MEDIA RELEASE: Harold Greenwood Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Announced

Monday, 1 June, 2020 - 13:30
Media release
National News

Emeritus Professor Andrew Hopkins AO, will be the recipient of the 2020 Harold Greenwood Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award – the highest honour offered by the Australian Institute of Health & Safety (AIHS).

This rarely presented award is bestowed upon a distinguished individual who has made an outstanding contribution to workplace health and safety in Australia throughout their career, which has made a major positive impact.

In announcing the award today, Chair of the AIHS College of Fellows, Kym Bills, said that: “Professor Hopkins is a truly deserving recipient of the Harold Greenwood Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award. He has made an extraordinary contribution to safety to prevent major accidents in high-risk industries in Australia and around the world”.

Professor Hopkins has been a Fellow of the AIHS since 2001. In addition to teaching and higher degree supervision at ANU, Professor Hopkins has published 16 books, 27 chapters, 71 peer-reviewed articles and many others. His book sales exceed 100,000. He has lectured and consulted to audiences and companies around the world and has made substantial contributions to the Institute’s publications and events over many years.

To commemorate this achievement, Mr Bills will conduct an in-depth public interview with Professor Hopkins online on Friday 5 June, as the culmination of a week-long online events celebrating the 2020 Australian Workplace Health & Safety Awards.

To register your interest in viewing Professor Hopkins’ interview or to find out more about the other finalists nominated as part of the ten Australian Workplace Health & Safety Awards click here.

Professor Hopkins will also deliver the AIHS Wigglesworth Memorial lecture on 30 July 2020 with a specific focus based on his latest book, Organising for Safety: How Structure Creates Culture. For more information about the lecture go to:

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