Event Details

Friday, 27 November, 2020 - 09:00 to 17:00
Australian Western Standard Time (AWST)
WA Branch


Edith Cowan University
Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley
2 Bradford Street
Mount Lawley WA 6050


Early Bird Prices (end 7 November 2020)
AIHS student members $99 + GST
AIHS members $195 + GST
HFESA / AIOH members $195 + GST
Non-Members $370 + GST

Standard Ticket Prices (from 8 November 2020)
AIHS Students members $130 +GST
AIHS members $250+GST
HFESA / AIOH members $250+GST
Non-Members $450+GST


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



The Australian Institute of Health & Safety (WA Branch) Perth Safety Symposium will be held on Friday the 27th November 2020.

The theme this year, SafetyGenX:M 2020 and beyond - Learning from the past to redefine WHS for our future workplaces! 

You will hear from a series of speakers who will share insights of 'critical events’ that are shaping the way within which every workplace OHS Practitioner and Professional will be operating now and into the future and the lessons learned to help navigate us through the next decade.

This is a unique format and as participants will be invited to participate in smaller workshop break-out (networking) groups to openly share lessons learned and collaborate in a larger collaboration to generate a wider community of learnings that can be taken back into your own workplace.

This sharing of insights without the usual limitation of business restraints in this common forum will maximise opportunities for cross company sharing.  

Date: Friday 27 November 2020
Time: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm ( Registrations from 8am)  
Venue: ECU Mount Lawley Campus, Building 17, Room 153

2 Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, WA 6050

PROGRAM  (*Project Subject to change) 

8:00 - 8:25      Registration & arrival tea & Coffee

8:30 - 8:35      Introduction

8:35 - 8:40      Welcome to Country

8:40 - 8:45      Word from WA Branch Chair
Presented by Celia Antonovsky, WA Branch Chair, AIHS

8:45 - 9:00      Official opening of symposium and key points from WA Government
                       Presented by Hon Bill Johnston, Minster for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations

9:00 - 9:30       Legislation Update: Roadmap to implemantation
                         Presented by DMIRS

9:30 - 10:15     Keynote Speaker: Businesses of the Future - Lessons learned that need to be applied
  Presented by Dr Ben Farr-Wharton, A/Prof of Management, School of Business & Law, ECU

10:15 - 10:35    Morning Tea Break

10:35 - 11:20    Legal Considerations for workplaces of tomorrow
  Presented by Michael Morgan, Lawyer & Consultant, Kott Gunning

11:20 - 12:05     Lessons from our COVID-19 Journey: Implications for the modern and future workplaces
Presented by Professor Peter Connaughton, Occupational Physician

12:05 - 12:07     Introduction to Practical Research Segment

                          Facilitated by Marcus Cattani, Senior Lecturer, Edith Cowan University

12:07 - 12:20     Current Contemporary reserach item

                           Edith Cowan University

12:20 - 12:35     Preliminary findings for a universal workplace injury - hand injuries in WA 
                           David Parsons, Lecturer School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University 

12:35 - 13:10      Lunch Break



13:10 - 14:10    Workshop: The art of influence

                         Communication for OHS success in the workplace: how to impact decision makers to influence safer outcomes
Presented by Trevor Flint, Director, Capstone Associates

14:10 - 14:20     FMG mental health strategic initiative: 12 months on

                           Presented by Rob Watson, GM Health and Safety, Fortescue Metals Group 

14:20 - 14:30     Surviving and thriving the workplace of the future - a cognitive perspective
                           Presented by Llyod D'Castro, Managing Director, Working Life People Consultants

14:30 - 14:40      RFDS Pilot/Human Factors

                           Presented by Phil Dodd, Captain, RFDS

14:40 - 14:50     Connected Safety: A 10-minute masterclass  

                           Presented by Cameron Stevens, Director of Safety Innovation, Pocketknife Group

14:50 - 15:00      Voting update and key take away lessons reminder

                            Presented by Bill Byrne, Director, P3 Risk and Safety Solutions

15:00 - 15:20      Afternoon Tea Break

15:20 - 15:30      Dangerous Goods and Lessons

                           Presented by Les Vogiatzakis, Director, DGaS Services

15:30 - 15:40      SBDC: Small business support for their health and wellbeing

                            Presented by Andrew Maurice, SBDC Outreach - Program Coordinator

15:40 - 15:45      In Conversation Segment
Facilitated by Tanya Cunningham, Health & Safety Superintendent, BP Refinery Kwinana

15:45 - 16:05      Lessons from the front line: OHS pioneer
Presented by Stephanie Mayman, Chairperson, Commission of Occupational Safety & Health WA

16:05 - 16:25      Lessons from the regulator
Presented by Sally North, Director at Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, Western Australia

16:25                 Summary & Close
Celia Antonovsky, WA Branch Chair, AIHS

17:00 - 20:00    Networking Drinks

Download the sponsorship prospectus here to find out more about sponsoring this event.


Supporting Sponsor
Thank you to ECU for providing the 2020 Perth Safety Symposium venue.


Major Sponsor



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