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Industry nominations sought for government advisory committees

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Membership of all six Work Health and Safety Industry Sector Standing Committees (ISSCs) expires on 21 March and Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is seeking nominations for the next three-year term.

Limited positions are available for employer, worker and industry representatives on each of the six committees in these industries:

  • construction
  • manufacturing
  • rural
  • health and community services
  • retail, wholesale, hospitality, recreation and other services
  • transport and storage.

The primary function of the ISSCs is to advise and make recommendations to Queensland’s Work Health and Safety Board about work health and safety in the relevant sector. Committee members are appointed for a term not longer than three years and each ISSC has a chairperson and at least six other members (equally representing employers and workers).

The ISSCs meet at least four times a year for two hours and members must also undertake pre-meeting reading, contribute at meetings and working parties, and are encouraged to promote and attend Workplace Health and Safety Queensland events. Members are not remunerated for attendance at meetings, but will receive reimbursement for out of pocket expenses associated with meeting attendance.

Nominations are open from anyone with experience and competence in the management of WHS in the relevant sectors. Nominations will be considered by the Minister for Industrial Relations based on experience and competence, suitability to represent either workers or employers in the industry, and the Queensland Government’s Women on Boards initiative (achieving 50 per cent representation of women on government bodies by 2020).

Nominate via OIRBoardsandCommittees@oir.qld.gov.au no later than close of business Monday 25 February 2019. Please indicate to which ISSC you are nominating, whether you would represent employers or workers, and provide:

  • your contact details
  • a copy of your current CV
  • written advice from your CEO (or a senior officer) supporting your nomination..
Last updated
12 February 2019