Faculty, institute and key division occupational health and safety (OHS) committees fulfil both organisational requirements and Work Health and Safety Act 2011 statutory requirements. They oversee the management of health and safety matters and resources within their area.

OHS committees enable consultation between management, staff and students at the workplace level, promoting collaboration in developing and implementing health, safety and wellness policy, procedures, guidelines and programs at UQ.

For more information about OHS committees and their role see the Occupational Health and Safety Committees Procedures [2.10.01].

Reports to OHS Committees

The Health, Safety and Wellness (HSW) Division provides quarterly reports to OHS Committees. These updates are published on the HSW Communications page.

Members and minutes

Find OHS committee members for your organisational unit and information about OHS committee meeting minutes.

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)

Members

  • Chair – Stephanie Jillet
  • Executive Officer – Brad Ryan
  • Committee Secretary – Brad Ryan
  • Advisor (HSW Division) – Sophie McNeill

Contact Maria Somodevilla Torres at m.somodevillatorres@uq.edu.au to add an item to the agenda of the next meeting. 

Minutes

OHS Committee meeting minutes are located on the AIBN intranet (staff login required). Access is restricted to AIBN personnel.

Business, Economics and Law (BEL)

Members

  • Chair – Bronwyn Diffey
  • Executive Officer – Chris Pye
  • Committee Secretary – vacant
  • Advisor (HSW Division) – Jennie Trinder

Contact Chris Pye at c.pye@uq.edu.au to add an item to the agenda of the next meeting..

Minutes

OHS Committee meeting minutes are located on the BEL intranet (staff login required). Access is restricted to BEL personnel.

Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI)

Members

  • Chair – Simon Nevin
  • Executive Officer – Simon Nevin
  • Committee Secretary – Lesley Green and Simon Nevin
  • Advisor (HSW Division) – Ping Liu

Contact Lesley Green at pa@cai.uq.edu.au to add an item to the agenda of the next meeting.

Minutes

Contact Lesley Green at pa@cai.uq.edu.au for copies of the minutes from previous meetings.

Central Services

Members

  • Chair – David Lavell
  • Executive Officer – Narelle McCallum
  • Committee Secretary – Greg Brown
  • Advisor (HSW Division) – Narelle McCallum

Contact Greg Brown at g.brown@pf.uq.edu.au​ to add an item to the agenda of the next meeting.

Minutes

Contact Greg Brown at g.brown@pf.uq.edu.au​ for copies of the minutes from previous meetings.

Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT)

Members

  • Chair – Vicki Chen
  • Executive Officer – Ryan Anderson
  • Committee Secretary – Kate Murphy
  • Advisor (HSW Division) – Brian Logan

For more information, contact the EAIT HSW Manager, Ryan Anderson at ryan.anderson@uq.edu.au

Minutes

OHS Committee meeting minutes are located on the EAIT intranet (staff login required). Access is restricted to EAIT personnel.

Gatton

Members

  • Chair - Janelle Zahmel
  • Executive Officer – Theresa Seru
  • Committee Secretary - Sally Crawford
  • Advisor (HSW Division) - Kerrin Henderson

Minutes

Gatton Risk and Compliance Committee meeting minutes are located on the Gatton Campus website.

Global Change Institute (GCI)

Members

  • Chair – David Harris
  • Executive Officer – Vacant
  • Committee Secretary – Sam Richards
  • Advisor (HSW Division) – Sophie O'Neill

Minutes

Contact your OHS Committee Secretary for copies of the minutes from previous meetings, or to add an item to the agenda of the next meeting.

Health and Behavioural Sciences (HABS)

Members

  • Chair – Tricia Williams
  • Executive Officer – Anne Tobin
  • Committee Secretary – Anne Tobin
  • Advisor (HSW Division) – Alison Thomson

Contact Anne Tobin anne.tobin@uq.edu.au to add an item to the agenda of the next meeting.

Minutes

Contact Anne Tobin anne.tobin@uq.edu.au for copies of the minutes from previous meetings.

Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

Members

  • Chair – David Mayocchi
  • Executive Officer – Chris Pye
  • Committee Secretary – Emily Sievers
  • Advisor (HSW Division) – Vicki McNabb

Contact Chris Pye at hsw@hass.uq.edu.au to add an item to the agenda of the next meeting.

Minutes

OHS Committee meeting minutes are located on the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences SharePoint (staff login required). Access is restricted to Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences personnel.

Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB)

Members

  • Chair - Vacant
  • Executive Officer – Dr Jodi Clyde-Smith
  • Committee Secretary – Sue Allen
  • Advisor (HSW Division) – Amanda Jones

Contact Sue Allen at s.allen@imb.uq.edu.au to add an item to the agenda of the next meeting.

Minutes

Contact Sue Allen at s.allen@imb.uq.edu.au for copies of the minutes from previous meetings.

Medicine

Members

  • Chair – Marni Jacoby
  • Executive Officer – Paul Lovelock
  • Committee Secretary – Taleah Carson
  • Advisor (HSW Division) – Carolyn Spiertz

Contact Taleah Carson at med.fem@uq.edu.au to add an item to the agenda of the next meeting.

Minutes

OHS Committee meeting minutes are located on the Faculty of Medicine intranet (staff login required). Access is restricted to Faculty of Medicine personnel.

Pinjarra Hills

Members

  • Chair - Stephen Love
  • Executive Officer - Vacant
  • Committee Secretary - Vacant
  • Advisor (HSW Division) - Kerrin Henderson

Minutes

Contact the Pinjarra Hills Research Facility for copies of the minutes from previous meetings.

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)

Members

  • Chair – Robert Henry
  • Executive Officer – Aaron Hughes
  • Committee Secretary – Maria Caldeira
  • Advisor (HSW Division) – Sophie O'Neill

Contact Aaron Hughes a.hughes@uq.edu.au to add an item to the agenda of the next meeting.

Minutes

Contact Aaron Hughes a.hughes@uq.edu.au for copies of the minutes from previous meetings.

Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)

Members

  • Chair – Helen Hume
  • Executive Officer – Ross Dixon
  • Committee Secretary – Virginia Nink
  • Advisor (HSW Division) – Amanda Jones

Contact Virginia Nink at v.nink@uq.edu.au to add an item to the agenda of the next meeting.

Minutes

OHS Committee meeting minutes are located on the QBI Intranet (staff login required). Access is restricted to QBI personnel. 

Science

Members

  • Chair – Professor Melissa Brown
  • Executive Officer – Marshall Butterworth
  • Committee Secretary – Marshall Butterworth
  • Advisor (HSW Division) – Jim Carmichael

Contact Marshall Butterworth at m.butterworth@uq.edu.au to add an item to the agenda of the next meeting.

Minutes

OHS Committee meeting minutes are located on the Faculty of Science intranet (staff login required). Access is restricted to Faculty of Science personnel.

Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI)

Members

  • Chair – Brett Garland
  • Executive Officer – Tyson Cronin 
  • Committee Secretary – Stephenie Lynch
  • Advisor (HSW Division) – Brian Logan

Please contact your SMI committee representative to add an item to the agenda of the next meeting.

Minutes

OHS Committee meeting minutes are located on the SMI intranet (staff login required). Access is restricted to SMI personnel.

UQ Biological Resources (UQBR)

Members

  • Chair – Kevin Wathen-Dunn
  • Executive Officer – Rebecca Bruce
  • Committee Secretary – Kym Kelly-Taylor
  • Advisor (HSW Division) – Kerrin Henderson

Contact Kym Kelly-Taylor at k.kelly-taylor@uq.edu.au to add an item to the agenda of the next meeting.

Minutes

Contact Kym Kelly-Taylor at k.kelly-taylor@uq.edu.au for copies of the minutes from previous meetings.

Committee Secretary resources

There are resources available to help you undertake secretariat support duties.

HSW Management Plan

An annual HSW Management Plan (DOCX, 147 KB) must be developed and approved during the first OHS Committee meeting for the year.

The plan also must be reviewed and discussed at subsequent meetings throughout the year.