For the road safety aficionados amongst us, this year provides plenty of opportunities for professional development and learnings. We’re particularly interested in:
World Day for Safety and Health at work – April 28 2018
Every day, 6,300 people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases – more than 2.3 million deaths per year. 317 million accidents occur on the job annually; many of these resulting in extended absences from work.
Saturday 28 April is World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day. This is a day for promoting safety and health in the workplace and to honour those who have died from work-related injury or illness.
Take the opportunity to let your customers and your staff know they are in safe hands with your organisation. Safe Work Australia is releasing some materials to help you spread the word:
29 April – 2 May 2018: 28th Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) International Conference, Brisbane
Conference themes such as Intelligent Roads, Future of Asset Management, Disruptive Technologies, Platforms and Services, Smart Journeys and Human Factors of Transport and integration of the Safe System approach will be covered.
For more info: https://www.arrb.com.au/major-functions/arrb2018
Fatality Free Friday – Friday 25 May 2018
The Countdown is on! Since its inception in 2007 the Fatality Free Friday campaign has continued to expand its operation and is an Australian national community-based road safety program.
Road safety is a complex issue and it is impossible to find one single key to reduce road trauma. Fatality Free Friday has successfully fostered community ownership, complex road safety issues and encouraged those who can make a significant difference in reducing road trauma.
The campaign is more than just a single day. Whilst the target is to have a fatality free Friday ultimately it is aiming for a longer term community change.
To date over 165,000 road safety pledges have been signed. You can too:
18-19 September 2018 – 2018 Comcare National Conference
Are you a Workplace Health and Safety aficionado? Then Comcare’s ‘Fit for the future’ conference might be just the thing for you to share learnings and expand knowledge.
The Conference explores how we can drive the changes that are happening in our sector right now and be at the forefront of harnessing innovation and technology to improve services. The Comcare National Conference will bring together people with a passion for work health and safety to share best practice, hear the latest research, be challenged by presentations and build valuable networks.
For more info: https://www.comcare.gov.au/conference
3-5 October 2018: Australasian Road Safety Conference 2018, International Convention Centre Sydney
Held by the Australasian College of Road Safety, this is the largest road safety dedicated conference in the Southern Hemisphere. With a theme of “Towards Zero: Making it Happen!”, ARSC2018 will showcase the regions’ outstanding researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and industry spanning the plethora of road safety issues identified in the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety including: Road Safety Management, Infrastructure, Safe Vehicles, User Behaviour and Post-Crash Care.
For more info: https://australasianroadsafetyconference.com.au
Know of any road safety events we should know about? We’d love to hear about them and will update the events page throughout the year.