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HSW Handbook Approval: Cryogenic Substances FAQs

The HSW Team have revised the FAQS for Cryogenic substances to guide workers and supervisors. It includes information on: Why cryogenic substances warrant special care What level of information, instruction and training is required for cryogenic substances What needs to be considered before handling and transporting cryogenic substances What to do in an emergency with […]

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HSW Handbook Approval: Emergency Safety Shower and Eyewash Testing (FAQs)

The HSW Team have revised the FAQS for Emergency Safety Shower and Eyewash Testing to guide the University on the testing requirements. The information should be read in conjunction with the Chemical Safety Management and First Aid Management HSW Handbook chapters. It includes information on: The required testing frequency for plumbed emergency showers, eyewash’s and […]

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HSW Stakeholder Consultation – HSW Policy (V4.0)

 Human Resources have been working on a revised version of the Healthy Safety and Wellbeing Policy. The key changes to the chapter for noting are – The Area Manager now has the delegated authority to approve (1) “Very High” residual risk (in lieu of the Vice-Chancellor); and (2) Faculty/Division/School/Branch activities, in accordance with the HSW […]

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HSW Handbook Approval – First Aid Management

The revised HSW Handbook Chapter “First Aid Management” has now been posted on the HSW Website. Please note that following the stakeholder consultation, a number of additional changes have been made, to assist clarify/provide flexibility when assessing the first aid needs for your areas. The key changes and references to the chapter for noting are: […]

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HSW Handbook approval: Workers and reproductive toxicity (FAQs)

The HSW Team have revised the FAQS for Workers and reproductive toxicity to provide general information and guidance for female and male workers. It includes information on: The Agents in the University that can affect reproduction (fertility, pregnancy or breast feeding) How to identify chemicals/substances that are toxic to reproduction or cause heritable damage. What […]

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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: Hazardous manual tasks FAQs

The HSW Team have revised the FAQ for Hazardous manual tasks to assist areas to meet the requirements for Hazard Management. The FAQs include updated information on: What is a hazardous manual task and musculoskeletal disorder. How the risk of a musculoskeletal disorder can be reduced. How similar hazardous manual tasks can be assessed at […]

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