Safety, Health and Wellbeing


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

Open ChemAlert

ChemAlert is an online program available to all UWA staff, students and visitors that allows the management of chemicals via the intranet and the retrieval of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

The ChemAlert program allows efficient electronic:

  • maintenance of chemical inventories
  • retrieval of current MSDS
  • label printing for hazardous substances and dangerous goods
  • management of storage and segregation of dangerous goods.

It is also a necessary tool for assisting in development and completion of:

  • Chemical risk assessments
  • Annual chemical audits
  • Emergency protocols
  • Waste disposal protocols
  • Chemical safety training

ChemAlert is only available to users with direct access to the UWA network. Without logging on to ChemAlert you can print labels, retrieve MSDS and product reports, and retrieve safety information.

If you are a UWA staff member of student with Pheme access you can access ChemAlert online training through the University's Learning Management System.

ChemAlert now allows for faster addition of chemicals as well as:

  • a function to add chemicals made in-house to an inventory
  • smaller labels than ever before
  • a risk module for managing risk assessments
  • automated product updates
  • region-specific product details and reports
  • links to many resources.

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

To retrieve MSDS go to ChemAlert and search for your product. If the product is not available you may request its addition by submitting it to the database.

Many MSDSs are available electronically from the websites of the manufacturers or suppliers: