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How storytelling connects to safety

Date & Time: Tuesday 11 June 2024, noon

CSG Hybrid Lunchtime Presentation -via zoom or in the room

Speaker: James Wood, Director, cnb safe

Topic: How storytelling connects to safety

James Wood ('Woody') had a job he loved and a great future as a diesel mechanic on mine sites. That was lost in a split second with an accident that left him in a wheelchair. Now he works hard to keep others safe.
On 11 June Woody will share with CSG his special insights and experience on how to get the safety message across from the workshop floor to the Board room.Read more...

 

Note: RSVP by close of business Monday 10 June 2024.  When booking, please ensure you select the June Event from the dropdown list (shaded orange), to RSVP.

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Psychological health & safety at work

Date & Time: Tuesday 14 May 2024, noon

CSG Hybrid Lunchtime Presentation -via zoom or in the room

Speaker: WorkSafe Victoria

Topic: Psychological Health & Safety at Work

Come along to a special event on 14 May with 3 in-person presenters from WorkSafe Victoria, including an Inspector, on the topic of health & psychological safety.

Any worker experiencing unsafe work is a matter of concern for all – employees, employers, insurers, and regulators. So what are some practical approaches companies can take to prevent mental injuries and create safe and mentally healthy workplaces?Read more...

Note: RSVP by close of business Monday 13 May 2024.  When booking, please ensure you select the May Event from the dropdown list (shaded orange), to RSVP.

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Tuesday, 09 April 2024 07:06

April 2024: Troy Winn

Troy Winn

Date & Time: Tuesday 9 April 2024, noon

CSG Hybrid Lunchtime Presentation -via zoom or in the room

Speaker: Troy Winn, WHS Manager, Simonds Homes

Topic: A visual approach to inductions

A visual approach to inductions
How do you move safety induction online yet keep it alive? Troy Winn will talk about how he met that challenge in a presentation on Tuesday, 9 April.
Troy, who is WHS Manager for the Simonds Group, recently completed a Masters in Ergonomics, Safety and Health at La Trobe University in Melbourne. His presentation is based on research he did in the Advanced Practice Stream as part of his postgraduate degree.
Working in the construction industry, Troy and his safety team were often investing several hours a week delivering safety inductions to site supervisors before they commenced a job. A high turnover of people and projects on sites made this a demanding commitment. Read more...

Note: RSVP by close of business Monday 8 April 2024.  When booking, please ensure you select the April Event from the dropdown list (shaded orange), to RSVP.

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Kevin Jones

Date & Time: Tuesday 12 March 2024, noon

CSG Hybrid Lunchtime Presentation ~via zoom or in the room

Speaker: Kevin Jones, Editor, SafetyAtWorkBlog

Topic: Emerging OHS challenges

Some of the hot topics in OHS at the moment are not directly about work health and safety. You can find out more on Tuesday 12 March 2024 when Kevin Jones will be discussing what’s new, what’s getting attention, and some of the latest and re-emerging challenges in OHS.

His talk will include comments, and recommendations of books on issues including work psychology; the management of time; suicide; troublemakers; corporate values and leadership.
The presentation will be followed by a question and discussion session.

About the speaker:

Kevin Jones is a consultant and advisor in a wide range of OHS projects.

He is internationally recognised for his commentary and analysis on safety-related matters in his popular award-winning SafetyAtWorkBlog (safetyatworkblog.com).

Kevin is a Life Member of Central Safety Group.

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Note: RSVP by close of business Monday 8 March 2024.  When booking, please ensure you select the March Event from the dropdown list (shaded orange), to RSVP.

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Helen O’Keefe

Date & Time: Tuesday 13 February 2024, noon

CSG Hybrid Lunchtime Presentation -via zoom or in the room

Speaker: Helen O’Keefe, Director, HOK Talent Solutions

Topic: OHS job market analysis

If you are interested in what's happening in the current OHS job scene, either as a job seeker or employer, you’ll appreciate this presentation by Helen O’Keefe on 13 February 2024.
Helen is the Managing Director of HOK Talent Solutions, exclusively specialising in health and safety recruitment. She will share her insights about the OHS job scene from 2023, and talk through some of the challenges and opportunities she predicts will emerge for both hiring managers and job-seekers the year ahead

Helen will also share data her company has collected, which details the number of OHS jobs advertised across SEEK and LinkedIn (the two most popular job boards) in 2023, and how that compares to 2022. This data is cross-checked against reports released from the ABS, SEEK and other sources to understand the "why" behind it.

Helens' presentation will include an opportunity for questions and discussion.

The presentation will be followed by the 2023 AGM for Financial Members.

About the speaker:

Helen O’Keefe is the founder of HOK Talent Solutions, which specialises in national HSE recruitment.

Helen has a passion for the health and safety industry, and had been working in recruitment for this sector before founding her own agency in 2015.

Prior to this, her background includes working as National Recruitment Manager for the Australian Red Cross, and as an HR consultant with pharmaceutical company GSK.

 

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Note: RSVP by close of business Monday 12 February 2023.  When booking, please ensure you select the February Event from the dropdown list (shaded orange), to RSVP.

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CSG Annual Networking Lunch

Friday, 15 December, 12:00 - 2:00pm.

