Health and Safety Team
Work Health & Safety (WHS) Legislation: Advice and support on WHS legislation and how it applies to the activities of the University. This includes access to an up-to-date WHS library.
Health & Safety Responsibilities: Advice on WHS responsibilities and how these apply to your position and your activities within the University.
Auditing & Health & Safety Action Plans: Assistance with, and advice on the development of WHS plans for individual workplaces, Departments/Schools, Faculties and Divisions. This includes assistance with analysis of WHS training needs.
Hazard Identification: Assistance with accurate identification of workplace hazards, such as awkward lifting and other movements, chemicals, electricity, radiation and biological materials.
Risk Assessment: Advice on evaluating the risk to health and safety that workplace hazards represent, and how to minimise these risks.
Ergonomic Assessment: Review of work arrangements and recommendations for improving body position and movement in order to reduce the chance of injury.
First Aid Officers: Facilitation of training and co-ordination of ongoing education of the University’s First Aid Officers.
Injury Reporting System: Co-ordination of the University’s injury/incident/hazard reporting system for staff/students/visitors.
Rehabilitation Programs: For staff with an injury or illness. The aim is to achieve the best possible restoration of physical, psychological, vocational and social functioning of the staff member concerned, at the earliest appropriate time.
Worker’s Compensation: Advise and assist staff in the workers compensation claims process. Liaison with the Injury Management Co-ordinator in the provision of Return to Work plans under the Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act.
Committees: Servicing the Chemical/Radiation & Institutional Biosafety Committees. Providing technical support to the University Safety Committee.
Research Grant Applications: Facilitate the review of safety aspects of research projects. Assistance with the laboratory inspection processes undertaken by the Sub-Committees.
Training and Development: Promotion and development of programs designed to –
- Raise WHA knowledge
- Enhance workplace management
- Meet statutory requirements