A government safety authority says:
I express my congratulations to the Melbourne-based members of Central Safety Group for 60 years of service to the Work, Health and Safety (WHS) community in Melbourne. Your voluntary work convening information sharing sessions, discussion forums, networking and peer learning opportunities provides important professional development opportunities, which are critical to promoting and advancing WHS. Safe Work Australia recognises the commitment of your members to improving the understanding of WHS in Australia and embedding good WHS practices in all work.
Ms Michelle Baxter PSM, CEO Safe Work Australia
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. There are different cost structures for non-members but membership is so cheap, why wouldn’t you join?
Kevin Jones, Life Member of CSG and author of the award-winning Safety at Work blog, writing on his blog
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