Management/Ergonomic and             Who should attend:
                                                                                         Who should attend:
Vanessa Copp, WHS Consultant (Injury        Workers and HSRs of PCBUs/
Management)                                                                              PCBUs, workers
                                            contractors working on roads and
                                            carriageways (especially at night),          Locations and times:
Who should attend:
                                            including emergency service personnel,       Port Sorell: 89 Club Drive, Port Sorell,
Managers and supervisors, WHS               contracted road workers, local
advisors/practitioners, HSRs and                                                         Thurs 16 Oct, 1-2pm
                                            government workers
committee members, workers                                                               For information contact Jodi Towns,
                                            Locations and times:                         OneCare, Rubicon Grove, 64275700
Locations and times:
                                            Launceston Country Club Tasmania,            The open day will include a presentation
Launceston Country Club Tasmania,           Ballroom. Thurs 2 Oct, 10.30-11.15am         on the implementation of their health
Ballroom. Tues 7 Oct, 10.30-11.30am                                                      and wellbeing program including
                                            Devonport Entertainment and
Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room.           Convention Centre, Federation Room.          managing stress, fatigue and manual
Thurs 30 Oct, 1-2pm                         Wed 15 Oct, 4-4.45pm                         handling. The day includes a facility tour
This seminar explains the causes of                                                      and light refreshments.
                                            Burnie Arts and Function Centre, Bass/
manual handling strain injuries, and        Flinders Room. Thurs 16 Oct, 9-9.45am
provides practical solutions to assess
                                            Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room. Wed
and control the risks associated with
                                            29 Oct, 2-2.45pm
hazardous manual tasks.
                                            This seminar addresses the
                                            reflectiveness/visibility of
                                            compliant Australian Standard
                                            workplace garments under different
                                            lighting conditions; in particular,
                                            under sodium vapour lighting which is
                                            common to highways and high-density
                                            areas. It covers practices that workers/
                                            contractors can adopt to enhance their
                                            visibility in these conditions.

                 Register Online at www.worksafe.tas.gov.au or check sessions for details                                         13
Seminar Descriptions: Safety
All registrations at www.worksafe.tas.gov.au unless otherwise specified.

