Draft Health and Safety Documents for Comment
You are invited to provide comments on the following draft documents to the designated contact person listed below prior to their approval.
Your input is integral to the success of the University's Health and Safety Management System to ensure that the creation or modification of plans, procedures, forms or guidance notes are suitable for use by the University and assist in achieving the strategic objectives set for the next planning period 2013-2015.
You have been invited to provide comments on the following draft revised First Aid in the Workplace procedure and accompanying form / checklist.
Draft Safe Management of Chemicals -
|Date Listed||November 2013|
|Summary of Document Modifications||
Content has been advised and updated based
on the following:
1. The following three documents have been merged into one procedure:
a. Hazardous Chemicals Management procedure
b. Chemical Spill Management procedure
c. Guide for Storage of Chemicals: Dangerous Goods.
2. Transition is taking place to new requirements under the new WHS Regulations and the Globally Harmonised System (GHS) of classification and labelling of chemicals.
3. The university is changing over from Chemgold3 to GoldFFX on 28 November
4. Updated criteria for approval of chemical processes in research and teaching have been endorsed by the Chemical & Nanomaterials Subcommittee (now receiving executive support from Human Resources rather than Research & Innovation Services).
5. Carbon nanotubes have been classified as hazardous substances
6. Findings are taken into account from internal safety evaluations of chemical spill management and laboratory safety.
Two supporting forms have recently been or are about to be rescinded:
1. Form OHSW59 Risk assessment - chemical spill & environmental risk worksheet
2. OHSW58 Chemical spill incident response checklist.
Chemical spill prompts have been placed in form WHS12: Chemical Process Risk Assessment & Control and WHS17: Worksite Inspection; Laboratory Environment & Chemical Handling Areas
|Responsible Area||Safety & Wellbeing Unit|
|Responsible Consultant requesting feedback||Email feedback to: Ian Furness, Senior Consultant: WHS by cob Friday 6 December 2013|