The 2017 NSW Minerals Council Health, Safety, Environment and Community Conference took place at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley in August. Across 3 days the
NSW Mineral Council showcased and celebrated innovative projects that looked to improve the health and safety in the industry. A variety of hot topics
were discussed, including EPA regulatory priorities for the mining industry, mine water challenges, obesity implementation guide, NSW planning reforms,
rehabilitation reform policy and targeted assessment programs (Fatigue). The conference also acknowledged those companies demonstrating a commitment
to innovation and the pursuit of excellence via their annual Health & Safety Awards.
Ethos Health’s highlights
Ethos Health proudly won the 2017 NSW Mining HSEC Conference best trade stand voted by conference delegates. Our stand showcased our suite of products
and services which aim to inspire and deliver better health and safety outcomes for people and organisations. These services included;
- InBody scanning technology
- Fatigue risk management
- Injury prevention
- Health and wellbeing strategy and services
Check out Dr Trent Watson’s acceptance speech.
Fatigue Targeted Assessment Program
Dr Trent Watson, our CEO and principal fatigue consultant, joined Paul Cutrone (Partner, Seyfarth Shaw) and Garvin Burns (Deputy Chief Inspector Resource
Regulator) to discuss the Legal and Regulatory perspectives of fatigue. Trent was asked to provide an outline of what current best practice looks like
in the industry. All three speakers then engaged the audience in a panel discussion.
Left to right (Dr Trent Watson, Paul Cutrone, Gavin Burns and Carl Scully)
Reshape Implementation guide
Ethos Health’s, Dr Jane Watson and Kylie Ah Wong, General Manager (Health, Safety & Training) at Glencore Coal Assets Australia launch the RESHAPE
program. The program provides mine sites with a strategic approach to the prevention and management of overweight and obesity in the mining industry.
Winner – Health Excellence
Ethos Health would like to congratulate Aaron Johansen and his team at Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group (NCIG) for winning the Health Excellence
award at the 2017 NSW HSEC conference.
It has been a fantastic journey working with NCIG and it is great to see them get recognition for their health and wellness (Bounce) program. The
Bounce Program is a genuine commitment to the health of the workforce that is now producing tangible results. It has been a pleasure to be
part of the strategic planning, delivery of bi-annual health screening, and the development and implementation of their annual health workshops
which have ranged from weight loss challenges, step challenges, functioning movement challenges; to workshops to improve nutrition and create
long-term behaviour lifestyle change. The sustained initiatives over the past six years have resulted in more than 14 people moving to a healthier
BMI category, 13% improvement in functional fitness, 49,501,938 steps in 3 months and a 12% improvement in overall health score.
Don Harwin (Minister for Resources, Energy and Utilities), Aaron Johansen (CEO NCIG), Nathan Juchau (Manager HSEC NCIG) and Stephen Galilee (CEO NSW Minerals Council).