Australian Vice-Chancellors Committee


"OHS Integration in Research and Higher Education"

4, 5 & 6 July 2001 at the University of Sydney

Conference Proceedings

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Day 1

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Session Topic Paper Author Institution
Due Diligence
Hypothetical Case Study Kathy Richardson & Paul Cutrone University of New South Wales
OHS in Curriculae & Research
Integration of Occupational Health and Safety into the Teaching and Research Program in the School of Chemistry at Sydney University Prof. Les Field The University of Sydney
Benchmarking and Best Practice

Should it be 'best' or 'better' practice? Sonja Lusan Queensland University of Technology
The implementation of an OH&S Management System and its effect on OH&S Performance Indicators: a Case Study Kris Fraser The University of Queensland
Safety Management Systems

Managing Risks in Tertiary Education Institutions Ian Manock Charles Sturt University
Risk Assessment in a Large Complex Organisation Paul Barton Monash University
Seven Risk Management Paradigms Dr Cherilyn Tillman & Richard Robinson Risk & Reliability Associates Pty Ltd

Day 2

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Contractor Safety Management

Key Principles in Managing Contractor Safety in Universities Prof. Michael Quinlan The University of New South Wales
The Development & Implementation of a Contractor Safety Program - What worked and what didn't Alison Bell & Paul Mourtos The University of Wollongong
The Case of the Unknown Hole Ken Horrigan & Lana Conic Griffith University
Emergency & Disaster Management

Campus Emergency Management Planning & Preparedness Michael Rafferty The University of Western Australia
Emergency Management at the University of Sydney - Preparing for the Worst Patrick Dunn The University of Sydney
Risk Assessing and Controlling unforeseen aggressive/disturbing behaviour in off-campus sections of urban universities Julie Madjarevic The University of Melbourne
Health & Safety Resources

The Form and Function of Safety Offices at Australian Universities - A Review Nan Austin The University of Melbourne
Health and Safety Without a Health and Safety Unit - The WHSO Network Ken Horrigan & Lana Conic Griffith University
Internal OHS Consultancy - A modern approach Dr Meg Ralph Monash University

Day 3

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Applied Risk Management A risk management model for achieving health and safety compliance in high risk facilities Sandy Ward & Matthew Low University of Technology, Sydney
Risk Management in the science sector Nigel McCarter Safety Sciences
Ergonomic Book Return System at Mt Gravatt Campus Library of Griffith University Sandra Schofield & Ken Horrigan Griffith University
A University's Practical Approach to Occupational Overuse Injuries Val Gribble & Linda Ahern Central Queensland University
BOSS - a strategy to address back, overuse, strain and sprain injuries in CSIRO Chris Miller CSIRO
What are future trends and are we heading toward them? Danielle Rostan-Herbert The University of Melbourne