Director of the Centre for Safety, Professor Mark Griffin will be giving a keynote address at the first Community of Practice Safety Culture and Climate Symposium on Thursday the 28th of April, 2016 at Monash University.

Sponsored by the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research, this event seeks to build an understanding of the regulators' perspective of safety culture and safety climate.

Symposium Theme (from the official event webpage):

Workplaces have changed dramatically in recent times in response to economic pressures, demographic challenges, technological innovations and employment shifts. This brings new occupational health and safety (OHS) challenges for regulators, employers and workers. Hence, there is growing interest among OHS researchers, practitioners and regulators in the constructs of safety culture and safety climate and their relationship with work-related illnesses and injuries. As this interest grows, so too does the literature on how these constructs should be conceptualised and measured. The literature, however, is scant regarding regulatory issues and the role of regulators as agents of influence to the community generally and workplaces specifically. With this symposium, we seek to build understanding of the regulators' perspective of safety culture and safety climate.

The event is free to attend and tickets can be registered through Eventbrite.

For the event program, see here.

For information about 'The Community of Practice Safety Culture and Climate' please visit their webpage here.