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 (HSW) 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.

All reports to OHS Committees are secure – UQ staff login required.

2018:

2017:

Members and minutes

Find OHS committee members for your organisational unit, or download OHS committee meeting minutes. All meeting minutes are secure – UQ staff login required.

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)

Members

  • Chair – Zoe Cahill
  • Executive Officer – Maria Somodevilla Torres
  • Committee Secretary – Maria Somodevilla Torres
  • Advisor (HSW Division) – Brian Logan

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 – Scott Tucker
  • Executive Officer – Chris Pye
  • Committee Secretary – Hollie Duncan-Tibbey
  • Advisor (HSW Division) – Matt Tinski

Contact Hollie Duncan-Tibbey at h.duncantibbey@uq.edu.au to add an item to the agenda of the next meeting.

Minutes

Contact Hollie Duncan-Tibbey at h.duncantibbey@uq.edu.au for a copy of the minutes from previous meetings.

Centre for Advanced Imaging (CAI)

Members

  • Chair – Celia Webby
  • Executive Officer – Simon Nevin
  • Committee Secretary – Lesley Green
  • 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 a copy of the minutes from previous meetings.

Central Services

Members

  • Chair – David Lavell
  • Executive Officer – Kris Fraser
  • Committee Secretary – Greg Brown
  • Advisor (HSW Division) – Vicki McNabb

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 a copy of the minutes from previous meetings.

Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT)

Members

  • Faculty level OHS Committee not active
  • Refer to your School OHS Committee

For more informaiton, contact the EAIT Faculty OH&S Adviser, Janelle Scown at j.scown@uq.edu.au.

Minutes

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

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 a copy 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 – Leanne Ritchie
  • Committee Secretary – Leanne Ritchie
  • Advisor (HSW Division) – Narelle McCallum

Contact Leanne Ritchie at l.ritchie@uq.edu.au to add an item to the agenda of the next meeting.

Minutes

Contact Leanne Ritchie at l.ritchie@uq.edu.au for a copy of the minutes from previous meetings.

Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

Members

  • Chair – David Mayocchi
  • Executive Officer – Cindy Mossop
  • Committee Secretary – Lisa Ashurst
  • Advisor (HSW Division) – Cindy Mossop

Contact Lisa Ashurst at execassistant@hass.uq.edu.au to add an item to the agenda of the next meeting.

Minutes

Contact Lisa Ashurst at execassistant@hass.uq.edu.au for a copy of the minutes from previous meetings.

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 a copy of the minutes from previous meetings.

Medicine

Members

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

Contact Rebecca Aller at r.aller@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.

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI)

Members

  • Chair – Robert Henry
  • Executive Officer – Libby Humphries
  • Committee Secretary – Libby Humphries
  • Advisor (HSW Division) – Sophie O'Neill

Contact Libby Humphries at e.humphries@uq.edu.au to add an item to the agenda of the next meeting.

Minutes

Contact Libby Humphries at e.humphries@uq.edu.au for a copy of the minutes from previous meetings.

Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)

Members

  • Chair – Helen Weir
  • 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 – Neville Plint
  • Executive Officer – Ryan Anderson
  • Committee Secretary – Renuka Reid
  • Advisor (HSW Division) – Sophie O’Neill

Please contact Ryan Anderson at ryan.anderson@uq.edu.au or 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 a copy of the minutes from previous meetings.

Committee Secretary resources

You can download specific templates for OHS Committees:

HSW Management Plan

An annual HSW Management Plan (DOC, 156KB) 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.