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Corporate Governance

Defence Governance Framework

Senior Committees

Defence Occupational Health and Safety Committee

The Defence Occupational Health and Safety Committee is responsible for:

  • overseeing the implementation of the Defence Occupational Health and Safety Strategic Plan;
  • overseeing the progression and management of Defence-wide occupational health and safety initiatives and improvements in occupational health and safety performance;
  • assessing Defence occupational health and safety performance;
  • monitoring development of the Defence Occupational Health and Safety Management System;
  • steering the implementation of recommendations arising from external occupational health and safety investigations and audits;
  • facilitating the communication of lessons learned across Defence;
  • evaluating corporate compliance with internal and external occupational health and safety requirements; and
  • monitoring the risks to people's wellbeing.

In 2004-05, members were the Head Defence Personnel Executive (chair), Vice Chief of the Defence Force/Chief of Joint Operations, Deputy Chief of Navy, Deputy Chief of Army, Deputy Chief of Air Force, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Defence Materiel Organisation (previously represented by Head Airborne Surveillance and Control), and Head National Operations Division, Corporate Services and Infrastructure Group.

The committee met six times during 2004-05.

Table 1.24 Defence Occupational Health and Safety Committee Attendance
Position and Name Meetings Held Meetings Attended
Head Defence Personnel Executive
(Rear Admiral Brian Adams until 22 April 2005) 5 5
(Mr Peter Sharp - acting from 23 April 2005) 1 1
Vice Chief of the Defence Force/Chief of Joint Operations
(Vice Admiral Russ Shalders)
6 5
Deputy Chief of Navy
(Rear Admiral Max Hancock)
6 3/2*
Deputy Chief of Army
(Major General Ian Gordon)
6 6
Deputy Chief of Air Force
(Air Vice-Marshal Roxley McLennan)
6 6
Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Defence Materiel Organisation
(Air Vice-Marshal Norman Gray)
6 2/3*
Head National Operations Division
(Mr Ken Moore until 4 March 2005) 5 4/1*
(Mr Lindsay Kranz - acting from 7 March to 13 June 2005) 1 1

* Substitute attended in place of member.

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