4th Women in OHS Networking Breakfast
proudly sponsored by:
(L-R:) Sue Pilkington, Christine Nixon (special guest speaker, insert name, Sue Bottrell)
Dannie Hocking , Health & Wellness Consultant (guest speaker) at Women in OHS breakfast
110 professional women attended the 4th Women in OHS Networking breakfast sponsored by Simple OHS Solutions held on Wednesday 10 March 2010. Those who attended heard from speaker Danni Hocking (Health & Wellness specialist) and special guest Ms Christine Nixon (former Victorian Police Commissioner and current head of the Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority).
Danni Hocking, OHS consultant with KPMG shared with guests techniques for influencing decision makers and strategies to integrate wellness programs into existing safety programs.
Working with KPMG, one of the world's leading professional services networks, Danni discussed implementing a wellness program aimed at decreasing the illness of its workforce, increasing productivity, reducing the number of claims and to build on its reputation to attract and retain high quality people.
Special guest Ms Christine Nixon drew on her own experiences of dealing with the health & wellness of men and women working in the police force and the safety concerns and considerations of emergency services personnel following tragic Black Saturday on 6 February 2009.
The success of these Women in OHS Networking Breakfasts is a testament to the hard work put in by the team at the Safety Institute of Australia Ltd (Victoria Division and National Office staff) and sponsor Simple OHS Solutions. They have established a professional networking forum that allows individuals to tap into the expertise and knowledge of other women in the room. Growing with every event held the past 12 months attendance has grown from 65 at the 1st event to over 100 at the 4th and we look forward to seeing this continue to grow. Thank you to our guest speakers, sponsors and all who attended, we hope that you enjoyed the morning.
Looking for further information on health & wellness services? Visit the WorkHealth website http://www.workhealth.vic.gov.au/ for details including organisations eligible for free health checks.