Michelle Baxter, Safe Work Australia CEO, invites you to join the studio audience for a broadcast on Workplace violence is not ok – keeping our emergency departments safe, presented by Tiffany Plummer, Gerard Hayes and Petrice Wallis.

Thursday 9 February 2017
Arrive at 9:45 am for a 10 am start
50 MC Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra*
*Please enter via the 50 Marcus Clarke Street side access – near Alinga St.

Tiffany Plummer, a Registered Nurse, has worked at St Vincent’s in Melbourne for 27 years and now coordinates the hospital’s aggression prevention program. She trains employees in aggression prevention and management, investigates serious incidents, and chairs the Aggression Prevention Management Committee. A member of the Department of Health and Human Services Violence in Healthcare Reference Group and past member of the Department of Health and Human Services Physical Restraint Advisory group, Tiffany also coordinates St Vincent’s peer support program, providing one-on-one support to colleagues experiencing stressful events.

Gerard Hayes has been deeply involved with the Health Services Union and the NSW health system for 30 years. Initially an intensive care paramedic and HSU delegate, he was elected Secretary of the NSW branch in 2012. Since then, he has presided over high-profile campaigns that focus on safety for workers in hospitals and other health settings. Gerard is passionate about working with health services workers to improve their security and safety in NSW hospitals.

Petrice Wallis, with a physiotherapy background, has extensive experience in delivering workplace health and safety strategy and policy in both private and public organisations. With the Coles group national Health and Safety team she delivered health and safety and injury management strategy and advice. More recently, she has led a range of health and prevention programs for WorkSafe Victoria and the Transport and Accident Commission and is currently focusing on programs specifically for the health sector.

Please respond and RSVP by 6 February 2017 to vss@swa.gov.au so we have your name upon signing in at the security door. Please let us know if you have any access requirements.

Registrations close by 6 February. This is a free event and places are limited.

This seminar will be broadcast from the Safe Work Australia website in March 2017.

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