Keynote - Day 2

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 8:15am-9:00am AWST

We are pleased to announce that Michael Tooma; Partner and Asia-Pacific head of OHS, Norton Rose Fulbright will be delivering our opening keynote.

Are Legal Processes Compatible with Improving Process Safety?

The traditional view is that the use of lawyers in incident investigations creates secrecy and inhibits the opportunities for learning. The conclusion being that lawyers and legal involvement are bad for safety. But is that reputation actually justified? Are privileged investigations actually bad for safety?

This presentation will explore this issue. Its conclusions may surprise you.

Michael Tooma

Michael Tooma is one of Australia’s pre-eminent occupational health and safety lawyers. He leads the Asia Pacific health, safety and security practice. Michael has one of the few truly global practices in this area, advising clients on health, safety and security compliance issues on a global basis and assisting in the development and implementation of global safety management systems.Read more