WorkSafe Month

Register now for our new two-day conference!

Held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Launceston on 27 and 28 October, the theme for this exciting new event is ‘Leadership, culture and organisational safety’.

The conference explores the importance of intelligent, innovative leadership for creating workplaces that nurture people to be engaged in safe, productive and meaningful work. International, national and local experts will deliver topics focussing on:

  • workplace bullying, complementing WorkSafe's new campaign and guidance material
  • absenteeism, presenteeism, personality and job design
  • emotional intelligence and safety leadership
  • performance management and WHS risk

The conference closes with the presentation dinner for the 2016 WorkSafe Awards (also at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Launceston).

Participate in the 2016 Inaugural WorkSafe Tasmania Conference — and take back ideas for discussion and innovation in your workplaces, so you can stay safe and well every day.

To register and see full program details and packages see the Special Conference website.

Regional forums

Register now for regional forums

No matter what your industry or role, these free forums provide you with the opportunity to discuss important safety issues. They'll include formal presentations and facilitated discussions, so you can explore the latest developments in safety, legislation and future directions. Regional forums will be held in Hobart, Ulverstone, Smithton, Wynyard and Devonport.

Read descriptions for all regional forum events. (pdf, 68.7 KB)

See the days and times for all regional forum events. (pdf, 53.1 KB)

Online presentations

Register now for online events

Free online presentations will again run during WorkSafe Month. These give you the flexibility to learn in your own time, at your own pace. There'll be online presentations from WHS professionals, business leaders and experts.

Read descriptions for all online events (pdf, 69.8 KB)

As part of WorkSafe Month, here's a preview of topics from some of our keynote speakers at the Inaugural WorkSafe Conference!

Emotional intelligence and safety leadership (O1)
Presented by Paul Taylor, The Body-Brain Institute
Runtime: 7:50min

Leadership, culture and individual achievement (O2)
Presented by Stan Alves OAM
Runtime: 11:34min

WHS leading indicators and worker wellbeing: An integrated Approach (O3)
Presented by Prof Helen de Cieri, Monash University
Runtime: 12:40min

Mindfulness: How being present impacts health and safety in the workplace (O4)
Presented by Dr Ivan Zwart, Happy Ground
Runtime: 14:12min

How to register

Register now for the online events and regional forums.

Register now for the Inaugural Conference.

Do I have to register?

Online events/regional forums: Yes, we recommend you register, so we can monitor room seating and event catering; and you can be sent a feedback survey after event.

Inaugural WorkSafe Tasmania Conference: Yes, you must register to attend.

Can I register on the day of the event?

Online events/regional forums: we recommend you register to attend online and forum events early to secure your place. Many of the venues have limited capacity and may fill up quickly.

Inaugural WorkSafe Tasmania Conference: See the Special Conference website for closing dates and times.

What happens once I’ve registered?

You’ll receive an email confirming the events you’ve registered for.

We recommend you check your email regularly for event updates. To ensure you receive updates, please provide a current and correct email address when registering.

How will I know if an event is cancelled?

Event notices and cancellations will also be posted on the WorkSafe Tasmania website.Event times, venues and rooms are correct at the time of print. WorkSafe Tasmania reserves the right to alter schedules as necessary without notice.

What happens if I've registered for an event but can't attend?

Please let us know as soon as you can, by calling 1300 366 322 or emailing with your registration details.

How many events can I attend?

You can register for as many online and forum events as you like, at any location in Tasmania where WorkSafe Month activities are held.

Are all the events free?

Online events/regional forums: All are free unless otherwise stated in the program. Inaugural WorkSafe Tasmania Conference: This is a paid event.

Can I bring colleagues, friends and associates to the events?

Yes. In fact, we encourage you to bring as many people as you can. Safety is everyone’s business! Just make sure they are registered to attend.

Attending FAQs

Do I need to take my own food to events?

Online events/regional forums: See session details in program. Unless stated, you will need to make your own food arrangements.

Inaugural WorkSafe Tasmania Conference: This is fully catered.

Do I need to bring my own notepad and pen?

No, you’ll be given an info pack that contains a notepad and pen.

Will I get recognition for attending an event?

If you attend an event or presentation at a one of the venues funded by WorkSafe Tasmania, you’ll receive a certificate of attendance after the event. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points can be claimed on all events run at a WorkSafe Tasmania Month funded venue.

