Event Details

Thursday, 28 October, 2021 - 15:30 to 17:00
Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDT)


Zoom Webinar


AIHS Member: Complimentary I  Non-Member: $30+GST


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



Ventilation and Filtration - What can we do to manage this hazard?

It’s not just about masks and vaccination. Businesses need broad-based responses and controls. Ventilation and filtration are two potentially critically important parts of those controls, especially in businesses that involve staff working indoors, and in numbers.

Join the Australian Institute of Health & Safety (AIHS) and the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH) on Thursday 28 October 2021 for a panel discussion on Ventilation and Filtration and the critical workplace safety controls in the COVID era.

This webinar is designed to assist Health and safety managers and leaders, as well as business managers and leaders, to understand how they can utilize ventilation and filtration as important controls to contribute to the overall health and safety of their workspaces in the COVID era. As we find our way back into our workplaces after we meet vaccination targets, COVID-19 will remain a significant and active workplace biological hazard for the foreseeable future.

Event Details:
Date: Thursday 28 October 2021
Time: 15:30 - 17:00 AEDT
Location: Zoom Webinar (login details will be sent 2-3 days prior to the webinar start date)
Cost: AIHS/AIOH Members: Complimentary  I   Non-members: $30 +GST


Kate Cole
AIOH: Certified Occupational Hygienist 

Kate Cole is a Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH)®, Engineer and Winston Churchill Fellow. Named as one of the Top 100 Women of Influence by the Australian Financial Review, she is a passionate advocate for protecting the health and safety of workers. Kate has supported the COVID-19 pandemic through providing her specialist expertise on respiratory protection, ventilation, and health and safety more broadly. Kate has made significant contributions to the DHHS Victoria Healthcare Worker Infection Prevention and Wellbeing Taskforce, the National Clinical Taskforce who were tasked with revising the Healthcare-Associated Infection Standard for the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, and the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce Infection Prevention & Control Panel. Kate is the current President-Elect of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists

Wade Needham
General Manager, Environment, Health & Safety, Fresh Country Farms of Australia

Wade works with forwarding thinking leaders in the agriculture and post-farm gate industries to reduce the frequency and impact of ill health on those who feed our families. He is at the nexus of ESG >< EHS and finds this extremely rewarding, as well as representing one of the world’s largest pension funds and their interests. Wade is a human-centric, results and data-driven leader and enjoys bringing together different organisational functions, supply chain partners including insurers and brokers to better align the task and team to the Board level.


Alena Titterton 
Partner, Clyde & Co

Alena Titterton, a Partner in the Clyde and Co is a partner in the Regulation and Investigation practice specialising in health, safety and security. She is passionate about helping her clients become global safety leaders. Alena’s client experience spans both private and public sectors and includes defence, energy, gas, construction, infrastructure, mining, aviation and rail. As a deep specialist in all aspects of health safety and security, her practice includes occupational health and safety, security and anti-terrorism, biosecurity, cybersecurity, product safety, maritime safety, aviation safety, rail safety, construction safety, food safety, road safety and chain of responsibility. Alena has extensive experience advising government departments on complying with WHS legislation. Alena is particularly sought after to develop bespoke integrated environment, health, safety and security management systems in complex and hazardous industry settings.

Richard Coleman
General Manager HSE, Laing O'Rourke

After nearly 30 years in Executive Safety, HR and Operational roles Richard joined Laing O’Rourke in March 2019 as General Manager Health Safety & Environment. He has extensive background in senior leadership roles stretching over more than 20 years across a number of large businesses including Asciano, Telstra and Boral. His expertise is in risk management, digital technology and organisational change. 


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