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Interview with Matt Airhart, President and COO, VelocityEHS

Matt is the President & COO of VelocityEHS which is one of the largest, most-respected environment, health and safety (EHS) software companies. […]

Inteva Products: Driving Ergonomics Globally with the Humantech Industrial Ergonomics Software by VelocityEHS.

Automotive supplier Inteva Products has developed a consistent, sustainable, and global ergonomics process with the help of the Humantech […]

Interview with Jim Huemmer, Principal, Shiftwork Solutions

Jim is the Director of Shiftwork Solutions, a specialist consulting firm where they optimise rosters, hours of work and shiftwork […]

Interview with Katherine Morris, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Katherine is a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, specialising in work health and safety law. She has over 18 years’ experience working across […]

Risk tolerance and safety culture: Minimizing the risk of catastrophe by bringing the lessons of space home“ – David T. Loyd

“NASA has learned from our experiences how the human condition paired with flawed organizational factors can lead to catastrophe.” ” David T. […]

Wellbeing: A Global Concept? – Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson, Global Head, Safety & Health, Standard Chartered Standard Chartered has 100,000 staff of 125 different nationalities across […]

The future of workplace mental health – David Burroughs

David Burroughs, Chief Mental Health Officer, Westpac David’s thought-provoking session included key observations, musings and anecdotes […]

From the Infantry to the Industry: Observations of a Newcomer – Steven Rolfe

“If you’re not being safe, you’re not doing your job properly” Steven Rolfe, HSE Manager, Thales Steven shared his experiences from […]

Is your workplace health & wellness program doing more harm than good? – Glenn risely

Glenn Risely, CEO, HeadUp Labs The challenge of keeping your employees engaged, healthy and happy is no small task. But are the “lose weight”, […]

How reducing sprains & strains creates positive mental health outcomes – Terry Wong

Terry Wong, General Manager, Move 4 Life Terry Wong shared insights with us into new research that has found almost 30% of people who have […]

Doing mental health and wellbeing differently – Lisa Mckeown

“People are to be met, not a problem to be solved” Lisa McKeown, Acting General Manager HSE, Laing O’Rourke Lisa’s keynote presentation […]

Our Evolving Role within Sustainability – Eric Knight

“We are no longer just safety, we are sustainability” Eric Knight, Global Head of Safety, Health and Environmental Sustainability, […]

WHS Regulation: Is it getting tougher? – Steve Bell & Nerida Jessup

Steve Bell, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills Nerida Jessup, Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills Steve Bell and Nerida Jessup […]

Hey Siri – “Psychosocial risks…what are they? SMS counselling…really?” – James Sclater

James Sclater, BPsySc, MPsychOrg, Senior Organisational Development Specialist |Registered Psychologist, Assure Programs Mental Health: […]

Winning the battle for ‘relevance’ – Peter Abrahams

Creating adaptive safety systems that serve to help and not hinder, and are seen as ‘value-add’ by the business Peter Abrahams, Head of HSE, Caltex […]

An integrated approach to mental health in the workplace – Victoria Desouza & Jon Ward

Victoria Desouza, Mental Health Manager, Premium Health Jon Ward, Group Manager Safety & Environment, Visy Industries Victoria and Jon […]

Success and Failure – They aren’t that different – Bob Edwards

“If you want to understand failure quit looking for failure and start looking for success” Bob Edwards, Founder, The HOP Coach Bob shared […]

Hazards of Change -Lowering the risk of injury through intentional project implementation – Margo Fox

“Change is the pathway to organisational growth” Margo Fox, Principal Consultant, Riskcom Margo’s workshop focused on the hazards that […]

The Urban Utilities Safety Evolution – Kym Bancroft

“The key is implementing a safety strategy from evidence” Kym Bancroft, H&S Manager, Queensland Urban Utilities   Kyms […]

The most influential tech trends that will impact the safety profession in 2019 – Matthew Browne

Matthew Browne, Chief Executive Officer, Donesafe “We want to leave safety a better place”  Matthew Browne shared a knowledgeable […]

Managing Unconventional Risk – Bill Hilton

Bill Hilton, Director, Safety Services, Walt Disney World Parks & Resorts Have you ever wondered how Disney’s Parks & Resorts […]

A canary in a coal mine – David Ninnes

David Ninnes, Group Head of Health, Safety & Wellbeing, Westpac “We preach evolution of the workforce, however what are we doing to evolve as […]

Interview with Janette O’Brien, Head of HSEQ Project Development Services Australia for JLL

Janette joined JLL with close to 30 years of experience as a work health, safety, environment and injury management professional for a wide range […]

