NSW Events


08/12/2021 , 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (Localtime)


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Bookings closed

Event Type

COVID has rattled our personal and professional lives for the past two years. As we emerge out of lockdown returning to our workplaces, it has become even more imperative that we ensure employees are safe.

Join us for an interactive session where we hear from experts in the field, with opportunities to dive deeper and ask questions. We will first hear from Leanne Treadwell who will reflect on lessons learnt developing plans to return to work during COVID and the role of risk management and systems thinking. Followed by Jane Whitelaw who will present a range of controls for COVID-19 that you can apply in your workplace.

Presenter Bio

Jane Whitelaw

Jane Whitelaw is a Certified Occupational Hygienist, Certified Industrial Hygienist and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists. She is an expert in Respiratory Protection with current research grants and recent publications investigating the efficiency of respirators against airborne particles. Ms Whitelaw is member of the Australian Standards Committee SF10 publishing AS/NZS 1715 &1716 on Respiratory Protection (Design and Use); and RESP-FIT Board Member and accreditation assessor. As a PhD candidate in UOW’s School of Medicine, Jane is investigating the “Physiological Effects of Respirator Use”. She is also the Coordinator of the National and Internationally Accredited UOW Occupational Hygiene Academic Program and OHS Academic program Director at the University of Wollongong.

Leanne Treadwell

Leanne Treadwell is a Chemical Engineer and a Risk Management Specialist with over 30 years of experience in practical application of OHS management systems as a safety manager, regulator and consultant across industries ranging from heavy manufacturing, IT, transport, security and aged care. She brings experience in the practical application of tools and systems to support OHS objectives, as well as project management and business skills. Leanne is currently on the Australian Standards (AS) and International Standards (ISO) committees for the review of ISO 31000, risk management guidelines, and associated standards and handbooks as a technical expert. For the past 13 years, Leanne has developed and taught the Risk Management and OHS Systems subjects at UOW.

Cost: Free for HFESA, AIOH and AIHS members;
$30 for non-members


Bookings are closed for this event.

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