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The 11th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (Safety 2012) is expected to provide valuable learning and networking opportunities for New Zealand businesses.
The organisers have confirmed as speakers some of the world’s foremost experts on injury and violence prevention, workplace safety, health outcomes and building safer communities.
Scheduled for 1-4 October in Wellington, Safety 2012 includes ‘Safe at Work’ segment.
Keynote speaker, Judith Hackitt, chair of the UK’s Health and Safety Commission, will present on workplace injury prevention and Chris Ellis, chief executive of Brightwater Group, on leading workplace safety.
The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment is running workshop titled ‘Australasian approaches and perspectives on workplace safety, promotion and regulation’, and further 57 oral or interactive poster presentations focus on workplace injury prevention and safety.
A number of satellite conferences and meetings are also being held.
Safety 2012 is organised by ACC, the Safe Communities Foundation NZ and the University of Otago’s Injury Prevention Research Unit, with support from colleagues in New Zealand and around the world.
For more information: www.safety2012.org.nz. M

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