Academic Business Partners
- Architecture, Building and Planning
Title Name Ext OHS, Facilities And Records Manager Bernie Farrell 903 58158
- Business & Economics
Fine Arts and Music
Title Name Ext Mobile Days OHS Manager Rohan Meddings 903 59245 0478409891 Mon-Fri
Title Name Ext Mobile Facilities Management Coordinator Megan Price 834 41111 0466529345
How we can help
The MLS Employee Services team looks after HR, Facilities and OHS in the Melbourne Law School.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any OHS queries pertaining to work at the Law School.
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Faculty Specific Support
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) has an internal OHS intranet which publishes comprehensive faculty specific support available to MDHS staff (MDHS staff username and password required).
For those without MDHS intranet access, all OHS Advisors and Laboratory Managers within the faculty are recorded in the MDHS controlled contact list.
Area Name Ext. Mobile Days Worked EHS Coordination Manager Sam Montalto 834 46924 0425800085 Mon-Fri EHS (Campuses) Coordinator Bryan McGowan 834 44027 0431688447 Mon-Fri Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) Claire Embregts email only Bio21 Institute - EHS Coordinator Vacant Contact
834 46924 0425800085 Mon-Fri BioSciences Biosafety and Biosecurity Officer Kaija Jordan 834 45748 Tue-Thu BioSciences Chemical and Radiation Advisor Debra David Mon-Fri BioSciences EHS Training Administration Joanne Lee 834 40344 Mon, Tue, Thu BioSciences Fieldwork EHS Coordinator Nicole Middleton 903 53188 Wed-Fri Chemistry Darren Rowe 903 55494 0466534285 Mon-Fri Ecosystem and Forest Sciences
(Creswick and Burnley Campus)
Lisa Wittick 903 56922 Mon-Fri Earth Sciences - EHS Coordinator Abaz Alimanovic 834 43898 Mon-Fri Geography Darren Hocking 834 48342 0417169790 Mon-Fri Mathematics & Statistics Hayley Ellul 834 49605 Mon-Fri Physics Melaku Alemu 934 49483 University Diving Officer John Ahern 834 44394 Mon-Fri
How we can help
The Faculty of Science EHS Office provides advice, support and safety guidance to all areas of the Faculty. Local EHS staff, managers and Heads may escalate issues which cannot be resolved in the local area.
We play a key role in audit preparation, online training reporting, incident management, and are responsible for drafting and managing the EHS Strategic Management Plan.
We advise local Faculty EHS contacts of changes to University policies and procedures as well as major changes to OHS legislation and standards. The EHS Office manages the Faculty EHS Committee, which serves all areas of Science and deals with issues and incidents which have broad applicability to the Faculty.
Faculty Specific Support
Public Safety Web Sites
A number of Schools within the Faculty also have intranets which are accessible to members of the School.
Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences
Title Name Ext Mobile Days EHS Manager Margarethe Hoppach 903 55761 0402774063 Parkville: Tue-Thu
Werribee: Mon, Fri
Senior EHS Officer (Parkville and Dookie) Julie McNiece 903 56807 0419709630 Parkville: Mon, Tue
EHS Officer (Werribee) Renee Jarvis 8001 2514 0408505074 Mon-Fri U-Vet Margarethe Hoppach 903 55761 0402774063 Mon, Fri
How we can help
The FVAS Safety Team is committed to the health and wellbeing of all staff, students and visitors to the Faculty. The team provides a range of services and actively supports staff to manage health and safety risks associated with working at the University in an academic, administrative, veterinary and/or agricultural setting.
The key functions of the FVAS Safety Team are to:
- Answer any EHS queries – big or small!
- Maintain EHS compliance for the Faculty with mandated Government legislation and University EHS policy and procedures
- Conduct local EHS inductions
- Assist in identifying EHS training needs
- Assist in identifying hazards and risks in your area of work
- Assist in conducting risk assessments and developing safe operating procedures (SOPs)
- Provide guidance and assistance in audit preparation
- Lead incident investigations
- Provide Secretariat support for EHS Committees
Chief Operating Officer Portfolio Business Partners
Title Name Ext Mobile Days Bioresources Dani Norman 834 49239 0434 305 931 Mon-Fri Applications and Technology Management / Business Improvement email@example.com Mon-Fri Campus Services Dani Norman 834 49239 0434 305 931 Mon-Fri Client Services Janine Tickle 903 59987 0401 686 185 Mon-Thu Cyber Security / Enterprise Architecture Lisa Lovell 834 44241 0408 174 950 Tue, Thu, Fri Finance Services / Health & Safety / HR support Manni Sidhu 834 49048 Mon-Fri Research Platforms Lisa Lovell 834 44241 0408 174 950 Tue, Thu, Fri Space Management Dani Norman 834 49239 0434 305 931 Mon-Fri
How we can help
The Business Services team provides support and advise on health and safety matters.
