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The Safety in Action Conference

The Safety in Action Conference is a two-day, high profile conference for Safety leaders.

29-30 September 2021 | Royal Randwick Racecourse

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Early Bird Rate $1,495 + GST (Save $200) – expires 30 June 2021 // See Pricing Below


The Safety in Action Conference is a two-day, high profile conference for Safety leaders. As the premier conference of the year, the Safety in Action Conference brings together Safety leaders in the health and safety profession, to encourage global involvement and networking across the two days.

We will examine the regulatory landscape, showcase the latest research findings from the sector’s most critical of thinkers, and provide insight, analysis and focus for safety professionals faced with safeguarding the post-COVID-19 workplace.

This event will run in addition to the Safety in Action large-scale exhibition and seminar series over 29-30 September 2021.

Check out our 2019 Safety in Action highlights video


Ian Firth

State Inspector, SafeWork NSW

Dianah Brown

Assistant Director Psychosocial and Consultation Policy, Safe Work Australia

Alena Titterton

Partner, Clyde & Co

Wade Needham

General Manager – EH&S, Australasia, Fresh Country Farms of Australia

Jillian Hamilton

Managing Director, Manage Damage

Jen Jackson

CEO, Everyday Massive

Gift Musiwa

WHS Manager & After-Hours Manager, Lakeview Private Hospital

Meg Tecson

National Manager - Workers Compensation and Injury Management, Metcash

Jay Lewis

Assistant State Inspector Ergonomics, SafeWork NSW

Carli Phillips

Wellbeing Lead Australia & New Zealand, Johnson & Johnson

Maddi Bailes

Client Engagement Manager, icare

Patrizia Cassaniti

Safety Advocate, Let’s talk about Safety

Noni Byron

Managing Director, Prestige Health Services Australia


8:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair


9:00 am

  • People at Work is a collaboration between the health and safety regulators of Australia. A multi-jurisdictional tool, it is Australia’s only validated psychosocial risk assessment survey. This hands-on session will practically demonstrate how to implement the tool in your workplace and run through the simple 5-stage process.
  • People at Work and how it fits in SafeWork Australia’s psychosocial risk management approach
  • Get started on using the new digital platform
  • Understand how to use it for most effective results in your workplace

9:30 am


Dianah Brown, Assistant Director Psychosocial and Consultation Policy, Safe Work Australia

10:00 am

Emergence of class actions in the context of major health and safety incidents

Alena Titterton, Partner, Clyde & Co

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break


Investors are paying increased attention to the social and environmental costs a business has on the community. This is extending into a heightened and detailed focus on the way companies manage their WHS risks.

  • Safety professionals need to be able to accurately calculate the cost of WHS risks and impacts in the case of an incident, and importantly, be able to communicate them effectively to investors.

11:30 am

Safety governance and metrics for your board

Jillian Hamilton, Managing Director, Manage Damage

12:00 pm

Lunch and networking break


1:30 pm

CASE STUDY | Best practice in controlling silica dust in infrastructure

2:00 pm

The human side of safety

Jen Jackson, CEO, Everyday Massive

2:30 pm

Lakeview Private Hospital’s workers compensation claims numbers are far below the industry average. With a focus on ‘back to basics’ safety, Lakeview has developed a culture that is proactive about worker safety, within and beyond the workplace. This approach includes:

  • The WHS Strategic Focus Group: worker representation and close collaboration with senior managers
  • Examples of what planning, implementation and evaluation of WHS initiatives looks like
  • Monthly WHS initiatives – what has worked well, and what hasn’t
  • Understanding and managing for non-work-related injuries and illnesses

3:00 pm

Networking and refreshment break


3:30 pm

  • How the pandemic led to increased workload, as well as heightened emotional and physical stressors on our employees
  • How through genuine care and communication, we continue to create a safe environment for employees who are experiencing distress remotely
  • FUSE Strongarm Pilot Program: How we ensured workforce buy-in, and embedded wearable technologies that work in harmony with our processes culture, leading to behavioural change is lasting and meaningful

4:00 pm

Safe Work NSW will explain how providing generic ‘How to lift’ training to workers (in the absence of other controls) does not equal compliance, nor is it effective in reducing MSD risk.

4:30 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

4:40 pm

Networking Drinks

8:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair


9:00 am

The social impact of injuries

9:30 am

  • What works well and why
  • Changes made in 2020 to mental health and wellbeing strategy, and why we decided to make these changes
  • Low-cost programs that are easy to implement, including digital and virtual resources for stress, anxiety and fear

10:00 am

  • Strengthening leader-injured worker relationships
  • Overview of training process, collaborative workshops and tools and strategies
  • How to improve the injured worker experience within the workers compensation system

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break


11:00 am

  • Overview of industrial manslaughter laws across Australia and key differences between the states
  • Penalties, impacts and learnings from the application of industrial manslaughter laws in Victoria and Queensland
  • What will this mean for NSW employers and directors if industrial manslaughter is introduced? What actions should employers take?

12:00 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:30 pm

  • Sexual harassment in the workplace is often managed on an individual, case-by-case basis, and may not be viewed as in the domain of health and safety
  • What steps to organisations need to take to approach sexual harassment as a WHS risk, as outlined in guidelines put out the Safe Work Australia, in a respectful way?

2:00 pm

  • Providing individuals with the tools and skills to promote wellbeing in the home and community
  • Increasing independence and overall wellbeing for injured workers

3:00 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair



Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$1695$1495+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate

Event Pricing

  • Early Bird Rate $1,495 + GST (Save $200) – expires 30 June 2021
  • Full rate $1,695 + GST – from 1 July 2021

Safety in Action Tradeshow

For over 20 years, Safety in Action has been the meeting place for the Australian health and safety industry.

Thousands of safety professionals across the country have visited Safety in Action to discover new solutions to help them achieve their goals in creating safer & healthier workplaces.

In 2021, Safety in Action will return in a face-to-face format on 29-30 September at the Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, enabling the industry to once again meet, connect, learn and explore the latest innovations in the space.

The event will offer a large-scale exhibition, enabling you to browse the newest products, technologies and services, it will provide access to three thought-provoking conferences and an insightful seminar series.

There is no better place to be to find the WHS solutions you need to keep your workmates safe.

when & where

29 - 30 Sep 2021

Royal Randwick Racecourse
Alison Rd, Randwick NSW 2031


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Margaret Young
Conference Producer
02 9080 4037

Josko Kazija
Sponsorship Manager
02 9080 4143

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