AMPLIFII YOUR INFLUENCE
CEO | Founder | SeeReneSpeak.com
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For the last 20 years, René has researched and applied behavioral neuroscience as a dynamic keynote speaker, leadership advisor, world class sales expert, and renowned speaker coach. Yet, he believes that we are only scratching the surface of what is possible and that every profession can benefit from fully engaging human mind/brain. His company has trained more than 100,000 people in applying behavioral psychology and neuroleadership methodologies to solve some of the toughest challenges in leadership, sales and change.
Rene will advance your personal power with tools that you can unpack immediately. Dupont Australia - Proud sponsors of the AIOH Leadership, Communication and Management Skills Program. Click here to learn more about René or watch his TEDx on Harnessing the Power of Courage.
In this highly impactful Keynote, Rene will break down the neuroscience of influence. He will personally guide you through step-by-step methodologies to create influence from the front of the room, in meetings and one-on-one. You will learn and put into practice Rene’s proprietary 3-step process to become a more powerful presenter, communicator, and influencer. Highly interactive and immediately applicable.
Participants will leave with:
A complete transformation of how you speak at meetings or in front of audiences
A powerful 3-step approach to influence behavior and drive action
The secrets to powerful storytelling
Inspiration combined with a clear path as to "how" to lead and communicate more effectively
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UTILIZING DIGITAL MEDIA FOR INCREASED ENGAGEMENT AND BUILDING OUR COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE REALLY UGLY
Senior Advisor e-Communication and Research Translation | National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Dr. Lum was responsible for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s initiatives in health communication, media relations and the Institute’s international program portfolio for over fifteen years until his retirement in 2011. He currently serves as senior advisor to the Office of the Director, on communication and research translation issues. Dr. Lum began his career as a White House Fellow serving as a technical writer and community involvement specialist. Before moving to NIOSH, he served with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, in Atlanta Georgia, as the Director of the Division of Health Education and Promotion,
responsible for the Agency’s activities in community and health professions’ education.
Utilizing digital media is at the very heart of the changing approach to communication for delivering evidenced-based information that our audiences need for good decision-making. We now have the convenience of reaching out and connecting to our audiences, family and co-workers virtually instantaneously with a few clicks. This new constant connection approach requires that we must be agile and alert to utilizing better strategies and techniques that will help deliver our OSH information. However, we need to be alert and cautious to the fact there is potential ugliness in the digital world. This case-based presentation using globally derived data will discuss the use of a variety of the most popular digital communication platforms- Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Wikipedia, and apps and their potential for expanding information reach and delivering on the promise of engaging the public and our community of practice as part of an overall health and safety communication strategy.
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RE-IMAGINE OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE TO IMPROVE PEOPLE’S LIVES
Group Lead: Occupational Health and Hygiene | Anglo American plc.
Cas is the Group Lead Occupational Health and Hygiene at Anglo American plc. He is a Certified Occupational Hygienist working in the field of occupational health and hygiene for more than 20 years. He is appointed as Extraordinary Associate Professor in Occupational Health and Hygiene at the North-West University, South Africa and is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He is a Past President of the Southern Africa Institute of Occupational Hygiene (SAIOH) and the current chair of the Health Working Group of the International Council of Mining and Metals (ICMM).
Traditional modes of managing occupational health have focused on managing consequences (the disease itself) rather than the cause i.e. the control of exposure and prevention of the disease. Within Anglo American we’ve embarked on a journey to apply critical control risk management principles to reduce exposures across our business. We’ve realised that as occupational hygiene professionals we need to reinvent ourselves to prevent occupational disease – we need to re-imagine occupational hygiene. In this key note the Anglo American occupational hygiene Framework and Strategy will be shared with the audience. The presentation will look back at the occupational hygiene journey of Anglo American and how we are moving from a ’Zero Exposure’ policy to a proactive, integrated, and sustainable control at source strategy. The application of technology to support our journey is critical and we’ll explain how real-time monitoring and digitalization is supporting our strategy.
ADVOCACY AND INFLUENCE: THE HYGIENISTS CENTRAL ROLE
Medical Director and Certified Occupational Hygienist | Occuhealth Pty, Ltd
Dr Julia Norris, is an advocate of preventative health with a unique combination of qualifications and experience in both Occupational Hygiene and Medicine. Throughout her career as both an occupational hygienist and medical doctor, she has demonstrated a passion and commitment to protecting and promoting worker health. Julia is the Director of Occuhealth Pty Ltd, an Australian occupational hygiene and medical consulting company. As well as being a General Practitioner, Julia is also a Certified Occupational Hygienist, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists and the current President of that body. She is also a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and a registered medical review officer. Julia has over 20 years of experience in occupational health matters, having worked across many industries including mining, refining, oil and gas, construction and agriculture.
