Safety, Health and Injury Management and Wellbeing

Newsletter August 2019

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. Stop. Think. Act. - Asbestos
  3. Survey - UWA Safety, Health and Wellbeing Website
  4. RiskWare - Online Hazard and Incident Reporting - Training
  5. Chemical Corner - Chemical Capture Project
  6. Safety Awards 2019 - call for nominations
  7. University Safety Committee
  8. Previous Safety and Health Newsletters
  9. 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.

  • Online Safety Induction
    It is required for all staff to complete the Online Safety Induction every 3 years so if you are getting close, log into ELMO and tick it off before you get reminders in your inbox.
    Also available at the above link are courses on Bullying in the Workplace and Sexual Harassment Awareness.

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Stop. Think. Act. - Asbestos

Before carrying out any maintenance, repair or construction work on UWA buildings, you need to check if Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) are present.

The UWA Asbestos Materials Register provides a list of ACMs in University buildings. It is available from the HP Records Manager in Folder F60454.

It is important to note, that only authorised and licensed personnel are permitted to work with ACM.

To report any damage or for assistance with ACM concerns, please contact UWA Safety, Health & Wellbeing on 6488 5662.

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Survey - UWA Safety, Health and Wellbeing Website

SH&W are investigating the usage of our website to ensure the best quality of service to the University.

You can contribute by completing this short survey. (10 questions - 5 min duration.)

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RiskWare - Online Hazard and Incident Reporting - Training

Training at your location is available by request - contact David Thatcher

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Chemical Corner - Chemical Capture Project


The chemical capture project is up and running. We’re out and about profiling chemicals for addition to our ChemAlert holdings or for disposal. If your lab is on our list we’ll be arranging to drop by. Tell what you want to keep, point out what you’d like to lose and we’ll do the rest!

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Safety Awards 2019 - call for nominations

Whilst safety is everyone’s responsibility, the University annually recognises persons and groups who go above and beyond in promoting and implementing good safety, health and wellbeing practices. Nominations are now invited for the following four UWA Safety Awards - Group (Faculty, School, Section), Individual, Safety Leadership (Individual) and Safety Recognition. All staff and safety committees are encouraged to promote these awards within their work areas and to seek suitable nominations. Nominations to UWA Safety, Health and Wellbeing close on Friday 27th September 2019. The awards will be presented on 24th October during Safe Work Australia Month.
For further information:  

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University Safety Committee

The University Safety Committee last met on 20th August 2019. The next meeting is scheduled for 29th October 2019.
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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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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