 

Mama’s Canteen, The Main Square, Federation Square (corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets) Melbourne CBD

 

COST: Financial Members: $20  Non-members: $60

 

It's time to celebrate another great year of Central Safety Group events and speakers! We are thrilled to be able to return to our end-of-year gathering, where members and friends can network whilst enjoying a delicious lunch.

This year's event is a Middle Eastern Feast at Mama’s Canteen that includes 3 courses, soft drinks, tea & coffee (vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available). What's more, it's at a very convenient location in Federation Square overlooking the Birrarung.

CSG would like to take this opportunity to thank our financial members for their support in 2023 that has made this event possible.

RSVP by close of business Monday 11 December 2023

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Professor Helen Lingard

Date & Time: Tuesday 10 October 2023, noon

CSG Hybrid Lunchtime Presentation -via zoom or in the room

Speaker: Distinguished Professor Helen Lingard, Director, Construction Work Health and Safety Research, RMIT University

Topic: Changing OHS culture in construction

In the past the construction industry has been known for being resistant to improvements affecting worker safety and wellbeing. However, the situation is now changing, according to Professor Helen Lingard, a leading expert in construction safety, whose research over the years has been widely translated into improved work health and safety policy and practice in the construction industry.

This will be the topic of Professor Lingard’s lunchtime presentation to Central Safety Group on Tuesday 10 October. Helen will discuss some of the main health and safety issues affecting workers in the construction industry, and changes in practices and culture that are now making a difference.

This will include some of her work on the effect of long and non-standard work hours on workers' health and wellbeing.

Her presentation will be followed by questions and discussion.

About the speaker:

Helen Lingard is a Distinguished Professor of Construction Management in the School of Property, Construction and Project Management at RMIT University, Melbourne. She has a PhD in construction safety, and has been with RMIT for 15 years.

Having started her career working for a contracting organisation in the civil engineering sector, Helen has undertaken extensive applied research in the areas of workplace safety and workers’ health and wellbeing in the construction industry. Helen has also provided consulting services in the infrastructure, telecommunications and mining sectors.

Helen has authored or co-authored numerous papers and books. Her most recent book is "Work, Health and Wellbeing in the Construction Industry", with co-author Michelle Turner, which was published in May 2023.

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Note: RSVP by close of business Monday 9 October 2023.  When booking, please ensure you select the October Event from the dropdown list (shaded orange), to RSVP.

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Professor David Caple

Date & Time: Tuesday 12 September 2023, noon

CSG Hybrid Lunchtime Presentation -via zoom or in person

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

Topic: TBA

Details coming soon

 

Note: RSVP by close of business Monday 11 September 2023.  When booking, please ensure you select the September Event from the dropdown list (shaded orange), to RSVP.

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Dr Marilyn Hubner

Date & Time: Tuesday 14 November 2023, noon

CSG Hybrid Lunchtime Presentation -via zoom or in the room

Speaker: Dr Marilyn Hubner, Manager, OHS Body of Knowledge

Topic: Recent research results in OHS and their relevance in the workplace

Some recent research findings in OHS and their relevance in the workplace will be discussed by Dr Marilyn Hubner in a presentation to Central Safety Group on Tuesday, 14 November.

Marilyn is Manager of OHS Body of Knowledge (OHS BoK) with the Australian Institute of Health & Safety (AIHS), which publishes collective knowledge that should be shared by generalist OHS professionals.

A leading professional in safety education and training, Marilyn promotes the importance of safety professionals being engaged in evidence-based research and applying it in their workplace programs.

Her talk will be followed by questions and discussion.

Note: OHS BoK has recently released Chapter 39.1: The OHS professional as a ‘critical consumer’ of research.

About the speaker:

Dr Marilyn Hubner has been developing and delivering safety training programs for over 20 years, and was appointed OHS Body of Knowledge Manager with the AIHS in January 2023.

Marilyn’s background includes Managing Director of Buildup Research, and eight years as National Research and Training Support Co-ordinator for the National Safety Council of Australia (NSCA). She has also been an Awards Judge with NSCA for the past 11 years.

Marilyn’s PhD thesis, completed in 2016 from Victoria University, is titled “Constructing Safety Training: Foundations of Attitudes and Perceptions of the Construction Site Supervisor”.

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Note: RSVP by close of business Monday 13 November 2023.  When booking, please ensure you select the November Event from the dropdown list (shaded orange), to RSVP.

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Amy Lynes

Date & Time: Tuesday 11 July 2023, noon

CSG Hybrid Lunchtime Presentation -via zoom or in person

Speaker: Amy Lynes, Senior Workplace Relations Consultant, National Retail Association

Topic: Facing a rise in customer aggression

Retail workers are currently confronted by a trend of rising bad behaviour from customers, manifest as frustration, anti-social behaviour and aggression, which is affecting employees’ workplace safety and wellbeing.

This issue will be discussed in a presentation on 11 July by Amy Lynes, Senior Workplace Relations Consultant with the National Retail Association (NRA).....read more

Note: RSVP by close of business Monday 8 May 2023.  When booking, please ensure you select the July Event from the dropdown list (shaded orange), to RSVP.

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