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Biosafety, Chemical hazards, Equipment and Radiation safety

Your teaching and research must comply with Occupational Health and Safety provisions under the Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act 1986.

  • All projects using chemical compounds require approval from the Chemical and Nanomaterials Subcommittee.
  • All activities using biological material (derived from plants or animals) require approval from the Institutional Biosafety Committee.
  • All activities using genetically modified organisms (including exempt dealings) require approval from the Institutional Biosafety Committee.
  • All projects using non-ionising or ionising radiation require approval from the Radiation Safety Committee.
  • All activities using plant, equipment, devices or pressure vessels that are not part of the normal plant, equipment, devices or pressure vessels assessed and managed by the school or institute under its routine Occupational Health Safety and Welfare (OHS&W) responsibilities, require approval from relevant Head of School/Director of Research Institute.
  • All clinical trials require the submission of a Clinical Trial Notification form (CTN) to the Therapeutic Goods Administration

Approval may be required from more than one committee if your project/activity uses a variety of the above subjects/material. (For example, approval must be gained from both HREC and the Radiation Safety Committee if the project subjects participants to an X-ray.)

 

 

 

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