Central Safety Group

 

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The Central Safety Group is a networking group of safety professionals from the Melbourne Central Business District and surrounding areas which meets monthly for lunchtime presentations by specialist speakers.

Members have a common interest in improving all aspects of occupational health and safety in their workplace and keeping informed on key issues in their field.

The presentations are held every second Tuesday of the month from February to November, at Level 1, 333 Queen Street Melbourne. A networking Christmas lunch is held in December.

Christmas Networking Lunch

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Book now for our annual Networking Christmas lunch.
Date: Monday 10th December 2019, from 12 noon.
Cost: Central Safety Group financial members FREE; Non-members & guests $55

Join us in the grand surroundings of Parliament House Victoria. Enjoy a meal showcasing the State’s fresh produce, while enjoying the company of fellow CSG members and friends.

This is the annual event not to be missed.
Numbers are limited, so book now!

Menu

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Main Meal Choices:

• Roast turkey, pork & herb chipolata, roast potatoes, green beans, gravy
• Grilled eye fillet of beef, mashed potato, baby carrots, rosemary sauce (GF)
• Poached salmon, quinoa & asparagus salad, citrus dressing (DF)
• Spinach & ricotta ravioli, sage & garlic butter, confit tomato, rocket & parmesan (V)
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Dessert choices:

• Christmas pudding, brandy sauce, red currant compote (V)
• Chocolate & cherry mousse, cherry compote (V, GF)
• Pavlova, passionfruit, strawberries, mint & double cream (V, GF)

Note: All your meal choices must be decided and advised prior to the event.
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• Soft drinks
• Tea & coffee
• Alcoholic beverages available for purchase
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• GF = Gluten free
• DF = Dairy free
• V = Vegetarian

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Safety Clutter
& What to do
About It
Speaker: Dr David Provan. CSG Meeting October 2019.

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Safety Clutter and What to do About It

Dr David Provan, Managing Director, Safety 21 Pty. Ltd., & Lecturer & Researcher, Griffith University, Queensland.
Date & Time (change of date): Thursday 10 October 2019 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
PLEASE NOTE SLIGHT CHANGE OF VENUE - NOW BOARDROOM 1.
Venue: DXC Technology, Level 19 (Board Room 1), 360 Collins Street, Melbourne
(Between Queen & Elizabeth Street).

Safety Clutter and What to do About It

Does OHS in your workplace feel weighed down by paperwork, rules and procedures? Dr David Provan says this can be due to ‘safety clutter’, described in a study he co-authored as "the accumulation of safety procedures, documents, roles and activities that are performed in the name of safety, but do not contribute to the safety of operational work." Worse, this can create negative beliefs and attitudes to safety, according to the research.
David will talk about how to identify ‘safety clutter’, what to do about it and how to remove it in a lunchtime presentation to Central Safety Group on Thursday, 10 October.
He says clutter can take the form of too many rules and procedures, duplication and ‘tick the box’ safety activities. This can include meetings, audits, observations and investigation processes that are not actually reducing the risk of safety incidents. David will explain how to ‘de-clutter’ without affecting legal compliance and certification.
"You then decide whether to remove, improve or re-engineer things in the ‘clutter’ category. Much of it involves cutting down on paperwork and time-consuming routines that are not adding value,” he says.

About the Speaker
Dr David Provan, a leading safety thinker and practitioner, is the former General Manager, Health, Safety and Environment for Origin Energy. He has more than 20 years of safety management experience across several high-hazard industries with international operations.
David is the founder of safety consultancy firm Forge Works, and also a part-time lecturer and researcher at Queensland’s Griffith University. He has a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology), Masters of Health Science (Risk Management and OHS), Masters of Business Administration (Finance) and a PhD in Safety Science, where his research thesis was titled, “What is the role of a Safety Professional? The identity, practice and future of the profession”.

Meeting Details

Events

  • November 2019

    Nan Austin - OHS in New Zealand

    Nan Austin


    12 November 2019

    Topic: OHS in New Zealand

    Speaker: Nan Austin

    Venue: TBA

    Details coming soon.

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  • October 2019

    David Provan - Safety Clutter & What to do

    Dr David Provan


    THURSDAY 10 October 2019

    Topic: Safety Clutter & What to do About It

    Speaker: Dr David Provan, Managing Director, Safety 21 Pty. Ltd., & Lecturer & Researcher, Griffith University, Queensland.

