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CSG April 2017 Presenter: Mark Letman, Safety & Wellbeing Business Lead, Pacific Brands

Safety in the age of automation

Presentation by: Mark Letman, Safety & Wellbeing Business Lead, Pacific Brands

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Automation is rapidly affecting everything from the agricultural and manufacturing sectors to the healthcare industry. An insight into what automation can mean for safety procedures and related workplace arrangements was given by Mark Letman of Pacific Brands on 11 April. Pacific Brands, which manufactures and sells products that include Bonds underwear and Sheriden sheets, recently automated some of the key procedures for picking and packing orders in its 43,000 square metre national warehouse in Truganina. Mark’s experience is that the move to automation has had some positive effects on working conditions “The automation’s taken away a lot of the hard slog and legwork in the warehouse, and it’s become a joint activity between employees and the machine,” he says. However, it has also brought challenges in introducing employees to new work practices. This includes safety requirements when working with machines for the first time.

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Mark Letman joined Pacific Brands 27 years ago and has worked in logistics, freight management, manufacturing and management roles. He started working in safety 12 years ago, after his interest in the field was stirred by his experience as a member of the site’s emergency response team.


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CSG December 2021 Zoom event - Host: Nan Austin, President, Central Safety Group

Central Safety Group networking get-together

Hosted by Nan Austin, President, Central Safety Group

Tuesday 14 December 2021, noon
A free zoom event for both members and friends of CSG

Central Safety Group Networking Get-together
December is the time of year for us to celebrate our CSG network, share ideas and get to know each other a little better.
While circumstances prevent us from gathering in person for a second year, please join us via zoom for an informal networking function. Let’s share our experiences and valuable lessons from 2021, as well as exploring next year's events.
We are looking forward to celebrating our 60th year in 2022 and welcome your thoughts about the future of Central Safety Group to ensure we continue to remain relevant to our members and the wider safety community.

Date: Tuesday 14 December 2021
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
How: Online via Zoom.
As this is a casual event, this session will not be recorded.
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The link for the zoom meeting will be emailed to all those on our mailing list. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to attend, please email the Membership Co-ordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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