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The health and safety profession has a unique voice, and the Australian Institute of Health & Safety seeks to express that voice in a positive way as a contribution to the development of Workplace Health and Safety Policy and practice in Australia. The Institute has an overarching Policy Agenda, which outlines our core beliefs and the key areas of the focus for our policy, and a series of Position Statements, which reflect the views of the Institute on a range of matters at any given time.  

AIHS Policy Agenda

The AIHS Policy Agenda was developed after consultation with members of the Institute and other key stakeholders. Click here to access the Policy Agenda.

AIHS Position Statements

The AIHS has developed the following position statements expressing the current view of the Institute Board and College of Fellows Executive under each of the focus areas of this policy agenda.

These statements are developed after taking into account the views of Institute members, other stakeholders, available research, and with consideration of the current environmental context. Click on the links at the bottom of this page to see our current statements.

AIHS New DRAFT Policy and Position Statements

The Institute is constantly evolving our work in policy, and as we do, we provide opportunities for our key stakeholders - health and safety practitioners and professionals -  to provide input.  Keep your eye out  on social media for our calls for comment.  Current invitations to comment include:

National Dust Disease Taskforce: AIHS DRAFT Submission  (see also: Background and TOR for National Dust Disease Taskforce

Consultation DRAFT AIHS policy: Fatigue and Fitness for Work

Consultation DRAFT AIHS policy: Safeguarding Mental Health at Work 

Consultation DRAFT AIHS policy: Safety Governance and Leaderhsip of Boards and Senior Management 


AIHS existing published position statements: