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Miners’ Health & Wellbeing 2022

Promoting best practices for Australia’s resources industry workforce

25 – 26 October 2022 | Rydges South Bank, Brisbane

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overview

Informa Australia is delighted to announce the Miner’ Health & Wellbeing 2022 conference, held in Brisbane. More than ever workforce health and wellbeing is the number one priority for Australia’s resources industry. Research shows there are many benefits to improving the health and wellbeing of the mining workforce, specifically through implementing effective strategies and programs on mine sites. Companies improving the health and wellbeing of employees improves safety performance, greater job satisfaction, reduced staff-related costs, increased individual productivity, leading to the overall company productivity and success.

Miners’ Health and Wellbeing 2022 is the perfect gathering to share learnings and network with health professionals in the industry to gain knowledge of program rollouts that support and improve the wellbeing and health of the mining workforce in Australia.

Topics will include:

  • Mental Health – FIFOs’ work-life balance, organisations and leaders intervening
  • General Health – Physical wellbeing, nutrition & exercise
  • Musculoskeletal issues – Identifying potential risks, preventing and assessing tasks
  • Respiratory issues – Coal dust monitoring, reducing miners’ exposure to respirable airborne contaminants, health assessments
  • Welfare at work – Women in mining

This event will feature:

  • Case studies from mining operations from across Australia
  • Discover the benefits of creating a healthy workplace culture
  • Acquire ways to introduce and incorporate health and wellbeing initiatives at your organisation
  • Learn about the importance of engaging miners with a sense of ownership and personal benefit
  • Methods of integrating workplace health, wellbeing and safety

speakers

Fiona Holman

Health and Injury Manager, Glencore Coal Assets Australia

Suzanne Desailly

General Manager, MATES in Mining

Dr Robert Edwards

Thoracic Physician, Wesley Hospital Brisbane

Chris Harris

Psychologist / Head of Mental Health, Mineral Resources

Dr Trent Watson

Chief Executive Officer, Ethos Health

Dr David Meredith

Head of Health Services, Coal Services

Mark Wright

Managing Director, Health and Safety Index

Aaron Bezzina

PhD candidate (N&D), College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle

Tara Diamond

Director Operations, Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA)

Nick Hudson

CEO and Founder, The Push-Up Challenge

John Toomey

Current Chair, Global Wellness Institute’s Wellness at Work Initiative & CEO, Wide Awake Wellness Pty Ltd

Dr Andrew Jeremijenko

Group Medical Director, Aspen Medical

Chelsey Moyses

Health Team Lead – Covid Response, Rio Tinto

Cas Badenhorst

Group Lead: Occupational & Digital Health, Anglo American

Megan Davison

Principal Adviser - Safety and Health, Minerals Council of Australia

agenda

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:10 am

OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS |

9:40 am

Rio Tinto: Plans and programs to support health and wellbeing

Chelsey Moyses, Health Team Lead – Covid Response, Rio Tinto

10:10 am

  • Structure of the scheme
  • Areas being monitored
  • Outcomes and future challenges

10:40 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:10 am

FIFO Lifestyle – Reducing mental illness and suicides on remote worksites across Australia

John Toomey, Current Chair, Global Wellness Institute’s Wellness at Work Initiative & CEO, Wide Awake Wellness Pty Ltd

11:40 am

Agnico Eagle: Health & Wellbeing programs

Damien Bilsborrow, Health and Safety Lead - Australia, Agnico Eagle

12:10 pm

  • Improve workplace connection and morale while facilitating fundamental improvements in employee physical and mental health
  • Engage people in a physical challenge whilst simultaneously opening up conversations and educate people about mental health.
  • A playful approach to mental health can open the doors to sometimes confronting and uncomfortable topics —and have a genuine and lasting impact on mental health literacy

12:30 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:30 pm

ENERGIZER SESSION | The Push up Challenge

Nick Hudson, CEO and Founder, The Push-Up Challenge

1:35 pm

  • Mental health; no longer emerging, now firmly identified as a workplace health issue
  • The acceptance journey model and how it’s application can support the success of a mental health strategy
  • GCAA’s approach to health
  • Our mental health journey so far

2:05 pm

Respiratory hazards on mine sites – Dust diseases, current concerns and possible preventions

Dr Robert Edwards, Thoracic Physician, Wesley Hospital Brisbane

2:30 pm

  • Designing programmes
  • Business continuity and COVID-safe planning
  • Reducing the likelihood of outbreaks
  • Changing the face of remote healthcare through innovation and technology

3:55 pm

Networking and refreshment break

4:25 pm

Learning goals:

  • Engaging and aligning stakeholders through the communication of a clear message with respect to workplace health and wellbeing initiatives.
  • Illustrate a framework that will enable a workplace to determine the most suitable health and wellbeing initiatives for their organisation.
  • Detail an 8-step process to develop a Plan of Action to improve workplace health outcomes that is contextualised to the workplace.
  • Ensure implementation of health initiatives is evidence-based and best practice.
  • Use a consistent measurement framework to measure, share and continuously improve outcomes.

4:50 pm

The three core fundamentals that should underpin any wellness program:

  • Demographic / gender specific language and literacy
  • Understanding behaviour change techniques and their mechanisms of action
  • The importance of multicomponent interventions in supporting employee wellness

5:15 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair & Networking Drinks

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:10 am

Workforce & Leaders Mental Health Research

Tara Diamond, Director Operations, Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA)

9:40 am

  • Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) workforces are identified as a priority group with a greater risk of developing or being impacted by mental health, alcohol and other drug problems.
  • At MRL we recognise that mental health is as important as physical health
  • It’s important that staff have the confidence, willingness, and ability to respond to the mental health needs of themselves, colleagues, and their families at the earliest opportunity.
  • Through Mental Health Literacy modules staff are talking about positive mental health as a strength, not a weakness.
  • This workshop will provide participates with practical ‘take away’ strategies they can implement in their workplace

10:10 am

Session to be advised

10:40 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:10 am

Plans and programs in place to support on-site employees health and wellbeing

Cas Badenhorst, Group Lead: Occupational & Digital Health, Anglo American

11:40 am

Session to be advised

12:05 pm

  • Discussion of the value of peer support within the workplace
  • The MATES approach is a transition away from a traditional “help-seeking” framework to more of a “help-offering” approach
  • How building the capacity of the workforce helps imbed mental health and wellbeing into the culture on site

12:10 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:30 pm

Measuring Workforce Health & Wellbeing: The relationship with health, safety and organisational factors

Mark Wright, Managing Director, Health and Safety Index

Margy Green, Advisory Board member, Health and Safety Index

1:50 pm

  • Strategies to improve the health and wellbeing of miners
  • Ways to introduce and incorporate health and wellbeing initiatives in the workplace
  • Methods of integrating workplace health, wellbeing and safety
  • Benefits of creating a healthy workplace culture
  • Importance of prioritising the health and wellbeing for the future

2:30 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

2:40 pm

END OF CONFERENCE

sponsors

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$2595$2295+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Virtual Pass$1895+GST

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

Reconnect and re-engage with your industry peers at the Miners’ Health & Wellbeing 2022 conference.

There are many opportunities for networking including social events such as networking drinks, lunches and refreshment breaks making this not just a conference… but an all-encompassing industry “experience”.

Event sponsorship or exhibiting will allow your organisation to:

  • Build relationships with potential and existing clients
  • Generate leads from a high-level, targeted audience
  • Close sales in a more personal manner than via phone
  • Demonstrate your product in person
  • Build brand awareness

To see what is on offer please contact:

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
E: Megan.Rogulski@informa.com.au
T: +61 (2) 9080 4334

when & where

26 - 27 Oct 2022

Rydges South Bank, Brisbane
9 Glenelg St
South Brisbane QLD 4101
+61 (07) 3364 0800
www.rydges.com/accommodation/brisbane-qld/brisbane-south-bank

 

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Speaking Enquiries
Aya Mersal
+61 2 9080 4338
Aya.Mersal@informa.com

Marketing & Media Enquiries
Chris Shorthouse
+61 415 047 287
Chris.Shorthouse@informa.com

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