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
Director | Red River Strategic Communication
Erina Reddan is a writer, a strategist, a communication professional. a facilitator, a host and a thinker. She has experience as a: • television producer, • foreign correspondent, • commentator, and • broadcaster. Erina has over 20 years experience in communication – from the front line of journalism, where as an ABC reporter she won the prestigious Walkley Award, to the board rooms of many of our big companies, advising CEOs and their teams on communication strategy, public speaking and media. Erina has lectured in international politics at Melbourne University and tutored in Political Science, Philosophy, and Writing for a number of universities including Deakin and La Trobe Universities, as well as Writer’s Victoria. Erina is currently undertaking a PhD and is an author of fiction and non-fiction books.
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.