Thursday, July 10th, 2008 - CONFERENCE: In it for the long haul: Sustaining HSE&C in Resources & Construction

Drug testing of employees and managing depression in the workplace are among the contentious issues to be discussed at a national occupational health, safety, environment and community (HSE&C) conference in Adelaide on July 29, 2008. 

To be held at the Hilton Adelaide, the one-day conference – “In it for the long haul: Sustaining HSE&C in Resources & Construction” – will attract occupational health and safety professionals from across the country in the resources and construction sectors. 

The conference will canvass a broad range of health and safety issues, including the latest regulatory requirements, well-being programs for employees, and environmental and security considerations in the workplace. 

AFL Chief Executive Officer Andrew Demetriou is among the impressive line-up of guest speakers, with the football boss to discuss player/employee welfare and the League’s controversial drug code. 

Therese Fitzpatrick from beyondblue will also address the conference to talk about how depression – which affects more than one million Australians every year – is impacting on workplaces across the country. 

Desalination plants and their impact on the environment will be put under the spotlight by Allan Nisbit from Osmoflo, while Andrew Antony from Santos will present a case study on the company’s health and well-being program which is delivering benefits to both employees and the organisation. 

Other practical examples of corporate strategies tackling HSE&C issues will also be presented by senior representatives of BHP Billiton, Phoenix Copper, Worley Parsons, Thiess, Sparke Helmore, Corporate Health Group, Marlow Communications, United Group, Vedior Asia Pacific, Boral, John Nitschke Drilling and the Whyalla Economic Development Board. 

Organised by NB&A Events, the conference was also held very successfully in 2007. Part proceeds will be donated to the Royal Flying Doctor Service. 

“In it for the long haul: Sustaining HSE&C in Resources & Construction” will be held at the Hilton Adelaide on Tuesday, July 29, 2008.

For more information or to register your attendance, visit www.nbassociates.com.au or phone NB&A Events on (08) 8351 2688.

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Drug testing of employees and managing depression in the workplace are among the contentious issues to be discussed at a national occupational health, safety, environment and community (HSE&C) conference in Adelaide on July 29, 2008.

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