Management of the OHS Body of Knowledge

The development of the initial version of the OHS Body of Knowledge was overseen by an independent Technical Panel chaired by the Pam Pryor as the Australian Institute of Health & Safety (AIHS) representative. With the signing-over of the copyright of the OHS Body of Knowledge to the AIHS (with conditions), the governance of the OHS BoK was ceded to the Board of the AIHS.

The governance role was partly delegated to the board of Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board, with the management of the OHS Body of Knowledge falling to the then registrar of AOHSEAB, Pam Pryor.

More recently, the role of maintaining and developing the body of Knowledge- both governance and management – has been separated from the Accreditation Board and registrar respectively. Dr. Marilyn Hubner now manages the Body of Knowledge under contract to the AIHS through the CEO.

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

Manager OHS BoK

Marilyn Hubner

PhD, BAppSci(Hons), MEd, FAIHS

With a military background and qualifications in education and OHS, Marilyn specialises in activities around OHS capability and related aspects of OHS training and competency. Marilyn is a highly experienced safety professional and educator with over 30 years of experience in the field. She specialises in providing relevant, engaging, and practical learning interventions that enable empowerment and capability development. Her diverse professional background and international perspective have shaped a comprehensive and practical understanding of OHS principles.

Throughout her 30-year career, she has worked as an educator across various fields at the University and Vocational Levels. She is currently a faculty member at the University of Fredericton in New Brunswick, Canada – where she delivers undergraduate, diploma and certificate-level courses in safety leadership, communications, training, and auditing.

In Marilyn’s new role as Manager of the OHS Body of Knowledge (OHS BoK), she is motivated to continue the focus on the development and maintenance of chapters. She aims to position the OHS BoK as the leading global academic and professionally relevant publication for the safety industry.

Marilyn was awarded a PhD from Victoria University in 2017 after completing research on attitudes and perceptions of safety training in the Construction Industry. In addition to working with the Australian Institute of Health and Safety, Marilyn has volunteer roles with the National Safety Council of Australia and the American Society of Safety Engineers.

Advisory Panel

Dr Kelly Johnstone

Senior Lecturer Occupational Health and Safety Science Programs, The University of Queensland

Mike Capra

Emeritus Professor, University of Queensland

Drew Rae

Lecturer, School of Humanities and Social Science, Griffith University

Merrilyn Tinsley

Manager - Health, Safety, Environment, Social Responsibility - Cadia Valley Operations, Newcrest Mining

Leo Ruschena

Retired Senior Lecturer in OHS

Naomi Kemp

Director, Safe Expectations

Tim Fleming

General Manager HSE - Australian Hub, Laing O'Rouke