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About Us

30 years ago Occupational Safety and Health Associates was launched by a small team with a passion for providing the highest quality of health and safety training and consulting. Over the years OSHA has expanded and gained immense experience across a range of industry sectors, however the intrinsic passion for the highest quality of health and safety remains constant.

Our clients from across Australia and around the world tell us that they choose OSHA because of the breadth of our experience and our practical and effective approach. OSHA’s unique expertise lies in using health and safety as the ‘window to your organisation’. By working with your people – from the top to the bottom – about their perceived health and safety issues we are able to pinpoint other opportunities to improve the way the whole organisation functions. We believe health and safety concerns often indicate other more fundamental issues, so we explore the opportunities to add value to the whole organisation – not just through controlling hazards and risks to peoples’ health, safety and well-being – but through overall organisational health, productivity and morale.

Global clients that benefit from OSHA’s practical and realistic approach, include DuPont, ExxonMobil, Nufarm, Motorola, Aust Dept of Defence, Thales (Aust Defence Industries), FM Global, Goulburn-Murray Water, Fluor, Kodak, Boral, Dept of Justice (Vic), Esso, BP, National Rail Corporation, Mercer (Aust), Telstra, Thiess, Sumitomo (ABA), GSK, CSIRO.

OSHA is committed and passionate about helping people at all levels in an organisation, not only improve the standards of their working conditions, but moreover making their organisation more ‘fun’ to be part of.

David McIvor

Managing Director

With over 30 years experience David has assisted many Australian and international companies, to help them address their work safety, health and risk management needs. He has experience in manufacturing, transport & logistics, chemicals, construction, utilities – and many more sectors. David has a passion for providing the highest quality of health and safety training and consulting and strives to make work and workplaces safer for everyone. He has authored the book Overuse Injuries – the RSI Phenomenon (on the causes and prevention of work-related musculo-skeletal disorders), now updated and available as an e-book “Overuse Injuries – the RSI Phenomenon REVISITED”.

Mission Statement

Our experienced consultants work with clients to help solve their challenges of work safety and risk management, safety leadership and safety cultures through practical, proven and cost-effective solutions Our long-term strategies and short-term actions are moulded by a set of core values that are shared by each and every associate:

  1. Every person has a right to be able to go home from work in the same or better condition than they came to work
  2. Every person at work has a right to a healthy and safe working environment
  3. Health and safety issues may indicate deeper areas of dysfunction within the organisation.

Services & Capabilities

WHS and OHS Audits, Appraisals and Assessments
OHS Program Design and Implementation
Identification, Assessment and Control of Hazards
 Chemicals and Hazardous Substances


  • "David's approach to health and safety training is the most effective that I have experienced. They helped the participants explore the behaviors that ultimately lead to unsafe acts. The course work was entertaining and thought provoking."
    ~ Tom Lyons Vice President, Nufarm Limited North Americas Operations