EH&S Procedures and Processes

  • About Safety at the School from the School’s EH&S Officer, Kate Nowell.
  • School safety manual – available on the Chemistry shared drive or by contacting  Kate Nowell
  • Student Safety Induction Information
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Safety procedures for the School of Chemistry can be viewed here.
  • Chemical Management. The School of Chemistry must assess, document and control all risks, and meet all compliance requirements, associated with chemicals.
  • Laser Safety website
  • Responsibilities of supervisors. Staff with supervisory duties must be aware of their responsibilities and obligations under the Occupational Health & Safety Act. In addition, ACADEMIC STAFF are responsible for ensuring that an equivalent standard of environment, health and safety is afforded to their students as is afforded to University staff generally. Academic staff are deemed to have principal supervisory duty for undergraduate and postgraduate student activities. Responsibilities are described in more detail.
  • Risk assessments. Risk assessments are performed to identify, assess and control hazards in a systematic way that is consistent, relevant and applicable to all University activities. Further information about environmental, chemical and generic risk assessments for common tasks in the School of Chemistry, including forms, is available.
  • Forms. Various EH&S-related forms can be downloaded, including incident report forms, risk assessment forms and workplace inspection checklists.
  • National Audit Tool. The University holds a Self Insurance license from WorkSafe Victoria for workers’ compensation. As part of its license, it must conform to a nominated audit standard. WorkSafe is currently adopting a new standard, the National Self Insurer OHS Audit Tool (NAT). Find out more about the National Audit Tool.