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Three important invitations

Dear OHS Educators and Researchers

This Update for June 2017 has three important invitations:

  • A reminder to nominate for the SIA OHS Education Awards and the Wigglesworth OHS Education (Research) Awards
  • Invitation to be a signatory to the Singapore Accord
  • Invitation to the ANZSOM 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting 20th – 23rd August, Fremantle

Nominations for OHS Education Awards including Wigglesworth Award extended to June 20th

The SIA OHS Education Awards and the Eric Wigglesworth OHS Education (Research) Award are the prime opportunity for recognition of exceptional OHS students and graduates of higher degrees by research. The deadline for nominations for these awards have been extended until 5pm on Tuesday 20 June 2017.

OHS program coordinators, OHS research supervisors and individual OHS research graduates should ensure they consider making an application. Eligible students and researchers will have completed their academic requirements in 2016.

The three awards year are:

  1. Eric Wigglesworth OHS Education (Research) Award – [nominations can be made by the thesis supervisor, a peer of the nominee or by the graduate via a self- nomination]
  2. National OHS Education (Postgraduate) Award – [nominations must be made by the Program Coordinator.]
  3. National OHS Education (Undergraduate) Award – [nominations must be made by the Program Coordinator.]

The winner of the Eric Wigglesworth OHS Education (Research) Award will receive a professional development fund to the value of $3000 while the winners of the Undergraduate and Post Graduate categories each receive $1500. The educational institution of each winner will also be recognised with a commemorative plaque.

Please note: both the Entrant Form (nominator) and the Submission (nominee) form must be completed by 5pm on Tuesday 20 June 2017.

To nominate click here: and follow the steps outlined in the attached guideline document.

Should require any assistance regarding the online submission please contact Penny Toth on 03 8336 1995.

Become a signatory to the Singapore Accord

In the Singapore Accord representatives of business and workers, education institutions, policy-makers in governments and public authorities, OHS professional organisations, and experts in occupational health and safety (OHS) join with the International Network of Safety and Health Practitioner Organisations (INSHPO) and its members to commit to improving OHS professional and practitioner capabilities so they may more effectively guide and lead the creation of healthier and safer workplaces. This commitment focuses on promoting the use and acceptance of the Global Capability Framework for OHS Practice as a common platform to develop capable, knowledgeable, and skilled OHS professionals and practitioners across industry sectors and geographic borders.

OHS educators and universities have a special role in preparing future OHS professionals and so are invited to be party
to the Accord. It would be wonderful if you could be present in person to participate in
the signing ceremony but there will be arrangements for signing in absentia. To help with the planning you should complete the form here. More information regarding the Singapore Accord may be found here

ANZSOM Annual Scientific Meeting, 20th–23rd August, 2017 Fremantle, Western Australia .

Conducted over three days and providing a diverse range of topics and learning formats, the conference is a key educational and networking event for health professionals working in the field of occupational medicine and workplace health. This year’s meeting recognises the diverse nature of the occupational health community and focuses on bringing health professionals and other interested parties together for an exciting learning and networking experience. Also featured is a pre-conference visit to Rottnest Island, a range of practical site visits, and plenty of activities for accompanying guests. Find out more:

As always if you have any important information you would like circulated please pass it to me and I will endeavour to get it out to the those interested. Similarly, if you do not wish to receive these updates just let me know and I will remove you from the list.


Pam Pryor, Registrar June, 2017

This news release is also available as a PDF.

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