Safety, Health and Injury Management and Wellbeing

Newsletter April 2017

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

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  • Become a first aid officer
  1. Safety Related Training 2017 - Online Registrations Required
  2. Visual Arts x Mindfulness Tour - Going Slow
  3. Chemical Corner
  4. Safety, Health and Wellbeing (SHW) News
  5. University Safety Committee
  6. Previous Safety and Health Newsletters

Safety Related Training 2017 - Online Registrations Required

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Visual Arts x Mindfulness Tour - Going Slow

Slow your day down by joining a different kind of art gallery tour. Much like a mindfulness exercise, where you focus on your breathing, in this tour you allow your mind to settle on selected pieces of contemporary art. Each viewing will be themed differently and will be followed by an informal discussion. You can choose to drop-in for one session, or attend all the full 4-week program.

This series is presented by the UWA Health and Wellbeing department in in collaboration with the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

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Chemical Corner

Lab coats!!

A badge of honour! The indoor uniform of the scientific community! Radiology, haematology, mycology, histology, nanotech, biotech, proteomics! We can’t all be old white men with frizzy hair and straggly moustaches but if you’ve wondered ‘why’ or ‘what if’ or ‘but that shouldn’t…..’ and you’re in a lab then as the name says LAB COAT.

Why aren’t you wearing it!

Front-fastening, back-tied, cotton, chem-resistant poly-cotton, dentist style, white, cleanroom blue, cytology purple, from the pristine purity of the biotech gown to the astoundingly stained undergrad biology coat PUT YOUR LAB COAT ON!!

“People will think I’m a geek, a nerd!” But sweetie, you are a geek, a nerd, a boffin, YOU’RE IN A LAB! Doing geeky nerdy research-type things so wear the coat, decorate the coat, reclaim the coat from people pushing laundry powders, cosmetics and toothpaste! Who are they kidding? Lab coats are for labs, right?

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Safety, Health and Wellbeing (SHW) News

Mr Bevan Fernandez (Safety Systems and Compliance Advisor) will commence with SHW on Monday 1st May 2017 whilst Ms Christine Chernoff is on parental leave (due back in October 2017). Mrs Sarina Hilton (Health and Wellbeing Officer) was due back from parental leave in March 2018 but will be returning earlier for one day per week (Mondays) commencing on Monday 8th May 2017. Ms Kirrily Robson will also be working in the Health and Wellbeing Officer role as well as conducting ergonomic assessments.

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University Safety Committee

The University Safety Committee last met on Tuesday the 11th April 2017. The next meeting is on Tuesday 13th June 2017.
Approved minutes from previous meetings are available from the Safety, Health and Wellbeing website.

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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: .
All are encouraged to distribute relevant safety information in your workplaces.

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