The Tasmanian Committee held the 2016 Construction Materials Industry Safety Seminar in conjunction with WorkSafe Tasmania October Safety Month. Health and mental health themes contributed to an engaging program introduced by the Minister for Resources and Building and Construction the Hon. Guy Barnett MP.
Attendees were spellbound by a presentation delivered by Nicole Graham from beyondblue about her battle with post-traumatic stress disorder, her recovery and what she had learnt. Other presentations included a short introduction of the support provided by Rural Alive and Well from Andrew Baker and Stephen Duggan described new safety training courses offered by the Institute of Quarrying Australia.
The Chief Inspector of Mines, Fred Sears described to the group how the new mine safety legislation is being drafted and will be introduced over the coming year, emphasizing that the team from Work Safe Tasmania will be out talking through the changes with industry. Lauren Jago of Stornoway engaged delegates with a presentation on difficult business of cultural change within an organization. The day wound up with a demonstration on completing the agitator rollover prevention course by Terry Moore from Boral ably assisted by Brian Hauser who was MC for the day.