The Managing Fatigue & Health Outcomes conference brings together leaders from a variety of sectors, regulators and solutions providers to discuss and develop strategies that you can implement in your organisation to improve fatigue management. Gain knowledge with takeaways from cross-sector presentations and case studies on how to address regulations, efficiently and effectively manage schedules, reduce fatigue and improve the ongoing health of the workforce.
What you will take away by attending
- Practical strategies to address the risk of fatigue in any workplace
- Insights into establishing programs to address mental & physical well being
- Learnings on leading change & empowering workers to take control of their safety
- Ideas for maturing the safety culture of your business
- Information on new technologies that can help to reduce & detect fatigue
Representatives from Private and Government organisations with responsibilities for:
- Workplace Health & Safety (WHS)
- Occupational Health & Safety (OHS)
- Workforce Planning
- Health, Safety & Environment (HSE)
- Fatigue Risk
- Rostering & Scheduling
Attend to learn:
- Identifying the risks fatigue presents & going beyond compliance
- Maturing organisational safety culture to improve productivity
- Addressing wellness & long-term health outcomes in the workplace
- Using technology & rostering to proactively manage & mitigate fatigue
Appleton Institute, Central Queensland University
Professor Drew Dawson is nationally and internationally recognised for his contributions to the scientific community and to industry in the areas of sleep and fatigue research, organisational psychology and human behaviour, industrial relations negotiations, and the human implications of hours of work.
Professor Dawson has worked extensively with the aviation, manufacturing, retail, entertainment, transportation and mining sectors in Australia, and is a world- renowned expert on fatigue in the workplace. He has instigated fatigue management programs, developed shift work and fatigue policy, undertaken pre-employment assessments, and facilitated shift work education sessions. Prof Dawson also regularly presents at national and international conferences and has provided expert witness testimony in many fatigue-related court cases.
As director of the internationally recognised Appleton Institute, he oversees basic and applied research into the effects of shift work and sleep loss on the health and well-being of employees. Basic research programs are focused on the interactions of the sleep and circadian systems, the effects of sleep loss and the ways people protect themselves against fatigue-related errors.
University of South Australia & Integrated Safety Support
Dr Adam Fletcher works internationally with government and industry clients to build and improve risk-based Fatigue Management systems. He has previously worked as a research scientist studying sleep and fatigue for the United States Army in Washington, D.C., and for the University of South Australia. Adam is an advisor to numerous global industry associations including those for the aviation, mining, and oil & gas industries. Dr Fletcher also provides expert witness reports for legal cases involving occupational fatigue.
SA Ambulance Service
Chris Howie has worked for SA Ambulance Service (SAAS) since 1998, holding various operational roles before moving into the Operations Manager role in the Executive Operations Support unit, reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer. Chris’s team provides an interface between SAAS and SA Health, manages SAAS’ Staff Wellness & Assistance Programs and delivers major organisation wide projects. Chris managed the review of SAAS Fatigue Risk Management System, which was released in 2017 and in 2018 won the Council of Ambulance Authorities Award for Excellence in Management Practice / Operational Performance. Chris was the project manager responsible for SAAS activity in planning for and safely delivering the clinical move to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital. Chris was awarded the Ambulance Service Medal in the Australia Day Honours list in January 2018.
Workplace Health & Safety QLD
Teegan Modderman is a registered Psychologist and the Director of the Psychological Health Unit at Workplace Health and Safety Queensland. She is a passionate advocate for the effective management of fatigue-related risks and has worked in both public and private industry as an internal subject matter expert and a consultant. She has a wealth of experience in developing and implementing workplace fatigue risk management systems and strategies in industries such as rail, transport, manufacturing, oil and gas, mining and local government.
What People Are Saying
“The influence of fatigue, stress and mental wellbeing on workers’ engagement with and perceptions of hazard and risk, can be just as important when designing processes and managing exposures as selecting the most effective equipment or implementing engineering interventions.”Chair, Safe Work Australia & Attendee, 2017 Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists conference