MANAGING PSYCHOSOCIAL HAZARDS
On the 24th December, 2022 Regulation 55 for Psychosocial Risk Management came into force in the Work Health & Safety (General and Mines) Regulations in Western Australia. To provide information relevant to this Regulation the Occupational Health Society had a presentation on this topic at 72 Outram Street in West Perth, Western Australia, on Thursday 23rd of February 2023. The presenters were Dr Sherrilyn Mills from the Healthforce Group and Dr Ivor Roberts who is the Executive Director Regulatory Support Directorate in the Safety Regulation Group at WorkSafe in the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety. Their power point presentations are included below.
Download Dr Mills Presentation Here
Download Dr Roberts Presentation Here
WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY
On the 27th of April the Occupational Health Society had an educational and networking event at the Western Australian Police Historical Society (WAPHS) meeting room. The presenters were Owen Whittle from Unions Western Australia and Lance Keys, Principal Safety Health & Security - Group Discovery & Geosciences at Anglo American. There were no power point presentations for this event as both presenters just held interactive discussions with the audience on their topics. A report of this event is included in the May Monitor on pages 5 to 7.
Risk management is important to protect workers, employers, and other people. On the 29th of June 2023 an event was held that provided a presentations on risk control for 2 hazards, mobile plant, and naturally occurring radiation. The first presenter was Dr Faiza Owais from Rio Tinto who spoke about Risk Assessment as a Tool for Mobile Plant Operators for Sustainable Development: Lessons from the Western Australian Mining Industry. The second presenter was Dr Martin Ralph, Regional Inspector of Mines, Greater Perth Area, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety who provided the presentation titled Managing naturally occurring radioactive material. Their power point presentations are included below.
Faiza Owais Presentation
Martin Ralph presentation
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PRESENTATIONS
On Thursday 31st August 2023 the Occupational Health Society provided 2 presentations. The 1st presenter was Dr Todd Pascoe who spoke about his research titled 'An Evaluation of Driverless Haul Truck Incidents on a Mine Site.' Below is Todd’s power point presentation (click on title to download power point presentation) and the articles (click on each article title to down load the article) referred to in this presentation that describe his research findings.
Power point presentation: An Evaluation of Driverless Haul Truck Incidents on a Mine Site.
Five articles published on the research findings.
A multi-industry analysis of engineering human-machine systems. The connection to truck automation.
From truck driver awareness to obstacle detection: A tiger never changes its stripes.
Haul truck automation: beyond reductionism to avoid seeing turtles as rifles.
Mineworker experiences working with driverless trucks: risk, trust, and teamwork.
From truck driver to systems engineer: transforming the miners’ contribution.
The 2nd presenter was Ms. Emma D'Antoine, who described her research on 'Identifying Western Australian Offshore Oil and Gas Workers Mental Health Hazards and Risk Control Measures.' Below is Emma’s power point presentation (click on title to download power point presentation) and the articles referred to in this presentation that are related to her research findings.
Power point presentation: Identifying Western Australian Offshore Oil and Gas Workers Mental Health Hazards and Risk Control Measures.
Four articles published on the findings of this research
Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on employees’ psychological health in the offshore oil and gas industry and opportunities for improvement.
COVID-19 and offshore oil and gas workers: The role of personality.
The effects of casualisation on mental wellbeing and risk management in the offshore oil and gas industry.
Psychosocial safety and health hazards and their impacts on offshore oil and gas installations.