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Injury Prevention & Return To Work Conference 2015

As part of Work Safety Month the inaugural Injury Prevention and Return to Work Conference was presented last week by the Workers’ Compensation Regulator and Workplace Health & Safety Queensland.

PBF Australia sent along Darron and Melissa from our Brisbane office to hear from some incredible speakers with valuable experiences and information.  They both left inspired to influence positive changes to the safety culture of our client’s organisations through PBF’s Injury Prevention Programs.

Shane Webcke (Brisbane Broncos) is Queensland’s Safety Ambassador for Worksafe Queensland. Shane gave an eye-opening talk about his upbringing on his family’s farm, his lack of safety culture and the traumatic death of his father.

Of particular interest was a presentation by Rachael Roberston.  Rachael led the 58th annual expedition to the edge of the world, Antarctica. The intensity of this leadership role gave her the opportunity to test her leadership ideas the hard way.

Graeme Cowan held many senior leadership positions before suffering five years of severe depression.  Graeme shared with the audience how he emerged from this crisis with a different view about how we can all build resilience and wellbeing to thrive through change.

Julie Russell from Russell Transport presented a session on innovation and leadership in healthy worker programs. Her talk highlighted the importance of engagement and competencies of staff at all levels in the business.

Breakout sessions, panel discussions and general networking with organisations who honestly care about workplace safety made for a successful and entertaining conference.

Pictured here are Darron Shields and Melissa Barber from PBF Australia with Dave Whitefield from People and Risk.

If you are interested in booking a PBF Injury Prevention Presentation for your organisation you can find out more details here.

Darren Shields, Dave Riskology Melissa Barber PBF Injury Prevention and Return to Work
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