Category: News

Two new chapters completed

Two new chapters have been completed in the last 3 months. 12.2 OHS management systems This chapter, written by Nektarios Karanikas of Queensland University of Technology, proposes a definition of OHSMS, briefly considers the historical and legislative contexts, and presents a hierarchal and inter-related structure for OHSMS elements. It also reviews the literature to comment […]

August 2021

The last 12 months have been busy for the OHS Body of Knowledge. Since October last year we have published three new chapters and updated a five chapters with a further eight active projects.   The new chapters are:   3 The Generalist OHS Professional: International and Australian perspectives  Authored by Pam Pryor, David Proven, […]

September 2020

As reported in recent months we have been working on reviewing and updating existing chapters as well as completing new chapters in the pipeline. This month we have released an updated version of 28 Mechanical Plant. Roger Lim and Tony Payne have combined their expertise to ensure this chapter addresses current challenges in plant safety […]

Recent News: July 2020

Our last News update was in April. At that time we could not have envisaged how our world would change over the next few months. As I write, Victoria, where the AIHS office is situated, returns to Stage 3 isolation and school students go back to home-based learning. During this time OHS professionals have had […]

April 2020

The last few months have been a busy time for the OHS Body of Knowledge. Back in mid-2019 we started a strategic review of all of the OHS Body of Knowledge chapters. By early April 2020 we had published updated versions of 21 chapters. Each of these chapters having been reviewed by the author and […]

3M Science of Safety Podcasts

The OHS Body of Knowledge recently joined with the 3M Science of Safety to produce a series of podcasts. Having recently hit the 50 podcast milestone the 3M series has focused on occupational hygiene-related topics such as respiratory protection, indoor air quality, noise, asbestos and exposure standards reflecting 3M’s core business. We are pleased to […]

Second Edition of the OHS BoK – New look, new web site and many updates

The OHS Bok was first published in 2012. Since then it has been incorporated into accreditation criteria for university-level OHS education and capability assessments for professional certification. It provides a framework for CPD for OHS professionals and practitioners. The AIHS have recognised the importance of the OHS BoK in their Capability Agenda. (add link) Maintaining […]

New chapter – Emergency Management

The first edition of the OHS BoK (2012) included a chapter on emergency preparedness. Since this time we have learned a lot about managing emergencies and issues that can arise through poor communication, lack of coordination and interoperability. While acknowledging that emergency management is a specialist area the chapter explores the knowledge required by generalist […]

New chapter – Health and Safety in Design

Safe design is a requirement under WHS legislation and a number of guidance documents have been published by Safe Work Australia and others. This OHS BoK chapter takes quite a different approach by focusing on the role of the OHS professional in facilitating healthy and safe design. It is less costly to incorporate health and […]