Participatory Ergonomics at                 Residential Height Safety:                     Safe Farms, Healthy Farmers:
Pacific Aluminium                           Myths & Realities                              Tenth National Farm Health &
Presented by:                               Presented by:                                  Safety Conference
Pacific Aluminium: Paul Laidlaw             Handa Training Solutions and WorkSafe          Presented by:
                                            Tasmania. Sponsored by the Tasmanian           Proactive Agricultural Safety Systems
Who should attend:                          Building and Construction Industry             (PASS)
Managers and supervisors, HR                Training Board. Supported by Master
personnel, WHS advisors, HSRs and           Builders Tasmania and Ronald Young &           Who should attend:
committee members, PCBUs, health            Co Builders Pty Ltd                            The rural industry
providers (including doctors, workplace
                                            Who should attend:                             Locations and times:
rehabilitation providers), injury
management coordinators, licensed           Managers and supervisors, PCBUs,               Launceston: Hotel Grand Chancellor,
insurers, self insurers, workers            workers                                        15–16 October. For details, full program
                                            Locations and times:                           and to register go to www.farmsafe.org.au
Locations and times:
                                            Launceston Country Club Tasmania,              This two-day industry conference
Launceston Country Club Tasmania,
                                            Ballroom. Tues 7 Oct, 4-6pm                    covers farm safety issues such as
Ballroom. Thurs 2 Oct, 1.30-3pm
                                                                                           quad bike safety, emergency planning,
This seminar shares Pacific Aluminium’s     Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room.
                                                                                           noise exposure, suicide prevention and
experience of managing manual               Mon 20 Oct, 4-6pm
                                                                                           relevant codes of practice. It includes a
handling tasks as they have evolved         This seminar provides the residential          site visit to a mixed farming operation.
using a participatory ergonomics            building industry with practical guidance
program. It shares learnings that other     on the requirements of the WHS laws. It
workplaces may benefit from.                explains how to manage the risk of falls,      Safety Risks with Operating
                                            shares before-and-after case studies, and      Gantry Cranes in the
                                            includes a Q&A with industry leaders.          Extractive & Pre-Mixed
Personal Security at Work
at THO–North West                                                                          Concrete Industries
                                            Risk Identification                            Presented by:
Presented by:
                                            Presented by:                                  Cement, Concrete & Aggregates
Tasmanian Health Organisation–North
West and Tasmania Police: Samantha          Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and              Australia (CCCA); Institute of Quarrying
Forrest and Senior Constable Leonie         Industry: Janelle Whitehouse, Safety           Australia (IQA)
Smith                                       Specialist                                     Who should attend:
Who should attend:                          Who should attend:                             Anyone who manages, engages,
Managers and supervisors, HR                Managers and supervisors, workers              supervises or works in an industrial
personnel, WHS advisors, HSRs and                                                          setting, particularly in the resources/ civil
                                            Locations and times:                           construction industries
committee members, PCBUs, health
providers (including doctors, workplace     Launceston Country Club Tasmania,
                                            Ballroom. Wed 8 Oct, 9-10am                    Locations and times:
rehabilitation providers), injury
management coordinators, licensed           Devonport Entertainment and                    Hobart: Magistrates Court number 2,
insurers, self insurers, workers            Convention Centre, Centenary Court.            23–25 Liverpool St. Fri 17 Oct, 12–
                                            Tues 14 Oct, 11am-12pm                         3:30pm. Light lunch provided
Locations and times:
                                            Burnie Arts and Function Centre,               Cost:
Devonport Entertainment and
Convention Centre, Federation Room.         Braddon Hall. Fri 17 Oct, 2-3pm                $155 plus GST
Tues 14 Oct, 2-3pm                          Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room.              This seminar includes a mock court
Burnie Arts and Function Centre,            Wed 22 Oct, 9-10am                             scenario to give you a taste of what real
Braddon Hall. Fri 17 Oct, 9-10am            This seminar explains how to identify          court proceedings are like. Experienced
This seminar shares Tasmanian Health        and control risk and hazards in                lawyers from Deloitte Australia play the
Organisation–North West’s experience        your workplace, and how people’s               role of prosecutor and defence lawyer,
of working with Tasmania Police to help     perceptions of risk can vary. It is an entry   and you’ll play the manager, witness or
its workers do security risk assessments    level seminar covering the basics.             injured party.
and be vigilant about their personal
security, especially when working alone
or in isolation. It shares learnings that
other workplaces may benefit from.

14                        WorkSafe Tasmania Month 2014 Program of Events
Seminar Descriptions: Safety
All registrations at www.worksafe.tas.gov.au unless otherwise specified.

