The SSG Safety Conference 2023 between 21-22 March was an appreciated event. In the two days, the conference participants heard more about the mental health plate, which consists of seven daily states to create well-being and balance in us humans. The participants also took part in inspirational lectures focusing on culture and how we humans deal with change.
The first speaker was Cecilia Österman, senior lecturer in maritime science with a focus on work environment and working life. Her popular lecture "From safety work to safe work through collaboration" focused on the difference between the two concepts. She believes that much of it is about common sense. "If we humans are given the right conditions to do a good job, we do it. We have different levels of common sense and ingenuity, so we need to have clear structures.
- A strong focus on safety work does not always lead to safe work. Rather, it almost becomes a risk factor in itself, because there is too much focus on processes and procedures. Instead of focusing on how we get people to not get sick and not feel bad at work," said Cecilia Österman.
The days were interspersed with inspiration, insights from reality, trends, challenges, workshops, and what we can expect in the coming years in the field. The premises at Scandic Infra City were filled with buzzing mingle in the breaks and the dialogues were good. Something that even the participants themselves agree on.