    Venue: DXC Technology, Level 19 (Board Room 1), 360 Collins Street, Melbourne (Between Queen & Elizabeth Street)

    Does OHS in your workplace feel weighed down by paperwork, rules and procedures? Dr David Provan says this can be due to ‘safety clutter’, described in a study he co-authored as "the accumulation of safety procedures, documents, roles and activities that are performed in the name of safety, but do not contribute to the safety of operational work." Worse, this can create negative beliefs and attitudes to safety, according to the research. David will talk about how to identify ‘safety clutter’, what to do about it and how to remove it in a lunchtime presentation to Central Safety Group on Thursday, 10 October. Read More..

    Note: When booking for the Event, please ensure you select the October Meeting from the dropdown list (shaded orange), to RSVP to this meeting.

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  • September 2019

    Workplace Changes Outpace Standards

    Prof. David Caple


    10 September 2019

    Topic: Annual Address to the CSG:- When Workplace Changes Outpace OHS Standards

    Speaker: Professor David Caple, OHS consultant and Adjunct Professor, Centre for Ergonomics & Human Factors, La Trobe University

    Venue: DXC Technology, Level 19 (Board Room 2), 360 Collins Street, Melbourne (Between Queen & Elizabeth Street)

    More and more jobs today require working on mobile devices including laptops, Surface Pros and tablets. Some workplaces ‘dock’ these with monitors and keyboards and others are being used as the primary input device. When it comes to assessing ergonomic risks linked to this, compliance is measured by long-established OHS Codes and Australian Standards Read More..

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  • August 2019

    The Real Impact of Shift Work

    Dr Tracey Sletten


    13 August 2019

    The Real Impact of Shift Work and Workplace Fatigue

    Speaker: Dr Tracey Sletten, Senior Research Fellow - Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, Monash University and Project Leader - Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity

    Venue: DXC Technology, Level 19 (Board Room 1), 360 Collins Street, Melbourne (Between Queen & Elizabeth Street)

    It is estimated around 20% of the Australian workforce is involved in some form of shift work, many of them in roles critical for public safety. The challenges of shift work and occupational fatigue have long been acknowledged, but recent research has increased understanding of the negative consequences of working against the body clock.

    Dr Tracey Sletten of Monash University and the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity will be presenting some of the latest findings and recommendations in this area to Central Safety Group on Tuesday, 13 August. Read More..

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  • July 2019

    Safety & the Aged Care Sector

    Michael Carley


    9 July 2019

    Safety and the Aged Care Sector

    Speaker: Michael Carley, Manager, Safety and Risk at Villa Maria Catholic Homes

    PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE
    Venue: DXC Technology, Level 19 (Board Room 1), 360 Collins Street, Melbourne (Between Queen & Elizabeth Street)

    The challenges of safety in the aged care & disability sectors
    The aged care and disability sectors are among the fastest growing sectors in Australia. Employment in this area has exploded, growing 36% in the past five years – three times the rate of growth across all other occupations.
    The particular OHS challenges for these industries will be discussed by Michael Carley, Safety and Risk, Villa Maria Catholic Homes, on Tuesday, 9 July at the Central Safety Group lunchtime meeting. Read More...

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  • June 2019

    True Impact of Workplace Accidents

    Rohan Sykes


    11 June 2019

    The True Impact of Workplace Accidents

    Speaker: Rohan Sykes, workplace accident survivor

    PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE
    Venue: DXC Technology, Level 19 (Board Room 1), 360 Collins Street, Melbourne (Between Queen & Elizabeth Street)

    Safety Lapses and Real Life Consequences
    Rohan Sykes was a healthy, active young family man when he suffered an horrific workplace injury that caused severe burns to 35% of his body. He was seriously injured by exposure to radiant heat from molten glass, despite wearing full PPE and following procedures.
    He emerged from a long and painful recovery and rehabilitation with a strong passion to raise awareness about new approaches to safety that go beyond the standard thinking. Rohan will share his experiences and discuss his special insights and perspectives on safety at the Central Safety Group lunchtime meeting on Tuesday, 11 June. Read More...

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  • May 2019

    Preventing mental injury at work

    Claire Nivarovich


    14 May 2019

    Prevention of mental injury at work – where can employers best direct their efforts?

    Speaker: Claire Nivarovich, Director Mental Health Programs, WorkSafe Victoria.

