Committees

Occupational Health and Safety Committee, Budget Division Health and Safety Committee, Local Consultative Health and Safety Committee, Electromagnetic Radiation Safety Committee

Committee

One method the University adopts to consult and communicate health and safety matters is through health and safety committees.

There is the University of Melbourne Occupational Health and Safety Committee (OHSC). There are also budget division health and safety committees, and in some cases local consultative health and safety committees.

Requirements

Process

Occupational Health & Safety Committee

The Occupational Health and Safety Committee (OHSC) is a consultative committee. The committee may make recommendations to the relevant senior officer in accordance with the University's Policy Framework relating to University health and safety policies, procedures, processes, work instructions and guidelines.

The OHSC is serviced by Health and Safety Services, Business Services. Please direct any queries in the first instance to Health and Safety Assist.

Minutes from meetings not listed below are available on request.

Schedule and membership

  • Meeting schedule

    Note: During 2022, all OHSC meetings will be conducted virtually.

    Meeting NumberDate
    01 24 March
    02 23 June
    03 22 September
    04 12 December
  • Membership
    Members and Standing Observers as at 27 April 2022:
    Name and TitleRole Term Expires
    Dr Sally Eastoe, Executive Director Human Resources and OHS Executive Director nominated by the Vice-Chancellor (Chair)n/a
    Mr Colin Reiter, Director Campus Services Executive Director, Infrastructure Services or nomineen/a
    Mr Byron Collins,  Executive Director, Business Services & Chief Information OfficerExecutive Director, Business Services or nomineen/a
    Professor Mark Rizzacasa, Assistant Dean EHS, Faculty of Science Dean of a Faculty or Graduate School or nominee n/a
    Mr George Habib, Associate Director, Wellbeing Services, Student and Scholarly Services Academic Registrar or nominee n/a
    Mr Stefan Delaney, Director Health and Safety Director, Health & Safety n/a
    Mr Allan Tait, Vice-President (Administration and Finance) and Chief Operating OfficerVice-President (Administration and Finance) and Chief Operating Officern/a
    Ms Heather Daykin, Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science) Elected Health and Safety Representative Member 09/09/2022
    Ms Paula Mitchell, Microbiology (Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science) Elected Health and Safety Representative Member 10/06/2023
    Ms Cathy Alizzi, Social and Political SciencesElected Health and Safety Representative Member25/11/2023
    Ms Lynda Boldt, Research, Innovation and CommercialisationElected Health and Safety Representative Member25/11/2023
    A/Prof Helen Billman-Jacobe,  Veterinary BiosciencesElected Health and Safety Representative Member04/03/2024
    Mr Dinidu Wijesurenda, Veterinary and Agricultural SciencesElected Health and Safety Representative Member09/03/2024
    Ms Meredith Potter, Chemistry (Science)Alternative Health and Safety Representative Member10/06/2023
    Mr David Chan,  Engineering and Information Technology Alternative Health and Safety Representative Member12/04/2024
    Ms Sunnia Rajput,  Bio21 Institute (Science)Alternative Health and Safety Representative Member26/09/2024
    Lynn Tran, School of Biomedical Sciences - Biochemistry and Pharmacology (WEBs building)Alternative Health and Safety Representative Member26/09/2024
    Mr Ben MichaelAlternative Health and Safety Representative Member10/06/2023
    Mr Jordan HutchinsStudent observer nominated by UMSU Inc. n/a

    Office bearers as at 27 April 2022:
    Role Name and Title
    Chairperson Dr Sally Eastoe
    Deputy Chairperson Ms Heather Daykin, Pharmacology and Therapeutics
    Committee Secretary Mr Stefan Delaney, Director, Health & Safety

Budget Division Health and Safety Committee

Each budget division will have a health and safety committee under the Budget Division Health and Safety Committee - Terms of Reference

Local Consultative Health and Safety Committee

Where the assessed health and safety risk is high, or there are sufficient staff members to support a dedicated local health and safety committee, the budget division health and safety committee may establish a local health and safety committee under the Local Consultative Health and Safety Committee - Terms of Reference