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
|Submission Title||Type||Date Submitted||Jurisdiction||Submission Information Page|
|Dreamworld Inquest||Inquest||27 July 2018||QLD Coroners Court|
|Aged Care Safety and Quality||Public consultation||30 April 2019||Royal Commission||https://agedcare.royalcommission.gov.au/|
|2018 Review of the Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Laws||Review||24 May 2019||Safe Work Australia|
|Victoria's Workplace Manslaughter Consultation Paper||Public consultation||24 May 2019||Victorian Department of Justice|
|Resources Safety and Health Queensland Bill 2019||Public consultation||19 September 2019||State Development, Natural Resources and Agricultural Industry Development Committee of QLD|
|National Dust Disease Taskforce||Public consultation||6 November 2019||The National Dust Disease Taskforce|
|WHS Regulations for Western Australia||Public consultation||26 November 2019||Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety of WA|
|Mineral and Energy Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020||Public consultation||26 February 2020||State Development, Natural Resources & Agricultural Industry Development Committee of QLD|
|WHS Bill Submission Part 2||Public consultation||26 June 2020||State Development, Natural Resources & Agricultural Industry Development Committee of QLD|
|Inquiry into the Victorian Government's response to the COVID-19 Pandemic||Inquiry||31 July 2020||Victorian Governement|
|Public consultation||22 September 2020||WA’s Commission for Occupational Safety and Health|
|Managing the Risks to Psychological Health Code of Practice (Proposed Code)||Public consultation||16 October 2020||NSW Government||https://www.haveyoursay.nsw.gov.au/draft-code-psychological-health|
|Draft COVID-19 Model WHS Code of Practice||Public consultation||21 October 2020||The Attorney-General's Department||https://www.ag.gov.au/industrial-relations/publications/draft-covid-19-model-code-practice|
|Submission to Standards CH-31 Committee NATA Proposal||Submission to Standards||14 December 2020||Standards Australia|
|Submission to SA Coroners Court - Mobile Amusement Devices||Invited consultation||31 July 2021||VIC Coroners Court|
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