Helping Employees ‘Choose To Be Well’: SAFETY FIRST

The Safety First Conference & Expo (May 26 – 29, Melbourne) today confirms Dr. Rod Gutierrez, Principal Psychologist for DuPont Sustainable Solutions as a keynote speaker of the event. Dr Gutierrez will speak on the vital topic of building resilience into your workplace, to help protect workers from psychological injury in a fast-moving and imperfect world in the OHS Safety Leaders – Psychological Injury Premium Forum.

Dr Gutierrez is one of Australia’s leading authorities in occupational stress and the management and prevention of psychological injury. He is also  lead designer of a new approach to safety management, the DuPont Integrated Approach (DnA) for Safety ,and has delivered human capital management solutions for clients across financial services, insurance providers, a variety of government departments as well as for rail, engineering industries.

Dr Gutierrez draws on cognitive psychology’s understanding of the way people think (and therefore behave) to achieve higher safety standards. In particular, he observes organisations can promote wellness by helping altering an individual’s beliefs and thought patterns so that they choose to be well.

Dr. Gutierrez will outline the key steps for workplace safety professionals to succeed using his approach, in his presentation during Safety First Conference’s Premium Forum C: Psychological Injury.

This Premium Forum will focus on the increasingly important topic of Psychological Injury in the workplace, and will include industry experts sharing their expertise on key themes, including early recognition and prevention of stress and psychological  injury including depression and anxiety; psychosocial risk factors, and ‘hands’ on approaches to responding to mental health concerns.

The Forum will also include a topic specifically focusing on a major workplace safety concern: reengaging and motivating injured employees after they have returned to work.

This session will be the third of Safety First Conference’s Premium Forums providing opportunities for safety professionals to hear from and speak at a high level with leading workplace safety experts.

Each of the Premium Forum series is priced at $180, with discounts for registering for two forums (20% discount = $288) and all three forums (40% discount = $324). These events alternate with free, drop-in conference sessions, as well as Safety First’s expo of dozens of innovative safety products and services.

In all, the Safety First Conference & Expo will be Australia’s first one-stop shop for safety professionals keen to gain new tools and up-to-date strategies for influencing safety outcomes. The event will run alongside National Manufacturing Week – Australia’s largest manufacturing event – and Austech, providing broad ranging access to industry solutions.

Entry to the Expo is free – and by registering now, you can access updates and extra services, including My Event Planner planning tool that also helps you build your industry network beyond the four-day event.

Find out more about OHS Safety Leaders – Psychological Injury (Premium Forum C): 



Date Published: 6 March 2015