This presentation features Karen Bow discussing what Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) and the Queensland transport industry are doing to manage safety issues through their Transport Safety Networks
WHSQ and the transport industry throughout Queensland are working together through Transport Safety Networks to identify practical, low cost/high impact solutions to some of the major issues associated with managing safety in the transport industry.
The primary role of WHSQ in these networks is to provide facilitation and guidance to the transport operators who attend. These networks provide the opportunity for transport employers to share experiences and expertise and come up with the best and most practical health and safety solutions to make workers safe in their workplaces and across the industry as a whole.
Involving transport operators in the development of safety solutions not only allows for the consideration of the changing work environments and specific circumstances that exist within the transport industry but also assist in the implementation of those solutions.
The focus is to identify practical, low cost/high impact solutions and the primary role of WHSQ is to facilitate and guide the transport operators who attend. They also provide an opportunity for employers to share experiences and talk about safety solutions for changing work environments, and how these might be implemented.
Who is this presentation for?
This presentation is for people interested in the transport industry and innovation in work health and safety.
About the presenter
Karen Bow is the Principal Advisor of the Transport Strategy Group and Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) and has major responsibilities in relationship management for internal and external stakeholders.
A key part of her role has been to develop and implement regional transport networks throughout Queensland which focus on building co-operative relationships to improve health and safety in the transport industry.
Karen is a member of the Queensland Road Freight Industry Council—Heavy Vehicle Safety Group, and was awarded Queensland Trucking Woman of the Year in 2013.