School Camps & Excursions                   Slips, Trips & Falls (Including             The Role of Leadership &
Risk Management                             Fall Prevention)                            Culture in Achieving High
Presented by:                               Presented by:                               Performance
Catholic Education Office                   IPM Safety: Martyn Bradfield, Director/     Presented by:
                                            Senior WHS Consultant and Andrew            Leading Teams: Tim Ferguson
Who should attend:                          McGowan, Senior WHS Consultant/
Managers and supervisors, WHS               Trainer                                     Who should attend:
advisors, HSRs and committee                                                            Managers and supervisors, HR
members, workers                            Who should attend:                          personnel, WHS advisors, HSRs and
                                            Managers and supervisors, WHS               committee members, PCBUs, health
Locations and times:                        advisors/practitioners, HSRs and            providers (including doctors, workplace
Burnie: 23 October, Marist Regional         committee members, PCBUs, workers           rehabilitation providers), injury
College, 4:30–7:30pm                                                                    management coordinators, licensed
                                            Locations and times:                        insurers, self insurers, workers
Launceston: 22 October, St Thomas
More’s Catholic School, 4:30–7:30pm         Launceston Country Club Tasmania,
                                            Terrace Restaurant. Fri 3 Oct, 12-1pm       Locations and times:
Hobart: 21 October, TCEO, Emmett                                                        Launceston Country Club Tasmania,
Place, 4:30–7:30pm                          Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room. Fri
                                                                                        Ballroom. Tues 30 Sept, 11am-1pm
                                            24 Oct, 3.30-4.30pm
To register, call Melissa McGuire at                                                    Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room.
Tasmanian Catholic Education Office on      This seminar explores practical solutions
                                                                                        Thurs 30 Oct, 10.30am-12.30pm
6210 8804 or email whs@catholic.tas.        to preventing slips, trips and falls.
                                                                                        This seminar provides a model for
edu.au                                                                                  creating positive behavioural standards
This seminar explains how to apply WHS      Shellfish Futures 2014:                     in your workplace culture, and practical
laws to school camps and excursions,        Annual Industry Conference                  guidance to apply in your organisation. It
understand duty of care for camps and                                                   explains how managers and leadership
excursions, and understand exposing
                                            “Surviving in Risky Times”                  are not the same thing; you don’t need a
students to age-appropriate risks           Presented by:                               manager’s title to be a leader.
balanced against educational benefits. It   Circular Head Shellfish Growers
covers how to develop and use policies,     Association                                 Tolerating Disrespect Opens
planning documents, risk assessments                                                    the Doorway to Bullying
and risk treatment plans.                   Who should attend:
                                            Shellfish Growers and associates            Presented by:
Simplifying WHS Management                                                              Empathy and Courage: Diane Caney,
                                            Locations and times:
                                                                                        Graham Gourlay and Alison Smith
Systems                                     Fri 17 Oct and Sat 18 Oct
                                                                                        Who should attend:
Presented by:                               Tall Timbers Tasmania, Scotchtown
                                            Road, Smithton                              Managers and supervisors, HR
Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and                                                       personnel, WHS advisors, HSRs and
Industry: Craig Hortle, WHS Advisor         An Industry conference for all Shellfish    committee members, PCBUs, health
                                            Growers in Tasmania and interstate.         providers (including doctors, workplace
Who should attend:
                                            This year’s conference theme is             rehabilitation providers), injury
Managers and supervisors, WHS               “Surviving in Risky Times”. Keynote         management coordinators, licensed
advisors, HSRs and committee                speaker is Professor Richard Whittington    insurers, self insurers, workers
members, PCBUs; especially small            from Sydney University. For information
business and sole traders                                                               Locations and times:
                                            contact admin@bboyster.com.au, or
                                            phone Cassie: 0364 522 262                  Launceston Country Club Tasmania,
Locations and times:
                                                                                        Clarendon Room. Fri 10 Oct,
Launceston Country Club Tasmania,                                                       11am-12pm
Ballroom. Thurs 2 Oct, 9-10am                                                           Burnie Arts and Function Centre,
Devonport Entertainment and                                                             Braddon Hall. Mon 13 Oct, 3.30-4.30pm
Convention Centre, Centenary Court.                                                     Devonport Entertainment and
Mon 13 Oct, 9.30-10.30am                                                                Convention Centre, Federation Room.
Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room.                                                       Tues 14 Oct, 9-10am
Wed 29 Oct, 3.30-4.30pm                                                                 Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room.
This seminar gives practical guidance                                                   Tues 28 Oct, 1.30-2.30pm
for preparing a safety management                                                       This seminar explains how to cultivate a
system and writing policy and                                                           culture of respect in the workplace, and
procedure. It is aimed at small business                                                why it is important to speak up promptly if
and sole traders who are unsure where                                                   anyone is being disrespectful or bullying.
to start with WHS.

                 Register Online at www.worksafe.tas.gov.au or check sessions for details                                        15
Seminar Descriptions: Safety
All registrations at www.worksafe.tas.gov.au unless otherwise specified.