    Venue: Xchanging, Level 10, 390 La Trobe Street, Melbourne (near Queen Street)

    Work-related mental injury is the second most common cause of workers' compensation claims in Australia, and accounts for around 13% of workers' compensation claims in Victoria.


    What can employers do to prevent mental injury in their workplace?  Where can they best direct their efforts?


    Claire Nivarovich, Director Mental Health Programs, WorkSafe Victoria, will speak about this topic in a lunchtime presentation on 14 May...Read More

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  • April 2019

    Managing Customer Behaviour

    Kristen Richardson


    9 April 2019

    Managing Inappropriate Customer Behaviour

    Speaker: Kristen Richardson, Wellbeing and Safety Business Partner Team Leader, ANZ.

    Venue: Xchanging, Level 10, 390 La Trobe Street, Melbourne (near Queen Street)

    Staff safety and difficult customer interactions
    Many businesses have seen an upsurge in staff impacted by difficult customer interactions that may place them at risk of a physical or psychosocial illness.

    This has particularly been the case in the banking industry and is varied across customer contact, whether it is face-to-face or telephone interactions...Read More

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  • March 2019

    Explosive Hazard Hidden

    Richard Greenwood


    12 March 2019

    An Explosive Hazard Hidden in Plain Sight

    Speaker: Richard Greenwood, RG Chemical Safety.

    Please note change of venue.
    Venue: DXC Technology, Level 19 (Board Room 1), 360 Collins Street, Melbourne.

    Combustible dust can be a hidden chemical hazard in workshops, factories, storage facilities and many other places. Because it’s not classified as a hazardous substance or as dangerous goods, it is often ignored in workplace procedures and risk control. The significance of this will be discussed by chemical hazards expert Richard Greenwood in a lunchtime presentation to Central Safety Group on 12 March.
    The consequences of not recognising the presence of combustible dust were dramatically demonstrated recently when two workers doing routine maintenance were seriously injured in a workplace explosion in Victoria... Read more

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  • February 2019

    OHS Careers - what's hot & what's not

    Rachel McGregor and Ebonie Martello


    12 February 2019

    OHS Careers & Recruitment - what’s hot and what’s not
    Speakers: Rachel McGregor and Ebonie Martello of Safety People
    Venue: Level 19, 360 Collins Street, Melbourne (Xchanging).

    Key job market trends in safety in Australia will be the subject of a presentation at Central Safety Group’s first meeting for 2019 on 12 February.

    OHS recruitment specialists Rachel McGregor and Ebonie Martello of Safety People will give a presentation followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

    They will talk about:
    -industry trends
    -salary trends
    -the world of safety consulting
    -what employers are looking for in a safety professional
    -what candidates are looking for in an employer
    -other issues raised by the audience... Read more

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  • December 2018

    CSG Christmas Networking Lunch

    Save the date for our 2018 Christmas networking lunch!


    10 December 2018
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    Join us in the grand surroundings of Parliament House Victoria and enjoy a meal showcasing the state’s fresh produce.

    When: Monday 10 December, 12:00pm
    Where: Parliament House Dining Room, Spring Street, Melbourne
    Cost: Members FREE; non-members & guests $55CSG Christmas 2017 Parliament House Strangers Corridor

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  • November 2018

    Construction safety during the boom

    Greg Splatt


    13 November 2018

    Construction safety during the boom

    Speaker: Greg Splatt

    PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE:
    Venue: Masters Builders Association, Training Room 1, 332 Albert Street, East Melbourne.

    Throughout Australia there is unprecedented growth in all areas of construction – commercial, civil and residential. This boom has created issues relating to knowledge, skills and competencies needed at all levels of the construction workforce.
    The issue of safety in this climate will be discussed by Greg Splatt, a construction safety manager and trainer, in a lunchtime presentation for Central safety Group on 13 November... Read more

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  • October 2018

    Fresh look at safety inspections

    Dr Ross Donohue


    9 October 2018

    A fresh look at safety inspections

    Speaker: Dr Ross Donohue, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University.

    There has been surprisingly little research done on how inspectors assess health and safety in workplaces. Although the inspectors’ task is grounded in rules and regulations, there are few standardised measures to assist them.

    Dr Ross Donohue, our speaker on 9 October, has been doing ground breaking work on this.

    As a result Ross has developed a 7-item generic OHS metric checklist as a standardised tool to assist inspectors and has conducted research to validate this measure in a study undertaken with WorkSafe Victoria.

    Ross also sees the need for developing measures and training to assist OHS inspectors to assess psychosocial risk... Continue reading...

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  • September 2018

    Sit to Stand Desks - Verdict?

    Professor David Caple


    11 September 2018

    Sit to Stand Desks - What's the verdict?

    Speaker: Professor David Caple - OHS consultant and Adjunct Professor, Centre for Ergonomics & Human Factors, La Trobe University.

    Many organisations have invested in sit-stand desks in response to experts’ claims about the benefits, ranging from reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes to solving back pain.
    Professor David Caple will discuss the latest knowledge on the effectiveness of sit-stand desks and issues surrounding their use on 11 September in a lunchtime talk to the Central Safety Group. Continue reading...

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  • August 2018

    Taming Contractor Management

    John Naughton


    15 August 2018 (Note change of date)

    Taming Contractor Management

    Speaker: John Naughton.

    Contractor management is one of the most challenging areas of safety risk management. Contractor management systems can be onerous and complicated, leaving gaps when it comes to covering business and compliance requirements.

    John Naughton and his team tackled this problem and transformed contractor management while he was Director of HSE at a major food company, and he will share his experiences at a lunchtime talk to Central Safety Group on Wednesday 15 August. Continue reading...

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  • July 2018

    A WorkSafe Inspector’s-eye view

    Les Cameron


    10 July 2018

    A WorkSafe Inspector’s-eye view

    Speaker: Les Cameron, WorkSafe Inspector, WorkSafe Victoria.

    Things have been happening at WorkSafe Victoria, including the relocation this year of its head office along with several hundred roles from Melbourne CBD to Geelong.
    This and other current changes, projects and priorities at WorkSafe will be outlined by seasoned WorkSafe Inspector Les Cameron in a lunchtime presentation on 10 July.
    Les will also have something to say about his work on the front line, discussing incidents and some new intervention programs now being tested.
    Questions, comments and discussion will be welcome during the session. Continue reading...

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  • June 2018

    The State of OHS in Victoria

    Barry Naismith


    12 June 2018

    The State of OHS in Victoria

    Speaker: Barry Naismith.

    Injuries and fatalities from contact between people and animals are known to be a high risk in zoos worldwide.
    t do the latest data and developments tell us about the current state of OHS in Victoria? Barry Naismith, who has done a keen-eyed independent analysis, will share his conclusions at the Central Safety Group lunch meeting on 12 June.
    Barry was a consultant with the Victorian WorkCover Authority (now WorkSafe) for 14 years. Since then he has produced a number of independent reports into the operations and performance of WorkSafe Victoria.
    He has just concluded his latest report, based on 2017, and will discuss his findings and spell out some trends and predictions that are likely to be of interest to those working in OHS in Victoria. Continue reading...

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  • May 2018

    Safety and The Big Cats

    Jason Hensel


    8 May 2018

    Safety and The Big Cats

    Speaker: Jason Hensel, Senior Safety Advisor - Zoos Victoria.

    Injuries and fatalities from contact between people and animals are known to be a high risk in zoos worldwide.

    At Zoos Victoria a special program for working with dangerous animals is being supported by Jason Hensel, Senior Advisor, Health and Safety, who will give a presentation on this subject to Central Safety Group on 8 May.

    Jason will discuss how he has drawn on safety programs from a number of industries to develop effective and consistent controls for the safe keeping of all animals likely to endanger human life, known as Category 1 Animals (CAT 1). Continue reading...

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  • April 2018

    Reducing manual handling injuries

    Conor Healy


    10 April 2018

    Reducing Manual Handling Injuries

    Speaker: Conor Healy, Manager, Work Health & Safety - Jetstar Australia New Zealand.

    Manual handling injuries are some of the most common and costly injuries in the workplace.
    An account of how Jetstar Airways reduced these injuries by 40% will be shared by Conor Healy, Manager, Work Health and Safety, Jetstar Australia New Zealand in a lunchtime presentation on 10 April.
    Baggage handlers, cabin crews and engineering workshop teams all do a lot of manual handling at Jetstar, which now has 7,000 employees and is one of the world’s fastest growing airlines.
    Conor developed a multi-pronged program to reduce manual handling injuries and the risk of musculoskeletal disorders for employees working in body stressing environments. In two years he has found that the program has already made a significant difference.
    He will discuss the program and what the airline is doing to continue to gain improvements in this area.

