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OHS Body of Knowledge extended to address process safety April 22, 2017

This week the Safety Institute of Australia launches two new chapters for the OHS Body of Knowledge (OHS BoK). Developed in conjunction with the Institution of Chemical Engineers, these chapters on Process Hazards (Chemical) and Managing Process Safety break new ground in employing a collaborative approach; bringing together the two disciplines of process safety and […]

Safety Institute of Australia and IChemE to jointly develop guide for OHS Generalists on Process Safety January 12, 2016

The Safety Institute of Australia and the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board, together with the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Safety Centre, have announced a joint project to develop a chapter on process safety for the OHS Body of Knowledge for Generalist OHS Professionals. Trish Kerin, director of the IChemE Safety Centre said that the […]

OHS Research Forum 26th November 2015 November 26, 2015

As custodian of the OHS Body of Knowledge for Generalist OHS Professionals the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board has an interest in promoting OHS research and ensuring its translation and dissemination to inform OHS practice. The Accreditation Board conducted a Forum for OHS researchers and OHS Professionals to discuss a range of issues around OHS […]

Chisholm Institute demonstrates commitment to OHS by supporting OHS Body of Knowledge May 12, 2015

The Safety Institute of Australia and the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board today formally announce Chisholm Institute as a license holder for the OHS Body of Knowledge. In becoming a license holder for the OHS Body of Knowledge, Chisholm Institute demonstrate their commitment to providing a safe work and study environment for their staff and students […]

Videos now available April 25, 2015

View videos of the presentations at the launch of the second edition of the OHS Body of Knowledge. See Andrew Hopkins speak on the role of knowledge. Hear Associate Professor Neil Foster give a summary of the chapter on the Principles of OHS Law, David Borys on Organisational Culture and Associate Professor Carmel Bofinger on […]

Launch of Edition 2 February 11, 2015

Four chapters of the OHS Body of Knowledge were launched on the 29th October to an appreciative audience at RMIT University in Melbourne.  Funded by Safe Work Australia, the new chapters take the OHS Body of Knowledge into a new era by addressing Principles of OHS Law, User-centered safe design approach to control, Organisational Culture and OHS risk and decision making. […]

Second edition of OHS Body of Knowledge launched to appreciative audience October 30, 2014

Four chapters of the OHS Body of Knowledge were launched yesterday to an appreciative audience at RMIT University in Melbourne. The OHS Body of Knowledge for Generalist OHS Professionals was made possible by the strategic foresight and commitment of the then WorkSafe Victoria, now Victorian WorkCover Authority. Funded by Safe Work Australia, the new chapters […]

Launch of edition 2, October 2014 April 16, 2014

Part 1: Opening – Associate Professor Susanne Tepe, RMIT; David Clarke, Safety Institute of Australia; Julia Collins, Safe Work Australia; Ross Pilkington WorkSafe Victoria Part 2: Launch of new chapters – Emeritus Professor Andrew Hopkins – The role of knowledge as a conceptual framework to underpin OHS professional practice Part 3: Panel session –Principles of […]

Launch of the OHS Body of Knowledge for Generalist OHS Professionals brings certainty to the OHS profession

The OHS Body of Knowledge will be launched on 18 April 2012 at the SIA National Convention, Safety in Action. The OHS Body of Knowledge describes the core knowledge expected of OHS professionals, and provides a basis for accrediting OHS education programs for them. It will underpin professional certification and deliver confidence in recognising those […]

Safe Work Australia boosts capability of OHS professionals August 12, 2013

The knowledge and capability of work health and safety professionals will be enhanced with the development of four additional chapters of the OHS Body of Knowledge for Generalist OHS Professionals. Sponsored by Safe Work Australia the additional chapters will address the topics of work health and safety jurisprudence, organisational culture, risk and decision making and […]