Dr Marcus Cattani is a Senior Lecturer in Occupational Health and Safety within the School of Medical and Health Sciences.
Dr. Marcus Cattani has worked as an academic, occupational hygienist, HSE Manager and consultant in the chemical, manufacturing, engineering and resources industries since 1988. Marcus is passionate about improving the management of injury risk to an acceptable level, and assisting organisations develop the risk management partnerships required to achieve this. Dr. Cattani’s research focusses on the development of educational materials to assist organisations understand and manage risk, and, the development of processes to measure risk.
Marcus is the Chair of the WA Branch of the Safety Institute of Australia, a member of the ECU Sustainability in Education Committee, attends the Chamber of Minerals and Energy OSH Committee, sits on the ECU Vice Chancellors HSE Awards Committee, and the School OHS Committee.
Marcus is Unit Coordinator/lectures the following units:
- Risk Management (HST 2145)
- Safety Management Systems (HST 3357)
- Occupational health and safety risk management (OHS 6131)
- Health, Safety and Workplace Environment (OHS 6205)
- Managing Occupational Risk (OHS 3404)
- Masters by Coursework Research Projects (HST6106 & HST 6107)
And a new Unit “Leadership in Workplace Health and Safety” is being developed for 2019.
- Safety Institute of Australia –Chartered Generalist OHS Professional
- Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists – Full Member (past State Coordinator)
Research Areas and Interests
Current research projects include:
- A critical control approach to preventing fatalities in construction
- Do economic cycles impact safety performance
- Investigation of mine worker exposure to radiation in Western Australia
- Through the flames: quantitative analysis of strategic and tactical bushfire fighting response to landscape scale wildfire
- Does facial physiognomy predict an occupational safety and health message outcomes?
- Development of an injury risk measure and reporting process (see www.injuryalarm.com)
- Needs assessment for training in response to new OHS legislation in Western Australia
- Development of a leadership effectiveness tool
- Development of organisational performance using injury risk as an indicator
- Evaluation of incident data to assist elimination of fatalities and significant incidents
- Assisting Small and Medium sized Enterprises, and voluntary organisations, prevent harm
- Understanding and managing risk taking behaviour in the workplace
- Using the Internet of Things and multiple sources of data to estimate risk (with Associate Professor Adam Osserian: ECU School of Engineering)
- Education of leadership teams to manage organisational injury risk (with Professor Peter Standen and Dr Janice Redmond: ECU School of Business)