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HSW Handbook update: Event Safety Management FAQs

The information on Event Safety Management has been revised. The information is designed as a guide for University staff on the safety aspects of running events and should be read in conjunction with the Hazard Management HSW Handbook chapter. The information includes: revised traffic management information to assist with ensuring vehicles (including forklifts, cranes, cherry […]

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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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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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HSW Handbook Consultation: Smoke-Free University

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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HSW Handbook Approval: Gas cylinders and compressed gases FAQs

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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HSW Stakeholder consultation – Revised HSW Policy

The revised HSW Policy has now been posted on the HSW Website. The revised version: incorporates the change of Delegation Holder, from the Vice-Chancellor and President, to the Executive Dean and Divisional Head to approve “Very high” residual risk activities.  (Noting approval for travel to a DFAT 3 or 4 high risk destination also requires […]

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HSW Handbook Approval: PPE Respiratory Protection Equipment FAQs

The HSW Team have revised the FAQS for Respiratory Protection Equipment to assist users with the selection, use and maintenance of suitable equipment. It includes information on: When Respiratory Protection Equipment should be considered as a control measure The types of Respiratory Protection Equipment available The selection, use, maintenance and storage requirements of Respiratory Protection […]

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HSW Handbook Approval: Cyanide FAQs

The HSW Team have revised the FAQS for Cyanides to guide workers and supervisors in general precautions, storage and emergency responses. It includes information on: Links to reference material Why cyanides warrant special care What should be considered before starting any experiment with cyanides What to do in an emergency with cyanides. Further information Should […]

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