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The Victorian Branch Committee of the Safety Institute of Australia is pleased to announce that planning for this year’s Victorian Symposium is taking shape.
Held in Melbourne on Thursday 29 November, this year’s event will explore the theme of ‘Digital Technology in Health and Safety’.
This is a topic that has gained growing exposure, as health and safety people seek to navigate their way through digital complexity, in order to both reap the rewards and manage the risks.
|THURSDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2018|
|8.00 am||REGISTRATION | FOYER, VICTORIA UNIVERSITY|
|SESSION 1 (9.00–10.30 am)|
VIC Branch welcome
Rachel Dixon, Victorian Privacy and Data Protection Deputy Commissioner
|9.40–10.05 am||How can we design successful digital technology initiatives?
Organisations are now flooded with a range of options to implement digital technologies to assist in managing OHS. But how do we design rigorous initiatives? This session provides delegates with user design principles, and practical ideas on how to define objectives, implement change, and measure success. By learning through well designed, small-scale pilots, OHS professionals can better learn what does and doesn't work, navigate digital complexity, and leverage digital technology to improve OHS.
Rohan Irvine, UX Designer, REA Group
Is safety data big data, and can it ever be used to achieve predictive analytics?
|10.30–11.00 am||MORNING TEA | FOYER|
|SESSION 2 (11.00 am–12.20 pm)|
|Gadgets - Digital technology case studies demonstrating improved health and safety performance|
|ROOMS||Room 1||Room 2|
|11.00–11.20 am||Can manual handling injuries be predicted?
What if our workers could wear a device that measured 'at risk' movements in real time, and alerted workers, to improve the way they move? What if we can measure body movements, providing real time data feeds to a mobile application, which then guides the worker through a series of tutorials on how to better move? This presentation takes delegates through some of the underlying research and case studies, in a presentation that explores how the profession can use technology and data to tackle Australia's largest injury category.
Matthew Hart, Founder, Soter Analytics
|Can we use virtual environments to improve OHS?
Virtual reality represents one of the most disruptive technologies to impact the training industry. This session explains the various types of technologies, from virtual to augmented to mixed realities, by using case studies and examples of what has and hasn't worked in an OHS context. This presentation will include the challenges in developing high impact content that is successfully embedded into organisation's processes.
Ty Curtis, Founder, Managing Director, Activate Entertainment
How can training be improved by virtual reality technology?
For many years, training has been a go-to administrative control to mitigate health and safety risks. But the effectiveness of training is often challenged, difficult to measure, and often not aligned to organisational objectives or the audience. This session delves deeper into how virtual environments can be used to improve training effectiveness. Use cases will be presented in first aid and emergency response contexts.
Motti Blum, Co-Founder, Real Response
Can we better engage with people when they first work for us?
|11.40 am-12.00 pm||Can we use technology to support lone and remote workers?
Working alone is a risk faced by workers in healthcare, government, real estate, utilities, commercial cleaning and retail. This session explores how technology can be used to mitigate this risk, including the benefits and opportunities, as well as the challenges in successfully implementing these technologies.
Travis Holland, Holland Thomas
What is the difference between well-designed solutions and just 'good ideas'?
Worker Data Privacy
Can data be used to 'predict' incidents?
|12.20–1.00 pm||LUNCH | FOYER|
|SESSION 3 (1.00-2.40 pm)|
|Digital age - The changing nature of work, and how digital impacts on our people|
What are our ethics in virtual and digital worlds?
|1.25–1.50 pm||Is constant connection good for us?
As social media becomes ever more prevalent in the workplace and throughout society, the impacts on workers, their families and employers is growing. Our 24/7 lifestyles can enable cultures of constant checking and 'always on' behaviour, and hyper-connected networks can amplify insidious voices. Michelle Murray from Bully Zero takes participants through cyberbulling and the risk to work health and safety, communication and the impact of words, and the role care, respect and empathy play in supporting workers.
Michelle Murray, GM Programs Development and Delivery, Bully Zero Australia Foundation
How can technology and work compliment rather than compete?
|2.15–2.40 pm||How can we apply evidence-based methods to better manage OHS?
This presentation explores the development of management profiling tools, to enable a balanced approach to managing safety. When well designed, these tools can support users, from senior executive management level to frontline service providers, by having accurate and informative data for decision-making directly available.
Lisa Brand, Director, Cyntropy and Kim Carter, Founder and Director, Cyntropy
|2.40–3.10 pm||AFTERNOON TEA | FOYER|
|SESSION 4 (3.10–5.00 pm)|
|Data analytics – Gathering insights from safety and other data|
How can governments better use their data?
|3.35-4.10 pm||What are the new technologies hitting OHS?
Discover the new technologies that are making it easier for safety professionals to report and collate data used for improvement. Technologies such as geolocations, digital signatures, mobile inspections, fast hazard management, streamlined contractor management, and automated workflow are all examples of innovative technologies that are making identification, investigation, and reporting easier.
Adrian Manessis, Director, myosh
Data Driven Business - The power of insights and analytics in health and safety
|4.45-5.00 pm||Data analytics Q&A|
|5.00 pm||SYMPOSIUM CLOSE|
|5.00-7.00 pm||End of Year Social Drinks|
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Date: Thursday 29 November 2018
Time: 9.00 am - 6.30 pm
Venue: Victoria University, City Convention Centre, Level 12, 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Symposium.
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