Committees and Working Groups
Various Committees and Working Parties provide advice and input to Council. The AIOH is fortunate to have many members who volunteer their time to work on various committees and working groups. Council recognises and appreciates their involvement. Members are encouraged to actively participate and urged get involved by serving on committees and working groups at various stages of their career. The current committees and working groups are listed below. Members are encouraged to contact the Chair for further information or to volunteer their services.
- Membership and Qualifications (M&Q)
- Exposure Standards
- Certification Board
- Ethics and Constitutions
- Professional Development & Education
- Risk, Audit, Finance, Quality
- Awards and Sponsorship
|Members||Yanel Lara, Wayne Powys, Gavin Irving, Tracey Bence, Dustin Bennett, Michael Weller|
|Purpose||To review membership applications; qualifications, reports and work history, and recommend appropriate membership category to Council for their approval and, to develop programs to increase membership.|
|Members||Michael Weller, Brett Young, Sharyn Gaskin, Janine McClements, Holly Fletcher|
|Purpose||To publish quarterly issues of the AIOH Newsletter, “OH Matters”. The Newsletter reports on State Chapter activities and provides information about issues of interest to AIOH members including an update from the AIOH President, profiles of AIOH members, information about AIOH events, and articles about science, technology and health. The Newsletter Committee welcomes contributions from AIOH members. If you would like to contribute, please contact the committee Chair.|
|Members||Linda Apthorpe, David Hughes, Ron Capil, Alan Rogers, Charles Steer, Kevin Hedges, Rob Golec, Tim White, Greg O’Donnell|
To provide 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 exposure standards, and relevant Standards and Codes of Practice, are changed for valid occupational hygiene and scientific reasons.
|Members||Linda Apthorpe, Deb Glass, Sharann Johnson, Julia Norris, Gerard Tiernan|
To evaluate applications for Certification and assess conferences, seminars and other professional activities for certification maintenance points.
The Certification Board performs the following activities:
|Members||Clive Paige, Michael Tkaczuk, David Chambers, Melanie Jensen, Jeremy Trotman, Terry Elms, Owen Bruhn|
|Purpose||The Ethics and Constitution Committee review the by-laws and code of ethics of the Institute. Whilst this committee is not an enforcement group or resolution board, it aims to serve the Membership by bringing to its attention ethical dilemmas facing the Institute, and can serve as a sounding board for challenges facing the profession. The Ethics and Constitution Committee is responsible for ensuring that the AIOH Code of Ethics is kept up to date in line with IOHA requirements and national and international trends. It also ensures that the AIOH Rules and Statement of Purpose meet with the requirements of the Victorian Associations Incorporation Act and comply with any requirements of Consumer Affairs Victoria.|
|Purpose||To advise Council on matters relating to the education of its members. To develop further education for members and to review academic and professional development courses for membership to the AIOH. This includes the approval of courses for associated membership and the accreditation of academic courses for relevant membership grades and COH.|
|Members||Holly Fletcher, Sharyn Gaskin, MIchael Weller, Brett Young, Janine McClements, Kristy Thornton, Brooke Best|
The Communications Committee establishes and maintains standardised systems of work that support the AIOH Council to engage key stakeholders and promote public knowledge of the occupational hygiene profession to both the public and to members of the AIOH.
The objectives of the Communications Committee include:
The Communications Committee are involved in producing the Ignite session at the Annual Conference; running the AIOH Canary Prize; assisting with production of Webinars, and in consultation with the AIOH Council and Administration team, are the working bees behind developing and updating what you view on this website.
|Members||Brian Eva, Yanel Lara, Kerrie Doherty (AIOH Business Manager)|
The role of the Risk, Audit, Finance, Quality (RAFQ) Committee is to assist the Council to fulfil governance requirements and oversee the AIOH responsibilities related to financial reporting, internal document and procedure management control systems, operating business and financial risk management system quality and audit functions. RAFQ provides an independent, informed and expert function to oversee, monitor and report to the Council on AIOH's exposure to various business risks.
The work of the Committee is to fulfil the following objectives:
The duties and responsibilities of the RAFQ Committee are to:
|Members||Charles Steer, Gary Rhyder, Simon Worland, Melanie Jensen, and the current AIOH President|
|Purpose||The Awards and Sponsorship Committee is responsible for advising Council on matters of sponsorship and awards to members. It role is to obtain suitable, technically responsible and ethical sponsorship to ensure the success of the technical and business activities of the AIOH. The committee working with the Executive Director is also responsible for promoting, advertising, judging and making recommendations to Council for the AIOH Awards each year. It is expected to liaise with existing and potential sponsors. The Chair also works with the Conference Committee so as to negotiate with major sponsors for the Annual Conference. The Committee also reviews any additional sponsorship and has input into presentations and speeches at sponsored events.|