WHS Hazards & Risks                       Work-Related Driver Safety               Writing Anti-Discrimination
Presented by:                             Presented by:                            Policies
IPM Safety: Martyn Bradfield, Director/   Motorsafe Tasmania                       Presented by:
Senior WHS Consultant and Andrew                                                   Office of the Anti-Discrimination
McGowan, Senior WHS Consultant/           Who should attend:
                                                                                   Commissioner: Roz Smart, Senior
Trainer                                   Managers and supervisors, HR             Training Education and Development
                                          personnel, WHS professionals, HSRs       Officer
Who should attend:                        and committee members
Managers and supervisors, WHS                                                      Who should attend:
advisors/practitioners, HSRs and          Locations and times:
                                                                                   Workers
committee members, PCBUs, small–          Launceston Country Club Tasmania,
medium business owners, workers           Clarendon Room. Fri 10 Oct, 9-10.30am    Locations and times:
                                          Devonport Entertainment and              Launceston Country Club Tasmania,
Locations and times:
                                          Convention Centre, Federation Room.      Ballroom. Wed 1 Oct, 1-2pm
Launceston Country Club Tasmania,         Tues 14 Oct, 3.30-5pm                    Devonport Entertainment and
Ballroom. Tues 7 Oct, 1.30-2.30pm
                                          Burnie Arts and Function Centre,         Convention Centre, Centenary Court.
Burnie Arts and Function Centre,          Braddon Hall. Fri 17 Oct, 12-1.30pm      Wed 15 Oct, 1.30-2.30pm
Braddon Hall. Fri 17 Oct, 3.30-4.30pm
                                          Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room. Fri    Burnie Arts and Function Centre,
Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room. Fri     24 Oct, 9-10.30am                        Braddon Hall. Thurs 16 Oct, 9-10am
24 Oct, 12.30-1.30pm
                                          This seminar emphasises a total policy   Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room. Mon
This practical seminar explains how       approach to safe driving: having a       20 Oct, 11.30am-12.30pm
to identify, assess and control WHS       policy that covers vehicle choice        This seminar provides practical
hazards and risks.                        and maintenance, training, incident      guidance on writing sound, relevant anti-
                                          reporting, problem correction and        discrimination policies and procedures,
Workplace Behaviour: Where                ongoing training.                        and explains why they matter.
is the Line?
Presented by:                                                                      Zero Harm Workplace
Office of the Anti-Discrimination                                                  Presented by:
Commissioner: Louise Adams, Training                                               Incident Free Driver: Alex Jerrim
Education and Development Officer
                                                                                   Who should attend:
Who should attend:
                                                                                   Managers and supervisors, HR
Workers                                                                            personnel, WHS advisors, HSRs and
Locations and times:                                                               committee members, workers
Launceston Country Club Tasmania,                                                  Locations and times:
Ballroom. Wed 1 Oct, 10.30am-12.30pm                                               Launceston Country Club Tasmania,
Devonport Entertainment and                                                        Ballroom. Wed 1 Oct, 9-10am
Convention Centre, Centenary Court.                                                Devonport Entertainment and
Wed 15 Oct, 3-5pm                                                                  Convention Centre, Federation Room.
Burnie Arts and Function Centre,                                                   Wed 15 Oct, 2.30-3.30pm
Braddon Hall. Thurs 16 Oct, 1-3pm                                                  Burnie Arts and Function Centre, Bass/
Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room. Mon                                              Flinders Room. Thurs 16 Oct, 10.30-
20 Oct, 9-11am                                                                     11.30am
This seminar explains what is and                                                  Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room. Wed
what isn’t appropriate behaviour; and                                              22 Oct, 9-10am
provides answers to those unsure what                                              This seminar explains how to critique
to do when witnessing or experiencing                                              and evolve your organisation’s current
inappropriate behaviour before it                                                  approach to WHS in light of the current
escalates into bullying and harassment.                                            trend towards a Zero Harm Workplace.

16                        WorkSafe Tasmania Month 2014 Program of Events
Seminar Descriptions: Return
                      Safety to Work
All registrations at www.worksafe.tas.gov.au unless otherwise specified.

