“Be safe for all the things
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Michelle Koripas
Michelle Koripas

Michelle Koripas

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Michelle’s passion for improving workplace cultures is driven by a deep care for people and thrives on the challenges of making a difference.

An outstanding professional safety coach, Michelle has a track record of over 20 years’ experience leading successful safety culture transformations across a wide range of private and public sectors including rail transport, manufacturing, health, retail and defence and education.


Mentoring organisational leaders to challenge their own thinking so that they achieve their goals. Coaching incident investigation teams during their investigations of serious incidents. Facilitating development of WHS strategies and plans that provide a framework for an improvement in safety culture. Reviewing WHS management standards against legislative and internal requirements, and guiding leadership with the implementation of necessary changes.

Recent Client Programs

Armidale Regional Council – Developing the safety competencies of leaders, leading incident investigations, training staff across a range of safety elements, upgrading the safety management system.

Queensland Rail – Led a multi-disciplinary team that facilitated significant improvement in both safety culture and safety performance – resulting in the organisation being awarded Preferred Employer of the Year.

Career History

DuPont – Senior Safety Consultant
Prensa – Safety Consultant
Queensland Rail – General Manager Operations Safety
Workplace Health and Safety, Qld – Senior Inspector
Division of Industrial Relations

Academic Credentials

Master of Health Science, LaTrobe University
Bachelor of Science (Honours), Guelph University, Canada
Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment

Professional Memberships

  • MSIA – Safety Institute of Australia Member
  • MHFESA – Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia Member
  • MHFESA – Former Board Member & National General Secretary

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