Event Details

Monday, 10 February, 2020 - 16:00 to 18:00
Australian Central Daylight Savings Time (ACDT)


Dept of Transport Planning & Infrastructure
Ground Floor, 77 Grenfell St
Adelaide SA 5001


AIHS Members - Complimentary
Non-Members - Complimentary


Event Organising Body: 
Australian Institute of Health & Safety
(03) 8336 1995


Networking Event

Join us on Monday 10 February 2020  as we launch the OHS Body of Knowledge: Ethics Chapter

OHS professionals face many workplace ethical dilemmas and need to be vigilant and self-aware. The public expects a high standard of ethical behaviour for all professionals and has little tolerance for ethical failures as illustrated by several recent Royal Commissions into banking, aged care, and disability.

This event will provide the opportunity for OHS professionals & practitioners to discuss the importance of ethics in health and safety, explore the observed learnings of the newly released chapter, and hear from guest speakers who will share their own personal accounts of workplace ethical dilemmas.

Throughout the event, attendees will also be invited to participate in facilitated networking with peers and colleagues.

Date: Monday 10 February 
Time: 16:00 - 18:00 (ACDT) 
Location: Dept of Transport Planning & Infrastructure, Ground floor, 77 Grenfell St, Adelaide, 5001 
Costing: AIHS Members: Complimentary
Non-Members: Complimentary
* Finger food & Soft drink provided 


16:00 - Registrations open
16:10 - 16:20 - Welcome & Introduction 
16:20 - 16:40 - Body of knowledge Chapter/ Ethical situation No.1, Presented by Kym Bills
16:40 - 16:50 - Ethical Situation 2, Presented by Angela Harders - WHS Manager Safe AG Systems
16:50 - 17:00 - Ethical Situation 3. Presented by Peter Johnson - WHS Manager Occupational Risk Services Pty Ltd
17:00 - 17:10 - Ethical Situation 4 Presented by Martyn Campbell - Head of Safework SA
17:10 - 18:00 - Questions/discussion time followed by networking drinks  

Your Presenters

Kym Bills, Chair, College of Fellows and Board member at the Australian Institute of Health and Safety

Kym trained as an economist and diplomat and first managed safety professionals in 1994 when he led the Australian Government Maritime Division in Canberra. He was foundation head of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau from 1999-2009. In addition to transport safety, he has worked on petroleum and mine safety and on regulatory reform and national WHS legislative policy. Kym is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has been an AICD fellow since 1993. His board service includes AMSA, NOPSEMA and ANL Ltd. From 2011-2018 he was employed by the CSIRO in Perth as CEO of the WA:ERA research joint venture and now lives in Adelaide.

Current SIA special responsibilities:

  • Chair, College of Fellows
  • Chair, SA Branch Committee


Angela Harders, WHS Manager -Safe Ag Systems

As a passionate safety professional with more than 15 years’ experience working up to a national level, Angela firmly believes prevention is definitely better than cure when it comes to the workplace. She brings a pragmatic approach to health and safety and her mantra is ‘keep it simple’.   
Having also worked for many years in injury management, Angela is convinced preventing injury through good safety is far more cost effective than money spent on increase workers’ compensation premiums and return to work costs.
Angela has managed and worked in safety with all levels of government, private and not-for-profit organisations. As it’s the most dangerous industry in most countries, she is currently focusing on software to improve safety compliance for agriculture in Australia and internationally.

Peter B Johnson, WHS Manager - WHS Manager - Occupational Risk Services Pty Ltd

Peter is a Certified Generalist OHS Professional joining the AIHS (then the SIA) joining in April 1987.  Peter has enjoyed a working life in the fields of mechanical engineering, occupational risk management, and human resource management both Public and Private sectors here in Australia, the USA and New Zealand.

Being part of the Department of Labour’s team to implement the Frank Blevins 1987 WHS Act and the WR & Compensation Act Peter went on to be a member of the Work Cover Team and the Self Insurers Unit. In 1992/93 Peter developed and piloted the New Zealand Accident Compensation Corporations, Accredited Employer Scheme for Minister Birch – The NZ Minister for industrial relations.

Peter’s presentation will reflect upon just one employment event where ethical decision making was challenged on the basis of a conflict of values which manifested into a significant personal health challenge

Martyn Campbell, Head of Safework SA

Martyn has 30 years’ experience working in regulatory compliance and investigation at senior executive level in the UK and Australia. Initially a senior detective in the UK police working on national homicide training and development, he later qualified in law working in the field of regulatory compliance and risk in health and safety, working in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Fiji and Singapore.
Martyn has an Honours Degree in Law from the University of Newcastle in the UK, a Masters in Law and a Masters in Occupational Health & Safety from Adelaide University. He is a Certified Chartered OHS Professional with the Australian Institute of Health & Safety and a Certified Compliance Professional with the Australasian Governance & Risk Institute.