Toowoomba, QLD
SIA Visions Conference 2017
21-23 May 2017
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Toowoomba, Qld
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Silver Anniversary
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Who we are

The Visions Conference has been run for the past 25 years by the Queensland Division of the Safety Institute of Australia for the benefit of its members and everyone in the Safety Community.

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What we do

Provide an inclusive forum for the development of new ideas and learning in relation to the SIA’s stated vision – “OHS professional excellence to facilitate a safe and healthy workplace for all Australians”. Our objective is to promote the safety and health of people. Our aim is to achieve the highest possible standards of safety and health, at work, on the road, at play and at home.

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Why us?

We provide an avenue for developing connections and friendships within the Safety community that will last a lifetime. We are the friendliest and best value safety conference in Australia. We have a reputation for advancing new ideas and concepts in Safety and for challenging delegates with alternative skills and learnings.

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Program

This conference run through all 4 days from 23 - 26 May 2016.
We also provide free lunch and coffee break in each day.
Day 1
22 May 2017
Day 2
23 May 2017
07:30 - 08:00

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Safely Realising Creative Ideas

Safely realising creative ideas is 90% a way of thinking and 10% doing. Working in high risk occupations such as doing stunts on feature films has many aspects to it....
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Keir Beck

45 Years Since Roben and Not Much Has Changed

Critical analysis of the legislation and performance in 45 years since the introduction of performance based legislation would suggest that very little has changed. Injury rates remain high, safety-related decision...
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Dr Geoff Dell

False Assurance: Do Safety Practices Actually Improve Safety

Assuring safety is about creating certainty. The techniques we use to manage safety were deliberately designed to provide assurance – to remove doubt in our own minds, and in the...
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Dr Drew Rae

Session Questions & Panel Discussion

Dr Geoff Dell
Dr Drew Rae
12:30 - 13:15

Lunch Break

14:45 - 15:00

Afternoon Tea

Police Prosecutions in the Safety Arena

Across Australia and in Queensland, police are taking a much more active role in prosecuting businesses following a workplace death. What was once considered the province of WHS regulators, is...
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Allan Girle

An Interactive Journey/ Discussion on the Future of our Profession

Tim came out of University 8 years ago with a business degree, but not a passion. After working in a few different sectors and trying out different types of work,...
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Tim Gilchrist

Plenary Session Questions

Tim Gilchrist
Allan Girle
08:00 - 08:30

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What If We Got Rid of All the Rules? Experiment Design and Preliminary Results for A Large-Scale Safety Experiment

This paper is the first output of the “Woolworths Project” – a multi-arm, 12-month trial conducted in retail stores. The Woolworths Project combines the rigour of a controlled experiment with the...
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Michelle Oberg

25 years of the law in Safety – you get less for Murder!

Jamie will be reviewing the changes in legislative regimes that have occurred over the last 25 years in OHS and Workers Comp, with a view to holding an open discussion...
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Jamie McPherson

Keynote Question & Panel Discussion

Jamie McPherson
Michelle Oberg
10:30 - 11:00

Morning Tea

Back to the Future II: The evolving nature of WHS risk and compliance

The last 25 years has seen the emergence of new industries and technologies that have brought with them risk management challenges for employers.  This paper will examine some of those...
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Aaron Anderson
15:15 - 15:30

Afternoon Tea

Future Directions of SIA , Visions and the National Conference

The health and safety profession is at a crossroads. Although many of the key elements are in place for the profession to move forward, one of the greatest challenges it...
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David Clarke

Location

City Golf Club
254 South St, Toowoomba
(07) 4636 9000visions@sia.org.au

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