Interview with James Sclater, BPsySc, MPsychOrg, Senior Organisational Development Specialist |Registered Psychologist – Assure Programs

James Sclater is a Registered Psychologist with a Masters in Organisational Psychology. He has extensive experience consulting to public and private […]

Interview with Gerard Beven, Head of Customer Care – Assure Programs

Gerard has nearly 20 years’ experience working with many of Australia’s leading organisations in the management of their workplace wellbeing […]

Interview with Lynda McMeekan, EH&S Director – UTC, Chubb Fire and Security Services

Lynda McMeekan is EH&S Director, for UTC, Chubb Fire and Security Services across Australasia. Having been with the organisation since […]

Interview with Glenn Riseley, Founder & CEO – HeadUp Labs

Glenn Riseley developed and built the Global Corporate Challenge (GCC) which was rolled out to millions of employees across 185 countries and […]

Interview with Philip Paysden, General Manager – APM WorkCare

Philip Paysden is currently the General Manager of APM WorkCare, leading the workplace health division of the Global Human Services Business APM. […]

Interview with Dr Peter Simpson (DBA, MBA, MSc(Ergo), MA(Theo), BSc(Aviation)(Hons))

Peter Simpson (DBA, MBA, MSc(Ergo), MA(Theo), BSc(Aviation)(Hons)) has over 25 years of leadership in the areas of safety, health, wellbeing, […]

Interview with David T. Loyd, Assistant Director, Safety & Mission Assurance, NASA Johnson Space Center

David currently serves as the Assistant to the Director of Safety & Mission Assurance (SMA) at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in […]

Interview with Bill Hilton, Director of Safety Services for Walt Disney World’s Parks and Resorts

Bill Hilton is the Director of Safety Services for Walt Disney World’s Parks and Resorts. In this role, Bill is responsible for leading a Safety […]

Interview with Samantha Johnson,Executive General Manager – HSEQ, McConnell Dowell

A pretty long title that doesn’t really capture everything!  Working at McConnell Dowell involves engagement in multi-discipline construction […]

Interview with Steven Rolfe, HSE Manager at Thales

As an infantry soldier in the Australian Army, Steven Rolfe had deployed to East Timor and the United Arab Emirates. After returning from a […]

Interview with Shailendra Tripathi Head of WHS at QBE Insurance

I currently head the Work health and safety team at QBE for Australia Pacific region. The role involved managing health and safety, WComp and life […]

Interview with Eric Knight, Global Head of Safety, Health & Environment at AstraZeneca

I’m passionate about keeping people safe and healthy with a positive impact to our environment. My role is Global Head of Safety, Health & […]

Interview with David Burroughs, Chief Mental Health Officer, Westpac

David Burroughs is a senior workplace psychologist and strategist who has been working in the area of workplace mental health both in Australia […]

Southpac International – Podcast

ABOUT ANDY SHONE Andy has been leading Southpac in the capacity of CEO since 2014 and had previously held the role of General Manager for four […]

Interview with David Ninnes, Head of the Office of the Banking Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR) at Westpac

David Ninnes is the Head of the Office of the Banking Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR) at Westpac.  Prior to this, David has had a varied […]

Safety – I, Safety – II and the role of a Safety Professional

David Provan, PhD Student at Griffith University, delivers a presentation around “Safety – I, Safety – II and the role of a Safety […]

Mental Health and Illness – A Personal Story

Louise Dubois, Head of Health at Optus, delivers a presentation around “Mental Health and Illness – A Personal Story” Louise has been […]

Major legal changes in 2018 – Industrial Manslaughter, Contractor management, Heavy Vehicle Laws

Harold Downes and Steve Bell, Partners at Herbert Smith Freehills, deliver a presentation on “Major legal changes in 2018 – Industrial […]

Global perspective on holistic workplace wellbeing programs

Breckon Jones, Former Head of Total Reward & Global Head of Wellbeing at American Express and Andrew Barrett, Chief Connector of Safety on […]

Better Practice in Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs

Lyndon Henman, National Sales Manager at Medvet, moderates and runs a keynote panel discussion focusing on Better Practice in Drug and Alcohol […]

Uncovering the hidden assumptions and unidentified risks in your organisation’s response capabilities 

Dan Wright, Chief Operations Officer at Executive Risk Solutions, delivers a presentation around “Testing your Security, Crisis, and Emergency […]

Employee Engagement Through an OHS Initiative

David Tregoweth, General Manager – Safety at Melbourne Water and Phillipa Wilson, Managing Director at Premium Health, provide a presentation […]