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  • March 2018

    ISO 45001 is here – what now?

    Kevin Jones


    13 March 2018

    ISO 45001 is here - What now?

    Speaker: Kevin Jones, editor of the SafetyAtWorkBlog.

    The new international standard for OHS Management Systems – ISO45001 – has been finalised and is due to be published in mid-March 2018. Many are claiming this Standard is a “gamechanger”. Kevin believes it’s not, but it is important and it does include support for some of the OHS Principles which are now considered essential for effective safety and health management.

    Kevin Jones, editor of the SafetyAtWorkBlog will be providing his perspective on ISP45001 and how it could fit with your safety management systems. He will be reviewing these features and inviting discussion, as well as providing handouts at the meeting.

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  • February 2018

    Mental Conditions & Return to Work

    Frank Imbesi


    13 February 2018

    Mental/Psychological Conditions & Return to Work

    Speaker Frank Imbesi, Managing Director of AMS Consulting.

    Return to work for people who have suffered workplace psychological injury or illness can be a complicated and challenging process.

    The best-practice approach and potential problems when helping employees recovering from mental health issues will be discussed by Frank Imbesi at Central Safety Group’s meeting on Tuesday, February 13 2018.

    This area is of special interest to Frank, who has been working in in the field of return-to-work planning, management and support for many years and is Managing Director of an occupational rehabilitation company.

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  • December 2017

    CSG Christmas Networking Lunch

    Save the date for our 2017 Christmas networking lunch!


    11 December 2017
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    Join us in the grand surroundings of Parliament House Victoria and enjoy a meal showcasing the state’s fresh produce.

    When: Monday 11 December, 12:00pm
    Where: Parliament House Dining Room, Spring Street, Melbourne
    Cost: Members free; non-members $50CSG Christmas 2017 Parliament House Strangers Corridor

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  • November 2017

    Working At Heights - Regulations Safe?

    David Davis


    14 November 2017

    Working at heights - are the regulations safe?

    Speaker David Davis, Director, Working at Height Association.

    Falls are a major cause of death and serious injury in Australian workplaces. But are current safety standards and regulations adequate to ensure protection for workers?
    This important issue was discussed by David Davis, a member of the Executive Committee of the Australian Working at Heights Association at the November meeting of Central Safety Group. David outlined a number of concerns the Association has about current industry guidelines and standards, as well as areas where there is a need to raise awareness.
    This included his own review and critique of AS1657, the main Australian Standard covering fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders, which was revised in 2013. David identified 20 shortfalls, omissions or areas of potential confusion in the revised standard. These were detailed in a report submitted to Standards Australia when the 2013 standard was released. He gave a number of examples where people working in OHS need to be aware that the current revised AS1657 is inadequate.

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  • October 2017

    OHS in Victoria... where are we going?

    Graham Dent, OHS Lawyer.

    10 October 2017

    OHS in Victoria … where are we going?

    The impact of WHS, trends in penalties and Undertakings
    Recent developments in some areas of OHS law in Victoria will be discussed by leading OHS lawyer Graham Dent at the CSG lunchtime meeting on 10 October 2017.
    This will include the relevance of the harmonised WHS laws in Victoria, trends in cases, courts and penalties, and the use of Enforceable Undertakings.  
    Graham will give examples to illustrate these issues and the implications of changes we see going on around us. He will also discuss changes which may have quietly slipped past us.

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  • September 2017

    The future of OHS

    Professor David Caple

    12 September 2017

    The future of OHS

    What will OHS look like in the future? What jobs are likely to be available and skill sets required?
    Professor David Caple, a close participant and observer in the safety industry for over 40 years will examine these questions in a lunchtime talk to the Central Safety Group on 12 September.
    What will OHS look like in the future? What jobs are likely to be available and skill sets required?
    Professor David Caple, a close participant and observer in the safety industry for over 40 years, examined those questions on 12 September 2017.
    David talked about how the field of workplace safety has evolved, looking at the most important trends and changes over the years.

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  • August 2017

    Peer Support Programs

    Jacqui Bloink

    8 August 2017

    Peer Support Programs - tips for success

    There is growing recognition of the value of workplace peer support programs in helping employees at times of critical work incidents.
    The experience, learnings and benefits of a well-established peer support program will be discussed by Jacqui Bloink, Workplace Wellbeing Program Manager, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.
    The hospital this year is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its award-winning staff peer support program, marking it as an early supporter of the concept of a team of colleagues helping one another with typical reactions to stressful events. 

