2016 News

Friday 9 December
Information Session

The University is enhancing identification of in-situ hazardous materials at Parkville Campus buildings. A staff information session about these plans and the labelling of asbestos-containing materials was held on Friday 9 December 2016 between 10am - 11am at the Old Geology Theatre 1 (Room G04).

Tuesday 22 November
Health and Safety Professional Practice Workshop #4
Friday 11 November

Thank You to everyone involved in the recent WorkSafe Audit for their level of professionalism, commitment and time-investment.

Monday 19 September
Health and Safety Professional Practice Workshop #3
Friday 16 September
Safety Bulletin

16/03: WHO - Zika Virus Update

Friday 16 September
WorkSafe Health and Safety Month 2016

WorkSafe is having their WorkSafe Health and Safety Month (6 October - 27 October), where you can learn the latest in workplace safety (OH&S) and return to work.Registration is free.

Wednesday 7 September
Health and Safety Policy (MPF1205)

TheThe Health and Safety Policy has been updated and published on the Melbourne Policy Library website. The objective of this policy is to define the University’s commitment to providing a safe and healthy working and learning environment. This policy applies to all staff, students, contractors and other personnel at locations under the management or control of the University.

Tuesday 6 September
Audit Key Dates

29 Sept - Pre-reading documentation due

19-21 Oct - Stage 1

24 Oct to 11 Nov - Stage 2

2 Dec - Draft exception report released

23 Dec - Remedial action plan due

Wednesday 27 July
Policies and Processes

All policies, requirements and processes relating to health and safety are published on our Policies and Requirements page. Procedures have been rebranded to become processes. New processes have now been approved and are published on this webpage.

Monday 18 July
Office Ergonomics

Train the Trainer course 12-2pm. Contact the specialist Health & Safety team for further information on available Train the Trainer courses.

Tuesday 28 June
SOP and RA Form Library

The Form Library is a repository for Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Risk Assessments (RAs) approved by the Health & Safety team for use throughout the university.

Tuesday 14 June
Looking to order a new height adjustable desk?

View the University's perferred serivce suppliers (select Furniture) and answer the following questions:

Which workstation?

What do I need?

How does it work?

Where do I find more help?

These items should be prescribed by University of Melbourne staff with OHS responsibilities following a workstation assessment.

Wednesday 8 June
HSR Election Results

HSR elections to the OHSC was held at the recent University HSR meeting. Heather Daykin from Pharmacology was elected unanimously for a term of three years, beginning at the next OHSC meeting. Congratulations Heather!.

Tuesday 17 May
Health and Safety Professional Practice Workshop #2

Systems review and website update

Tuesday 17 May
Draft Risk Management Policy Consultation

The draft Risk Management Policy is available for consultation on the Draft Policy Consultation Noticeboard until 30 May 2016. Please send feedback to policy-help@unimelb.edu.au.

Monday 16 May
2016 Staff Influenza Vaccination Program has concluded

Please email any feedback regarding this year's program to occupationalhealth-info@unimelb.edu.au. Further information available at Staff Hub.

Wednesday 4 May
Draft Health and Safety Policy Consultation

The draft Health and Safety Policy is available for consultation on the Draft Policy Consultation Noticeboard until 12 May 2016. Please send any feedback to policy-help@unimelb.edu.au.

Monday 4 May
Safety Bulletin

16/01: Triggers for Chemical Risk Assessments
16/02: Chemical Risk Assessment Resources

Tuesday 28 April
Health and Safety Professional Practice Workshop #1
Friday 22 April
First aid training now cataloged on iProcurement

First aid training now listed in the iProcurement cateloge. You no longer need to submit a non-cataloge request.

Wednesday 6 April
Sit stand desk video online

New online sit stand desk videos are available on how to safely use various sit stand desks has been published on the staff hub. Check them out now!

Wednesday 30 March
2016 Staff Influenza Vaccination Program

The 2016 Staff Influenza Vaccination Program will begin on Monday 18 April. Information regarding the 2016 program, including available locations, dates and how staff can book an appointment are now available on Staff Hub.

Thursday 3 March
New Health & Safety Website is LIVE

Any feedback, comments, broken links... please email us on ohs-enquiries@unimelb.edu.au

Thursday 3 March
Audit Workbook, NATv3.0

The new Health & Safety Audit Workbook has been published. This version 3 superceeds version 2.

Tuesday 9 February
Central specialist Health & Safety team have relocated

The Central specialist Health & Safety team have relocated from the Old Geology Building. You can now find us on Level 1, 1 Barry Street, Building 266 (formally 258 Queensberry Street). Note: The building address has since been rebranded 11 Barry Street.

Map of 1 Barry Street
Monday 11 January
New staff member

We have a new staff member joining the team. Pierce Brown has come on board whilst Lisa Lovell is on maternity leave. Pierce is working in supporting University Services staff Health & Safety needs.