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

To access ChemAlert you must be physically on a UWA campus. As an anonymous user, present on a campus, you can print labels, retrieve SDS files and retrieve safety information.

Your Pheme access WONT work for ChemAlert but it will let you access the 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.

To use the chemical inventory features of ChemAlert please apply to the systems administrators Laurton McGurk and Ruhani Singh to be assigned a username and password.

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: