Webinar: Enabling healthy and safe workplaces

Sponsored by Biz Better Together

Did you know that every employee – owner, manager or otherwise – has a responsibility to manage work health and safety risks, and enable a mentally safe workplace?

Join the webinar discussion exploring how creating a healthy workplace actually makes good business sense, and hear some cautionary tales of what happens when it goes wrong.

As part of The Great Australian Workplace series, tune into this month’s webinar exploring how you can enable a healthy and safe workplace for your business.

View last month’s webinar on improving management and leadership.


HFESA_2016_Jodi_Oakman_002Associate Professor, Jodi Oakman

Doctor of Philosophy (La Trobe University); MSc & Tech in Ergonomics (UNSW); B.App.Sci (Physiotherapy) La Trobe University. Grad Cert in Higher Ed and Teaching

Jodi Oakman is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Ergonomics and Human Factors, La Trobe University. She is the Head of Department for Public Health. Her background is a mix of industry and academia. Jodi has worked extensively in industry across a range of sectors including health, manufacturing and logistics.

Her PhD focused on the ageing workforce and the impact of organisations on their employees’ retirement intentions. Her research is currently focused on the impact of the psychosocial work environment on musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and strategies to improve risk management in workplaces.



The Chief Executive of SANE Australia, Jack Heath

Jack Heath has been working to improve the lives of Australians affected by complex mental illness for more than two decades.
After the suicide of his 20 year old cousin in 1992, Jack was motivated to establish the Inspire Foundation & ReachOut.com – using the Internet to address Australia’s then escalating rates of youth suicide.
As the idea of using technology to offer support and hope to young people began to take hold, Jack took the idea to the US where he established The Inspire USA Foundation.

Upon returning to Australia Jack was approached to take on the CEO role at SANE Australia, following the retirement of Barbara Hocking AM. After some initial reservations based on his family experiences of mental illness, Jack threw himself wholeheartedly into the new role where he was forced to confront some of his own stigmatised views about complex mental illness.

In association with Biz Better Together, an Australian Chamber Initiative, listen in on the discussion around hazard assessment and effective risk management to promote health and wellbeing.

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Check in later to find out who our two speakers will be!


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