Registration Fee: Complimentary
The Australian Institute of Health & Safety (AIHS) and the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA) would like to invite you to join us on Thursday 25 November 2021 for the OHS Body of Knowledge (OHS BoK) Musculoskeletal Disorders Chapter Launch.
This has been developed as a joint project by the Australian Institute of Health & Safety and the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia, with input from the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
As MSDs impact all workplaces, the aim of this launch is to ‘shout out’ about the chapter to all those who practice in work health and safety. We want to promote the importance of a team approach in preventing and managing work-related MSDs.
Date: Thursday 25 November 2021
Time: 14:15 -16:00 AEDT
Location: Zoom Webinar (login details will be sent 2-3 days prior)
President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Wes Wilkinson is the current President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society having been a member of the society for 36 years, a committee member of the Victorian branch for 25 years and a board member for 5 years.
He is a qualified Ergonomist (CPE), Mechanical Engineer (CPEng) and OHS Risk Manager (CPRM) with over 35 years experience. He operates a consultancy service specialising in Human Centred Risk Control Design, product design and Occupational Health and safety / Risk Management. He has extensive experience in the manufacturing sector in the Automotive, Timber, Logistics and meat industries.
BAppSc(Human Movement), DipEd, AdvDipTherMass, GDipErg, GDipOHS(Management), CPE, ChOHSP, FAIHS
For more than 25 years, David has consulted to small industry, government and large commercial enterprises in ergonomics and human factors. His professional background includes positions in Education, Clinical Massage, Exercise Science, Occupational Rehabilitation, and Injury Management, OHS Regulation and Consulting. As National Safety Business Partner – Safe Design and Ergonomics for Coles, his work requires him to manage, implement and evaluate the application of the principles of ergonomics and human factors to drive change across a diverse range of projects involving the application of a risk management and a human centred design approach to store design and layout and the innovative design of plant and equipment. He regularly assesses work tasks and designs safer systems of work to prevent and manage WMSDs. In 2020, David chaired the working group that developed the HFESA position statement on WMSDs. David is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (HFESA), a Chartered OHS Professional (AIHS) and Course Coordinator for Occupational Ergonomics within the Post Graduate Diploma / Masters in OHS at RMIT University.
Joanne joined the University of Victoria in Wellington in January 2020 as the inaugural WorkSafe New Zealand Chair in Health and Safety. Professionally while a Chartered Ergonomist, Joanne has worked with the different specialisms in occupational health and safety in both research and practice. That has included being the Ergonomics and Human Factors lead at the Institute of Occupational Medicine in Edinburgh. Taking that systems approach into workplace and research problems to understand the drivers and barriers in implementing occupational health and safety and transferring knowledge to practice.
Joanne has worked with a number of sectors including telecommunications and healthcare on topics including knowledge management in OHS, preventing musculoskeletal disorders, cancer and shift work, age and work and the OHS implications of return to work after cancer. This has been for clients including HSE, EU OSHA, Department of Health (UK), WorkSafe NZ and the European Parliament.
HFESA President 2018-20, Manager, Safe Design & Safety Consulting, Enterprise Safety, Australia Post
Stephen Hehir is the Manager, Safe Design and the corporate ergonomist for Australia Post, where he has held senior safety roles for 25 years. His unit is a centre of expertise within Group Safety and Wellbeing. Stephen has a professional engineering background with post graduate qualifications in ergonomics, adult education and occupational health. He is a Chartered OHS Professional (AIHS) and Certified Professional Ergonomist (HFESA) and was President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2019-20; awarded the HFESA’s Society Medal in 2021
Certified Professional Ergonomist within the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia
Donna Lee has over 30 years of experience working in ergonomics and human factors within occupational health and safety. She is recognised as a Certified Professional Ergonomist within the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA). Donna’s current role is with Workplace Health and Safety Queensland as a Principal Advisor (Ergonomics), working across regulatory, compliance and advisory functions. She brings together research knowledge and thinking, best practice including working with industry and other stakeholders to prevent occupational manual task and slips, trips and falls at level related injuries. Her aim is to continue making a difference to sustainable injury prevention after seeing the impact of occupational injuries on workers’ lives.
Celia Antonovsky is an experienced health and safety professional who has worked in a number of high risk industries including oil and gas, construction, rail, mining and public transport. She is currently the HSEQ Manager for a public transport contractor in Western Australia. She has volunteered for the last four years with the WA Branch of the Australian Institute of Health and Safety (AIHS). During that time she has held the roles of Branch Secretary, Young Safety Professionals Coordinator and recently assumed the role of Branch Chair.
She advocates for the health and safety profession through a number of forums including coordinating AIHS submissions to government on draft legislation, representing industry interests in the development of university courses and hosts education and networking events.
CEO, Australian Institute of Health & Safety
David was appointed CEO of the SIA in September 2014, brought in from outside the field of health and safety to work with the Board to create a new strategic plan and to build a strong administration capable of providing industry leadership across all of the SIA’s key strategic focus areas. David has a Bachelor of Education and Masters of Business Administration and describes himself as a jack of all trades. He has more than 20 years’ experience as a Chief Executive, including leading two previous industry bodies.