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For individual use

OHS professionals and practitioners can freely download and print single copies of the OHS Body of Knowledge from the web site for their own professional use. The material may be downloaded and used for reasonable personal, or in-house, non-commercial use for the purposes of workplace health and safety as long as you attribute the work using the citation guidelines below and do not charge fees directly or indirectly for use of the material. You must not change any part of the work or remove any part of this copyright notice, licence terms and disclaimer below.

Each chapter is downloaded separately. However users are advised to read the Introduction, which provides background to the information in individual chapters. They should also note the copyright requirements and the disclaimer before using or acting on the information.

Citation guidelines:

Citation of the whole Body of Knowledge should be as:

HaSPA (Health and Safety Professionals Alliance).(2012). The Core Body of Knowledge for Generalist OHS Professionals. Tullamarine, VIC. Safety Institute of Australia.

Citation of individual chapters should be as, for example:

Pryor, P., Capra, M.  (2012). Foundation Science. In HaSPA (Health and Safety Professionals Alliance), The Core Body of Knowledge for Generalist OHS Professionals. Tullamarine, VIC. Safety Institute of Australia.

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Sales of the OHS Body of Knowledge

Sales of hard copies and USB versions of the OHS Body of Knowledge have been suspended pending release of the new chapters later this year.

For corporate or commercial use

Corporate users of the OHS Body of Knowledge and training organisations are required to obtain a license. A license will be required and may be granted for use of the materials if you wish to: reproduce multiple copies of the work or any part of it charge others directly or indirectly for access to the materials include all or part of the materials in advertising of a product or services, or in a product for sale modify the materials in any form, or publish the materials.

Licenses are valid for 12 months and authorise the license holder to unlimited downloads including printing during the 12 month period. License holders are listed on the OHS Body of Knowledge website which not only publicises their right of access but promotes the organisation as being informed by current OHS knowledge and a supporter of leading edge thinking in OHS.

Enquiries regarding the licence or further use of the works are welcome and should be addressed to: [email protected]. The license fees below provide a guide.

Annual corporate license fee

Per employee License fee
Organisations of up to 100 employees $3 $300
Organisations of up to 500 employees $3 $303-$1,500
Organisations of 501 to 2000 employees  $3 for first 500 then $2 $1,502 -$4500
Organisations of 2001 to 10,000 employees  $3 for first 500 then $2 for next 1500 and then $1 per employee capped at $10,000 $4500 -$10,000
Organisations of >10,000 employees  $10,000

Multiple copies of individual chapters are 10% of the full license price for that category per chapter.

Training organisations

License fee
Training up to 10 students $500
Training 30students   $1500
Training up to 50 students   $3000
Training up to 100 students   $5000
Training >100 students  $10,000

Multiple copies of individual chapters are 10% of the full license price for that category per chapter.

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