Musculoskeletal disorders symposium 2018

Event | 08/11/2018

Join us on 8-9 November in Sydney at our Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) Symposium where we will share research and ideas about best-practice approaches to managing hazardous manual tasks and prevention of MSDs in the workplace

Hazardous manual tasks are the most common cause of injury in the workplace, accounting for 29 per cent of injuries in NSW.  We are hosting this symposium as part of our commitment to reducing the incidence of these injuries by 30 percent by 2022.

Safety managers, business owners, academics and anyone with an interest in work health and safety should not miss out on this event.

Event details

Thursday 8 – Friday 9 November

8:00am – 5:30pm Thursday; 8:45am – 1:00pm Friday

National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour, Sydney

Registration is $299 (incl. GST) per person for both days (single day tickets are unavailable). Register now

This not-to-miss event is an eligible activity for the small business rebate.


The speakers at the Symposium will discuss topics such as the critical role leadership plays in effectively reducing MSDs, changing the focus away from manual handling training and towards managing risk factors, and the link between MSDs and psychosocial risks.

Presentations are grouped in the following three key streams:

  1. Landscape – NSW businesses embed a work health and safety landscape that addresses risks that lead to MSDs
  2. NSW businesses use a systematic approach to eliminate and/or reduce exposure to MSD hazards and risk factors
  3. Lessons learnt – NSW businesses, injured workers and health professional’s work together to learn from MSD injuries and make improvements

Program for the symposium

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Accommodation and travel

Accommodation: There are many accommodation options within a short walking distance from the venue. We suggest that you secure your accommodation as early as possible as there is usually high demand in this area.

Travel by train: The museum is a 20-minute walk from Town Hall (via Pyrmont Bridge) or Central (via Chinatown and Darling Harbour).

Travel by light rail (Central Station): Catch the light rail to Pyrmont Bay stop located directly opposite the museum. Visit Transport NSW for more information.

Travel by bus: If you are coming from the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney you can catch the 389 bus from North Bondi which stops right at the Museum.  For current bus information from Central Station or Town Hall or streets in the CBD, Visit Transport NSW for more information.

Travel by ferry: Sydney Ferries' Route F4 services Darling Harbour Loop runs approximately every half hour and stops at the Pyrmont Bay Wharf (next to the museum), Circular Quay Wharf 5, Milson’s Point, McMahon’s Point, Balmain and Barangaroo.

The Parramatta Rivercat Route F3 calls at Barangaroo (20 minutes stroll over Pyrmont Bay Bridge to the museum).

Please check timetable for full schedule on Transport Info: 131 500 or

Car parking: Visitors to the museum can park all day for $15 at Harbourside Car Park, located at 100 Murray Street, Pyrmont. Parking is also available at The Star, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont for $15 valid between the hours of 7am-6.30pm only. Remember to get your parking ticket validated at the museum front of house desk to receive this discounted rate.

There is also limited metered street parking near the museum.

Accessible parking: The museum offers 2 dedicated accessible parking spaces on site. Phone +61 2 9298 3777 to book a parking space.

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