The SafeGuard conference in Auckland this week has provided some excellent occupational health and safety (OHS) insights but the standout, on Day 1, was the end of the day panel. Often these are dull and given to less than half the audience who have either had children to collect or choose to go to the casino next door.
This panel comprised two representatives of Contact Energy, Tania Palmer and John Skudder, sitting next to Todd Conklin. Conklin was a keynote speaker in the morning and challenged the audience’s approach to OHS. Conklin’ s presentation has been the talk of the conference but remained of academic interest until this panel.