Event Details

Thursday, 4 May, 2023 - 14:30 to 15:30
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)


AIHS Member $30+GST | Non-member $60+GST 


Event Organising Body: 
Australian Institute of Health & Safety



The Australian Institute of Health & Safety invites you to attend the upcoming webinar titled: Neurodiverse Safe Work - More than just noise cancelling headphones. Presented by Catherine Lee, Director Lethbridge Piper & Associates.  

Neurodiversity is an emerging field and the more we learn about it, the greater the exposure for employers. Employers own the Primary Duty of Care to ensure the health and safety of all workers, including those that think and function differently.
A lack of awareness leads to flawed assumptions and decisions made based on unconscious biases. The only way to break down stigma is with education. It is only in a workplace culture that is inclusive that neurodivergent workers can be authentic about who they are and ask for what they need.
Without this, employers are not able to demonstrate that they have discharged their due diligence obligations to ensure the safety of all workers.

Learning outcomes

  • What is neurodiversity and why is it important in employment?
  • Why is neurodiversity relevant to OHS?
  • How do you balance the competing obligations under WHS, anti-discrimination, disability discrimination and Fair Work for neurodivergent workers?
  • What are the two approaches that employers can take to​ensure the safety of all workers, including those who think and function differently?

Event Details
Date: Thursday 4 May 
Time: 14:30 - 15:30 AEST 
Location: Zoom. Links to the session will be sent out 2-3 days prior. 
Cost: AIHS Member $30+GST | Non-member $60+GST 
CPD Points: 5 Points


Your Speaker 

Catherine Lee, Director at Lethbridge Piper & Associates

Through Lethbridge Piper and Associates Catherine partners with client executive and leadership teams to support and guide them in achieving strategic occupational health and safety objectives.
Catherine is a Registered Nurse, an Occupational Health Nurse, a Certified Occupational Health and Safety Professional, a Professional Coach a Certified Principle OHS Auditor and a Management Consultant.
She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC), the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and Professional Member of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA).
Catherine is a Certified Professional Member of the Australian Institute of Health and Safety (AIHS)

Catherine is the Founder of The Neurodiverse Safe Work Initiative which is designed to raise awareness and educate employers about the benefits of embracing neurodiversity. It provides tools and techniques to assist employers in adapting their management systems to accommodate the different ways that all workers think and behave.
Catherine’s work in this area has attracted international attention with invitations to speak at international conferences and provide advice to Australian Federal and State Government bodies. She will complete a Master of Arts Research during 2023/4 into the positive and negative impacts of ADHD on safety-critical roles in the Aviation Sector.

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