Event Details

Thursday, 26 March, 2020 - 17:30 to 19:30
WA Branch


AIHS members $20 +GST
AIOH/HFESA Member $20 +GST
Non-members $25 +GST



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



The WA Branch would like you to invite you for an insightful presentation following one worker's journey from initial silicosis diagnosis through to making a Workers Compensation Claim and then transitioning into an OHS training role. 

This session will personalise the experience of an effected worker, as well as highlight considerations for WHS and allied health professionals who are tasked with protecting the health of workers exposed to hazardous substances.

Aaron McErlaine, Health & Injury Prevention Services Manager, will be facilitating a discussion surrounding Silicosis, with an interactive design thinking process for methods of getting your employees to take heed of the advice supplied to them.

  • What should employees expect
  • What should employers expect
  • PPE and Toolbox talks 
  • Worksite inductions 

Events Details:
Date: Thursday 26 March 2020
Time: 17:30 - 19:30 (WST)
Location: This now an onlin event
Cost: AIHS members $20 +GST I  AIOH/HFESA Member $20 +GST  Non-members $25 +GST



Ingrid Hand, Director, Absolute 
Ingrid has been assisting Mr Welch with some treatment to help him maintain his functional capacity. She will be sharing other options to help Silicosis patients with maintaining a quality of life and motivation. The importance of buy-in and communication from all stakeholders when managing Worker’s Compensation claims.

Aaron McErlaine, Health & Injury Prevention Services Manager, Absolute 
Mr Welch is an employee going through the Worker’s Compensation system following a work-related diagnosis of Silicosis. Mr Welch has developed a keen interest in health and safety and is currently undergoing a retraining process. Mr Welch is keen to share his experience and the importance of effective training for all staff. His powerful message will have you thinking outside the ‘toolbox’ talk for solutions.


Key Learning Outcomes:

Humanity & Legacy (AIHS Values)

This session will expand attendee's knowledge of silicosis, occupational health generally and provide a networking opportunity to connect with other professionals.