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HSW Handbook approval: Infectious & Communicable Diseases (FAQs)

The HSW Team have revised the FAQS for Infectious and Communicable Diseases to provide general information and guidance on what steps to take when dealing with communicable or infectious disease. It includes information on: The definition of an infectious disease and communicable disease What to do if a person has, or contracts an infectious or […]

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Safety Directors Blog June 2019

Reporting safety hazards and other issues – a gift to the University Traditional safety thinking does not always translate easily into an organisation like ours.  Hazard reporting is a good example of this.  In a factory, workers will report hazards and safety problems to management as workers themselves are often powerless to effect change; they […]

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HSW Handbook approval: Nanomaterials (FAQs)

The HSW Team have revised the FAQS for Nanomaterials to provide general precautions and emergency responses for nanomaterials. It includes information on: The definition of a nanomaterial and why they warrant special care What should be considered before starting any experiment with nanomaterials What should be considered when conducting a risk assessment on nanomaterials What […]

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HSW Handbook Approval: Noise and Sound Safety Management

The revised HSW Handbook Chapter “Noise and Sound Safety Management” has now been posted on the HSW Website. The key points for noting: A new action has been included for all workers (Refer 3.1) to report any work related noise and sound safety hazards/issue(s), in addition to the Supervisor/person in control of the area/activity. The […]

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HSW Handbook Approval: HSW Action Planning

The revised HSW Handbook Chapter “HSW Action Planning” has now been posted on the HSW Website. The key changes to the chapter for noting are: The transactional steps for the Associate Director, HSW have been removed from the process. The status reports for the Organisational HSW Action Plan will now be reported via the University’s […]

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HSW Handbook Approval: Asbestos Management

The revised HSW Handbook Chapter “Asbestos Management” has now been posted on the HSW Website. The key changes to the chapter for noting are: References to Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) have been incorporated through-out the chapter (as per the WHS legislation) and combined under the one heading.  (To remove the duplication.) The requirement for Schools […]

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HSW Handbook Consultation: Noise and Sound Safety Management

Human Resources have been working on a revised version of the Noise and Sound Safety Management chapter of the HSW Handbook. The key points for noting: A new action has been included for all workers (Refer 3.1) to report any work related noise and sound safety hazards/issue(s), in addition to the Supervisor/person in control of […]

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HSW Handbook Approval: Injury Management

The revised HSW Handbook Chapter “Injury Management” has now been updated and posted on the HSW Website.   Please note that the revisions to this chapter related to position title changes and minor admin/clerical changes only and therefore a full University consultation process under the Governance structure was not required. The content continues to meet […]

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HSW Handbook Approval: Corrective Actions

The revised HSW Handbook Chapter “Corrective Actions” has now been posted on the HSW Website. The key changes to the chapter for noting are: The actions and responsibilities align with the new on-line system “UniSafe”. Responsibilities are assigned to the Supervisor who is in control of the activity/area to determine the appropriate and achievable actions […]

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HSW Handbook Approval: Plant/Equipment Safety Management – Acquisition, Installation and Commissioning FAQs

The HSW Team have revised the FAQ for Plant/Equipment Safety Management to assist areas to meet the requirements for the Acquisition, Hiring, Installation and Commission. The FAQs include updated information on: Why there is a need to consider safety when purchasing or hiring plant/equipment? What needs to be considered during the purchase/hiring, installation and commissioning […]

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