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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 […]