2023 WHS Reps Conference Resources - UnionsWA

2023 WHS Reps Conference Resources

The 2023 Work Health and Safety Reps Conference was held on 23rd October 2023. The names of presenters and their topics are listed below including links to the slides used. Videos of most of the sessions will be added here as they become available. The Conference was proudly sponsored by Australian Super.

Owen Whittle, Secretary UnionsWA, Opening Address (video below) (slides downloadable here)

Alexis Vassiley, Lecturer, School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University (video below) – Psychosocial Hazards at Work (slides downloadable here)

Sally North, Acting WorkSafe Commissioner (video below) and Dr Ivor Roberts, Acting Deputy WorkSafe Commissioner (second video below). Each spoke on aspects of WorkSafe leadership (their slides are  downloadable here). 

Steve Crabb, Inspector & – Acting Manager Public Sector and Related Industries (Video below) on Consultation, Cooperation and Representation, including Provisional Improvement Notices (PINs).  The slides for this presentation are online here. 


Note - Additional information from WorkSafe WA on PINs (including a PIN template) can be found here

Vinnie Molina, CFMEU Organiser provided an update on the campaign to ban artificial stone (video below) - the slides from his briefing can be viewed and downloaded here.  

Dierdre Louw ADSA Occupational Nurse Practitioner, Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia Inc. - Reflections on 20 years on from the ban

Matthew Govorko, PhD, KNOW Workplace Cancer Coordinator Cancer Council of WA – Update on Diesel Hazards

Caitlin Kameron, Make Smoking History Policy & Research Senior Coordinator – Update on Smoking & Vaping Hazards  

Julia Armitt, WHS Officer, UnionsWA and Antony Pearson WHS Organiser, State School Teachers Union of WA - Psychosocial Hazards Workshop. 

Julia Armitt, UnionsWA Work Health and Safety Officer and Remi Kelly, UnionsWA Workforce Development Officer led a networking and Q & A session, video below.

Workshop Handouts :

  • Psychosocial Risk Regulations + Reporting Template Email - click here
  • Example Psychological Injury Report Form click here
  • Example Psychosocial Hazards Risk Assessment click here
  • Example Violence & Aggression Risk Assessment click here

You're also encouraged to seek out other Risk Assessment Template examples 

The slides shown during the conference highlighting work health and safety activities of UnionsWA and our affiliates can be viewed and downloaded here

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