Improving Performance                        SafeSpine                                       Trends, Costs & Causes
Through Early Intervention                   Presented by:                                   of Stress-Related Workers
Presented by:                                Vitality Works: Dr Sarah Curtis
                                                                                             Compensation Claims in a
Advanced Personnel Management and
                                                                                             Public Sector Workforce
                                             Who should attend:
Anglicare Tasmania: Amy McKenzie and                                                         Presented by:
John Rowland                                 Senior managers, supervisors, officers,
                                             human resources personnel, health and           Menzies Research Institute Tasmania:
Who should attend:                           safety representatives, WHS committee           Lisa Jarman, Organisational
                                             members, injury management                      Psychologist
Managers and supervisors, HR
personnel, WHS advisors, HSRs and            coordinators, licensed insurers, self           Who should attend:
committee members, PCBUs, health             insurers, WHS professionals
                                                                                             Managers and supervisors, HR
providers (including doctors, workplace      Locations and times:                            personnel, health providers (including
rehabilitation providers), injury                                                            doctors, workplace rehabilitation
management coordinators, licensed            Devonport Entertainment and
                                             Convention Centre. Centenary Court.             providers), injury management
insurers, self insurers, workers                                                             coordinators, licensed insurers, self
                                             Tues 14 Oct, 3-4pm
Locations and times:                                                                         insurers, workers
                                             Burnie Arts and Function Centre. Bass/
Launceston Country Club Tasmania,            Flinders Room. Wed 15 Oct, 9-10am               Locations and times:
Clarendon Room. Mon 6 Oct, 12-1pm            This seminar explains how you can               Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room. Wed
Burnie Arts and Function Centre,             reduce the incidence and severity of soft       22 Oct, 12-1pm
Braddon Hall. Mon 13 Oct, 9-10am             tissue injuries. You’ll learn practical tools   This seminar uses information from
Devonport Entertainment and                  for preventing these injuries.                  a large public sector workforce to
Convention Centre, Federation Room.                                                          illustrate trends, costs and causes of
Mon 13 Oct, 4-5pm                            The IMC & the Refusing                          stress-related compensation claims. It
Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room.                                                            discusses the strengths and limitations
                                             Injured Worker: The Long &                      of stress claim data and implications for
Thurs 23 Oct, 11.30am-12.30pm
                                             Winding Road to Section 143                     practice.
This seminar explores early intervention:
what it is, who it involves, its benefits,   Presented by:
barriers to it, and results and trends.      Injury Management Coordinators
                                             Association of Tasmania and GetYes:
                                             Julia Drew and Andrew Hemming
Injury Prevention at Spirit of
Tasmania                                     Who should attend:
Presented by:                                Injury management coordinators, return
                                             to work coordinators, anyone interested
Spirit of Tasmania: John McGrath,            in injury management issues
General Manager
                                             Locations and times:
Who should attend:
                                             Launceston Country Club Tasmania,
Managers and supervisors, HR                 Ballroom.
personnel, WHS advisors, HSRs and            Wed 8 Oct, 10.30am-12pm
committee members, PCBUs, health
providers (including doctors, workplace      Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room.
rehabilitation providers), injury            Thurs 23 Oct, 1-2.30pm
management coordinators, licensed            This seminar explores the challenges
insurers, self insurers, workers             around an injured worker who is
                                             not on the same road as the IMC,
Locations and times:                         and the issues around ensuring the
Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room. Tues       injury management process reacts
28 Oct, 10.30-11.15am                        appropriately. It discusses the
This seminar explains the Spirit of          remedies available under Section
Tasmania’s experience of injury              143 of the Workers Rehabilitation and
prevention. It shares learnings that other   Compensation Act.
workplaces may benefit from.

                 Register Online at www.worksafe.tas.gov.au or check sessions for details                                             17
Seminar Descriptions: Wellbeing
All registrations at www.worksafe.tas.gov.au unless otherwise specified.

