Event Details

Friday, 23 October, 2020 - 11:30 to 21:00
Australian Central Daylight Savings Time (ACDT)
SA Branch


Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo
1 Plane Tree Drive
Adelaide SA 5000


Early Bird Rates (Expires 28 August 2020)
AIHS Individual & Corporate Members  (conference only)  $190+GST
AIHS Individual & Corporate Members  (conference & dinner) $320+GST
Non Member & Join AIHS  (conference only) $390+GST
Non Member & Join AIHS  (conference & dinner) $520+GST
AIHS Member Dinner Only $150+GST
Non-Member Dinner Only $175+GST
Student   (conference only)  $75+GST
Student (conference & dinner) $205+GST            

Standard  Rates 
AIHS Individual & Corporate Members (conference only)  $240+GST
AIHS Individual & Corporate Members (conference & dinner) $370+GST
Non Member & Join AIHS (conference only) $390+GST
Non Member & Join AIHS (conference & dinner) $520+GST
Dinner Only $150+GST
Student (conference only)  $75+GST
Student (conference & dinner) $205+GST                                            



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



The Australian Institute of Health & Safety invites you to join us for the 2020 Annual South Australian AIHS Branch and Symposium Dinner which will be held on Friday 23 October 2020 located at the Adelaide Zoo The Symposium will commence at 11:30 and will run until 17:00. A light lunch will be served on arrival. 

This year’s Symposium, SALUS 2020, will address at some of the big WHS issues in South Australia that go beyond the direct impact of COVID-19. It will be contemporary and relevant but also with an understanding drawn from history. The acronym for the SA Learning and Update Symposium, SALUS, is the name of the Roman goddess for health and safety who had a temple dedicated to her in Rome in 302BC. Importantly, her role encompassed health and safety at both the personal level and for the future of the Roman state. AIHS policy has long sought to balance the importance of workplace health and safety with productive employment. This balance has perhaps never been more apposite, as our keynote speaker, the South Australian Treasurer who is also the Minister with responsibility for Work Health and Safety, the Hon Rob Lucas, knows all too well.

Attendees at SALUS 2020 will also hear from the head of SafeWork SA, Martyn Campbell, on the regulator’s key priorities and concerns and how they are being addressed.  With prosecutions increasing across the nation for those breaching WHS duties or providing poor WHS advice, Luke Holland and Daria McLachlan from Sparke Helmore will summarise some of the recent legal developments and case law that you should be aware of. An update on human factors and ergonomics will be provided by Heidi Turbill and Dr Valerie O’Keefe. And we will again have an ‘Ignite’ session where university research students based in SA provide quick summaries of their WHS research.

There will be sessions related to COVID that will include some of the less direct consequences such as mental health and occupational violence faced by health and other emergency service workers. Challenging WHS issues faced by some of the key industries in SA will also be addressed, such as the agriculture and farm sector. 

SALUS 2020 will be a five hour program packed with stimulating information relevant to all WHS professionals and practitioners and those with frontline and leadership roles. But consistent with best practice with COVID-19, the spacious Sanctuary venue upstairs at the Adelaide Zoo entrance will not be packed and will provide delicious individual refreshments and allow for careful networking discussions. We are limiting attendance to 90 in a venue that normally accommodates 250.

A separate annual Branch dinner event will be held after SALUS 2020 preceded by drinks amidst the animals for which all attendees at the Symposium are warmly invited to book in at a discounted rate.

Friday 23 October 2020
Time: 11:30 -  17:00 (ACDT) (Registrations will open at 11:30 for 12:15pm start)
Venue: Adelaide Zoo, Sanctuary, 1 Plane Tree Drive, Adelaide 5000

PROGRAM DETAILS : Download a PDF version of the program

11:30 am                 Registration & light plated lunch  

12:15 pm                 Welcome & Introduction 
By Kym Bills, SA Branch Chair 

12:25 pm                 Occupational hygiene & COVID
By Prof Dino Pisaniello, University of Adelaide 

12:50 pm                 Occupational violence & COVID
                                By Sue Carpenter & Andrew Tallis of Calvary Hospital North Adelaide)   

13:15 pm                 Workplace psycho-social health
By Prof Maureen Dollard, UniSA  

13:40 pm                 Legal WHS case law update
By Luke Holland and Daria McLachlan from Sparke Helmore

14:05 pm                  Keynote Speaker: SA Treasurer (responsibility for WHS) 
                                 By the Hon. Rob Lucas MLC 

14:30 pm                  Afternoon Tea 

14:50 pm                  Regulatory priorities and concerns
                                  By Martyn Campbell, Executive Director SafeWork SA 

15:15 pm                  Human factors and ergonomics update
By Heidi Turbill and Dr. Valerie O'Keefe from HFESA 

15:40 pm                  Agriculture and farm sector WHS issues and research
By Andrew Barrett, Executive Officer, Rural Safety and Health Alliance and Chief Connector Safety on Tap

16:05 pm                  "Ignite" 3-5 minutes WHS research student summaries
 Coordinated by Professor Dino Pisaniello, UofA 

16:45 pm                   Update on AIHS, an overview of Symposium and close 
By Kym Bills Chair AIHS College of Fellows & Board Member