Possibility Space as a Way of Relating Risk

Patrick Hudson, Professor at Delft University, delivers a presentation around “Possibility Space as a Way of Relating Risk” Intended to […]

Creating a mentally healthy workplace in times of change

Emma Blee, Head of Enterprise Safety at Australia Post, delivers a presentation around “Creating a mentally healthy workplace in times of […]

Improving psychological health and safety in the workplace: Why it matters and what it takes

Merv Gilbert, Professor at Simon Fraser University, delivers a presentation around “Improving psychological health and safety in the […]

Could this Happen Again? A Resilience Engineering View of a NASA Event

Elizabeth Lay, Former Head of Human Performance, Calpine delivers a presentation around “Could this Happen Again? A Resilience Engineering View […]

An innovative approach to tackling sprain and strain injuries that actually works!

Terry Wong, General Manager, Move 4 Life runs a keynote presentation to our audience around ways of looking at “An innovative approach to […]

Safety Leadership – Beyond Compliance

  Diane Smith-Gander, Chair at Safe Work Australia, NED, Wesfarmers and AGL Energy, delivers a workshop around “Safety Leadership – […]

How technology and artificial intelligence is changing the role of the OHS leader

Matt Knee, Co-Founder of Donesafe, moderates and runs a keynote panel discussion focusing on “how technology and artificial intelligence is […]

Are your safety management activities aligned with each other?

Dr Nektarios Karanikas, Professor at the Amsterdam University discusses the issues around “are your safety management activities aligned with […]

What’s your story?

Genevieve Hawkins, General Manager Health, Safety & Wellbeing at Coles opens up this year’s 7th annual OHS Leaders Summit on the Gold Coast […]

Mental Health Strategy: a case study, with Emma Blee from Australia Post

My guest Emma Blee spends her working hours at Australia Post, Australia’s national postal service. In her role as Head of Enterprise Safety, […]

2017 OHS Leaders Summit Australia delivers happiness to Bear Cottage with donations over $12,800 raised during charity auction

21st March 2017 – The 6th annual OHS Leaders Summit Australia (Gold Coast) on the Gold Coast delivered joy in the way of $12,800 in donations […]

The 6th annual OHS Leaders Summit Australia (Gold Coast) on the Gold Coast lived up to expectation and delivered content rich presentations delighting delegates and sponsors alike.

16th March 2017 – The 6th annual OHS Leaders Summit Australia (Gold Coast) on the Gold Coast lived up to expectation and delivered content rich […]

Richard Coleman, Former General Manager HSE of Asciano delivers the closing keynote presentation of the 2017 OHS Leaders Summit Australia on ‘It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine’.

Richard Coleman, Former General Manager HSE of Asciano delivered the closing keynote presentation of the 2017 OHS Leaders Summit Australia on […]

David Schelbach, Global Manager – Safety, Health and Environment at IXOM discusses ‘Critical risk: Manage it, or it will manage you!’

David Schelbach, Global Manager – Safety, Health and Environment at IXOM hosted a roundtable discussion at the OHS Leaders Summit Australia on […]

Jason Brooks, Chief Operating Officer at Grenof Water Technologies speaks on ‘Safety leadership and behaviours – What doesn’t work’.

Jason Brooks, Chief Operating Officer at Grenof Water Technologies hosted a roundtable discussion on ‘Safety leadership and behaviours – What […]

International guest speaker Professor Patrick Hudson from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands hosted a roundtable discussion on ‘Just and fair culture – compliance and leadership’.

International guest speaker, Professor Patrick Hudson from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, hosted a roundtable discussion […]

Group HSSE Manager at Viva Energy Australia, Fiona Murfitt, speaks on ‘Bridging the divide – OHS and process safety’.

Group HSSE Manager at Viva Energy Australia, Fiona Murfitt, delivered a keynote presentation to delegates at the OHS Leaders Summit Australia on […]

Partners at Herbert Smith Freehills – Harold Downes and Steve Bell collaborate and conduct a workshop at the OHS Leaders Summit Australia on ‘4 Hot Topics’.

  Partners at Herbert Smith Freehills – Harold Downes and Steve Bell collaborate and conduct a workshop at the OHS Leaders Summit Australia on […]

Geoff Hoad, Director Workplace Health and Safety at Optus delivers a keynote presentation on ‘ISO45001 White elephant or game changer?’