Beach to Bay/Strahan Fun                     Creating the Best Workplace                 Championing Workplace
Run/Walk                                     on Earth Breakfast Forum                    Wellbeing
Presented by:                                Presented by:                               Presented by:
ACTIVE Strahan Inc, partnered with           WorkSafe Tasmania, Population Health        WorkSafe Tasmania: Cameron Blight
WorkSafe Tasmania                            Services and the Employer of Choice         and Samantha Lawrence, Health and
Who should attend:                           Program. Sponsored by BUPA.                 Wellbeing Advisors
The West Coast Community                     Who should attend:                          Who should attend:
Locations and times:                         Managers and supervisors, HR                Managers and supervisors, HR
Strahan: West Strahan Beach. 1 Nov,          personnel, WHS advisors, HSRs and           personnel, WHS advisors, HSRs and
8am–3pm. To register go to www.              committee members, PCBUs, health            committee members, PCBUs, health
activestrahan.com.au or collect a            providers (including doctors, workplace     providers (including doctors, workplace
registration form from West Coast post       rehabilitation providers), injury           rehabilitation providers), injury
offices or Bendigo Bank Queenstown           management coordinators, licensed           management coordinators, licensed
This annual day puts the spotlight           insurers, self insurers, workers            insurers, self insurers, workers
on health and wellbeing. It has three        Locations and times:                        Locations and times:
courses to run or walk (2km, 6km and
9km) and other activities. It raises money   Launceston Country Club Tasmania,           Launceston Country Club Tasmania,
for community projects promoting an          Ballroom. Tues 30 Sept, Registration        Ballroom. Tues 30 Sept,
active and healthy lifestyle.                7am, Breakfast 7.15-8.50am                  1.30-4pm
                                             Devonport Entertainment and                 Launceston Country Club Tasmania,
Bocce Team Challenge                         Convention Centre, Centenary Court.         Ballroom. Tues 7 Oct, 10.30am-1pm
                                             Tues 14 Oct, Registration 7am, Breakfast    Devonport Entertainment and
Presented by:
                                             7.15-8.50am                                 Convention Centre, Federation Room.
Life. Be in it.
                                             Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room.           Mon 13 Oct, 1-3.30pm
Who should attend:                           Tues 21 Oct, Registration 7am, Breakfast    Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room. Tues
Open to everyone; teams of four (which       7.15-8.50am                                 21 Oct, 9.30am-12pm
can change from week to week)                This breakfast seminar explores how an      Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room. Tues
Locations and times:                         integrated approach to health, safety and   28 Oct, 1-3.30pm
                                             wellbeing will set your business apart
Hobart: Parliament House Lawns,                                                          This seminar builds the capacity of
Salamanca. Six weeks, every Friday           from the rest. It features guest speakers
                                             and local case studies, and encourages      workplaces that want to establish or
from 10 Oct to 28 Nov, 4–6.30pm.                                                         improve their workplace wellbeing
Rounds last 30 minutes.                      participants to share their wellbeing
                                             ideas, challenges and solutions. Guest      programs. It covers management
To register for the full six week team                                                   support, organising your program,
challenge, go to www.tas.lifebeinit.org      speakers include Bupa ambassador
                                             and Olympic Gold Medalist Matt Welsh        assessing staff needs, action planning
or attend on 18 Oct at Parliament House                                                  and evaluating your program. It
Lawns.                                       and Tim Ferguson, a (Leading Team)
                                             (Launceston only) AFL legend, Alistair      includes tools and resources to build a
Bocce is a fun and relaxing sport                                                        successful and sustainable program.
suitable for all ages, fitness and           Lynch (Devonport only), Legends: David
abilities. Week one is an introductory       Parkin Peter Hudson (Hobart).
event with lessons, drinks and nibbles;
there is no need to register for this.
Email info@tas.lifebeinit.org for more
information.

 The ‘Life. Be in it’ Team Bocce Challenge is back for 2014. Join us every Friday night
 for some fun competition against other Hobart business houses and Govt. Agencies.
 Meet new friends, build networks, win some great prizes.
                                                  Enter NOW!

                                                                                                                    Building
                                                                                                                    healthier
                                                                                                                   workplaces

 Venue- Parliament House lawn commencing August. To register call 1300 73 83 63 or go to www.tas.lifebeinit.org
 All equipment and tuition supplied. No special clothing, just great fun.
Seminar
 SeminarDescriptions:
         Descriptions:Safety
                       Wellbeing
All registrations
    All registrations
                   at www.worksafe.tas.gov.au
                      at www.worksafe.tas.gov.au
                                              unless
                                                 unless
                                                     otherwise
                                                        otherwise
                                                               specified.
                                                                  specified.

