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Call for WHS Board nominations

Nominations are invited from worker and employer representative bodies and WHS experts for positions on Queensland’s Work Health and Safety Board.

The board, which is established under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (the WHS Act), has the primary function of giving advice and making recommendations to the Minister about policies, strategies, allocation of resources, and legislative arrangements, for work health and safety.

The board also reviews the effectiveness of the Industry Sector Standing Committees which are established under the WHS Act to advise the board on health and safety matters across the six key industry sectors.

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace makes appointments to the board for a period of three years, with the current term expiring on 12 July.

The Office of Industrial Relations (OIR) is seeking nominations for the Minister’s consideration for appointment to limited positions available for persons representing employers and workers, and for expert members.

Members of Queensland Law Society who hold considerable work health and safety expertise may be eligible for consideration as expert members to the board.

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Nominations must be submitted by Wednesday 3 May. When submitting nominations, the following items are required:

More information is available by email to: oirnominationswhsboard@oir.qld.gov.au.

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