Safety, Health and Wellbeing

Constitution - Carcinogenic and Mutagenic Substances Committee

Our role is to develop and assist in the implementation of the UWA safety, health and wellbeing programs in order to minimise the risk of injury, illness and property damage.

We provide consultancy and other services to promote best practice and legislative compliance in all University and related activities.

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Representatives and committees

The main role of the Carcinogenic and Mutagenic Substances Committee is to assess, for grant application purposes, projects involving the use of scheduled carcinogens, mutagens and teratogens.

This committee operates in accordance with the principles and rules for the operation of committees. Members must act in accordance with the University Committee Members' Code of Conduct.

Terms of reference

The terms of reference of the Carcinogenic and Mutagenic Substances Committee are to—

  1. maintain a database of known carcinogens and mutagens;
  2. provide guidance to departments in identifying chemical carcinogens and mutagens within their stocks of chemicals;
  3. maintain a record of all projects within the University which involve storage and use of known and suspected chemical carcinogens and mutagens;
  4. issue an updated list of carcinogens and mutagens which are in use within the University;
  5. provide to the University community, information on new developments involving carcinogenic and mutagenic substances; and
  6. report and offer general advice to the University Safety Committee in the areas of carcinogenic and mutagenic substances.