Engaged & Present                             Hard to be Healthy:                             Identifying & Supporting
Presented by:                                 A Battle for Balance?                           Mental Health & Wellbeing
Whatley–Dale.com: Anne Whatley–Dale,          Presented by:                                   Issues in the Workplace
Founder/presenter/author                      Whatley–Dale.com: Anne Whatley–Dale,            Presented by:
Who should attend:                            Founder/presenter/author                        OzHelp Tasmania Foundation: Doug
Managers and supervisors, workers             Who should attend:                              Vautier
Locations and times:                          Managers and supervisors, HR                    Who should attend:
Launceston Country Club Tasmania,             personnel, PCBUs, workers                       Managers and supervisors, HR
Clarendon Room. Thurs 9 Oct,                  Locations and times:                            personnel, WHS advisors, HSRs and
10.30am-2pm                                                                                   committee members, PCBUs,
                                              Launceston Country Club Tasmania,
Devonport Entertainment and                   Clarendon Room. Thurs 9 Oct,                    Locations and times:
Convention Centre, Centenary Court.
                                              2.30-3.30pm                                     Launceston Country Club Tasmania,
Mon 13 Oct, 11am-2.30pm
                                              Devonport Entertainment and                     Ballroom. Tues 7 Oct, 9-10am
Burnie Arts and Function Centre,
Braddon Hall. Tues 14 Oct, 10.30am-2pm        Convention Centre, Centenary Court.             Devonport Entertainment and
                                              Mon 13 Oct, 3-4pm                               Convention Centre, Centenary Court.
Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room.
Thurs 30 Oct, 11am-2.30pm                     Burnie Arts and Function Centre,                Wed 15 Oct, 9.30-10.30am
                                              Braddon Hall. Tues 14 Oct, 9-10am               Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room. Fri
This seminar provides the start of a
practical plan for achieving work–life        Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room.               24 Oct, 11am-12pm
balance. It explores options for personal     Wed 22 Oct, 10.30-11.30am                       This seminar shows how to raise
change and being engaged and present          This seminar explores how the world talks       awareness of mental health in the
at work. It’s for people who know what        about health and wellbeing, yet often           workplace. It provides practical tools
they want to achieve in their life yet feel   promotes and practices the opposite. It         to help support those who may be
frustrated because it isn’t happening!        explores the opportunities for work–life        struggling with mental health issues.
                                              balance if we look at life differently; and
Getting Started in Workplace                  explains how workplaces can be healthier
                                              and more balanced without detriment to
                                                                                              Issues That May Arise When
Health & Wellbeing                                                                            a Worker Tells You They Have
                                              the bottom line. Participants will leave with
Presented by:                                 the start of a practical plan for achieving     Cancer
WorkSafe Tasmania: Cameron Blight             work–life balance.
                                                                                              Presented by:
and Samantha Lawrence, Health and
Wellbeing Advisors                                                                            Cancer Council Tasmania
                                              Health & Wellbeing Tips for
Who should attend:                                                                            Who should attend:
                                              Workers & PCBUs
Managers and supervisors, HR                                                                  Managers and supervisors, HR
personnel, WHS advisors, HSRs and             Presented by:                                   personnel
committee members, PCBUs, health              IPM Safety: Kirby Dillon, Team leader
providers (including doctors, workplace                                                       Locations and times:
                                              Injury Management/Ergonomic and
rehabilitation providers), injury             Vanessa Copp, WHS Consultant (Injury            Launceston: Cancer Support Centre,
management coordinators, licensed             Management)                                     69–71 Howick Street. 15 Oct 8–8.45 am.
insurers, self insurers, workers                                                              To register email raustin@cancertas.org.
                                              Who should attend:                              au or call 6341 8407
Locations and times:
                                              Managers and supervisors, WHS                   This seminar identifies the issues that
Launceston Country Club Tasmania,             advisors/practitioners, HSRs and
Ballroom. Tues 7 Oct, 9-10am                                                                  may arise, and how you can work with
                                              committee members, workers                      your worker to support them on their
Burnie Arts and Function Centre, Bass/                                                        cancer journey.
Flinders Room. Thurs 16 Oct,                  Locations and times:
1.30-2.30pm                                   Launceston Country Club Tasmania,
Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room. Tues        Ballroom. Wed 1 Oct, 9-10am
28 Oct, 11am-12pm                             Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room. Wed
This seminar is a great starting point        22 Oct, 12-1pm
for workplaces wanting to know the            This seminar encourages workers to
basics and how to establish a workplace       make positive and effective lifestyle
wellbeing program.                            choices consistent with maintaining
The session explains how to improve           good mental and physical health.
staff wellbeing and morale, improve
business performance, and reduce
absenteeism through addressing the
health and wellbeing.

