Publications

Conference Papers

The InterSafe Team have  produced numerous conference papers that have been presented at various national and international conferences.

Many of these papers are available in our shop.

Dr Justin Ludcke

Ludcke, J.A. (June) "Lifting Techniques Training Busted", Paper presented at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Australia Breakfast, Brisbane - QLD. 2010

Ludcke, J.A. (March) "Computer Based Tools and Technologies for Forensic Investigation", Australian Plaintiff Lawyers Association (APLA) - NSW State Conference, Sydney. 2003

Ludcke, J. A. (March) “Modelling Inflatable Rescue Boats (IRBs) in Surf Conditions to Investigate the Impact on Surf Life Saving Personnel”, ICrash 2002, Melbourne. 2002

Ludcke, J. A. (August) “Using Biomechanics and Mathematical Modelling to Investigate Surf Life Saving Injuries in Inflatable Rescue Boats (IRBs)”, Second International Lifesaving Services (ILS) Medical-Rescue Conference, Gold Coast. 2001

Ludcke, J. A. (June) “Modelling of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Foam in MADYMO to Determine Impact Absorption Capabilities”, 2001 Australian MADYMO Users Meeting, Melbourne. 2001

Ludcke, J. A. (September) “Modelling of Shock Absorptive Foam Using MADYMO to Prevent Injuries in Inflatable Rescue Boats (IRBs)”, 2000 International IRCOBI Conference on the Biomechanics of Impact, Montpellier, France. 2000

Ludcke, J. A. (March) “Impact Data for the Investigation of Injuries in Inflatable Rescue Boats (IRBs)”, Impact Biomechanics Australia Conference: Neck Injury 2000, Sydney. 2000

Ludcke, J. A. (May) “Modelling of Inflatable Rescue Boats (IRBs) in Surf Conditions to Reduce Injuries”, Third National Conference on Injury Prevention and Control (IPC), Brisbane. 1999

Philip Byard

Byard, P. (October) "Could Zero Harm be Killing our People", Paper presented at the SIA Queensland Visions Conference, Gold Coast - QLD. 2010

Byard, P. (March) "Is Zero Harm Killing Workers?”, Paper presented at the Rail Safety Conference, Melbourne - VIC. 2010

Byard, P. (October) "Could Zero Harm be Killing our People?", Paper presented at the SIA Safety Conference, Sydney - NSW. 2008

Byard, P. (October) "Change for the Future not Blame for the Past", Paper presented at the Safety Conference, Sydney - NSW. 2006

Roger Kahler

Kahler, R.J. (August) "Fatigue and Safety in Mining - A Distraction", Paper presented at the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference, Townsville - QLD. 2010

Kahler, R.J. (June) "Progress through Consultation", Paper presented via web session at the International Fall Protection Symposium, Baltimore – USA. 2010

Kahler, R.J. (October) "Four Myths That Are Delaying Progress", Paper presented at the SIA Safety Conference, Sydney - NSW. 2008

Kahler, R.J. (June) "The Future of OH&S Must Look Different to the Past - Why and How!", Paper presented at Queensland Safety Conference - QLD. 2007

Kahler, R.J. (March) "Understanding, Insight, Wisdom and Courage", Paper presented at CME Safety and Health Conference Excellence through Innovation and Influence, Perth - WA. 2007

Kahler, R.J. (October) "Why Does This Gravity Problem Continue?", Paper presented at SIA Safety Conference, Sydney - NSW. 2006

Kahler, R.J. (June) "Why Does This Gravity Problem Continue?", Paper presented at the International Society for Fall Protection Symposium, Seattle - USA. 2006

Kahler, R.J. (August) "Human Perceptions - Slips and Falls", Paper presented at North Queensland Law Association, "Hot Topics in the Tropics" Conference - Cairns. 2005

Kahler, R.J. (October) "Construction Safety: Why does Personal Damage Repeat?", Paper presented at SIA Visions Conference 2004 - 12th Annual Occupational Health and Safety Conference, ANA Hotel, Gold Coast - QLD. 2004

Kahler, R. J. (September) "Occupational Health & Safety in the 21st Century - What Could it look like?", Keynote Speaker at NZOHNA/NZISM Occupational Health & Safety Conference "Through Different Glasses", Hamilton - New Zealand. 2003

Kahler, R. J. (September) "The Permanently Disabled - the Forgotten Army", Keynote Speaker at NZOHNA/NZISM Occupational Health & Safety Conference "Through Different Glasses", Hamilton - New Zealand. 2003

Kahler, R. J, Slater, M. (July) "High Risk Management in Two Longwall Operations", The Australasian institute of Mining & Metallurgy's Coal 2003 Conference, Wollongong - Sydney. 2003

Kahler, R. J. (July) "Overhead line incidents", International Mining Electrical Safety Conference 2003 Compliance & Competency - Do you meet the Criteria, Brisbane. 2003

Kahler, R. J. (November) "Implementing ergonomics to control permanent disability risks/Workshop Facilitator." Ergo Week 99 Conference, Ergonomics Society of Australia, Brisbane. 1999

Kahler, R. J., McDougall, B. J. (October) "Master/Servant Action. 1999

Kahler, R. J. (October) "Workplace Health and Safety Challenges", The Institution of Engineers, Australia (Qld Branch), Brisbane. 1999

Kahler, R. J. (April) "Recent Trends & Risk Management", LAAMS Occupiers' Liability Update (Queensland) Seminar, Brisbane. 1999

Kahler, R. J. (August) "Occupational Safety - Beware the Allianz Trap", SIA Managing the Future Conference, 6th Annual Conference, Gold Coast. 1998

Kahler, R. J. (November) "Ergonomics & Safety: Comfortable Bedfellows?" International Workplace Health & Safety Forum and 33rd Ergonomics Society of Australia Conference, Gold Coast. 1997

Kahler, R. J. (October) "Damage Prediction - The Relevance of Experience, Goal & Expectation", Tasmanian Minerals Council's Occupational Health & Safety Conference, Hobart. 1997

Kahler, R. J. (September) "Focussing Safety Effort", Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference, Yeppoon. 1997

Kahler, R. J. (May) "Focussing Safety Effort - Dragline Case Study", Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference, Brisbane. 1997

Kahler, R. J. (November) "Critical Incident Recall", RTZ-CRA DrillSafe Forum, Melbourne. 1996

Kahler, R. J. (July) "Assessing Liability at the Scene of an Accident - Relevance of the Scientific Process", Motor Accident Litigation Seminar, Brisbane. 1995

Kahler, R. J. (October) "To Fall or Not to Fall - That is the Question", International Fall Protection Society's Conference on Fall Protection, San Diego, USA. 1994

Kahler, R. J. (May) "Musculoskeletal Injury at Work", Royal Australian College of Physicians, Hobart. 1994

Kahler, R. J. (June) "Performance Indicators For Your Mining Operation's Safety Systems - Strategies for Achieving Best Practices", A.I.C. Conference - Occupational Health & Safety in the Mining Industry, Sydney. 1994

Brendan McDougall

Kahler, R. J., McDougall, B. J. (October) "Master/Servant Action. 1999

Charlotte Nash-Stewart

Nash-Stewart, C. (June) "What is a Critical Incident? Learning from Patterns in Australian Mining", Paper presented the SIA Queensland Safety Conference, Brisbane - QLD. 2010

Gareth Shepherd

Shepherd, G. S. (November) "Ergonomic Design of Access Systems", 37th Annual Conference of the Ergonomics Society of Australia, Sydney. 2001

Shepherd, G. S. (October) "Construction Fatalities - the toll of Gravitational Energy", International Fall Protection Symposium & Exhibition, Florida, USA. 2000

Shepherd, G. S. (October) "Passionate People", International Fall Protection Symposium & Exhibition, Florida, USA. 2000

Shepherd, G. S. (June) "Understanding Incidents - the relevance of Systems Management Issues", Legal and Accounting Management Seminar (LAAMS), Queensland. 2000

Shepherd, G. S. (March) "Injury Aetiology - an Ecological Energy Model", World Health Organisation 5th World Conference, Injury Prevention and Control, New Delhi, India. 2000

Shepherd, G. S. (November) "Case Studies in Ergonomics", Ergo Week 99 Conference, Ergonomics Society of Australia, Brisbane. 1999

Shepherd, G. S., Kahler, R. J. (August) "Into which ‘crystal ball’ do we gaze", 7th Annual Occupational Health and Safety Conference, Safety Institute of Australia, Cairns. 1999

Shepherd, G. S. (May) "Ready-Aim-Fire: Focussing Safety Effort", Third National Conference on Injury Prevention and Control (IPC), Brisbane. 1999

Shepherd, G. S., Kahler, R. J. (September) "How and Where is the Damage Occurring", International Fall Protection Symposium & Exhibition, Germany. 1998

Shepherd, G. S., O'Sullivan, J. (November) "Ergonomic interventions for highly repetitive tasks: A case study in a mould shop", International Workplace Health & Safety Forum and 33rd Ergonomics Society of Australia Conference, Gold Coast. 1997

Shepherd, G. S. (February) "American Crane Fatalities - a Taxonomic Analysis", Construction Safety Managers and Officers Association. 1997

Shepherd, G. S. (October) "Underfoot Surfaces and Access ways", Ergo Week Conference, Ergonomics Society of Australia, Brisbane. 1996

Journal Articles

Listed below are the papers that have been published by the InterSafe Team in relevant national and international journals.

Dr Justin Ludcke

Ludcke, J.A., Pearcy, M.J., Evans J.H., Barker, T.M. (2001) "Impact data for the investigation of injuries in inflatable rescue boats (IRBs)", Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 95-101. 2001

Roger Kahler

Kahler, R.J. (2007) "By Design" by Design, American Society of Safety Design, vol. 7, no 1, pp 3-14. 2007

Kahler, R.J. (2006) "The Information Gap" by Design, American Society of Safety Engineers, vol 6, no.2, pp 13-14. 2006

Kahler, R.J, Ellis, J.N (2002) "Predicting Injurious Events", Occupational Health and Safety (USA), vol. 71, no 7, pp 40-50. 2002

Gareth Shepherd

Shepherd, G.S., Kahler, R.J. (2001) "The Pattern of Electrical Fatalities", The Journal of Occupational Health and Safety, vol. 17, no 6, pp. 591-605. 2001

Shepard, G.S., Kahler, R.J., Cross, J. (2000) "Crane Fatalities - a taxonomic analysis", Safety Science, vol. 36, pp. 83-93. 2000