30 April 2019, Tuesday

09:00 – 17:00 Abstsract-technology-pic-The-IoT-Revolutionizing-Safety-in-Construction-and-Mining ANZ SAFETY INNOVATIONS SITE TOUR

Industries across the globe have long used technology to boost productivity and efficiency. It is high time safety joined that list. From robotic aids that lighten the burden of manual labor to IoT systems that alert workers when danger looms and more, new technological frontiers are unlocking new possibilities to create safer work environments – particularly in fields where workers risk life and limb on a daily basis. See for yourself. We cordially invite you for a tour of various sites and centers of innovation at the heart of safety technology, where you will witness these technologies in action and learn the best practices for implementing them in various industries and scenarios.

1 May 2019, Wednesday

09:00 Welcome Speech and Opening Remarks by Conference Producer
09:15 Keynote: Laing O’Rourke’s Journey to Becoming One of Australia’s Safest Companies & Winner of National Safety Awards of Excellence

  • This session will explore how Laing O’Rourke addresses all key aspects of a robust safety system, including management commitment, safety leadership, individual habits and behaviors, and culture development, leading to their award-winning improvement in WSH programs.
Kurt-Warren-rounded Kurt Warren
Head of HSE – Southern Region
Laing O’Rourke
Laing O'Rouke logo

Innovations in Safety Practice with IoTs, Wearables and Sensors

09:45 North Star BlueScope Steel Case Study: How IoT Is Revolutionizing Workplace Safety by Leveraging Sensors Embedded in Helmets and Wristbands to Prevent Heat Strokes and Reduce Workplace Injuries

  • By gathering and analyzing sensor data collected from sensors embedded in helmets and wrist bands, BlueScope Steel uses technology to provide real-time alerts to employees and their managers, enabling preventive measures if physical well-being is compromised or safety procedures are not being followed.
  • In an effort to combat heat stress, BlueScope uses IoTs to collect data from various sensors that continuously monitor the worker’s body temperature, heart rate, galvanic skin response and level of activity. These data are correlated with sensor data for ambient temperature and humidity. The solution enables North Star to provide personalized safety guidelines to each employee, advising them to take a 10-minute break in the shade, if temperatures rise to unsafe levels.
10:15 Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:30 Fatigue Monitoring Case Study: How IoTs and Wearables Help to Detect “Microsleeps” in Truck Drivers and Operators of Heavy Machinery

  • Technology monitors brain waves to make sure workers are not falling asleep at the wheel and that their mental acuity is good enough to stay awake.
  • IoT also lowers insurance cost and corporate liability.
11:00 How Proximity Detection and Collision Avoidance Systems Prevent Fatal Collision and Injuries

  • Proximity detection systems work by detecting when a person enters a potentially dangerous area around machinery and automatically sends out a warning alert.
  • Audible and visual alarms bring attention to a situation prior to contact and injury.
  • In the USA and South Africa, proximity detection systems are now a legal requirement and both countries have experienced a significant drop in reported injuries and fatalities.
11:30 How IoTs Are Now Used to Monitor Hazardous Environment and Locate Workers in Emergencies

  • Personal wearables can be used to locate workers in emergencies, as well as track sensor data such as worker’s heart rate, body temperature and gas/radiation levels in the surrounding environment.
  • This will reduce the time required for critical incident response and minimize workplace accidents.
12:00 DHL Connected Worker Case Study: How DHL Uses Wearables to Monitor Employee Fatigue, Suggest Rest Periods and Send Alerts When People Were in Close Proximity to Moving Equipment – All in Real Time

  • When a worker is close to a forklift, the worker will receive a vibration alert along with an audio notification.
  • Wrist sensor measures symptoms of fatigue throughout the day by measuring the operator’s heart rate.
  • Supervisors will be automatically notified when an operator’s heart rate falls below normal levels with a recommendation of a break.
12:30 Lunch & Networking
13:30 Safety Roundtable: Industry-Specific Workplace Safety and Health Case Studies

  • Mining
  • Oil and gas, energy
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Construction
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Transportation
  • Healthcare
  • Agriculture
  • Maritime and shipping
  • Railway
  • Airline
  • Telecommunications
15:00 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking
15:30 Preventing Fall Injuries in Construction: How Wearables Enable Fall Protection and Detect Cases of Early Falls When Working at Height

  • Wearables improve worker safety, reduce incident response times, and enable general contractors to better manage projects and labor productivity.
  • When a worker slips, trips, or falls on site, the wearable alerts the safety supervisor automatically and provides the worker’s general location within worksite zones so help can arrive quickly.
  • This reduces critical response time while gaining real-time visibility into safety issues.

