About Us - WHWB - Australia

Introduction

Workplace Health Without Borders – Australia (WHWB-AUS) was incorporated as a business in December 2018 and became a charity in September 2021. It is a branch of the International body and serves to promote health and hygiene in the Australian region. Our role is to work with all the existing WHWB bodies such that all workers may have a safe work place and return home healthy every day.

We are inviting people to join our organisation and lend their expertise, enthusiasm and time to fundraising and developing projects to help prevent occupational illness. Anyone studying, working or interested in occupational health, safety and hygiene is welcome to join. Please note, there is a small annual membership fee of $30 AUD.

 

Vision

A world where workers do not get sick because of their work.

 

Mission

To engage the occupational health professions in ensuring that workers and employers throughout the world have the knowledge and technical means to prevent work-related disease. Our strategic Framework is available here: Strategic Framework for WHWB Australia.


Board Members

President- Lydia Richards

Lydia has a strong interest in furthering WHS support in the Pacific Nations. In 2020 Lydia worked with the Samoan Ministry of Labour to create guidelines on major hazards to support both the inspectorate and employers appreciate these hazards and suitable controls. More recently being involved an Australian Volunteers International project to Fiji in a broader Human Resources mentoring role. Lydia is a WHS generalist with significant experience in legal aspects of WHS (including Pacific legislation) and safety management systems.

 
 
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Secretary – Elaine Lindars

Elaine is a Director and co-founder of the RED OHMS Group, a HSE consultancy. She has more than 30 yrs’ experience in occupational, environmental & analytical chemistry with a Ph.D. in geochemistry, a postgraduate in industrial hygiene, and a BSc (Hons.) in environmental chemistry. She is a Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH), a Charted Chemist with the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (MRACI CChem) and a Certified OHS Practitioner with the Australian Institute of Health and Safety (COHSPrac).

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Treasurer – Ann Divilly

Ann is the Regional Finance Director for a global engineering and construction company in Perth. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Chartered Accountancy body of Australia/New Zealand and Ireland. Working largely in the oil and gas sector, workplace health has always been a core value throughout her career.

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General member – Jason Green

Jason Green has over 29 years’ experience in the health, safety and environmental fields in a variety of industries including construction, property, industrial, utilities, health, mining, education and consulting. He specialises in: Occupational Hygiene, Hazardous Substances and Building Materials, Environmental Science, Indoor Air Quality, Large-scale/Multi site Project Management and Supervision. Jason is a Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH)® and Full Member of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygiene (AIOH). Jason is Certified Water Damage Restoration Technician with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) he in an Indoor Environmental Practitioner (IEP) and he holds a master’s degree in Occupational Hygiene Practice (OHP).

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General Member – Marcus Brooks

Marcus is a Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH), a full member of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (MAIOH) with over 20 years’ experience working in the mining industry and 4 years consulting for Defence, Public Service, Commonwealth, Construction and Healthcare. He has recently served on the AIOH council as a General member for two years. He applies a holistic approach to worker health which has been influenced by his health safety and emergency service background.

 
 
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Contact Us

If you would like to join us please email us for an application form: whwbaus@whwb.org

We are also seeking new members, donations, grants and volunteers for our work