More than 5,000 decision makers in Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) across manufacturing, government, construction, healthcare, transport, distribution, cleaning and engineering will gather in Sydney on 6-8 September 2016 for Safety in Action.

The largest workplace health and safety event in Australia will feature over 20 free seminars on insights and priorities for employee safety.

“It’s estimated that over 2,000 workers die from a work-related illness each year, highlighting the urgent need for national improvements to prevent and reduce the number and severity of injuries and illnesses in the future,” says Keith Barks, General Manager at Informa Australia, which is jointly presenting the event with the Safety Institute of Australia (SIA).

Running parallel to Safety in Action will be the Safety Institute of Australia’s National Convention, a two-day conference featuring global and Australian safety leaders who will address the theme of ‘Disruptive Safety’. The convention program will include the SIA Annual General Meeting, OHS education awards, OHS leaders and CEO’s breakfast, and a Women in Leadership forum.

Mental health and physical wellbeing will be a key focus of the free Safety in Action seminar series, which will hear from leading industry professionals discussing this year’s theme ‘Keep Your Workplace Safe’. Presentations include: Beyondblue, SafeWork NSW, Myosh, Mayo Hardware, Aframes Safety and full details will be released shortly.

There will also be a broad range of exhibitors showcasing the latest safety developments, and these include: major sponsor Myosh, show bag sponsor ATOM, Mix Telematics, Chemical Safety International, Royal Life Saving, Safety Institute of Australia, and SAI Global. A full list of exhibitors can be found at the Safety in Action website. Exclusive to Safety in Action Sydney will be Australia’s largest cleaning and hygiene show CleanScene, presented by the National Cleaning Suppliers Association (NCSA).

Attendance at Safety in Action Sydney and CleanScene is free and open to any business with a safety and hygiene interest. People can register their interest in attending at the Safety in Action website. Safety in Action Sydney will be held over three days at the Sydney Showground Olympic Park, from Tuesday 6 September to Thursday 8 September, open each day from 10am to 4pm.