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Seminar 7

Pamela Atkinson Welcome

Introduction ( Pamela Atkinson – Snr WHS Consultant – WorkSafe Tasmania) Pamela Atkinson introduces the 7th Better Work Tasmania Networking event (Construction WHS Issues – Part 1- a few perspectives) and covers the milestones achieved over the 12 months since launching the Better Work Tasmania ProgramSamantha Forrest

Improving contractor management in the public sector ( Samantha Forrest – Tasmanian Health Service- North West) – Sam outlines the learnings from a challenging and complex construction process and provides practical tips and advice for improving contractor management

Improving construction workers’ health and safety ( culture and the design of work) – (Dr. Helen Lingard – RMIT – Centre for Construction WHS Safety Research) provides an outline of the components work culture and design that affect workers health and well-being and research findings from recent intervention studies.Helen Lingard

Paul Kitchener

Regulator view on construction WHS  ( Paul Kitchener – Inspector WorkSafe Tasmania) – Paul talks about some of the issues inspectors deal with on construction sites, such as working at heights, working near overhead and underground assets and shoring/benching of trenches.