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CSG May 2022 presentation: Keith Govias: Ethics in Safety

Ethics in Safety

Presentation by: Keith Govias, Principal Consultant, Workplace Risk, Gallagher

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As an OHS practitioner, how important is it to have an ethical approach in your role? And what is involved? This was the topic of Keith Govias' presentation to Central Safety Group on Tuesday, 10 May.

Keith is the first OHS professional to become a Vincent Fairfax Fellow in Ethical Leadership, and is also a peer-reviewer of the Ethics and Professional Practice chapter for the Body of Knowledge produced by the Australian Institute of Health and Safety.

Keith discussed the ethical challenges in our profession and how an ethical framework can be applied to OHS decision making, performance measurement, injury management and other areas, and gave examples from his own professional experience.

The ethics section in the Body of Knowledge was also discussed (https://www.ohsbok.org.au/chapter-38-3-ethics-and-professional-practice/#1548328004981-b89ce6eb-6a9a)

Following the presentation, Keith welcomed questions and discussion.

The presenter:

Keith Govias has been a Principal Consultant with the Gallagher Risk Advisory Team for the last two years, specialising in Safety Systems and Workplace Culture programs. Prior to that, his background included managing safety, worker compensation and public liability for some of Australia’s most iconic brands including Myer, The Reject Shop and Kraft Foods. Keith sits on a number of Regulatory reference panels advising on policy and legislative change. He is the current Chair of the Australian Retail Association WorkWell Mental Health intervention into prevention of occupational violence. He is also the recently retired Chair of the Health Benefits of Good Work Signatory Steering Group. He holds a Masters in Occupational Health, Safety and Environment (OHSE) Management from Australian Catholic University, a Graduate Certificate in OHS Management from RMIT and a B.A. from La Trobe University.

 
 

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CSG July 2022 Zoom event - Presenter: JDr Carys Chan, Research Fellow, Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing, Griffith University



Return to work - research findings

Presented by Presented by Dr Carys Chan, Research Fellow, Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing, Griffith University

Tuesday 12 July 2022, noon
CSG Zoom Lunchtime Presentation
Non-Members welcome to attend

Return to Work – What research is telling us
What are the psychological effects of workplace injury? How can an understanding of this help employers support workers’ return to work? Research findings on this will be discussed in a Zoom presentation on 12 July by Dr Carys Chan of Griffith University, one of the authors of a recent paper commissioned by Safe Work Australia.
The aim was to advance knowledge and generate recommendations for Safe Work Australia’s National Return to Work Strategy 2020-2030. Safe Work Australia develops national policy to improve WHS and workers’ compensation arrangements across Australia.
Carys and her team of fellow researchers did a detailed investigation of both published scientific literature and current organisational practices regarding employees’ psychological responses to injuries and illnesses resulting in an absence from work. The paper on their findings was published last year.
Her presentation will highlight the main findings on the types and prevalence of psychological reactions by workers, who have sustained an injury or illness. She will discuss what can increase the risk of these reactions, as well as practical processes employers can put in place to support workers in this situation.


About the Speaker:

Dr Carys Chan holds a PhD in Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources from the ANU and is a Research Fellow with the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing (WOW) at Griffith University, Brisbane.
Carys is also a Senior Lecturer in Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour at the Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources (ERHR) within Griffith University.
Her research interests include work-life balance, flexible/remote working, self-efficacy, work-related stress and burnout, and leader–subordinate interactions. Alongside her research, she teaches postgraduate and undergraduate courses at the interface of business and psychology.

Date: Tuesday 12 July 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 $15
[Individual membership fee: $75. In 2022 this includes a free 12-month subscription to Kevin Jones' SafetyatWorkBlog valued at $250]
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   RSVP: COB Monday 11 July 2022.
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