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  • July 2017

    Melbourne Arts Centre - Site Visit

    Site Visit

    11 July 2017

    Safety Behind the Scenes

    Site Visit: Melbourne Arts Centre

    Join us for a special CSG exclusive backstage tour hosted by Chris Hayes, Senior Manager, Venue Operations - Production, Arts Centre Melbourne. 

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  • June 2017

    Incorporating Safety In Design

    David Trembearth

    RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 2017

    Tuesday June 13 2017

    Poorly designed work is unsafe work. Many times simple but important aspects are overlooked in the project planning stage, setting the scene for future problems.
    Someone dedicated to spreading this message is David Trembearth, Safety Business Partner, People and Product Safety, Coles, who will speak to the Central Safety Group on Tuesday 13 June.

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  • May 2017

    Can leaders shape safety culture?

    Wayne Richards

    Tuesday 9 May 2017
    12:15 to 1:15pm (please note later start than usual)

    Can leaders shape safety culture?

    A lot is said about ‘safety leadership’.
    But what specifically can leaders do to shape an organisation’s safety culture?
    This was discussed by Wayne Richards, General Manager, Group Health Safety Environment & Quality, Transdev Australasia at a lunchtime presentation to the Central Safety Group at 12.15 pm on 9 May.
    Wayne talked about what is being done in Transdev.
    He also drew on his experience in senior safety roles with the MFB and the aviation and environmental services sectors.

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PRESENTATIONS

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Safety & the
Aged Care
Sector

Michael Carley, Manager, Safety and Risk at Villa Maria Catholic Homes. CSG Meeting July 2019.


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Safety and the aged care sector
Speaker: Michael Carley, Safety and Risk, Villa Maria Catholic Homes.
From CSG Meeting: July 2019
With the aged care sector currently in the spotlight, check out how one organisation is addressing safety for its staff and residents.


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Why Join?

 

Member
Benefits

  • 10 Free attendance at lunchtime presentations per year ($100 Value)
  • Members-only access to presentations on web site
  • Networking Christmas lunch
  • Special offers on OHS services by fellow CSG members
  • Other information and offers

 

Support
our
objectives

  • Promote and advance OHS
  • Provide a networking and discussion forum for OHS practitioners
  • Encourage ongoing learning and awareness through a program of specialist guest speakers
  • Promote safe working practices and best practice in OHS
  • Provide opportunities for information sharing and learning from peers
 
 
  • $70.00 per calendar year.

A leading safety commentator says:

The Central Safety Group meetings are like an OHS conference spread over the year. Ten top guest speakers on OHS matters with a conference (Christmas) dinner to round off the event. CSG seems to me to provide the best return on investment for professional development in my area. The organisation provides access to both important guest speakers and to the information opportunities from its varied members. I don’t know anywhere that offers access to OHS experts and regulators for minimum of $70 a year. There are different cost structures for non-members but membership is so cheap, why wouldn’t you join?

Kevin Jones, Life Member of the CSG, & author of the award-winning Safety at Work blog, writing on his blog
safetyatworkblog.com

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  • Presentations

    View our recent presentations Members Only. Like to view presentations? Then join today & enjoy full access!

    Presentations

    Members can view our library of recent presentations from the CSG monthly meetings.
    Interesting topics and speakers such as:

    Managing fatigue: getting it right
    David Caple;
    What safety success looks like – across industry sectors
    Rocky Armstrong;
    Rethinking incident investigation
    Greg Splatt.

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    View our Archive library of past Meetings, Presentations, Meeting & AGM Minutes

    CSG Archives

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    CSG Network

    Exchange ideas with like-minded people, with a common interest in improving all aspects of occupational health and safety
    within their organisations. Join now and start networking today.

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    Enjoy full access to the CSG Archives, including past presentations and more

    Join Today

    Become part of a network of safety professionals and join the Central Safety Group

    Membership costs $60 per calendar year ($300 corporate). Members have online access to the presentations, free attendance to meetings & presentations  and a complimentary Christmas lunch for the December Meeting. To inquire contact: secretary@centralsafetygroup.com.

    We welcome members from all sized businesses, organisations and industries.

    Non-members are always welcome to our monthly meetings / presentations at a cost of $10 per meeting.

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