Occupational Health and Safety

About the SIG

Our newest SIG  covers all things Occupation Health and Safety. Occupational Health and Safety professionals in Local Government are invited to join our newest OHS Special Interest Group. Managers, Coordinators, Advisor and Officers working on OHS will have the opportunity to come together to discuss the latest trends and developments, share problems, showcase successes and network. 

The primary functions of the SIG would be to:

  • Act as a forum to discuss best practice initiatives in areas such as OHS system applications, risk assessments, training programs, policy and guideline development, OHS Committees
  • Share information and ideas on OHS programs used to promote safety in the workplace – what works, what doesn’t
  • Act as a central group for queries in Local Government regarding Worksafe programs or other industry body announcements

Marie Smith, Occupational Health and Safety Advisor at Whitehorse City Council is the Convenor of the new SIG. She believes it will play a vital role in allowing people working in these areas to come together and share ideas and common problems.

Emerging issues such as Occupational Violence and the use of chemicals in public spaces are hot topics which a forum such as the OHS SIG can openly discuss and share new ways of working. 

Upcoming meetings

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  Online Community

This SIG is supported by an online community. We believe that accessing knowledge from individuals who work in a similar environment is invaluable and should never be underestimated. Our communities are only for people working in Local Government and there are many benefits to participating in them. They are a great way to keep in touch in between meetings, by asking your fellow SIG colleagues questions and sharing resources. You can also see who else is involved in the SIG and get in touch with them quickly.  Agendas, minutes, presentations and other SIG resources will also be posted on the online community.

Want to get involved?

Simply sign in, top of screen, go to 'Hi' - this is your profile, head to Participation and then onto Community.

Active in this SIG

  • 93 Current Total


Please note that this SIG is a closed group, open only to people currently working in a Victorian Council who are current LGPro Members. This includes Fellow, Professional, Young Professional and SIG annual membership types

To join this SIG email us at [email protected]

Who should attend

Local Government officers:

  • OHS Managers
  • OHS Coordinators
  • OHS Officers and Advisors


Please note that this SIG is a closed group, open only to people currently working in a Victorian Council.

Occupational Health and Safety Advisor
Whitehorse City Council