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CSG June 2021 Presenter: Dr Kate Branford, Senior Human Factors Specialist, V/Line

Human factors and human error

Presentation by: Dr Kate Branford, Senior Human Factors Specialist, V/Line

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Human Factors issues constitute a significant source of risk in many industries. Human error contributes to an estimated 60-80% of incidents, while other Human Factors issues also play a part in a large proportion of incidents.
Understanding human error, how it contributes to safety incidents and how it can be managed, was the subject of a zoom talk by Dr Kate Branford on 8 June, 2021.
Kate is the Senior Human Factors Specialist at V/Line, which operates Victoria’s regional public transport network, and has worked in this role for seven years.She spoke about what Human Factors is, how it relates to human error and how it can be applied in the workplace to help improve health and safety performance.
The rail industry attracted her due to its collaborative approach to safety and the many opportunities for improvement; she gave examples of these in her talk.

The presenter:

Dr Kate Branford studied at the ANU, majoring in Sociology, with a focus on industrial accidents. She wrote her Honours thesis on the role of blame in accident investigation and then completed an industry-based Doctorate in Human Factors with the Defence Science and Technology Organisation. Her supervisor was Professor Andrew Hopkins, who is internationally recognised for his ground-breaking work in industrial safety and accident analysis. Before joining V/Line in 2014, Kate worked as a Human Factors consultant focusing on defence, aviation and nuclear power projects. At V/Line her role includes error management, incident investigation, Rail Resource Management and supporting Human Factors integration into rail projects and changes.

 
 

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CSG February 2022 Zoom event - Presenter: Kevin Jones, Editor, SafetyAtWorkBlog



New perspectives on OHS

Presented by Presented by Kevin Jones, Editor, SafetyAtWorkBlog

Tuesday 8 February 2022, noon
CSG Zoom Lunchtime Presentation
Non-Members welcome to attend

New perspectives on OHS
Catch up with some of the latest thinking and writing on OHS with Kevin Jones. He will discuss some of the latest ideas and information he’s found in recently-published books by leading OHS and economics experts and political scientists in Australia and elsewhere. Topics will include the bystander effect, workplace mental health, ethical socialism, ‘dirty work’ and more, but all related to OHS.

About the Speaker:

Kevin Jones is well known for his award-winning SafetyAtWorkBlog. He has been a consultant, writer and commentator on OHS matters for many years.
Kevin recently undertook some legal professional privilege work in Victoria and Darwin while working full time on a rail construction project. He is also a Life Member of Central Safety Group.

Date: Tuesday 8 February 2022
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
How: Online via Zoom.
N.B. A video recording of the session will be available on the website exclusively for financial members.
Cost: Financial members* free. Others $10
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