Event Details

Wednesday, 5 May, 2021 - 14:30 to 15:30
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)


AIHS Member: $20+GST I  Non-Member: $65+GST


Event Organising Body: 
Australian Institute of Health & Safety
(03) 8336 1995



Join us on Wednesday 5 May 2021 for a webinar presentation titled Balancing Production With Safety: A Challenge for Leaders

A healthy dose of performance pressure is crucial for maintaining optimal levels of production. However, problems arise when levels of production pressure increase to the point that the focus on production starts to overshadow the importance of safe behaviours.

Australian data shows that 28% of workers report experiencing pressure from their direct supervisor to prioritise production over safety. Of those, 40% report experiencing this pressure on a weekly basis. In an environment where supervisors prioritise production over safety, it’s not a question of if an incident will occur, but when and how serious.

We will explore:

  • the challenge and implications organisations face when leaders struggle to balance the reality of production demands with a focus on safety
  • the impact of production pressure on safety behaviour and safety climate
  • how to improve leaders’ safety leadership skills to balance safety and production pressure for optimum business outcomes
  • practical recommendations for organisations seeking to address this issue and achieve a culture of safe production.

Date: Wednesday 5 May 2021
Time: 14:30 - 15:30 AEST
Location: Zoom Webinar (login details will be distributed 2-3 days prior)
Cost: AIHS Member: $20+GST I  Non-Member: $65+GST
Registrations close Tuesday 4 May 2021


Dom O'Brien, Principal Consultant, Sentis

As a Principal Consultant with the Sentis team, Dom is responsible for partnering with new and existing clients to improve their safety culture and performance. An experienced facilitator and leadership coach, he has managed and executed large-scale, culture change projects across a range of industries including mining, healthcare, manufacturing, defence and infrastructure. Having worked across the Australia, New Zealand and Middle East regions with clients such as BAE Systems, Glencore, Ma’aden, Pacific Aluminium, UGL, RCR Tomlinson, New Hope Group and Whitehaven Coal, Dom is passionate about helping executive leaders to drive positive and sustainable change for their people.