We will be joined by the following guest presenters:
Co-founder and CEO of Safe Ag Systems
- Safe Ag Systems is a compliance software solution that will be tailored to meet our industry’s needs.
Katy has worked with a wide range of high-profile clients and understands how to align products and services to market demands. By disrupting the OH&S scene throughout Australia, Katy hopes to see a significant change in workplace culture when it comes to managing safety in the horticultural industry. “Changing the culture is a challenging goal but implementing a safety system can be an easy task when using the right tools.”
Key presentation objectives:
• Hear about the recent partnership between NGIV and Safe Ag Systems and find out what this means for your business.
• Learn how the team’s recent learnings have helped to create a bespoke safety system for nurseries.
• See how it works - an introduction to the program and App.
Dr Katie Asplin
Director - Science and Stewardship Policy (Chemistry), CropLife Australia
CropLife Australia represents the innovators, developers, manufacturers, formulators and registrants of crop protection and ag-biotechnology products. Their mission through industry leadership and advocacy, is to achieve a strategic regulatory environment that provides the plant science industry the freedom to responsibly operate, grow and enhance its ability to support Australia’s farmers.
Katie assists the Director – Agricultural Chemical Policy by providing high level and specific technical advice to inform the development of regulatory reform options and policy solutions relevant to the effective and efficient regulation of agricultural chemicals. She also champions CropLife’s stewardship responses for agricultural chemical products, ensuring sustainable agricultural outcomes.
Katie will talk about the regulatory and scientific reality regarding the safety of glyphosate, the disconnect between that reality and public perception, and how public perception can affect access to critical products. Katie will also run through CropLife’s advocacy efforts in this space to ensure our member companies’ freedom to operate and consequently maintain access to products for members of the Nursery & Garden Industry.
Inspector, Operations & Emergency Management, WorkSafe
Adam Stewart is a F1 Multi-Disciplinary Inspector for WorkSafe Victoria. Adam covers a broad range of industries, including transport, logistics, dangerous good and agriculture. Adams background is mining and technical rescue.
Adam will provide members with an update on nursery safety related issues, as well as highlight the current areas of focus for WorkSafe.
7.30am – Guests Arrive
8.00am – Presentations
9.00am – Breakfast is Served
10.00am – Event Concludes