Safety tech in manufacturing among emerging topics at upcoming Work Health & Safety Show

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The Workplace Health & Safety Show 2023, taking place from 31 May to 1 June 2023, is slated to bring Australia’s industry leaders and innovators together in Brisbane, for the first time, to present a series of live, interactive seminars covering the latest in regulatory amendments, technology developments, and safety trends. 

In a press release, the show unveiled that safety technology in manufacturing is one of the key topics to be discussed, featuring speakers from the University of Queensland such as Vince Kelly, Dr Jinggi Zhang, Jessica Thompson and  Chi-Ho Ng.

Some emerging trends in artificial intelligence, autonomous technology, additive manufacturing and human-machine interfaces that will bring new challenges to the manufacturing sector will be included in the event flow.

The two-day program will also tackle the safety technologies in transport and its supply chain to be presented by Simon Kirkpatrick, general manager of Brisbane Motorway Services.

In particular, the discussion will examine the inherent challenges facing the transport industry, including the issues of supply chain disruption and environmental sustainability, and the new technologies available to address these challenges. 

“We’ve seen a number of regulatory changes made in recent months as the Australian government prioritises the safety, well-being and support of workers. There’s never been a better time for Australia’s health and safety professionals to collaborate in the sharing of knowledge, skills and solutions, to create safe, happy and compliant workspaces,” said Marie Kinsella, CEO of IEC Group Australia.

Furthermore, Craig Dearling, general manager of Workforce Services at Master Builders Queensland, is set to discuss the management of respirable crystalline silica dust exposure in construction and the manufacturing of construction elements. 

Dr Jenny Legge, CEO and founder of Staunch Technology will conduct a session on the significant obstacles including labour shortage, an aging workforce, and budget constraints.

In this part of the program, attendees can learn how to turn their position around by measuring what matters, understanding the advantages, and taking reasoned action to reduce the risk of sprains and strains in their field, given the current state of the economy.

The Brisbane event is free of charge. For more details on the registration, visit this site.