With the recent wide ranging review of the Queensland Work Health and Safety Regulator, the conclusion of hearings in Queensland’s largest safety-related Coronial Inquest and the introduction of industrial manslaughter – the Queensland experience offers a number of insights that will be of interest to work health and safety practitioners. Paul will talk on these issues and how the Queensland…read more →

Falls are a major cause of death and serious injury in Australian workplaces. Fall hazards are found in many workplaces where work is carried out at height, for example stacking shelves, working on a roof, unloading a large truck or accessing silos. Falls can also occur at ground level by falling into holes, trenches or service pits. Over the eight-year…read more →

For many years now NSW has seen significant incidents, fatalities, and injuries involving forklift trucks across all industry sectors. Under the “NSW Work Health and Safety Roadmap for NSW 2022,” Forklift Truck operations have been classified as a “High Impact Harm.”  A Forklift High Impact Harm Program has been implemented to focus on this issue. Since 2016 SafeWork NSW has…read more →

Special requirements Please wear enclosed shoes. Meet at the SCG Tours banner outside Gate A. Paid on street parking is available on Driver Ave or first 2 hours free at the Entertainment Quarter (EQ) on Lang Road. Lunch will not be provided. A small canteen is available onsite otherwise EQ has a large range of dining options Fancy sitting in…read more →

Kate is an Engineer & Certified Occupational Hygienist who has worked in the construction industry for almost two decades on projects in Australia, Hong Kong and the USA. She holds degrees in Science, Engineering, and Occupational Hygiene, and supports major infrastructure and tunnelling projects in Australia. Kate is a passionate advocate for preserving the health of Australian construction workers. She…read more →

Greg has been an Inspector with WorkCover/SafeWork NSW since 1998.  His current position is with the Metro Operations and Sector Initiatives team.  In this position he deals with a wide range of industries.  He has a special interest in the manufacturing sector where he deals with all work health and safety issues associated with this sector.  He has extensive experience…read more →

Christa is a workplace relations and employment lawyer with extensive experience in advising large and medium private sector companies as well as public sector departments and agencies at both Commonwealth and state level, on relevant employment and workplace issues.   She provides day-to-day advice to clients across all operational workplace issues employer’s face, and assists with the management of difficult…read more →

Damian Sloan is a Commissioner of the Industrial Relations Commission of New South Wales, and has a long history in industrial relations. Immediately prior to being appointed to the IRC he was the Group General Manager – Employee and Industrial Relations for the Toll Group, Australia’s largest transport and logistics business. Damian was responsible for managing industrial relations and employment…read more →

Adrianna Loveday, Chief Executive & Principal Psychologist, Communicorp Topic:        How to best manage mental health in the workplace We all know the importance of resilience, wellbeing, and learning to do more with less. However, the challenge for employers is also knowing how to effectively prioritise mental health in the workplace. In this discussion, hear from a workplace psychologist on…read more →

Members are invited to please join the BLSG Annual General Meeting and Christmas Lunch at the Revesby Workers Club This years’ agenda will include a review of the years activities, elections for the management committee and some special activities. And of course, don’t forget, we are expecting a visit from SANTA!!   RSVPs are required. Invites will be distributed shortly.