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Seminar Descriptions: Wellbeing
All registrations at www.worksafe.tas.gov.au unless otherwise specified.

Make Your Workforce                        Mental Health First Aid at                Mental Wellbeing in the
StrokeSafe                                 Caterpillar Underground                   Workplace: How RACT
Presented by:                              Mining                                    Created a Community Action
National Stroke Foundation: StrokeSafe     Presented by:                             Plan
Ambassador                                 Caterpillar Underground Mining: Ralph     Presented by:
Who should attend:                         Cobban, Program Safety Leader             RACT: Geoff Eyers and/or Kathy Stocks
Managers and supervisors, HR               Who should attend:                        Who should attend:
personnel, WHS advisors, HSRs              Managers and supervisors, HR              HR personnel, WHS advisors, HSRs and
and committee members, health              personnel, WHS advisors, HSRs and         committee members
providers (including doctors, workplace    committee members, PCBUs, health
rehabilitation providers), injury          providers (including doctors, workplace   Locations and times:
management coordinators, licensed          rehabilitation providers), injury         Launceston Country Club Tasmania,
insurers, self insurers, workers           management coordinators, licensed         Clarendon Room. Mon 6 Oct,
Locations and times:                       insurers, self insurers, workers          10.30-11.30am
Launceston Country Club Tasmania,          Locations and times:                      Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room. Mon
Clarendon Room. Thurs 9 Oct, 9-9.45am                                                20 Oct, 11.30am-12.30pm
                                           Launceston Country Club Tasmania,
Devonport Entertainment and                Ballroom. Thurs 2 Oct, 12-1pm             This seminar shares RACT’s experience
Convention Centre, Federation Room.                                                  of developing and implementing a
                                           Burnie Arts and Function Centre,
Tues 14 Oct, 12.30-1.15pm                                                            mental health and wellbeing program
                                           Braddon Hall. Mon 13 Oct, 12-1pm
                                                                                     with its workers, which included a
Burnie Arts and Function Centre,           Devonport Entertainment and               community action plan for suicide
Braddon Hall. Fri 17 Oct, 10.30-11.15am    Convention Centre, Federation Room.       prevention. It shares learnings that other
Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room. Wed      Wed 15 Oct, 1-2pm                         workplaces may benefit from.
29 Oct, 12.30-1.15pm                       Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room. Wed
This seminar outlines how to recognise     22 Oct, 1.30-2.30pm
the signs of stroke in a work colleague,
                                                                                     Mindfulness at Work
                                           This seminar shares Caterpillar
customer or yourself using the FAST        Underground Mining’s Mental               Presented by:
test. It explains what to do if someone    Health First Aid program, which has       Kelly Madden, Psychologist
is having a stroke, and how to prevent a   been running for two years and has
stroke.                                    contributed to reduced injury rate and    Who should attend:
                                           positive wellbeing for workers, their     Managers and supervisors, HR
                                           families and the broader community. It    personnel, HSRs and committee
Mental Health Expo                                                                   members, workers
                                           shares learnings that other workplaces
Presented by:                              may benefit from.
                                                                                     Locations and times:
Cornerstone Youth Services
                                                                                     Hobart Wrest Point, Derwent Room.
(headspace)
                                                                                     Thurs 30 Oct, 9-10.30am
Who should attend:                                                                   This practical seminar explains the
Open to the community                                                                practice of mindfulness and how it can
                                                                                     improve mental wellbeing. It includes
Locations and times:                                                                 a brief mindfulness meditation, an
Launceston: Albert Hall, 14 Oct. For                                                 exercise to bring mindful awareness to
details call Alison at Cornerstone Youth                                             an everyday activity, and resources for
Services (headspace) on 6335 3100                                                    use at work and home.
This expo brings together mental health
organisations from across Northern
Tasmania for information stalls, guest
speakers, chill-out zones, competitions
and activities such as massages, tai chi
and zumba classes.

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