As occupational hygienists, our role is to advocate on behalf of the workforce and influence workplaces to provide healthy work environments for all. In this role we often work alongside other health professionals but traditionally the different health disciplines have operated quite separately, with defined theoretical boundaries and unfortunately, a culture of competition. However, as occupational health professionals, we are all working towards the common goal of better health in the workplace.
Our challenge in providing effective and comprehensive workplace health strategies is to appreciate the importance of our expertise as occupational hygienists, while also recognising our potential synergies with other health disciplines. There is a wealth of expertise and knowledge that we can all access by fostering closer working relationships with likeminded professionals. Using accelerated silicosis as a case study, Julia’s address will highlight the importance of engaging occupational hygiene in early response to emerging issues and the success that can be achieved through a systematic culture of collaboration.
THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GOOD WORK - ACHIEVING BETTER HEALTH OUTCOMES
Consultant Occupational Physician | Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Dr Peter Connaughton is the immediate Past-President of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He serves on the Faculty Policy and Advocacy Committee and the Executive Group for the ‘Health Benefits of Good Work’ campaign. He is a Consultant Occupational Physician working in private practice in Perth, consulting to the mining sector. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Medicine, the University of Notre Dame, and also at School of Public Health, Curtin University. He is a member of Executive of the International Occupational Medicine Society Collaborative (IOMSC) and Co-Chair of the Coal Mine Dust Lung Disease Collaborative Group. Peter studied occupational medicine at the Institute of Occupational Medicine in Edinburgh and has a MBA from the University of WA. His special interests include workplace mental health strategies, vocational rehabilitation for complex cases and the evaluation of occupational health interventions.
This presentation challenges occupational hygienists to join the Health Benefits of Good Work Campaign, as an excellent way to achieve the Conference goals to re-calibrate, re-synergise and re-brand. The HBGW Campaign is the highly successful policy of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. It is leading a paradigm shift to focus on creating good work to improve the health and well-being of workers. It is based on compelling evidence that good work is beneficial to health and wellbeing and that long-term work absence and unemployment have a negative impact. The campaign brings together over 200 organisations to encourage employers' continuing support for workers' health and to advocate for improved policies on work and health. The steering group includes statutory authorities, healthcare organisations, insurers and national employers. HBGW enables you to “reinvigorate your networks, enlist a multidisciplinary approach and to embody a holistic perspective.”
LEV TEST EQUIPMENT
Director | Vent-Tech Ltd
Founded Vent-Tech in 2001, BOHS approved to teach P601 (LEV Testing) & P602 (LEV Design) modules. Currently Vice Chair of the Institute of LEV Engineers & working with Health and Safety Executive on multiple LEV based projects inc. Competency, Recirculating Filters & TExT. Since founding Vent-Tech in 2001, it has been Adrian’s mission to help reduce preventable deaths and illness from the hazardous substances emitted during industrial processes.
Working with companies across the UK, Vent-Tech is involved in the design, installation, testing and commissioning of specialist local exhaust ventilation systems.
Over the years he has worked with clients such as Anglo American, Airbus, Rolls Royce, The Royal Mint, Toyota, Bombardier, Marshall Aerospace, Premier Foods, Johnson Apparelmaster, Mission Foods and Aunt Bessies to name a few.
We will look at the various pieces of LEV test kit available to us and assess which we are going to rely on to enable us to make a judgement as to weather adequate control being achieved.
OCCUPATIONAL SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMS - LIFESTYLE FRONTIERS
Consultant Occupational Physician University of Calgary, Departments of Community Health Sciences and Family Medicine, and the Public Service Occupational Health Program- Ontario and Nunavut, Health Canada
Christine A. Kennedy MSc MS DPhil MD CCFP FCFP FRCP(C) CCBOM PGCEBP, is currently practicing as an occupational physician for the Canadian Public Service Occupational Health Program- Health Canada. She formerly served as the chief medical officer for Syncrude Canada Inc. (until Dec 2018). She completed her doctorate in health economics from the University of Oxford, UK, in 2000, and has continued to work in the area of the economics of cancer prevention, including occupational cancers prevention, and surveillance. She practices in the Northern Alberta oil sands region, and also practices preventive medicine, public health, and primary care in various indigenous communities in Treaty 8 lands. She is a clinical lecturer at the University of Calgary, Department of Medicine, Family Medicine and Community Health Sciences.
