Occupational Health

The University of Melbourne provides occupational health screening and monitoring services to University staff exposed to particular risks during their employment.  Where a supervisor identifies risks requiring health monitoring, Health and Safety Assist can help with organising initial screening and ongoing monitoring, as required.

Attendance to this service may appear in reports provided to your supervisor and/or your local Health and Safety Business Partner to ensure exposure to workplace risks are being monitored effectively.

All medical records are kept strictly confidential, in line with the University Privacy Policy (MPF1104).

  • HHAQ - Health and Hazard Assessment Questionnaire

    Supervisor/Manager responsibilities

    Supervisors and managers must identify the occupational health risks associated with the activities undertaken by their staff.

    Monitoring requirements and protocols can be used to assist in identifying occupational health risks:

    If the supervisor or manager determines a new starter's role requires occupational health monitoring (ie. vaccinations and/or health monitoring) they should complete a Health and hazard assessment questionnaire (HHAQ) before commencing work.

    The Health & Safety - Complete a health and hazard assessment questionnaire (HHAQ) provides detailed information on identifying when a HHAQ is required and the steps for completing the HHAQ.

    Once completed, the supervisor forwards the HHAQ to the staff member. The supervisor has a responsibility to ensure that the staff member sends the HHAQ onto Health and Safety Assist once completed.

    If a current staff member's role has a substantial change then a new HHAQ may be required.

    For staff members who require ongoing monitoring or vaccinations, supervisors and managers should requests these services via their local Health and Safety Business Partner.

    Staff responsibilities

    Staff should discuss potential risks associated with their job tasks with their manager or supervisor.

    All new staff, or staff whose job risks have altered, are required to complete a health and hazard assessment questionnaire (HHAQ) before starting work. Once completed, submit your HHAQ to the Occupational Health Nurse via the Staff Service Portal or email Health and Safety Assist.

  • Health screening and monitoring

    The Health surveillance requirements matrix offers guidance to determine if you require health monitoring.

    The areas of health monitoring required by legislation include:

    Some of these services may be outsourced to external providers.

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For health and medical needs not associated with University work, please contact your general practitioner or the University Health Service.

Your local Health and Safety Business Partner is your primary point of contact for general health and safety enquiries.

For more specialised advice contact Health and Safety Assist.