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. There may be in some cases local consultative health and safety committees.

Requirements

The overall requirements and functions of health and safety committees is outlined in the following:

Processes

Occupational Health & Safety Committee

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

The OHSC is serviced by Health & Safety Services, Business Services. Please direct any queries in the first instance to ohs-enquiries@unimelb.edu.au.

Minutes from meetings not listed below are available on request.

Schedule and membership

  • Meeting schedule

    During 2020, all OHSC meetings will be conducted virtually.

    Meeting NumberDate
    01 Thursday, 18 June 2020
    02 Wednesday, 7 October ber 2020
    03 Wednesday, 16 December 2020
  • Membership
    Members and Standing Observers as at 29 June 2020:
    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
    VacantExecutive 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
    Vacant Academic Registrar or nominee n/a
    Mr Stefan Delaney, Associate Director Health and Safety Associate Director, Health & Safety n/a
    Mr Colin JamesElected Health and Safety Representative Member10/06/2023
    Ms Paula Mitchell, Microbiology (Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science) Elected Health and Safety Representative Member 10/06/2023
    Ms Deanne Catmull, School of Dental Science (Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science)Elected Health and Safety Representative Member09/09/2022
    Ms Heather Daykin, Pharmacology and Therapeutics (Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science) Elected Health and Safety Representative Member 09/09/2022
    Ms Kate Hayes, Research and Enterprise Elected Health and Safety Representative Member 09/09/2022
    Dr Paulo Vaz-Serra, Architecture, Building and PlanningElected Health and Safety Representative Member16/08/2022
    Ms Meredith Potter, Chemistry (Science)Alternative Health and Safety Representative Member10/06/2023
    Mr Ben MichaelAlternative Health and Safety Representative Member10/06/2023
    Ms Harpreet Bhatia, Student and Scholarly ServicesAlternative Health and Safety Representative Member09/09/2022
    Ms Phoebe NadenbouschStudent observer nominated by UMSU Inc. n/a
    Ms Alice Kim Student observer nominated by the President, Graduate Student Association Inc.n/a
    Ms Hexing Yang, Health and Safety Services, Business ServicesMinutes Secretaryn/a
    Mr Allan TaitChief Operating Officer and VP Adminn/a

    Office bearers as at 6 March 2019:
    Name and TitleRole
    Dr Sally Eastoe Chairperson
    Ms Heather Daykin, Pharmacology and Therapeutics Deputy Chairperson
    Mr Stefan Delaney, Associate Director, Health & Safety Committee Secretary
    Ms Deanne Catmull, School of Dental Science Executive Committee member
    Ms Hexing Yang Minutes Secretary

Budget Division Health and Safety Committee

Each budget division will have a health and safety committee.

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.

Local Consultative Health and Safety Committee - Terms of Reference

Other Committees

Other specialist committees may be established.