Medical surveillance is about informing prevention: it is designed to identify, characterize, and mitigate risks before health effects can occur. We design and implement occupational medical surveillance programs in order to keep workers healthy, and ensure that employers are meeting standards in Occupational Health and Safety Code regulations and legislation. Current medical surveillance programs include specific exposures such as for silica, benzene, beryllium, laser, and noise, and more generally for regulated occupations: such as for firefighters, sea going occupations, and others. Programs have been designed and active for many years, however, in two industries (mining and refining), there has been an increasing incidence of "findings" of possible occupational disease, resulting in intensive clinical follow up which found non-occupational conditions/disease in all cases. Specific clinical cases were reviewed in this study for silica, beryllium, benzene and noise, which show a trend of increasing rates of disease (respiratory and hearing loss) due to non-occupational exposures such as cocaine and fentanyl drug use, tobacco use, and other lifestyle toxins/risks (ethanol, obesity). The rate of "lifestyle diseases" found by occupational surveillance programs now far outnumber any "true" occupational condition cases identified. The implications of such changes in fundamental occupational medicine and industrial hygiene practices of medical surveillance programming are explored, and suggestions for rationalizing scarce resources and optimizing monitoring and surveillance practices are presented in this paper. Two illustrative medical cases will be presented. Multidisciplinary discussion of the challenge presented by increasing numbers of "lifestyle" diseases and exposures to current surveillance and monitoring practices is encouraged.
MAKING WORD COUNT - CHANGE COMMUNITY BEHAVIOUR
Senior Trainer| Red River Strategic Communication
Clare Arthurs is a public speaker with a background as a broadcaster and journalist. She has spent more than 20 years in global news media, working in Australia, Europe and South East Asia. Clare has:
• Worked for the BBC as a Foreign Correspondent, East Asia Editor, news producer and senior in-house trainer as well as held senior roles at the ABC. She’s worked in print, radio, TV and global news agencies around Australia and in Britain.
• Communication advice to Cabinet Minister in Canberra and in the Prime Minister’s Department.
• Consulted with the United Nations on presentations and message development throughout Asia and Europe.
• Presented at national and international forums
• Teaching experience at Australian universities to Masters level in journalism, broadcasting, safety and social media.
It’s not enough to be highly skilled and know your stuff. If we want to influence people and create change, which for many of us is about saving lives, we need to be able to communicate with clarity, impact and cut-through. In this session Erina Reddan of Red River Strategic Communication will give us an insight into why it's so important to build the influence of Occupational Hygienists as well as an give us some foundational communication skills which we'll be able to apply immediately.
DR DOUG BOREHAM
To the Moon and Mars: Exploring the effects of ionizing radiation beyond Earth’s orbit and deep underground Division Head, Medical Sciences; Northern Ontario School of Medicine and the Bruce Power Research Chair in Radiation and Health
Dr. Boreham is currently a professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) as the Bruce Power Research Chair in Radiation and Health and is Division Head for the Medical Sciences Division. Dr. Boreham is a recognized leader in the field of radiation health and environmental effects. He was selected as an expert Canadian delegate for the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) in 2012. He has earned several awards including: McMaster President’s Award for Excellence in Instruction (2004), Canadian Nuclear Achievement Award for outstanding Education and Communications (2005), Canadian Radiation Protection Association – Distinguished Achievement Award in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Radiation Protection (2009), Radiation Research Society – Mentor of the Year Award for Scholars in Training (2010). The International Dose-Response Society selected Dr. Boreham as recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Leadership Award in the field of Dose Response. Dr. Boreham currently conducts research on low dose impacts from natural and man-made radiation. Low dose cancer risk and radioprotection is a primary focus of his research. He has supervised numerous graduate students and Post-Docs and has over 120 peer reviewed scientific publications
In space, galactic cosmic radiation (GCR) is ionizing radiation which causes damage to biological life, e.g. astronauts. We are collaborating NASA scientists on several projects aimed at understanding the consequences of space radiation exposure and possible countermeasures to protect organisms from the damage. BioSentinel is a NASA Ames astrobiology research project which aims to detect and measure the impact of deep space radiation on living organisms. The BioSentinel project is currently utilizing genetically modified mutants of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a biosensor modelto study the effects of deep space (40,000,000 km) on DNA damage and repair. In our lab, the BioSentinel yeast along with a human cancer model will be grown in a novel research laboratory (SNOLAB) 2km (6,800 ft) underground in a mine. The rock burden above SNOLAB shields virtually all GCR. Specialized shielding eliminates external terrestrial radiation coming from the rock walls in the mine, and an innovative growth chamber eliminates naturally occurring radioactive radon gas in SNOLAB. Consequently, we can study how life processes deal with the absence of ionizing radiation or reintroduce controlled quantities to test for biological responses. Occupational exposure to high doses of ionizing radiation and CGR can increase the risk various pathologies including cataracts, cancer, and cognitive decline. We have developed a complex dietary supplement to be used as a protective countermeasure. The supplement has been shown to reduce cataract formation, reduce cancer risk, and dramatically improve cognition. The research is aimed to better understand the molecular mechanisms underlying how humans can adapt to ionizing radiation (and other stresses) and how dietary countermeasures could protect humans in workplaces on the earth, moon and Mars.