Mar 12, 2018

Spotlight on safety leadership

Spotlight on safety leadership

The annual Resource Industry Network (RIN) Safety Conference is still going strong almost a decade since its inception and this year it will again call on everyone to be ‘leaders in safety’.

The need to engage with your workforce and create a mentally healthy workplace will be a hot topic of discussion, conference organisers say.

“Safety is about leadership,” RIN Health and Safety Committee chair Mick Crowe said.

“If you want to drive improvement in physical safety, connect better with your workforce, and learn practical skills that will teach you about major safety skills, the safety conference is a must-do event.”

Conference speaker Dawn Deakin.

One of the topics revolves around fatigue, with speakers including Mackay woman Dawn Deakin, who lost her husband Trevor in a car accident when he decided to drive home after a shift at the mines.

Her sobering story will be followed by a presentation on the impacts of fatigue for employees and businesses, with discussion of  some key controls that can be implemented to manage risk of incidents and accidents.

It will be presented by CQUniversity’s Deputy Dean of Research, School of Human Health and Social Sciences, Professor Sally Ferguson.

Other features of the Mackay conference include a panel discussion and Q&A session with senior business leaders from Ausenco, Aurizon and Realm Resources, as well as the practical breakout sessions from industry-leading experts.

The 2018 RIN Safety Conference will be held March 22-23 at the Breakwater Bar & Restaurant and Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre.

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