Re-Designing Safety Incident Response with Analytics

16:00 How Predictive Analytics Can Transform Root Cause Incident Analysis and Reduce Workplace Injuries

  • To get to the root of the problem, organizations need a way to identify “causal factors” and predict the likelihood of future incidents before they occur.
  • Predictive modelling techniques can be used to identify factors that drive workplace incidents and develop effective prevention strategies.
16:30 Learning from Origin Energy’s Incident Investigation Redesign – An Innovative Approach to Safety Examination

  • Outlining the practicality of differentiating between under-analysis vs over-analysis
  • How to meet legislation/ALARP whilst simplifying and reducing workforce
  • Ins and outs of safety data analysis
Gary-Williams-rounded Gary Williams
General Manager, Risk Assurance Compliance & Process Safety
Origin Energy
Origin Energy
17:00 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman
17:15 Champagne Networking Session


2 May 2019, Thursday

09:00 Welcome Speech & Opening Remarks by Conference Producer
09:15 How EnergyAustralia Achieves Zero Harm and Safety Leadership
Chan-rounded Chan Sinnadurai
Head of Health Safety Security & Environment

Innovations in Safety Training with Virtual and Augmented Reality

09:45 Case Study: BP Utilizes Immersive Virtual Reality (VR) Training to Keep Field Engineers Safe in Hazardous Work Environments

  • Using immersive 3D training environment, BP is now using VR to train their field engineers when handling dangerous situations in offshore drilling rigs. With VR, BP can simulate the specific conditions of a drilling operation, including the same rocks, temperatures and pressures – even the same physical impact of the ocean currents – in order to replicate critical jobs on the rig.
  • Emergency response, abnormal operations, upset scenarios, integrity critical procedures and low-probability high-consequence events are simulated in their VR training headsets until the worker’s response becomes second nature and better able to respond to potentially unsafe situations.
Shankar-Bhat-rounded Shankar Bhat
Head of Civil, Structures & Offshore Engineering
10:15 Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:30 ExxonMobil Taps on Augmented Reality (AR) to Enhance Safety in its Gas Fields and LNG plants

  • Through AR, oil & gas companies can ensure employees’ safety while benefitting from a decline in errors and total downtime.
  • ExxonMobil can simulate a variety of plant scenarios such as routine operations, emergency response, abnormal operations, upset scenarios, integrity critical procedures and low-probability high-consequence events in a safe and controlled environment.
  • These situations can then be repeated until the response becomes second nature.

Field and Site Safety Innovations with Drones

11.00 BHP Case Study: How BHP Uses Drones to Monitor Environment, Traffic and Hazards in Improving Site Safety

  • Drones are used to improve road safety on BHP Billiton’s sites, by monitoring traffic, road conditions and hazards.
  • At its Olympic Dam mine in South Australia, the maintenance team uses drones to help inspect overhead cranes, towers and roofs of tall buildings to avoid working at height.
11:30 How Drones Are Rapidly Changing Site Inspections, Eliminating Hazards and Reducing Workplace Injuries

  • Drones can safely go where humans can’t. Improving safety, reducing costs, speeding up processes and making access challenges a breeze.
  • Drones can be flown into high up or hazardous areas to check the structural integrity of a building, vessel or loaded cargo. Whereas previously this high-risk job was down to a worker, now a drone can be flown to the inspection point, sending high definition video feedback to the control center. Not only does this mitigate any risk, it is also far quicker.

Safety Innovations in Transportation

12:00 How Safety Analytics Can Improve Driving Behavior and Reduce Transportation Accidents

  • This session will demonstrate the effectiveness of a safety blitz that identifies the most at-risk driving behaviors, including potential road hazards, the “Circle of Safety”, space cushion and vision barriers. Attendees will learn how to connect safety to analytics and discover how addressing the influences on behavior can bring real change.
12:30 Lunch & Networking
13:30 Safety Conference Roundtable:

  • Fatigue management
  • Risk assessment
  • Safety culture
  • Safety training and coaching
  • Legislation and regulations of workplace safety and health
  • Safety intervention and communication
  • Gamification in safety training
14:30 Lockheed Martin Australia and Deakin University Collaboration: Using Robotic Exoskeleton to Lift Heavy Equipment and Reduce Workplace Injury
James-Heading-rounded James Heading
Senior Business Development Manager
Lockheed Martin Australia
Lockheed Martin
15:00 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking
15:30 Reducing Workplace Injuries on Mobile & Heavy Equipment Accidents

  • Deaths relating to mobile or heavy equipment continue to plague globally.
  • More than 100 deaths a year and over 90,000 injuries are linked to material handling equipment such as industrial trucks, which account for more than 13% of all workplace fatalities.
  • This presentation reviews best practices in mobile equipment injury prevention that are applicable to all industries and workplaces.
Kevin Hayes
Earth Resources Program Manager
WorkSafe Victoria
WorkSafe Victoria

Deepening Commitment to Safety Culture

16:00 Chief Safety Officer Panel: How to Sustain a Safety Culture with Employee Voice and Leadership

  • One of the most challenging and critical elements within any safety culture is the engagement, accountability and sustainability of the safety committee process. This session will define the leadership capabilities of the committee and will take into account the type of leaders who are most effective when setting up a team development learning process. During this panel, attendees will learn:
    • How to focus on and understand what issues hinder the development of a safety culture
    • How to set up a leadership learning team
    • How to define the foundational problems facing an organization
Fiona-Murfitt-rounded Fiona Murfitt
Head of Health & Safety
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Michael-Coffey-rounded Michael Coffey
Head of Hazardous Industries & Industry Practice
WorkSafe Victoria
WorkSafe Victoria
16:30 Case Study: Melbourne Water’s Approach to Understanding the Importance of Safety Culture in Driving Practical Solutions in Hazardous Industries

  • How and why Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU) have invested in safety culture
  • Exploring QUU’s approach to practical safety solutions
  • Building the capability to understand the complexity of human behavior
David-Tregoweth-rounded David Tregoweth
General Manager, Safety
Melbourne Water
17:00 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman