2019 News


January

Safety Bulletin

Safety Bulletin 01: Thermal comfort and heat illness (stress)

February

Safety Bulletins

Safety Bulletin 2019/02: Thermal comfort in winter - portable heaters

Safety Bulletin 2019/03: Pre-purchase assessment

Safety Bulletin 2019/04: Working at heights and building roof access

Safety Bulletin 19/05: First aid and emergency response

Train Me

TrainMe was experiencing some difficulty recently causing the system to block users from logging on. It has now been fixed and access to TrainMe is back to normal.

Document updates

A number of documents were updated, superseded or withdrawn during February. Check out the 2019 change log for details of all document changes.

March

eMarket launched

The new eMarket platform in iProcurement for purchasing laboratory consumables at the University has launched. Browse for all laboratory supplies in the one place, access multiple suppliers and easily compare items across a range of products.  Further information is available on Staff Hub (University username and password required).

May

Hazardous Waste Collection

A reminder to hazardous waste collection users: the new contractors have different hazardous waste streams depending on lid colour.

The University of Melbourne Influenza Vaccination Program

The influenza program is now live. Information on eligibility, how to book an appointment, FAQs and contacts for further information are all located on Staff Hub.

ERMS Knowledge Base Articles

A number of knowledge base articles aimed at users of the health and safety modules in ERMS have been published in the Staff Service Portal.

June

Health and Safety Services - Knowledge Base Articles

The Health and Safety Services portal has been updated to include a link to health and safety knowledge base articles (KBAs). Current topics include training and ERMS modules, with additional topics and articles planned to be created over time.

Please email your KBA suggestions to ohs-enquiries@unimelb.edu.au

The University of Melbourne Influenza Vaccination Program

The influenza program has now finished. If you missed out on receiving a vaccination during the 2019 program please contact your GP or the University Health Service to discuss your options. Eligible participants will not be reimbursed for any costs associated with externally provided vaccinations.

Microscopic photo of virus coloured artificial green

July

Safety Bulletins

Safety Bulletin 19/06: Mobile Devices and Walking

Safety Bulletin 19/07: Triggers for chemical risk assessments

Safety Bulletin 19/08: Use of Residual Chemicals in NMR

August

International travel alerts

Travel alerts are periodically published by DFAT and the University General Council regarding travel to high risk desitnations. These alerts are important to read whenever travel on University business is considered.

Please visit the 'Travel and off campus work' page for up to date travel information.

Train tracks in the country travelling to the right past trees

September

Hazardous Waste Contractor Rebranded

Daniels Health Services have recently change their name to Cleanaway Daniels Services. There are no changes to current services and arrangements for local users. The name change has already been reflected in iProc. Progressively over the next weeks, all other references in documents and procedures will be updated.

WorkSafe Blitz on Portable Ladders

WorkSafe are checking the use of portable ladders in the construction industry. Whilst the University of Melbourne won’t be included in this program it’s a timely reminder to all our community on the safe use of portable ladders.

Click to visit the WorkSafe website for safety tips and further information.

October

Wellness Week - Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

Every October, Victoria celebrates Health and Safety Month. Across the state WorkSafe Victoria organises a range of events, talks and workshops.

The University of Melbourne is celebrating this month by launching Wellness Week - Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, starting Monday 14th October. Join in for your chance to win four $100 book vouchers, calm your mind with meditation or eat fruit and talk about wellness at work and home with the Health & Safety Services team.

November

Safety Bulletin

Safety Bulletin 09: High consequence and notifiable incidents

December

Safety Bulletin

Safety Bulletin 19/10: Electric hot water urn