SafeWork NSW has released the draft program for Australia’s first World Congress on Workplace Health and Safety, confirming that the global spotlight will be on NSW in November, when Sydney hosts the 23rd Congress.
The program, released in conjunction with the International Labour Organisation, and the International Social Security Organisation, includes 2014 Australian of the Year, Adam Goodes (pictured).
Also on the program are Atlasian Futurist, Dominic Price, workplace injury victim and safety advocate, Candice Carnahan and Business Strategist, Zipho Sikhakhane.
Leaders and experts in work health and safety regulation, business and unions will travel from across the world to share knowledge, research, and perspectives on the gig economy, emerging technologies, safety culture, psycho-social hazards and other key topics contributing to the protection of workers’ lives.
The World Congress will explore how business, Governments and workers can shape change in the evolving world of work and how to better protect people on the job.
It will include keynote presentations, symposia, roundtables, workshops and technical tours.
Head of SafeWork NSW, Natasha Mann said it was the first time Australia had held a World Congress.
“It is a chance to share with the world what NSW is doing right and learn ways to better protect our workers,” Ms Mann said.
“From emerging technology to mental health, experts from across the globe will collaborate to create a better future at work, look at the changing world of work and future-proof against new risks.”
She said the World Congress was an opportunity to create international connections, hear different perspectives, learn new skills and showcase Australian leadership in workplace health and safety.