The 2018 Farmsafe National Farm Safety Week theme, "Innovative, Safe and Healthy" highlights the importance of business and industry working together to increase the wellbeing of Australian farmers through innovation and improved attention to health and safety outcomes.
Acknowledging this important work setting, ANZSOM’s Annual Scientific Meeting 2018 features “Farmer’s health: Living longer on the land”, with expert speakers exploring the challenges and opportunities for addressing health and safety concerns for farmers.
The session is proudly supported by Safe Work Australia.
President's message: Dia dhuit and fáilte to our July newsletter! Translated from Irish - hello and welcome to our July newsletter. I am still on a high from the fabulous ICOH Congress in Dublin, what a fantastic week it was! “A hundred thousand welcomes await you in Ireland” was the slogan and it did not disappoint. Incredibly friendly and hospitable, Dublin was picture perfect including blue skies...
Program highlights: Occupational respiratory disease
A key theme for this year's conference is occupational respiratory disease, with two clinically focused sessions during the conference and a special post-conference spirometry course provided by the Alfred Lung Health Promotion Centre.
Silicosis - new lessons from an old disease
by Dr Ryan Hoy Respiratory Sleep Disorders Physician
by Brigitte Borg, Respiratory Function Scientist, Alfred Lung Health Promotion Centre
Newly released guidance document - Work-related psychological health and safety: A systematic approach to meeting your duties
Safe Work Australia has recently released the national guidance on work-related psychological health and safety which will help employers and workers understand and meet their duties concerning psychological health and safety in the workplace. You can access it here: https://bit.ly/2JBYpjB
Creating safe and healthy workplaces physically and mentally for workers is an essential component of occupational health and safety. Back by popular demand, ANZSOM is offering the Mental Health First Aid course as part of the upcoming Annual Scientific Meeting 2018 from 7th to 10th October 2018. But spaces are limited, so get in quick and register for early bird: www.anzsom.org.au/asm2018
Annual Scientific Meeting 2018 - Early-bird registrations now open
The Australian and New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine (ANZSOM) is pleased to announce that early bird registrations for our Annual Scientific Meeting 2018, to be held at recently refurbished Pullman Melbourne on the Park, 7 - 10 October 2018 are now open.
This year's conference theme "Perspectives in Occupational Health" will explore varying perspectives in occupational health such as clinical updates, setting-specific issues, legal considerations and more. Workshops will build practical skills and site visits will bring learning to life across a number of fascinating workplaces. The conference will appeal to the wide range of professionals working in workplace health and provide unique networking opportunities.
You can download the conference brochure for more detailed information: