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Conversations between real people about real safety issues and how best to take the govening legislation and apply it practically in the workplace. 

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About the pod

Hi, I'm Tom Bourne. I have been delivering health and safety training for several years. The podcast was initially aimed at continuous improvement in my teaching practice from talking to people from industry about what they want taught in safety. 

But then I also realised how much I like talking to people about safety, and that a lot of people I talk to have some great experiences and stories that should be heard. I have over the years been lucky enough to meet and teach some amazing people, So let's chat. 

If you have something to share, something that the world should hear about, an experience, or are working on something exciting then contact me at healthandsafetyconversations@gmail or use the contact form at the bottom of this page and let's have a conversation together. 

The Pod is freely available - as your safety and that of your workmates shouldn't rely on how much disposable income you have but it does cost me and my lovely wife (see photo) some money and time to produce. 

We are currently looking for a major sponsor who is looking to form a long term relationship with the podcast. This will enable to podcast to continue with some measure of certainty and mean better quality sound, better quality questions from having time to research topics more thoroughly and better content.  

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A HSC Special Episode on Silicosis will be up next on the Conversation. This special episode will go to air on Tuesday the 21st of November. It's something I think everyone should have a listen to. A special thanks goes to those who gave up their time to help in this episode. These include Renee Carey, Peter Tighe, the wonderful and brave Joanna McNeill, and Ross Sottile. I would also like to thank those who gave some extrodinary support from the sidelines including Lung Foundation Australia, & Elizabeth Early.

I also want to acknowledge those who wished to tell their story and for various reasons were told not to. Thank you for your support and I hope one day everyone can hear your voice.


2023 Update

Seaon 3 has officially been completed. A huge thank you to all of the guests (crew) who made it so successful. What amazing guests they all were, I can't tell you how happy I am with the quality of the conversations we have had over the last 21 weeks. 

Just also an acknowledgement of the wonderful listeners particularly those who out of the blue message us to gve support. We do this for you. We actually do this so that anyone can listen and learn from professionals, subject matter experts, and learned scholars, absolutely free. I would encourage anyone hoping to learn more about safety, who is trying to keep workers safe in their workplace, to just listen. We have recorded some of the finest in the industry to help you. 

Also from me (Tom) a huge thank you to my lovely wife Karina who has endured my hobby (the pod) for 3 seasons now. She has put up with me spending most of my 'free' time researching, pursuing guests, arranging bookings, recording, editing, promoting the pod. Without her none of this would have been possible. Karina has encouraged me and understood when I have spent quite a bit of our own capital on making this crazy dream a reality. 

A special on Silicosis, a wrap and review, and that's all for the year that was and is 2023. 

Regular new episodes of the pod will begin again in Season 4 which will commence in mid January 2024. 

With 6 guest recorded, 2 firmly booked in and a few very keen it's looking like we may well be fully recorded (20 regular episodes) before Season 4 begins. 

It's been awesome. Thank you once again from me, from us. 

I have been teaching Health and Safety Representatives courses around Australia for 8 years +

Regulators across Australia recommend HSR's keep a diary but to date there has never been a built for purpose HSR diary on the market.

Hoping to give something back to the men and women who give up there time to represent the workers in safety matters we decided to create something to fit the bill.

You can buy it now in softcover or hardcover here


Dates are open so you can start using one today, or anytime during the year. Look after your HSR's, get them a diary, one for each year of their term of office.

It's official - The Pod is Great

Health and Safety Conversations made it to the front page of Great Australian Podcast directories and was listed #1 in the Business Category. Thank you everyone who has contributed to this. Here is the link:


The Cast & Crew 
from Season 3

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HSC Transcripts from Season 2

are now available in softcover, and digitally for Kindle


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HSC Transcripts from Season 1

are now available in softcover, hardcover, and digitally for Kindle


Get your copy here:

Got something to say?

Are you passionate about safety? Whether it's in the workplace or out in your community, Health and Safety Conversations Podcast is here to amplify YOUR voice.


After an incredibly successful inaugural season, we're back for more - this time with options for those who would prefer not be identified publicly.


From cleaners to CEOs, politicians to lawyers, safety professionals to front line workers exposed to the pointy end of safety – everyone has something valuable contribute!


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