Safety, Health and Wellbeing

Newsletter July 2018

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.

Further Information

  • UWA Smoke Free
  • Become a first aid officer
  1. Safety Related Training
  2. Traffic Light Reporting (Jan - Jun 2018) - Required by 31st August
  3. False Alarm Fee Increase
  4. Chemical Corner - Dr Laurton McGurk
  5. University Safety Committee
  6. Previous Safety and Health Newsletters
  7. Wellbeing eNews

Safety Related Training

  • Building and Area Warden Training
    Emergency evacuation drills will be in September. For warden training sign up at the links below, the training covers the procedures and methods for dealing with emergencies within your buildings as well as emerging issues within the field.

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Traffic Light Reporting (Jan - Jun 2018) - Required by 31st August

It’s that time again!, the next UWA Traffic Light Report for the 6 month period January - June 2018 are required to be submitted to UWA Safety, Health and Wellbeing by COB Friday 31st August.
If you are having any difficulties completing the report for your area please contact David on ext 2035 or david.thatcher@uwa.edu.au
Further information is available at: http://www.safety.uwa.edu.au/management/monitoring/traffic-light  

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False Alarm Fee Increase

The Fire and Emergency Services Amendment Regulations 2018 were gazetted on 22 June 2018 and commenced on 1 July 2018, amending Regulation 12A (False alarm fee prescribed) of the Fire and Emergency Services Regulations 1998
increasing the fee for a false alarm from $750 to $920.

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Chemical Corner - Dr Laurton McGurk

Everything old…..is in the cupboard down the hall.

Sometimes it feels like it. Dusty, rusty, bottles, tins, tubs, and vials; by the ounce, pound, gram or kilo. With labels readable and labels fuzzy with mould or chemical residue and partially or completely unreadable.
Most of them aren’t dangerous – but how would you know?
They may not carry any warnings.
They’re probably not in ChemAlert – you may not even know they are there…… behind the old equipment…………under the bench……………down the hall.

When you find them contact me. Most likely we can dispose of them via the biannual Chemical Waste Collections. A small number need specialist attention because they are potentially very dangerous.
Let’s take a look shall we?

Old

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University Safety Committee

The University Safety Committee last met on 24th July 2018. The next Meeting is on 30th October 2018.
Approved minutes from previous meetings are available from the Safety, Health and Wellbeing website.
http://www.safety.uwa.edu.au/people/committees/safety

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Previous Safety, Health and Wellbeing Newsletters

For those who have missed out on our earlier editions, copies of previous newsletters can be obtained from the following web site: http://www.safety.uwa.edu.au/newsletter . All are encouraged to distribute relevant safety information in your workplaces.

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Wellbeing eNews

A reminder that the Wellbeing eNews is now available with lots of great tips and events to help you improve your health wellbeing. Click here to subscribe

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