Geoff Hoad, Director Workplace Health and Safety at Optus delivers a keynote presentation at the OHS Leaders Summit Australia on ‘ISO45001 White […]

Amanda Wang Valentine, CEO and Founder of enHone and Jack Sahl, Chief EHS Advisor at enHone speak on ‘Strengthening Workers’ Innate Attention to Optimise Safety and Productivity Outcome’.

Amanda Wang Valentine, CEO and Founder of enHone and Jack Sahl, Chief EHS Advisor at enHone deliver the breakfast keynote webinar at the OHS […]

Rene van der Merwe, Head of Workplace Health and Safety at Qantas and Samantha Hall, Head of Health Assessment Services at Bodycare collaborated to host a roundtable discussion on ‘The Right Fit Project’.

Rene van der Merwe, Head of Workplace Health and Safety at Qantas and Samantha Hall, Head of Health Assessment Services at Bodycare collaborated […]

Genevieve Hawkins, General Manager – Health, Safety and Wellbeing at Coles hosts a roundtable discussion on ‘Having a voice: How to strengthen the influencing muscles’.  

Genevieve Hawkins, General Manager – Health, Safety and Wellbeing at Coles hosted a roundtable discussion at the OHS Leaders Summit Australia […]

International guest speaker Professor Patrick Hudson from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands hosted a roundtable discussion on ‘Just and fair culture – compliance and leadership’.

International guest speaker, Professor Patrick Hudson from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, hosted a roundtable discussion […]

International guest speaker Professor Patrick Hudson from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands speaks to delegates on ‘Living the Dream: What does it really take to get to zero?’

  International guest speaker, Professor Patrick Hudson from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, delivered a keynote […]

Jon Baker, Head of Health and Safety at Coca Cola Amatil and Paul Dundon, Founder and Managing Director at Direct Health Solutions co-present a workshop on ‘Tele-health @ Work’.

  Jon Baker, Head of Health and Safety at Coca Cola Amatil and Paul Dundon, Founder and Managing Director at Direct Health Solutions (DHS) […]

Craig Hynes, General Manager Operations and Dion Smith, Chief Sales Offices from Executive Risk Solutions conducted a workshop on ‘Are you prepared to avert a crisis?’

Craig Hynes, General Manager Operations and Dion Smith, Chief Sales Offices from Executive Risk Solutions conducted a workshop at the OHS Leaders […]

Steve Walz, Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Move 4 Life and Terry Wong, General Manager at Move 4 Life host a roundtable discussion on ‘Confronting issues associated with an ageing workforce’.

Steve Walz, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Move 4 Life and Terry Wong, General Manager at Move 4 Life hosted a roundtable discussion at […]

Craig Bates, Managing Director and President at TQCSI talks to delegates on ‘OHS management systems and ISO 45001’.

Craig Bates, Managing Director and President at TQCSI hosted a roundtable discussion at the OHS Leaders Summit Australia on ‘OHS management […]

Thomas Howell, National Training Manager at Premium Health talks on ‘Shock tactics – The link between quality and outcome’.

Thomas Howell, National Training Manager at Premium Health hosted a roundtable discussion at the OHS Leaders Summit Australia  on ‘Shock […]

Karen Oldaker, General Manager – Wellbeing & Community at Medibank speaks on ‘Reframing the paradigm of wellbeing’.

Karen Oldaker, General Manager – Wellbeing & Community at Medibank spoke to delegates at the OHS Leaders Summit Australia on ‘Reframing the […]

Matthew May, Head of Sales & Operations Australia at dorsaVi hosts a workshop on ‘Wearable Sensor Technology – Improving Workplace Safety’.

Matthew May, Head of Sales & Operations Australia at dorsaVi hosted a workshop at the OHS Leaders Summit Australia on ‘Wearable Sensor […]

Dean Clark, Senior Marketing Manager at Ansell talks on ‘New changes to hand protection regulations – are your glove policies up-to-date?’

Dean Clark, Senior Marketing Manager at Ansell, hosted a workshop at the OHS Leaders Summit Australia on ‘New changes to hand protection […]

Jim McKinlay, General Manager at Telogis speaks to delegates on ‘Developing a safety framework’.

Jim McKinlay, General Manager at Telogis spoke to delegates at the OHS Leaders Summit Australia on ‘Developing a safety framework’. His […]

Rene van der Merwe, Head of Workplace Health and Safety at Qantas and Rod Hampel, Business Development Director at Bodycare talk on ‘Giving safety back to the people!’

  Rene van der Merwe, Head of Workplace Health and Safety at Qantas and Rod Hampel, National Business Development Manager at Bodycare talk to […]

Our first keynote presentation is from Genevieve Hawkins, General Manager – Health, Safety and Wellbeing at Coles on ‘Connection matters for health and wealth’. 

“Be the change you want to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi Our first keynote presentation at the OHS Leaders Summit Australia is from […]

The OHS Leaders Summit has kicked off with our Master of Ceremonies – Richard Coleman, Former General Manager HSE of Asciano.

The 2017 OHS Leaders Summit Australia has kicked off and we are pleased to present our Master of Ceremonies for the event – Richard Coleman, […]

The stage is set for what will be the best annual OHS Leaders Summit Australia yet!

6th March 2017 – Final preparations are being made for the 6th annual OHS Leaders Summit Australia (Gold Coast) on the Gold Coast on 15 & 16 […]

The 6th annual OHS Leaders Summit Australia (Gold Coast) is less than three weeks away and is now in its final stages of registration.

22nd February 2017 – The 6th annual OHS Leaders Summit Australia (Gold Coast) is less than three weeks away and is now in its final stages of […]

Occupational Violence And Aggression In The Workplace

Kim Flanagan, Head of Workplace Health, Safety & Risk, Monash Health, David Savio, Geneafety, Healthscope, Steven Parker, Director […]

Bradley McMullen, National Workplace Safety & Sustainability Manager, McDonalds: “Gen Y – Are They Speaking The Same Language?”

Bradley McMullen, National Workplace Safety & Sustainability Manager, McDonalds provided the Keynote Presentation, “Gen Y – Are […]

Fiona Murfitt, Group HSSE Manager, Viva Energy: Sustaining An Effective Culture

Fiona Murfitt, Group HSSE Manager, Viva Energy provided the Keynote Presentation, “Sustaining An Effective Culture.”  During this […]

Importance Of Health & Wellness Through Leadership – A Total Solution

Sean Silvey, Head of Wellbeing, Health & Safety, Bupa provided the Keynote Presentation on, “The Importance Of Health & Wellness […]

Safety Culture – Is it Measurable?

David Shelbach, Global Manager SH&E, Ixom, David Bond, General Manager Health Safety & Security, Thiess, Tim Fleming, General […]

Kelvin Genn, Director of Risk and Service Delivery Support, Cater Care Group Speaks on Disruptive Safety

Kelvin Genn, Director of Risk and Service Delivery Support, Cater Care Group Disruptive Safety provided the Keynote Presentation, “Disruptive […]

John Green, HSE Director, Europe, Laing O’Rourke Presents, Pandora’s Box; An Approach to Safety

John Green, HSE Director, Europe, Laing O’Rourke, provided the Keynote Presentation, “Pandora’s Box” at today’s OHS Leaders Summit. Many […]

Safety Differently; Fact or Fiction – The Zero Harm Debate

David Shelbach (left), Kurt Warren (center), Mark McKenna (right)   Mark McKenna, Vice President HSSE, QGC – a BG Group, Kurt Warren, […]

Jetstar – A Working Case Study Of A Companywide Implementation Of A Mental Health Strategy

David Hall, CEO, Jetstar Australia & New Zealand joined Georgie Harman, CEO, beyondblue on the stage at the 5th Annual OHS Leaders Summit to […]

Improving Workplace Mental Health In Australia – beyondblue Heads Up Initiative

Georgie Harman, CEO, beyondblue provided the Opening Keynote Presentation on, “Heads Up – Improving Workplace Mental Health In Australia” at […]

Introducing a new look for OHS Leaders

We are thrilled to share our new logo and brand with you. It signifies a bold new direction for us and we are excited to be rolling this out for […]

Aligning Safety Within the Business

2nd February 2016 – Penelope Twemlow, CEO, Energy Skills Queensland spoke on, “Aligning Safety within the Business,” in an interview Digest feature […]

Beyond Blue: Heads up Initiative

29th January 2016 – Georgie Harman, CEO, Beyond Blue will provide the Opening Keynote Presentation at the upcoming OHS Leaders Summit, taking place […]

OHS Leaders Discuss the Zero Harm Debate

19th January 2016 – Zero Harm…precautionary measure or empty promise? This highly controversial topic will be highlighted in an interactive […]

Energy Skills Queensland, (ESQ) to Partner for the OHS Leaders Summit

14th January 2016 – Focus Network is proud to announce partnership with Energy Skills Queensland for the upcoming OHS Leaders Summit, March 15 – 17 […]

OHS Leaders Council Announces its Final Call For Speakers

5th January 2016 – The OHS Leaders Advisory Board has  announced its official last Call for Speakers for the upcoming OHS Leaders Summit, March 15 […]

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