Pam Pryor AO
Date & Time: Tuesday 8 March 2022 at 12:00pm
PLEASE NOTE: ONLINE ZOOM Event:
Speaker: Pam Pryor AO, Manager OHS BoK Development, Australian Institute of Health and Safety
Topic: The Changing Role of the OHS Professional
OHS is now suffering from 'disciplinary ambiguity' according to a recent international study. You will hear why from Pam Pryor, Manager OHS Body of Knowledge Development for the Australian Institute of Health and Safety, in a CSG lunchtime Zoom presentation on 8 March.
Changes affecting the OHS profession include the COVID-19 pandemic opening new ground on workplace safety; the growing discussions around psychological health and safety, and the fact that many OHS professionals now include ‘wellness’ as part of their role.
These all highlight the lack of clarity around the role of the generalist OHS Professional, according to Pam.
Pam is co-author of a recent paper [The OHS Professional: International and Australian Perspectives] published as part of the Body of Knowledge. She will offer insights and perspectives on the current status of the generalist OHS professional in Australia, why it is now seen to be in some respects an ‘emerging profession’, and where it is headed.
If you are employed in OHS or a related field, this session should not be missed.
About the speaker:
Pam Pryor is an internationally recognised specialist in OHS capability and related aspects of OHS professionality.
She is currently responsible for the development and ongoing maintenance of the Australian OHS Body of Knowledge (BoK). Bok is the collective works developed by a range of specialists that informs OHS education, certification and further development of OHS professionals. (See www.ohsbok.org.au)
Her work with the International Network of Safety and Health Professionals developing the OHS Professional Capability Framework earned Pam the 2017-18 President’s Award from the American Society of Safety Professionals.
In 2018 she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for her contribution to OHS Professionals, through her leadership and advisory roles, particularly in developing standards for education frameworks.
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