Event Details

OSH Seminar on Safety Culture in the Transport Industry - A Western Australian Journey (An English Seminar)

Date: 28 May 2008 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Rm N001, PolyU
Organizer(s): IOSH (HK)
Co-Organizer(s): CILTHK, HKARMS
Supporter(s): IC, PolyU
Speaker: Catherine Wallace is Catherine Wallace is Australia’s 2007 Young Transport & Logistics Professional of the Year. Catherine is the Occupational Safety & Health Manager for Western Australia’s Public Transport Authority (PTA), which is responsible for the infrastructure and operation of trains, buses and ferries in the state.
Language: English
Contact Person: Rachel Chu
Contact Email: iosh.org@polyu.edu.hk
Contact Tel: 2766 4727
CPD: Certificate will be issued to IOSH members upon completion of the seminar.
Content: The speaker will share her experience in changing the safety culture of an organisation. Culture change in the Australia railways in particular has been stimulated by catastrophic accidents in recent years, such as the 2003 Waterfall train derailment, which claimed 7 lives and injured dozens more. In Western Australia, the challenge of improving safety culture has been heightened by the rapid expansion of the public transport network as well as labour shortages due to a state-wide mining boom. PTA is currently 3 years into a 10 year cultural change program, which has already seen the introduction of human factors and just culture approaches to safety management; integration of the Health, Safety & Environmental Management Systems; and changes to investigation techniques, return to work programs and the internal ‘marketing’ of safety. The speaker will describe the journey her organisation has taken thus far and its path for the future, while providing insight into key learnings that can benefit all organisations aiming to engage both the hearts and minds of their workforce in safety.
Remarks: No attendance certificate will be issued to those who arrived after 7:15pm. Certificate (without chop) will be distributed to IOSH members during registration. IOSH (HK) helpers will stamp the certificates after the seminar. Certificate is invalid without the chop.

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