The OHS Body of Knowledge development

The development of the initial version of the OHS Body of Knowledge was overseen by an independent Technical Panel chaired by a representative of the Australian Institute of Health & Safety (AIHS).

The development of the OHS BoK is managed by the AIHS through the Manager of the OHS Body of Knowledge.

The Board of the AIHS and the Manager of the OHS Body of Knowledge benefit from the strategic advice and support of the OHS Body of Knowledge Advisory Panel.

Australian Institute of Health & Safety

Having funded the first edition of the OHS Body of Knowledge, WorkSafe Victoria assigned the copyright to the Safety Institute of Australia. The Australian Institute of Health & Safety (AIHS) now ‘owns’ the publication and supports its ongoing maintenance and development to ensure it reflects current OHS research and practice. The OHS Body of Knowledge is the foundation of the AIHS Capability Agenda

Pam Pryor AO, BSc, BEd, GDOHM, MAppSc, CFSIA, ChOHSP.

Manager OHS BoK Development

With a background in OHS consulting and OHS education Pam now specialises in activities around OHS capability and related aspects of OHS professionality. In her current role as Manager OHS Body of Knowledge Development focuses on the ongoing maintenance and further development of the OHS Body of Knowledge and associated resources.

OHS BoK Advisory Panel

The role of the OHS Body of Knowledge Advisory Panel is to provide high level oversight of the OHS Body of Knowledge to ensure that it is fit-for-purpose in defining the ‘special knowledge’ that underpins OHS professional education and continuing professional development.

OHS Accreditation Board

The Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board has role in ensuring that the priorities for new chapters and the review schedule for existing chapters takes account of priority topics for OHS education and monitoring and providing feedback so that the quality and evidence-base in individual chapters reflects current OHS research and leading edge thinking and so provides a suitable standard for OHS education.

Funding for the OHS Body of Knowledge

Organisations or individuals wishing to discuss support for the OHS Body of Knowledge should contact the Manager OHS Body of Knowledge Development manager@ohsbok.org.au 

AIHS Corporate Membership

Organisations that become corporate members of the AIHS may choose to direct all or part of their support to the OHS Body of Knowledge. Information on AIHS corporate membership.

Organisational support

Organisations including companies, regulators, universities and others may choose to support development of a specific chapter of the OHS Body of Knowledge.

Support through an Enforceable Undertaking

OHS legislation in most Australian states allows for Enforceable Undertakings as remedies for certain types of legislative breaches.