The Workplace Health & Safety Show will once again feature a free education programme over its two days, and workplace health and wellbeing will be a major feature. The show, at Sydney’s International Convention Centre on 22nd and 23rd May will feature 14 thought-provoking talks on topics from workplace mental health to game-changing new technologies, and the latest safety regulations.
Mental wellbeing is one of Australia’s major WH&S issues, with work-related stress responsible for 92% of all work-related mental disorder claims, according to Safe Work Australia. And a recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers found that this results in 12 million days of reduced productivity yearly, costing Australian employers as much as $6 billion per annum.
“Everyone knows that a happy, productive workplace is a healthy one,” says Marie Kinsella, CEO of WH&S Show organiser International Exhibition & Conference Group.
“Taking care of worker’s health, both mental and physical, is absolutely crucial to establishing a workplace that delivers consistently fantastic results, while keeping staff motivated.”
The education programme will run as two concurrent streams - Talking Health and Talking Safety.
The Talking Health stream will tackle topics such as “Seven ways to manage workplace stress and anxiety”, “Looking after your employees - men’s health and wellbeing”, “the value of a healthy workplace and how to support staff
around a healthy weight”.
Topics for Talking Safety include: “Using software and mobile technology to manage and improve work safety”, “The current position on industrial manslaughter – what your business needs to know” and “Online workplace inductions – join a live demonstration”.
The education programme at the Workplace Heath & Safety Show is free to attend for all registered visitors. Full details of the programme are available now from the show’s website.
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