Each Councillor is elected by members at the AGM. The AIOH Council is responsible for managing the business affairs of the Institute. The AIOH's Rules and Statement of Purpose is the document that governs AIOH operations and the objectives and activities of the Institute.
MSc (OH&T), COH, FAIOH
Organisation: Chevron P/L
OH Specialisation: Tracey’s work experience includes in industry has included technical and leadership roles in Australia and the US. With experience in construction safety, operations and maintenance of major hazard facilities, Tracey understands workplace exposures and what needs to change in order to get better health outcomes for Australian workers. Most recently she has focused on pandemic response for a multinational workforce and raising profile of dust disease in Australian workplaces.
Reason for being on Council: Tracey was delighted to join the AIOH 2022 Council in 2022 , having joined the Board of Directors of its charitable arm the AIOH Foundation in 2021 and service on AIOH Council in 2017 and 2018. The mission to protect worker health and promote what occupational hygienists can do is her driver.
Organisation: MD, Active Environmental Solutions.
OH Specialisation: Mining, Oil & Gas, OH Assessment Instrumentation and Risk Assessments.
Members are encouraged to actively participate and urged get involved by serving on Committees and Working Groups at various stages of their career.
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Chair: Melanie Windust
Members: Alan Rogers, Brett Young, Carmen Naylor, Mitchell Thompson, Samantha Clarke and Tracey Bence (as current AIOH President).
Purpose: To advise Council on matters relating to awards and sponsorships; liaise with all sponsors, prepare agreements and ensure smooth running of activities between sponsors and AIOH; liaise with the Conference Committee to ensure consistency across sponsorship areas and agreements; liaise with AIOH Office to send out notifications of awards to members, acceptance of nominations; and process awards in a confidential and timely manner, review award applicants and make recommendations to Council.
Board Chair: Adelle Liebenberg
Board members: Morne De Beer, Jennifer Hines, Gavin Wellings, Naree Carton and Linda Apthorpe.
Purpose of the board: To evaluate applications for Certification and assess conferences, seminars and other professional activities for certification maintenance points. The Certification Board performs the following activities:
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Committee Chairs: Ash Boss and Kelly Jaunzems
Committee members: Kate Cole, Cecilia Mason and Frances Evans
Purpose of the committee / Mission statement: To promote and support the Institute and members through the various communications media.
Chair: Heidi Scott & Venessa Thelan
Committee Members: Jeremy Trotman, Terry Elms, Mark Russell, Elaine Lindars, Samatha Clarke*
Purpose: To provide advice and guidance to the AIOH Executive Committee and the AIOH membership on ethical matters that arise within or affecting the Institute.
Chair: Kate Cole
Committee Members: Tracey Bence, Deborah Glass, Sharann Johnson, Peter Knott, Dino Pisaniello, Jeremy Trotman and Shelley Rowett.
Purpose: The role of the External Affairs Committee:
Committee Chair: Mitchell Thompson
Committee Members: Michael Weller (NSW), Nathan Redfern (NSW), Peter Knott (NSW), Andy McCarthy (USA/SA), Jwalit Parik (SA), Giovani Sessarego (WA), Alan Williams (TAS) and John Padgham (QLD)
The AIOH extends its thanks to Michael Shepherd who has stepped down from M&Q Chair after a 10 year standing. Thank you for your commitment to the AIOH Michael (2012- 2022)
Purpose of the Committee: Ensuring the review of Full Member and Provisional Member applications is consistently performed in accordance with the AIOH Rules and Statement of Purpose.
Chair: Jason Green
Committee Members: Samantha Forster (QLD), Brett Young and Luke Ripper (NT/SA/NZ), Anthony Bamford and Daniela Cisternas (WA), Simon Ercole and Milan Patel (VIC, TAS), Jason Green and Dean Gleeson (NSW/ACT).
Purpose: Identify and match mentors and mentees within AIOH
Purpose: Track existing pairs and provide support and encouragement. Agree on and document process for annual review for mentors. Prepare case studies for newsletters as publicity/encouragement. Prepare material for mentors to help with candidates with COH success.
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Chair: Sharann Johnson
Committee Members: Kelly Johnstone, Sue Reed, Ken Osakwe, Jane Whitelaw, Adelle Liebenberg, Rob Alcock, Luke Dunk, Carolyn Topping
Purpose: To assist the AIOH Executive and Council in meeting the needs of its members and the broader community of occupational hygiene professionals for education and continuing professional development.
Committee Chairs: Mark Reggers
Committee members: Melanie Cox, Michael Eva, Julia Norris, Peter McGarry, Julie Moore Heidi Scott, Sebastian Rasche and Jane Whitelaw .
Purpose of the committee / Mission statement: The RESP-FIT Board will provide oversight and administration of the RESP-FIT program for the accreditation of respirator fit-testers and approval of courses, with assistance from a team of RESP-FIT examiners and assessors.
Chair: Treasurer, Aleks Todorovic
Members: Treasurer Aleks Todorovic, President-Elect Tracey Bence, Carol Burns, Ruairi Ward, Fouad Rizk
Purpose: To provide independent, informed and expert recommendations to the Executive and Council on AIOH’s exposure to business risks.
Committee Chair: Robert Golec
Committee members: Ian Firth, Linda Apthorpe, Nathan Aust, Greg O’Donnell, Alan Rogers, Stephen Turner, Louise Burt, Lee Cherry, Zachary du Preez, Tim White and Geza Benke.
Purpose of the committee / Mission statement: The Workplace Exposure Assessment Committee provides expert guidance and comment to the exposure standards setting process at a State and National level and internationally where appropriate, through development of AIOH Position Papers, AIOH guidance publications or comment on relevant Standards, Regulations and Codes of Practice. The Committee's remit is to confirm that the revision of exposure standards, and other relevant Standards and Codes of Practice, are valid and based on good occupational hygiene and scientific principles. The Committee is also concerned with the integrity of the exposure assessment process whereby sampling results for airborne contaminants are compared against exposure standards.
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