The health and safety profession has a unique voice, and the Australian Institute of Health & Safety seeks to express that voice in a positive way as a contribution to the development of Workplace Health and Safety Policy and practice in Australia. The Institute has an overarching Policy Agenda, which outlines our core beliefs and the key areas of the focus for our policy, and a series of Position Statements, which reflect the views of the Institute on a range of matters at any given time.
The Institute is constantly evolving our work in policy, and as we do, we provide opportunities for our key stakeholders - health and safety practitioners and professionals - to provide input. Keep your eye out on social media for our calls for comment.
AIHS Policy Agenda
The AIHS Policy Agenda was developed after consultation with members of the Institute and other key stakeholders. Click here to access the Policy Agenda.
AIHS Position Statements and Publications
The AIHS has developed the following position statements expressing the current view of the Institute Board and College of Fellows Executive under each of the focus areas of this policy agenda.
These statements are developed after taking into account the views of Institute members, other stakeholders, available research, and with consideration of the current environmental context. Click on the links below to view our current statements.
Issue-specific Position Statements
Practice Related Publications
27 July 2018 Dreamworld Inquest
30 April 2019 Aged Care Safety and Quality
19 September 2019 Resources Safety and Health Queensland Bill 2019
6 November 2019 National Dust Disease Taskforce
26 November 2019 WHS Regulations for Western Australia
26 June 2020 WHS Bill Submission Part 2
21 October 2020 Draft COVID-19 Model WHS Code of Practice
14 December 2020 Submission to Standards CH-31 Committee NATA Proposal
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