Safety, Health and Injury Management and Wellbeing

Newsletter July 2020

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. UWA COVID-19 Awareness Induction Training
  3. RiskWare - Online Hazard and Incident Reporting - Training
  4. Chemical Corner - Near Miss - Done Wrong: Done Right
  5. University Safety Committee
  6. Previous Safety and Health Newsletters
  7. Wellbeing eNews

Safety Related Training

  • Laser Safety in Research Course
    (1/2 day) on Friday 14th August 2020
  • 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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UWA COVID-19 Awareness Induction Training

Before returning to campus, staff and HDR Students must complete the UWA COVID-19 Awareness and Induction. If you have already resumed working on campus/site, you should complete the induction (a short video which will help you stay safe). Managers will ensure completion and clarify any queries.  

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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 - Near Miss - Done Wrong: Done Right


Imagine someone competent capable and experienced. They understand safety after years of working in hazardous and stringently controlled settings. Every workplace needs someone like this; a knowledgeable colleague with lots of technical skills with a dollop of wry humour to boot.
They have just made a mistake.
Even when wrong they do the right thing.
They’ve ensured the safety of themselves and their area; dealt with the hazard; reported the error; and are now working to minimise recurrence.
A near miss. If it had to happen it couldn’t have happened to a better person. Lessons have been learned. Insights gained.
We all make mistakes. Letting others know; letting others learn from them is so important.
Report your near misses. When you’ve done wrong; do right, do write.
(Inspired by a recent event – Stop beating yourself up; CC thinks you’re awesome)

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University Safety Committee

The University Safety Committee last met on 3rd December 2019. The next Meeting is scheduled for 18th August 2020.
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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