Safety Story Telling in Laboratories

Safety Story Telling in Laboratories
Join our expert panel for an evening of turning these stories into information that is durable and entertaining for staff whilst serving a purpose – making your laboratory environment safer and building awareness of hazards.



Safety Story Telling in Laboratories – Communicating your safety message   

Date: Monday 19 October 2020 7.00-8.30pm (Melbourne/Sydney time)

Laboratory safety remains a high concern in university, commercial and industrial laboratories.  This is not due to the high rate of fatalities in science and engineering* but because when there are few accidents complacency arises and this allows safety incidents to occur.  Stories are told by all of us, we all remember something that happened to each of us during our career’s and those events shape how deal we with our daily work and the hazards that are presented to us.  
Safety story telling offers a very natural way to get into the minds of those working in the laboratory that helps them remain conscious of the hazards and risks posed by laboratory operations. Forming stories with a focus helps people to connect to the hazard, invoke empathy and are often retained better than just a lecture on safety.

Everyone has a great story of what went wrong somewhere in their career, so come and join us for one evening whilst we talk and engage with you on turning the stories you have and those that you have learnt from others into information that is durable and entertaining for staff and serves a real purpose – making your laboratory environment safer and people more aware of the hazards they are encountering. 

This webinar is intended for those who have an interest in laboratory safety such as members of health and safety committees, safety managers and laboratory managers.  Health and safety representatives and officers in any commercial, research and government laboratories will also benefit from the experience of using stories to paint a picture of the consequences and an indelible mark in their memories. 

*2.2 persons/100,000 workers (Safe Work Australia Work- Related Traumatic Injury Fatalities Australia 2018)

Dr Stephen Kenney – Principal Consultant– Neon Vita Safety and Environmental Consultancy Services
Dr Kelly Cosgrove - HSW Manager – University of Queensland School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
Dr Brian Krieger – Major Amusement Park Safety Case Manager – Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

$20 - RACI and reciprocal society members - (Reciprocal society members - Contact to register) 
$30 - Non-Members

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This event will be held at the following times:

7.00pm AEDT

6.00pm AEST

6.30pm ACDT

4.00pm AWST

10/19/2020 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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