Where are WorkSafe Tasmania funded venues?

The WorkSafe Tasmania funded venues are:

  • Devonport: Entertainment and Convention Centre
  • Hobart: Wrest Point Tasmania
  • Smithton: Circular Head Community Recreation Centre
  • Ulverstone: Wharf Pavilion
  • Wynyard: Railway Institute Hall

Will I get to provide feedback about the event/s that I attend?

Yes, WorkSafe will email you a feedback survey after every event you attend. Your feedback will help us to evaluate whether the events make you more aware of WHS.

…for your chance to win two tickets to WorkSafe’s Inaugural Conference in Launceston!

Holding your own event shows you’re committed to improving WHS, and helps build a positive safety culture. It’s an opportunity to:

  • encourage workers to speak up about WHS concerns
  • provide an open forum for new ideas to reduce injuries
  • talk with new/young workers about the importance of WHS
  • promote workplace wellbeing

Register your event

There are two tickets to WorkSafe’s Inaugural Conference, on 27 and 28 October at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Launceston up for grabs.

For your chance to win, you’ll need to show us that your event:

  • has organisational support
  • demonstrates commitment to promoting WHS at all levels of the organisation
  • is held by an employer for their own workers
  • has expected WHS outcomes

Register your event now!

Event ideas

  • Set up a regular safety brainstorm to toss up ideas
  • Ask for safety ideas and award a prize for the most innovative suggestion
  • Run a trivia night with a work safety theme, questions and tasks
  • Conduct a safety spring clean of workplace clutter
  • Start awarding a regular safety certificate for the best contribution to safety in your workplace
  • Hold a BBQ/morning tea to recognise workmates who actively contribute to safety
  • Ask people from other work areas to review how you're doing things: fresh eyes can often spot new/safer ways
  • Hold a tool box talk with your work team
  • Practice emergency drills
  • Set up a permanent work safety display or library

It can be as big or small as you like, open to the public or held as a staff event. Whatever shape it takes, it will make a difference.

  • These terms and conditions together with any specific rules set out are for promotional activities run by and for WorkSafe Tasmania.
  • By entering a WorkSafe Tasmania Month 2016 competition (‘Competition’) you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  • In the event of any dispute regarding the terms and conditions, conduct, results and all other matters relating to a Competition, the decision of WorkSafe Tasmania will be final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.
  • WorkSafe Tasmania reserves the right to cancel or amend a Competition at any time without prior notice.
  • Employees of WorkSafe Tasmania or any company involved in a Competition are not eligible to enter. WorkSafe Tasmania reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants.
  • By entering a Competition, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete.
  • A Competition is organised by WorkSafe Tasmania, PO Box 56, Rosny, Tasmania 7018.
  • To qualify to enter a Competition you must be over the age of 18 years at the time of entry.
  • Competition entries must be made in the manner and by the closing date specified in these terms and conditions. Failure to do so will disqualify the entry.
  • Competition winner(s) will be published on the WorkSafe Tasmania website and in the WorkSafe Tasmania Workplace Issues magazine.
  • To be eligible, entrants must complete an entry online on this website between Friday 17 September and Friday 30 September.
  • Entrants may complete one entry per business.
  • WorkSafe Tasmania accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected entries.
  • WorkSafe Tasmania’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash.
  • The winner will be awarded by a panel of WorkSafe Tasmania representatives and will be advised by Friday 14 October 2016.
  • WorkSafe Tasmania shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any personal injury suffered or sustained, as a result of accepting and/or using the prize except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.
  • By entering a Competition participants acknowledge and agree that their personal data will be retained by WorkSafe Tasmania for the duration of the Competition and for the purposes of running the Competition. Any personal data relating to entrants will be solely used for the Competition and will not be disclosed to a third party without the individual’s prior consent.
  • WorkSafe Tasmania disclaims all and any liability and responsibility of any kind, including without limitation any liability, to any person, for all or any losses, costs, expenses or damages or disappointment whatsoever or howsoever arising or suffered as a consequence of, or in connection with, or arising out of anything done, or anything omitted to be done, relating to the use of a Competition prize.
  • The promoter WorkSafe Tasmania can be contacted on phone: 03 6166 4600 (outside Tasmania), 1300 366 322 (inside Tasmania): email:; post: PO Box 56, Rosny Park, Tasmania, 7018.