To report issues related to maintenance, grounds, cleaning, security, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, transport and utilities, a request can be submitted directly to Campus Services via the Staff Services Portal (university username and password required) and the ticket with be administered by Campus Services directly.
Strategy and Culture
Title Name Ext Mobile Days Asialink Lisa Lovell 834 44241 0408 174 950 Tue, Thu, Fri Australian Music Examinations Board (Vic) Ltd Manni Sidhu 834 49048 Mon-Fri Australia-India Institute Janine Tickle 903 59987 0401 686 185 Mon-Fri Engagement firstname.lastname@example.org Mon-Fri Ian Potter Museum of Art email@example.com Mon-Fri International House Lisa Lovell 834 44241 0408 174 950 Tue, Thu, Fri Marketing and Communication Manni Sidhu 834 49048 Mon-Fri Medley Hall Lisa Lovell 834 44241 0408 174 950 Tue, Thu, Fri Melbourne Theatre Company Elizabeth Mundell email only email only Mon-Fri Melbourne University Publishing Ltd firstname.lastname@example.org Mon-Fri Melbourne University Sport Janine Tickle 903 59987 0401 686 185 Wed University of Melbourne Student Union email@example.com Mon-Fri
Title Name Ext Mobile Days Chancellery Operations (Advancement) Janine Tickle 903 59987 0401 686 185 Mon-Fri Digital and Data Manni Sidhu 834 49048 Mon-Fri DVC International firstname.lastname@example.org Mon-Fri DVC Research Manni Sidhu 834 49048 Mon-Fri Finance email@example.com Mon-Fri Legal and Risk Lisa Lovell 834 44241 0408 174 950 Tue, Thu, Fri Operational Performance Group Janine Tickle 903 59987 0401 686 185 Mon-Thu Property (Project Services, Major Projects) John Phillips email only email only Mon-Fri Provost Manni Sidhu 834 49048 Mon-Fri Research Innovation and Commercialisation firstname.lastname@example.org Mon-Fri
Your local area not listed above or not sure where your local area falls within the list?
Please contact Health & Safety Services for assistance on +61 3 903 54000 (internal x54000). Select Option 3 (Health & Safety) then Option 1 (General enquiries).
Log a Health and Safety Services request
(UoM staff username and password required)
- Call: +61 3 903 54000 (internal x54000) - select Option 3: Health & Safety, then select one of the following:
- Option 1: General enquiries
- Option 2: Report or follow up on an injury (Injury Management)
- Option 3: Emergency management (for emergencies please call 000)
- Fax: +61 3 8344 3057
- Email (general enquiries): email@example.com
- Email (specialist topics):
Please note: An emails sent to the above addresses may automatically create a Staff Services Portal (ServiceNow) ticket, which will be assigned to a Health & Safety Services team member to action.
Health & Safety Services Team
The Health & Safety Services team has been restructured. The new Health & Safety Services organisational chart provides a graphic representation of the new structure.
|Title||Name and Email||Phone||Mobile||Days|
|Associate Director, Health & Safety||Stefan Delaney||834 49277||0425798322||Mon-Fri|
Health & Safety Service Management Team
|Manager, Health & Safety Service Management||Rochelle Sullivan||903 58358||0424431160||Mon-Fri|
|Health, Safety and Emergency Officer||Hexing Yang||834 48778||Mon-Fri|
|Health, Safety and Emergency Officer||Wendy Chadwick||834 47973||0421029320||Mon-Fri|
|Reporting, Assurance, Systems and Licensing Officer||Verity Fisher||903 55397||0466378467||Mon, Tue, Wed|
|Senior Health & Safety Consultant||Vacant||Mon-Fri|
|Health & Safety Consultant||Janine Tickle||903 59987||0401686185||Mon-Thu|
|Health & Safety Consultant||Lisa Lovell||834 44241||0408174950||Tue, Thu, Fri|
|Health & Safety Consultant||Manni Sidhu||834 49048||Mon-Fri|
|Health & Safety Officer (Academic Services)||Georgie Anning||834 44662||Mon-Fri|
|Title||Name and Email||Phone||Mobile||Days|
Health & Safety Specialist Services Team
|Assistant Director, Health & Safety||Adrian Mannix||834 43896||Mon-Fri|
Health & Safety Specialists
|Manager, Health & Safety Specialist Services||Su Butler||834 43085||0448717986||Mon-Fri|
|Chemical Safety Consultant||Ira Tedja||903 56358||0418507054||Mon-Fri|
|Emergency Planning Specialist||Andrew Everett||903 56472||0407819803||Mon-Fri|
|Emergency Planning Administrator||Nirvan Jamshidpey||903 59647||Wed, Fri|
|Ergonomist||Rosie O'Halloran||834 49234||0409230473||Tue, Wed, Fri|
|Occupational Therapist||Elise Meier||834 45044||Tue-Thu|
|Occupational Health Nurse||Jo Magdic||834 40897||Tue-Thu|
|Policy, Projects & Audit Consultant||Janine Pritchard||903 58463||Mon-Fri|
|Radiation Safety and Occupational Hygiene Consultant||Steve Guggenheimer||834 43052||0411111265||Mon-Fri|
The Injury Management team are individually assigned to assist specific faculties, subsidiaries or serviced affiliates.
