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Important keynote speakers who have helped “shape the direction of business management in Australia” will offer advice at the 2009 Safety In Action Conference in Melbourne, which will run in conjunction with the Materials Handling show in March 2009.

Barry Sherriff from the National Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Review Panel and Professor Michael Quinlan, author of a 422-page expert investigation into OHS management at the Beaconsfield Joint Venture Gold Mine, will both present at the conference.

Also presenting will be Federal Safety Commissioner Helen Marshall and John Merritt, executive director of WorkSafe Victoria, along with some high-profile Australian business leaders, including Janet Holmes à Court and the CEO of Downer EDI, Geoff Knox.

The keynote speakers will headline a program of 72 local and international experts addressing 12 themes during the March 31 to April 2 program:

? Community & Public Safety

? Corporate Governance & OHS Managers

? Defence OHS & Emergency Management

? Environment and Sustainability – The Evolving Landscape

? Lessons from Major Incidents

? Managing Safety in Small and Medium Business

? Recruitment, Labour Hire & Contractor Management

? Risk Management

? Safety Education – For A Safe Australia

? Safety Culture & Workplace Behaviour – So Near, Yet So Far

? 2020 Summit on Transport

? Wellness in the Workplace

Safety In Action Conference chair, Philip Kamay said conference delegates would take home highly relevant OHS knowledge.

“Each presentation and the conference’s interactive events and workshops include practical information to make your workplace safer and more productive,” he said.

Jointly sponsored by WorkSafe Victoria and Downer EDI, the Safety In Action Conference runs from March 31 to April 2 in 2009 at the Melbourne Convention Centre and will also mark the 60th anniversary of host, the Safety Institute of Australia. Video footage from the 2008 conference can be viewed at The Safety In Action trade show will be held concurrently at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

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