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Please be aware that the Australian government updated the travel advise on 27 January 2020  through the Smartraveller website advised Australians to “Do not travel” to all of Hubei Province in China.

If you are planning a trip or have a trip booked that includes visiting the Hubei Province in China, you will now need to follow the University of Adelaide’s High Risk Travel process.

 

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The revised Smoke-free University HSW Handbook chapter is now available on the HSW Website.

The key changes to the chapter for noting are  –

  • The inclusion of e-cigarette products in the scope of the chapter
    This is in response to a change in the legislation.  As of 31 March 2019, e-cigarette products in SA are also now regulated through the Tobacco and E-Cigarette Products Act 1997.
    The new laws cover all e-cigarette products (including e-cigarettes and accessories such as cartridges and liquids) and tobacco.
  • In line with changes made previously to the chapter “Provision of Information, Instruction and Training”, the requirement to record the provision of information (i.e. local induction) on the School/Branch/area Training Needs Analysis has been removed.
    Information to inform staff, students and visitors of a “Smoke-free University” will be provided through campus signage, the University induction (for staff) and the HSW Website.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Central HSW Team.

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Please be aware that the Australian government has today through the Smarttraveller website advised Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Wuhan in China.

If you are planning a trip or have a trip booked that includes visiting Wuhan in China you will now need to follow the University of Adelaide’s High Risk Travel process.

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(including infrastructure and facilities) Human Resources have been working on a new HSW Handbook chapter “Managing HSW in the work environment (including infrastructure and facilities)”. This chapter aims to fill a gap in our current HSW processes in regard to workspaces, the work environment and facilities by defining responsibilities to ensure that: workers and students […]

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The HSW Team have been working on a revised Hazard Management chapter and a new on-line Hazard Management information session, to assist staff to understand the requirements of hazard management. The key changes to the Hazard Management chapter for noting are: There is no longer a requirement to maintain a Hazard Listing. The requirement to […]

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As previously advised, this new HSW Handbook chapter “HSW Collaboration with other organisations (including co-location)”  has been drafted to meet the requirements of section 46 of the WHS Act 2012. The need for a process regarding collaborative work was highlighted by a recent incident at a government run research centre where the University received a […]

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The HR Service Centre will be closing at 3:00pm on Tuesday, 24 December and will re-open Thursday, 2 January at 8:30am. Please email the HR Service Centre and we will attend to your requests on our return.

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Human Resources have been working on a revised version of the Smoke-free University HSW Handbook chapter. The key changes to the chapter for noting are  – The inclusion of e-cigarette products in the scope of the chapter This is in response to a change in the legislation.  As of 31 March 2019, e-cigarette products in […]

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At this time to ensure the ongoing safety of staff and students, the University has invoked a temporary ban on travel to Hong Kong. Our travel provider Campus Travel (now FCM Travel) will not facilitate bookings where Hong Kong is the final destination of travel at this time. Staff whose final destination is not Hong […]

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The HSW Team have revised the FAQS for Gas cylinders and compressed gases, to guide workers and supervisors in general precautions and emergency responses. The information should be read in conjunction with the Chemical Safety Management HSW Handbook chapter. It includes information on: the general hazards of compressed gases; how to identify gas cylinders; the […]

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