Health and safety decision makers from multiple sectors across Australia converged on the Sydney’s International Convention Centre for the Workplace Health & Safety Show 2019, a live, interactive, two-way learning experience spanning two action packed days and showcasing the cutting edge technology, ideas and practises of the safety world.
The Workplace Health & Safety Show was a key event for #SAFETYSCAPE. An initiative of the highly respected Safety Institute of Australia, the peak body in Australia representing OHS safety professionals, #SAFETYSCAPE is a week-long program of events, workshops, forums, seminars and conferences.
International Exhibition and Conference Group CEO, Marie Kinsella said “NSW is a hub for industry in Australia, and this trend shows no sign of slowing down. Therefore safety must be a priority for businesses to keep informed within a constantly changing and evolving industry.”
A highlight of the event was the Interactive Forum program that explored some of the hottest topics in OH&S for 2019 including, what to do in the immediate aftermath of a workplace tragedy and how to respond when an employee becomes mentally ill.
Of keen interest to the crowds in attendance was the Free Education Program. The Free Education Program was divided into two streams: Talking Health, tackling the most pressing physical and mental health issues today; and the Talking Safety, exploring the cutting edge of safety solutions offered by the hottest new innovations and technologies.
With work-related stress causing a staggering 92% of all work-related mental disorder claims, Mental Health was a key pillar of the Talking Health series. In the seminar7 Ways to Manage Workplace Stress & Anxiety Samuel Eddy, a Mental Health Expert with Open Change, walked an avid audience through way in which managers can reduce and manage workplace stress and anxiety to create productive, successful and happy employees and work environments.
While many visitors were engaging in topical discussions in the free seminars, others were testing out all kinds of new and exciting products and services from over 100 leading brands on the showroom floor.
Popular exhibitors this year included cloud-based safety expert myosh, a major sponsor of the event, Zap Cap Safety and their watertight seal safety cap, Shamir’s range of prescription and general safety eyewear, Avery’s self-adhesive labels, binders and folders, as well as leading safety manufacturers MSA Australia and Ferno.
Kinsella highlighted the golden opportunity that the Workplace Health & Safety Show offers for exhibitors and OH&S professionals alike. “We’ve had some incredibly positive feedback from attendees to the show this year. It’s our first year in Sydney and the great feedback we’ve had just shows how needed the event is in NSW.”