2014 Virtual Seminar Series

The Australian Strategy Virtual Seminar Series was a free online event held throughout Safe Work Australia Month in October showcasing the latest thinking, developments and research in work health and safety.

The themes from the Australian Strategy focused on Leadership and culture, Responsive and effective regulation and the priority industries of road freight transport and agriculture. There were also sessions with a small business focus.

It featured panel discussions, video presentations, reports and infographics from work health and safety experts, regulators, business leaders and academics.

The VSS items are still available to view below or you can watch the videos on Safe Work Australia's YouTube channel.

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2014 Virtual Seminar Series Items

View the full VSS program (program PDF 282kb | VSS DOCX 884kb)

The Australian Strategy vision

Format Title Speaker(s)
Video Australian Strategy - progress and challenges Ms Ann Sherry AO - Safe Work Australia
Video Past, present and future work health and safety challenges and opportunities. Professor Dennis Else - Brookfield Multiplex Australasia
Video How safety drives innovation and productivity: The High Performance Work Perspective University of Western Australia
Publication Workplace health and safety, business productivity and sustainability Author: Centre of Workplace Leadership Melbourne University
Video Safe Work Australia: Looking ahead Michelle Baxter A/g Chief Executive Officer Safe Work Australia

Leadership and culture

Format Title Speaker(s)
Live Panel Walking the talk: leadership in practice Mark McCabe, Dr David Borys and Rod Maule
Infographic Thoughts about workplace safety
Video Moving up the culture ladder Professor Patrick Hudson -Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Video High performing sustainable workplaces and mental health - Part 1 Dr Chris Stevens - CommuniCorp Group
Video High performing sustainable workplaces and mental health - Part 2 Dr Chris Stevens - CommuniCorp Group
Video The Skeleton Project: Greg Pullen - Northern Health Victorian WorkCover Authority
Video Leaders: Heads Up on mental health! Australian Industry Group - beyondblue
Video Demonstrating leadership and corporate social responsibility in annual reports Dr Sharron O’Neill, Research Fellow - International Governance and Performance Research Centre, Macquarie University
Video Safety culture and leadership Professor Patrick Hudson, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Video Linking safety leadership and safety culture in Queensland Workplace Health and Safety Queensland – introduced by Dr Simon Blackwood
Video Australian chemical industry: Driving work health and safety leadership and supply chain collaboration PACIA
Video Leadership in the transport industry Rod Maule and Jonathan Metcalfe - Transdev
Video The Skeleton Project: Phil Smith - Fletcher Jones Victorian WorkCover Authority
Live Panel Leadership and work health and safety in challenging working environments Ms Ann Sherry, Ms Diane Smith-Gander and Ms Penny Bingham-Hall
Information Sheets

1. Leadership and safety 2. Safety management systems 

Australian industry Group - Max 360 program
Video Linking safety leadership and safety culture in Queensland – G&S Engineering Workplace Health and Safety Queensland - introduced by Dr Simon Blackwood
Video The Skeleton Project: Neil Coulson - Jayco Corporation Victorian WorkCover Authority
Video HSR’s – workers as leaders Australian Council of Trade Unions – Kim Sattler
Video Leading a positive safety culture SafeWork SA

Responsive regulation

Format Title Speaker(s)
Video Work health & safety: small business and responsive regulation Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Video Rethinking responsive regulation Professor Richard Johnstone - University of Technology, Queensland
Video Transformation of a responsive regulator Dr Simon Blackwood -Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Agriculture

Format Title Speaker(s)
Video Alive and well: A new approach to promoting farm safety WorkCover New South Wales
Video Farm safety: It's important! Brent Finlay - National Farmers Federation
Infographic Agriculture fatality and injury data
Video Safety on outback stations - A snapshot of the Northern Territory's cattle industry Northern Territory WorkSafe

Road transport

Format Title Speaker(s)
Video Leadership in the transport industry Rod Maule and Jonathan Metcalfe - Transdev
Video Road transport case study: Transport Safety Networks National Road Safety Partnership Program
Video Road transport case study: Toll NQX National Road Safety Partnership Program
Infographic Road transport data - the big picture
Video Road transport case study: Hanson National Road Safety Partnership Program

Small business

Format Title Speaker(s)
Video Seven steps for small business SafeWork SA
Video Practical challenges of workplace health and safety for small business - with a focus on occupational noise Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists
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