Safety, Health and Injury Management and Wellbeing

Newsletter May 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. Professional Staff Satisfaction Survey Feedback
  3. Chemical Corner - double your waste back
  4. Staff Movements
  5. University Safety Committee
  6. Previous Safety and Health Newsletters
  7. Wellbeing eNews

Safety Related Training

  • Laboratory Safety Course
    Will be held on Monday the 22nd July 2019, in Tattersall Lecture Theatre (This is located next to the Bayliss building). The course runs from 9:00am am until 4:45pm with breaks for morning and afternoon teas (we provide tea, coffee and biscuits) and lunch (we don’t provide lunch). More information and enrolment: https://www.safety.uwa.edu.au/induction-and-training/courses/laboratory-safety  Parking may be difficult at UWA you are STRONGLY advised to use public transport if you don’t have a UWA parking permit.
  • Unsealed Radioisotope Handling Course
    (3 days) from 23rd July 2019 in Room 215 Physics This is designed to provide participants with sufficient theoretical and practical knowledge to enable them to safely handle radioisotopes in a research environment. All new unsealed radioisotope users at UWA are required to have attended and passed this course within the first year of using radioisotopes, preferably before they start such work. The course satisfies the training requirements for a licence for unsealed radioactive substances (research) under the Radiation Safety Act 1975. https://www.safety.uwa.edu.au/induction-and-training/courses/unsealed-radioisotope
  • 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.
    https://uwa.lms.elmolms.com/
    Also available at the above link are courses on Bullying in the Workplace and Sexual Harassment Awareness.

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Professional Staff Satisfaction Survey Feedback

Recent feedback from the staff satisfaction survey revealed some key themes, summarised below:

  • Information on the intranet requires updating
  • Increased clarity required around HSE roles and responsibilities and overall strategic plan
  • Increased communication required around wellbeing initiatives
  • Varying levels of service experienced

We appreciate the feedback and are committed to working with the information provided to improve the Health, Safety and Wellbeing experience of all staff. If at any time you would like to provide further direct feedback, please email [email protected]

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Chemical Corner - double your waste back

double

Safety, Health and Wellbeing will now cover the costs of the two chemical waste collections we coordinate each year!
That’s right! FREE!
Those dodgy old bottles older than me….. or Lyall! The collection of “might use it some time’s” you inherited with the lab. The ones you’d love to chuck out……….if you only had the funding. Get em out at no cost!
Dust off your manifesting skills. Fill out those DG columns. Those UN numbers!
The next chemical waste collection dates are being finalised; should be in mid-July.
Satisfaction guaranteed - or double your waste back!

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Staff Movements

Jess Pereira (Consultant Injury Management) will be going on maternity leave from Friday 21st June, her role has been advertised and her replacement will be named soon.

David Thatcher has returned from leave and Meagan is staying on to complete a project.

Alex Scholz has joined us from Campus Management.

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University Safety Committee

The University Safety Committee last met on 2nd May 2019. The next meeting is scheduled for 17th June 2019.
Approved minutes from previous meetings are available from the Safety, Health and Wellbeing website. https://www.safety.uwa.edu.au/people/committees/safety  

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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: https://www.safety.uwa.edu.au/newsletter . 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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