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Monthly Archives: January 2020

DFAT Travel to China Advice Change

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 […]

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HSW Handbook Approval – Smoke-free University

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 […]

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DFAT Travel Advice Change

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 […]

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HSW Handbook consultation – Managing HSW in the work environment

(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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HSW Handbook Approval: Hazard Management chapter and on-line course

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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New HSW Handbook Chapter Approval: HSW Collaboration with other organisations (including co-location)

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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