Event Details

Tuesday, 28 July, 2020 - 09:00 to 12:00
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)


AIHS Members - $390 + GST
Non-Mmebers $450 + GST


Event Organising Body: 
Art of Work
(07) 3051 5856


Endorsed Training

The AIHS together with Art of Work are delighted to bring you Enabling safety by design master class ( safety differently).

The master class will be conducted as an online training program with a maximum of 30 participants. The class will be presented as 2 sessions of 3 hours each, 1 week apart.

  • Part 1: Tuesday 28 July - 9am - 12pm AEST

  • Part 2: Tuesday 4 August - 9am - 12pm AEST

Organisations and safety professionals are increasingly interested in the ideologies established by Safety Differently and in the application for Safe Design. However, too often these concepts are seen to be at odds with each other, with one viewing people as the solution and the other viewing engineering as the solution. The purpose of Enabling Safety through Design is to build a synergy between two concepts in a well-balanced and productive fashion. Participants will learn:

  • The similarities in the safe design and safety differently practice

  • The broad definition of ‘design’ as a foundation principle for safety differently being the upstream influences to understand what goes right

  • How the work design process can be enhanced by learning from what goes right

  • What leaders and safety professionals can do to build an enhanced safety management system based on the synergies presented in this master class

  • How to harness to safety in design methods to meet and exceed regulatory obligations

This master class is presented by Michael Behm, Professor of Occupational Safety at East Carolina University, USA and Kelvin Genn, Director for Disruption, Art of Work.

master class participants will receive: 

  • Presentation of themes derived from identified issues by participants

  • Video recording of the session

  • Presentation material

  • Access for six months to a master class web portal containing workshop materials and relevant case studies, change strategies, journal articles, book references, links to e-resources, and tools to collaborate with other participants beyond the master class.

Event details

Date: ( This masterclass will be presented as 2 sessions of 3 hours, 1 week apart)
Part 1 Tuesday 28 July
Part 2 Tuesday 4 August 2020
Time: 9am - 12pm AEST
Format: Online Masterclass
Cost: AIHS Members $390 + GST
Non-Members - $450 + GST

Your Presenters
Michael Behm
Michael Behm is a professor of Occupational Safety at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, and Coordinator of the Working Commission on Safety and Health in Construction at the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, in the Netherlands.  He holds a PhD in Public Health from Oregon State University.  Mike has been a Certified Safety Professional since 1995.  He was a safety and health professional for 10 years with Lenox China and Saint-Gobain Corporation.  Mike serves on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Construction Sector Occupational Research and Prevention through Design (PtD) Councils.  He was previously a Research Fellow at the Centre for Urban Greenery and Ecology, Singapore focusing on safe design aspects of urban greenery systems, and a Visiting Fellow at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.  Mike’s philosophy on work is that each person has a significant role in arranging the conditions where they and their workmates can be successful.

Kelvin Genn
Kelvin Genn is Art of Work’s Managing Director. He is a strategic systems thinker with experience in Human Factors and organizational re-engineering. He developed his systems thinking approach working in the Royal Australian Air Force for 10 years. Following this, for 10 years, he led a systems and risk management program across Asia Pacific and Europe with Compass Group Plc, the world’s largest support service company with more than 750,000 employees. More recently he was working for (SKM) Sinclair Knight Merz as the Global General Manager for Safety and Wellness delivering safety for major project construction in mining, energy and infrastructure. As a Board Member for NSW Health, Kelvin worked as the NSW Health Director for Clinical Quality and Patient Safety. He has also worked with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care to develop the national accreditation system for all health care providers across Australia. He was responsible for shaping the state and national agendas for clinical health care safety and quality through the provision of expert advice to the NSW Health Management Board and the NSW Minister of Health. Currently, he holds board positions with the Food Safety Information Council and is also a committee member with the Australian Institute of Health & Safety.


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