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Designing a
Sustainable
Workplace
CSG April 2023 speaker: Rosie O'Halloran: Green ergonomics

Green ergonomics: Designing a sustainable workplace

Presentation by: Rosie O’Halloran, Ergonomist, University of Melbourne

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How do you gain a green star rating for ergonomic design? We learned what’s involved from Rosie O’Halloran, an award-winning Human Factors and Ergonomics practitioner, in her presentation to Central Safety Group on Tuesday 4 April.

She presented a methodology she developed for evaluating and certifying the interior of buildings with a green star rating credit for ergonomic design. Following her success with this at the University of Melbourne, Rosie won the 2022 University Safety Association’s Safety Professional of the Year award.

Rosie said incorporating ergonomics and human factors principles and practice into the interior design of buildings comes down to three fundamental principles, and stakeholder engagement is key to getting it right. The outcome is work spaces that promote physical well-being and perceived environmental comfort.

Rosie explained that, while the green star ergonomics credit rating for interior design requires certification by a Certified Professional Ergonomist, her method offers a verified, quality benchmark that can be used with confidence by all safety personnel.

The rating is awarded by the Green Building Council of Australia for interior design that meets selected ergonomic criteria. It is given in recognition of the substantial health benefits afforded by designing spaces and interfaces that provide optimum user comfort, safety and wellbeing and prevent or limit the risk of illness or injury.

The presenter:

Rosie O’Halloran is a Certified Professional Ergonomist with over 35 years’ experience in the field as a Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) practitioner. She is employed in a part-time capacity at the University of Melbourne as well as working privately as an HFE consultant. Rosie has extensive experience in HFE across a broad range of industries. A focus of her work is designing workplace environments, systems and tasks to match the capabilities, needs and limitations of people, with the goal of maximising health, safety, wellbeing, productivity and satisfaction.

 
 

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CSG October 2023 event - Distinguished Professor Helen Lingard, Director, Construction Work Health and Safety Research, RMIT University - Changing OHS culture in construction


Changing OHS culture in construction

Presented by: Distinguished Professor Helen Lingard, Director, Construction Work Health and Safety Research, RMIT University
Event: CSG Hybrid Lunchtime Presentation -via zoom or in person

Date: Tuesday 10 October 2023, noon
Non-Members welcome to attend

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.

Date: Tuesday 10 October 2023
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Where: Regus Yarra Room, 50th floor, 120 Collins Street, Melbourne (Important: Current building works mean you need to enter the building from Little Collins Street. It is well signposted.)
How: In person or online via Zoom -the link will be sent out on the afternoon of Monday 9 October
N.B. A video recording of the session will be available on the website exclusively for financial members.
Cost: Financial members* free. Others $15
RSVP: COB Monday 9 October 2023. Online using our RSVP form
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The Zoom event link will be emailed on the afternoon of Monday 9 October 2023.

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