Every year WorkSafe Tasmania strives to develop an exciting and innovative program for WorkSafe Month and this year is no exception.

The ‘Safe Bodies, Safe Minds’ theme focuses on mental and physical health and wellbeing at work, aligning with WorkSafe Tasmania’s goal of keeping Tasmanian workers ‘safe and well, every day’.

With multiple events running throughout the state, WorkSafe Month is the ideal time for Tasmanian workers to refresh and renew their commitment to work health, safety, wellbeing and return to work.

The WorkSafer Expo is coming to Launceston this year on October 30. The Albert Hall will hold a thrilling range of industry health, safety and wellbeing experts, with something bound to entice Tasmanian workers!

The Expo also features a number of exciting keynote speakers:

  • St Vincent Industries CEO Daniel Teague will speak about the measures the organisation implemented to win the 2018 WorkSafe Tasmania Leadership Excellence Award.  He will talk about lessons learnt from building a culture of health and safety.
    Kate Gofton from Riverdale Dairies and Phill John from Safe Farming Tasmania will deliver a powerful discussion on ‘lived experience of a tractor fatality’.
    Jon Fletcher from Good to Great Tasmania discusses ‘culture and performance leadership’.
    Nic Stephen from Advance Workforce Development talks about ‘aligning leadership with physical and mental health and wellbeing’.
    Sharni Layton, former netballer and Australian Diamond Captain and current AFLW player, presents ‘lessons from the sporting field on the importance of mental health and wellbeing’.

The PTSD: Mental Health Matters Conference includes an extraordinary line up of national research and practice leaders in the field of traumatic stress, and insightful personal PTSD journeys.

The conference will provide insight into current developments in traumatic stress research and offer hands-on ideas about how to apply this knowledge in a work setting. Additionally, the conference will look at the scope and consequences of post-traumatic stress disorder at work and steps to help reduce the challenges faced by workers affected by traumatic stress.
Positive Work Culture Workshops presented by Garry Mills Peak Performance will highlight the benefits of mentally healthy workplaces, how leaders can create and maintain a positive and healthy workplace, and the steps that can be taken to support someone at work who may be struggling.

Musculoskeletal Workshops presented by the Australian Physiotherapy Association Tasmanian Branch are a great opportunity for supervisors, managers and workers to be empowered in identifying the early signs of musculoskeletal discomfort and identify appropriate work practice strategies to reduce the risk of physical injury. Unions Tasmania is hosting a Health and Safety Representative Conference; and for those unable to attend a session in person there are a series of webinars presented by health, safety and wellbeing professionals supporting the ‘Safe Bodies, Safe Minds’ theme.

Safe Work Australia will also be holding a number of online seminars as a part of National WorkSafe Month.

Find out more information and registration details at www.worksafetasmonth.com.au