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Work safety convention coming to Sydney


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More than 5,000 decision makers in Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) across manufacturing, government, construction, healthcare, transport, distribution, cleaning and engineering will gather in Sydney on 6 – 8 September 2016 for Safety in Action.

The largest workplace health and safety event in Australia will feature over 20 free seminars on insights and priorities for employee safety.

“It’s estimated that over 2,000 workers die from a work-related illness each year, highlighting the urgent need for national improvements to prevent and reduce the number and severity of injuries and illnesses in the future,” says Informa Australia general manager Keith Barks.

Informa Australia will be jointly presenting the event with the Safety Institute of Australia (SIA).

Running parallel to Safety in Action will be the Safety Institute of Australia’s National Convention, a two day conference featuring global and Australian safety leaders who will address the theme of “Disruptive Safety”.

The convention program will include the SIA Annual General Meeting, OHS education awards, OHS leaders and chief executives’s breakfast and a women in leadership forum.

Mental health and physical well-being will be a key focus of the free Safety in Action seminar series, which will hear from leading industry professionals discussing this year’s theme ‘Keep your workplace safe’.

Presentations include Beyondblue, SafeWork NSW, Myosh, Mayo Hardware, Aframes Safety and full details will be released shortly.

There will also be a broad range of exhibitors showcasing the latest safety developments and these include Myosh, ATOM, Mix Telematics, Chemical Safety International, Royal Life Saving, Safety Institute of Australia and SAI Global.

Exclusive to Safety in Action Sydney will be Australia’s largest cleaning and hygiene show CleanScene.

Presented by the National Cleaning Suppliers Association (NCSA), the co-located event will feature a number of exhibitors catering for cleaners, commercial, industrial and facility managers, government agencies and purchasing officers.

Attendance at Safety in Action Sydney and CleanScene is free and open to any business with a safety and hygiene interest.

Where: Sydney Showground Olympic Park, 1 Showground Road, Sydney.

When: Tuesday 6 September 2016 10am – 4pm.

Wednesday 7 September 2016 10am – 4pm.

Thursday 8 September 2016 10am – 4pm.

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