Media Releases

Accreditation Board welcomes additional OHS professionals as Board members

Thursday 10 November 2016
The Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board today announced Genevieve Hawkins and Graham Jackson as members of the Board. Genevieve and Graham join Angela Seidel as independent OHS professionals on the Board.

HFESA nominates new member for the AOHSEAB board

Thursday 10 November 2016
With the retirement of Dr Margaret Cook who is taking up the Presidency of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia, HFESA has nominated Dr Alison Bell as their representative on the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board.

SIA Board Chair and Deputy Chair re-elected

Thursday 10 November 2016
The Board of the SIA has re-elected current Chair Patrick Murphy, and deputy Chair Nathan Winter, to their respective leadership roles for a further year.

Boral and SIA Strike up Corporate Partnership

Wednesday 9 November 2016
The Safety Institute of Australia announced today that Australia’s largest building and construction materials supplier Boral will sign onto a major corporate partnership with the Institute, to work together to improve health and safety.

Safety Institute of Australia calls for calm in relation to Dreamworld tragedy

Wednesday 26 October 2016
The Chairman of the Safety Institute of Australia Mr Patrick Murphy, today called for calm in relation to the four tragic deaths at Dreamworld, and urged that time be given to the authorities for a full investigation.

SIA drops Safety in Action brand and parts ways with conference management agency Informa

Thursday 20 October 2016
David Clarke, Chief Executive of the Safety Institute of Australia, announced today that the Institute will immediately cease its use of the Safety in Action brand and will soon adopt a new conference brand, featuring a renewed emphasis on high quality, affordable events for the health and safety profession.

Award recognises new knowledge on role of heat in injury causation

Tuesday 6 September 2016
The Safety Institute of Australia together with the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board last night awarded Dr Jianjun Xiang of the University of Adelaide the prestigious Eric Wigglesworth OHS Education (Research) Award.

RMIT, University of Queensland & Curtin University graduates win SIA OHS Education Awards

Tuesday 6 September 2016
The Safety Institute of Australia last night announced the winners of the SIA National OHS Education Awards.

Disruptive Safety – The Workplace of Tomorrow is Already Here

Monday 5 September 2016
The Safety Institute of Australia's National Safety Convention weighs up workplace safety priorities in the new economy.

ALP presents its health and safety policy

Tuesday 7 June 2016
As the Federal election approaches, the Australian Labor Party outlines its position on workplace health and safety.

Dr Mike Capra re-appointed as Chair of AOHSEAB

Wednesday 1 June 2016
The Safety Institute of Australia (SIA) announces the re-appointment of Emeritus Professor Mike Capra as the Chair of the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board (AOHSEAB), for a further 3 year term.

SIA and SafeWork NSW Announce Strategic Partnership

Tuesday 31 May 2016
The Safety Institute of Australia (SIA) and SafeWork NSW today announced a strategic partnership, designed to combine the efforts of both organisations to improve work health and safety outcomes across New South Wales.

SIA Chairman to announce new initiatives at Herbert Smith Freehills breakfast

Friday 6 May 2016
“The SIA’s transformation in the past 18 months is bearing fruit.” Mr Patrick Murphy, Chairman of the SIA said today. “The reforms that our broad community of health and safety leaders have been undertaking are now rolling out in all areas of our operations.” Mr Murphy will be speaking at the annual SIA/Herbert Smith Freehills breakfast on 12th May in Melbourne, to report on the SIA’s recent policy work and announce new partnerships and service initiatives.

SIA Announces Event Partnership with Zenergy Recruitment

Wednesday 6 April 2016
The Safety Institute of Australia is pleased to announce its new partnership with OHS search firm and corporate member Zenergy Recruitment to deliver a series of four industry forums in New South Wales in 2016, exploring workplace health and safety policy and obligations.

Safety Institute of Australia and IChemE to jointly develop guide for OHS Generalists on Process Safety

Monday 11 January 2016
The Safety Institute of Australia and the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board, together with the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Safety Centre, have announced a joint project to develop a chapter on process safety for the OHS Body of Knowledge for Generalist OHS Professionals.

INSHPO Media Release

Wednesday 11 November 2015
Global OHS Professional Capability Framework to give clarity to OHS role

INSHPO Media Release

Wednesday 11 November 2015
Global OHS Professional Capability Framework to give clarity to OHS role

Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board Media Release

Wednesday 15 July 2015
Edith Cowan University broadens its offering of accredited OHS qualifications

OHS BoK Media Release

Monday 18 May 2015

Chisholm Institute demonstrates commitment to OHS by supporting OHS Body of Knowledge

La Trobe University gains accreditation for Master of Ergonomics, Safety and Health

Monday 21 January 2013

On achieving accreditation for their Master of Ergonomics, Safety and Health La Trobe becomes the second university in Australia to meet the exacting standards for accreditation set by the Australian Occupational Health and Safety Education Accreditation Board.

The safest place in Sydney this week: The Safety Conference Sydney 2012

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Returning to Sydney for its 17th year, The Safety Conference Sydney 2012 takes over the Sydney Showground from 23-25 October, with three full days of health and safety information sessions for small and large businesses, safety practitioners and professionals alike.

Emergency management lessons from the Bali Bombings

Thursday 11 October 2012

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the 2002 Bali Bombings, when 88 innocent Australians tragically lost their lives in the deadliest act of terrorism in the history of Indonesia.

The benchmark set for OHS education

Monday 7 May 2012

As part of a major shift in the OHS profession the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board has been established under the auspices of the Safety Institute of Australia. This Board has the authority to accredit OHS professional education programs provided by universities thus giving employers confidence in the qualifications of those they employ and providing guidance to students in selecting a program of study.

OHS at RMIT sets the standard for program approval

Monday 18 June 2012

RMIT: the first nationally accredited graduate diploma course for generalist occupational health and safety professionals to be accredited by the Australian Occupational Health and Safety Education Accreditation Board

RMIT sets the ball rolling in OHS program accreditation

Monday 18 June 2012

RMIT: the first nationally accredited graduate diploma course for generalist occupational health and safety professionals to be accredited by the Australian Occupational Health and Safety Education Accreditation Board