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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY

The cog in Nation Building

International Conference

Date: 16 17 August 2012


Why occupational health and welfare

Birchwood Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa

It can convincingly be argued that self-regulation, in which an organization voluntarily monitors its own adherence to legal and ethical standards, is far preferable to having an outside agency such as the government monitor and enforce those standards. This approach allows organizations to maintain control over the standards to which they are held by successfully self-policing themselves. Apart from the Bureaucratic burden that would be imposed by external enforcement, the cost of setting up such a mechanism is also avoided.
Delegates will gain insights on; Management of occupational health and safety as a mainline activity Establishment and maintenance of a Health and safety management policy in a structured manner How to manage financial implications of accidents, ill health and loses there from Describing and cascading health and safety responsibility from the board to individual employees Understanding and relating to statutory requirements on health and safety legislation Minimising the scope and nature of penalties which may be imposed for non-adherence Emphasizing a non-prescriptive approach on risk assessment methodologies Building Blocks Injury free health working Moving from knowing targets to achieving them Effective management of high risk industries Upgrading safety from priority to value Ensuring accountability at all levels Being progressive by being proactive National integration of safety issues in different industries Legislative and regulatory frameworks in health and safety
PANEL OF SPEAKERS Lucinda van Rensberg (MD Impex Legal Compliance Solutions SA) Dr. Rutendo Bonde Doctors for Human Rights Phyllis Ndlovu Kisima South Africa Milly Ruiters South African Department of Labour Dr Dingani Moyo - Zimasco Brett Anderson-Terry (MD Lifelab South Africa) Who Should Attend
Health and Safety Executives, Managers Safety Advisers and Coordinators Human Resources Practitioners Risk and Loss Prevention Professionals Emergency Response Personnel Municipalities and Parastatals Health and Safety Officers, Auditors and Consultants Health and Safety Government Professionals Operations Executives, Managers, Officers and Auditors Corporate Medical Advisors Development and Training Executives and Managers Employees and Employers Organizations

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DAY 1
0800 0900 Registration & Morning Tea / Coffee 0900 1030 Awareness Levels and Training Needs Analysis Occupational health and safety training needs analysis Developing evaluation instruments for effectiveness in health and safety training Benchmarking health and safety programmes and policies Building continuity in the training programmes outcomes Phyllis Ndlovu Kisima South Africa 1030 1045 Refreshments 1045 1200 Key Issues in Occupational Health and Safety - Workshop Current trends and Implications to the African Continent Risk management strategies Accidents, Stress, diseases prevention and control Hazardous substances, Heat and noise Violence, bullying and harassment Work-life balances Dr Rutendo Bonde Doctors for Human Rights 1200 1330 Approaching HIV and Aids as a Disaster The devastating effect on economies and markets The economic and personal yardsticks The infected and the affected Partnering with NGOs and Government Dr Rutendo Bonde Doctors for Human Rights 1330 1430 Lunch Break 1430 1530 Promoting Safety at the Workplace and Enterprise Proactiveness From being a priority to a value driver Safety issues and interventions can never be optional An unsafe and unhealthy environment is costly to the life and limbs of any organization Efficient root cause analysis Disaster and emergency preparedness and handling Loss minimisation, Downtime Recovery plans Safety culture and quality of a nations lives Invite Lucinda van Rensburg [MD] Impex SA 1530 1630 Occupational Health and Safety Audits Purpose to establish that the OHS management system & its elements are in place, adequate and effective; protect employees and prevent incidents Designation of auditor competencies, Audit scope, Frequency of audits, Audit methodology, Reporting Invite Lucinda van Rensburg [MD] Impex SA END OF DAY ONE

DAY 2
0800 0900 Morning Tea/coffee 0900 1030 Legislative and Regulatory Frameworks Occupational Health and Safety Act How self-regulation can support legislation and regulatory processes by encouraging excellence at the workplace Milly Ruiters South African Dept of labour 1030 1045 Refreshments 1045 1200 Public Health Risk Assessment after Accidental industrial Releases These could include release of chemicals, products, odours that affect the public and workers in one way or the other. Many a times the public have complained of releases into the environment of chemicals etc from companies which are perceived to be injurious Dr. Dingani Moyo - Zimasco 1200 1300 Lunch Break 1300 1600 Perspective: Understanding Prevention & Behaviour Change Use experiential learning activities to explore personal internalisation of knowledge Using PNI-strategies in positive living Designing integral HIV/AIDS behaviour change interventions Case study: UNDP GIPA Programme Translative and transformative communication strategies Using Spiral Dynamics to enhance communication effectiveness Case study: Positive Heroes Speaker: Brett Anderson-Terry MD Lifelab

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