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October is WorkSafe Month

Future work and HSRs – What will the challenges be for representatives?

Presented by Unions Tasmania in conjunction with WorkSafe Tasmania, these free forums (breakfast provided) are an opportunity for HSRs from across industry to meet, network and learn in an informal setting. In line with the Month’s ‘Future of Work, Future Challenges’ theme, guest speakers will discuss the contemporary challenges facing HSRs in an ever evolving workplace environment.


  • Best Western Plus, 3 Earl Street
  • Monday 15 October
  • 7.15am for a 7.30am start, concluding at 9.30am


  • Unions Tasmania, 212 Liverpool Street
  • Wednesday 24 October
  • 7.15am for a 7.30am start, concluding at 9.30am

To register email or phone 03 6216 7600.

WorkSafe Conference: Future Work, Future Challenges & Awards – Monday 22 & Tuesday 23 October – Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart

The theme of the 2018 WorkSafe Conference is ‘Future Work, Future Challenges’.

Featuring keynote and workshop sessions with leading experts across industries, sectors and educational institutions, the conference will examine key trends (known as ‘megatrends’) and innovations, and their impact on health, safety and wellbeing. It will also help employers prepare for these changes and achieve better health, safety and wellbeing outcomes.

The 2018 WorkSafe Conference is a fantastic opportunity to connect with peers, gain invaluable insights and establish new professional connections.


The conference will feature the 2018 WorkSafe Awards cocktail presentation event. Held every two years, the WorkSafe Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of Tasmanian workplaces and individuals who lead the way in raising the standards of work health and safety, health and wellbeing, and return to work.

The Awards promote and encourage innovation and excellence in these areas and can help drive positive change in the Tasmanian community and better work, health and safety outcomes. The Awards also reinforce the message that safe business is good business, with less injury and illness helping improve overall performance and productivity.


Conference: Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 October

Awards: Monday 22 October


Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart.


Register your attendance and find further information at

Walk for Wellbeing –

Sunday 7 October – Montrose Foreshore Community Park – 12noon – 2pm.

Click to register to participate in the Walk for Wellbeing

We’re all experiencing more screen time and sitting, at work and home. So our Walk for Wellbeing on Sunday 7 October at 12 noon is the perfect opportunity for you to get up and moving!

Bring your colleagues and family along to the Montrose Foreshore Community Park for what will also be the official launch of WorkSafe Month 2018.

The day will include activities from Life Be In It and Face Painting for the kids.

All walkers will receive

  • A lanyard
  • Bottled water
  • A WorkSafe Tasmania show bag.

Effective Risk Management Workshops – Statewide

New technologies present new opportunities — and new risks.

Statewide workshops presented by Tania Van der Stap from ALIGN Risk Management will present ways of transforming your thinking from safety-based to risk-based. 

A registration fee of $15 (gst inclusive) per person will apply.

Registration, locations and times:

Register by choosing the location you wish to attend:

  • Hobart at Tattersalls Park Function Centre: Monday 8 October, 9am–12 noon
  • Strahan at Risby Cove: Wednesday 10 October, 10am–1pm
  • Smithton at Tall Timbers: Friday 12 October, 2–5pm
  • Ulverstone at Sports & Leisure Centre: Tuesday 16 October, 9am–12 noon
  • St Helens at Bayside Inn: Wednesday 17 October, 5:30–8:30pm
  • Launceston at The Tramsheds: Friday 19 October, 9am–12 noon.


There’s plenty more on. You can find these and other events by clicking here.


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