Federal Safety Commissioner to speak at international conference on construction OHS

The Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner is proud to be a sponsor of an upcoming international conference on construction occupational health and safety to be held in Melbourne from 21 to 23 October 2009.

The conference – CIB W099: Planning, Designing and Building a Healthy and Safe Construction Industry - brings together key policy makers and construction industry leaders who will present their views and vision for achieving a paradigm shift in construction occupational health and safety performance in Australia.

The conference also brings leading international academics, researchers and government agents from the United States, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, who will share the latest research into a variety of current issues in construction occupational health and safety.

The Federal Safety Commissioner, Helen Marshall, will be speaking on the Industry Day on Wednesday 21 October 2009.

The OFSC-sponsored keynote speaker is Matt Gillen, Construction Sector Program Coordinator, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), USA. Mr Gillen's topic is 'The US Policy Approach - The National Occupational Research Agenda'.

For further information about the conference visit the CIB WO99 Conference website.