Below is a draft schedule of what is planned for the WorkSafe Tasmania Conference program. Please revisit this page for updates and changes. All dates and times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).
Wednesday 28 July
Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
Registration desk opens – tea and coffee on arrival
Hotel Grand Chancellor Foyer
Welcome and Opening
Keynote speaker: Professor Angela Martin, Menzies Institute for Medical Research
The global and national context for workplace mental health: Increasing focus on psychosocial risk management and mitigation
Keynote speaker: Professor Alex Collie, Monash University
Work injury, suicide and self-harm: Findings and implications of a global evidence review
11.10–11.30am Morning refreshments
Mental health and wellbeing
Work health and safety
Workers compensation and return to work
Respect at work
Prevention is not enough
Dr Peter Sharman
'Health first' in the workplace: Evidence-based interventions by employers to facilitate recovery and return to work
Dr Ian Snape
The doorstep pattern: Leave your baggage at the door
Why technologies are not changing the number of workplace injuries or the cost associated with these injuries.
Exercise therapy for mental illness in personal injury spheres: The journey and the destination
Keynote speaker: Dr Sharron O’Neill, UNSW Canberra
WHS data: Business intelligence, distraction or fake news?
Keynote speaker: Dianah Brown, Safe Work Australia
Managing psychosocial hazards at work
15.15–15.35pm Afternoon refreshments
Keynote speaker: Professor Peter Gahan, University of Melbourne
The future of work after COVID: What's next?