|Team Leader Injury Management||Marina Harris||834 46467||0411409404||Tue-Thu|
|Team Leader Injury Management||Vacant|
|Senior Case Manager||Brant Pniewski||903 58679||Mon-Fri|
|Case Manager||Omar Casas||834 44224||Mon-Fri|
|Case Manager||Stephanie Lamb||834 46149||Mon-Thu|
|Return to Work Coordinator||Sonia Lee Chambers||834 47702||Mon, Wed, Fri|
Additional Health and Safety contacts
Department Radiation Safety Officers (DRSO)
Contact your DRSO for queries about radiation safety and management in your department. DRSOs are listed below.
Please email any changes to this list to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Department Location DRSO Name Phone Anatomy & Neuroscience Bld 181 Ann-Marie Hutchins 834 45418 Anatomy & Neuroscience Bld 144 James Angelopoulos 834 45413 Architecture, Building & Planning (laser only) Jas Johnston 903 54748 Arts (CCMC) Bld 201 Petronella Nel 834 40329 Austin Academic Centre Lance Townsend Building
Harold Stokes Building
Austin BioResource Facility
Susan Hisheh 949 65488 Bio21 Institute, UoM Specialist Bld 102 David Keizer 834 42218 Bio21 Institute, Teaching, Research and Laboratories Bld 102 - Biochemistry
Bld 404 - Chemistry
David Keizer 834 42218 Biochemistry Bld 181 Hueng-Chin Cheng 834 42254 Bionics Institute St Vincent's Hospital Vacant Chemistry Bld 153 Robert Gable 834 46471 Dental School Bld 702
Vacant Earth Sciences Bld 200
Roland Maas 834 46522 Engineering Bld 170
Steve Beard /
834 42023 /
Forest & Ecosystem Science (Burnley) Burnley Lisa Wittick 903 56922 FVAS (Dookie) Dookie Campus Steve Guggenheimer 834 43052 FVAS (Werribee) Bld 411 Kane Wilson 800 12625 Medicine and Engineering St Vincent's Vince Kalangi 834 43550 Melbourne Brain Centre Bld 144 Robert Williams 903 58217 Microbiology & Immunology Bld 248 Ann Cornish /
834 45184 /
Northern Center for Health, Education and Research The Northern Hospital Varsha Lal 839 58230 Obstetrics and Gynaecology Mercy Hospital for Women Susan Hisheh 949 65488 Obstetrics and Gynecology Royal Women’s Hospital James Angelopoulos 834 45413 Otolaryngology Eye & Ear Hospital Dale Baum 9035 6427 Pharmacology Bld 181 Trudi Harris 834 48508 Physics Bld 192 Colin Entwisle 834 48117 Physiology Bld 181 Andrew Hammond 834 45413 Royal Melbourne Hospital - Department of Medicine Bld 608
Jordanna Master 834 49844 School of Biosciences Bld 122
Jenny Tran 834 46419 Western Center for Health, Research and Education Sunshine Hospital Varsha Lal 839 58230 Veterinary Clinic & Hospital, Radiology - Werribee Bld 411 Kane Wilson 800 12625
For general ERMS advice, please contact your Health & Safety Business Partner.
For technical or access issues, please visit IT Services on ServiceNow (UoM login required) and follow the instructions below:
- Click on Fix Something
- Click on Application issue
- Application name: Enterprise Risk Management System (ERMS)
- Provide a short summary of the issue
- Describe the issue
- Attach screenshots of error messages, etc.
GoldFFX Super Users
Please contact your local Super User for queries about chemical safety and management in your department.
All GoldFFX Super Users are listed in the table below. If your department is not listed below please contact a Health & Safety Super User for assistance.
Please email any changes to this list to email@example.com.
Department Name Phone Architecture, Building & Planning Tracey Grant 834 46735 Chancellery Dani Norman 834 49239 Education James Vassilopoulos 903 57512 Engineering Deanna Strangis 903 53487 Engineering Steve Beard 834 46712 Fine Arts and Music Rohan Meddings 903 59245 Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Brent Ward 9341 1543 Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Swaved Marcinski 834 48841 Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Trudi Harris 834 45738 Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences Julie McNeice 9035 6807 Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences Margarethe Hoppach 903 55761 Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences Renee Jarvis 8001 2514 Health & Safety Services Ira Tedja 903 56358 Health & Safety Services Janine Prichard 903 58463 Health & Safety Services Steve Guggenheimer 834 43052 Health & Safety Services Susan Butler 834 43085 Law Vacant Science Bryan McGowan 834 44027 Science Sam Montalto 834 46924 Science (Bio 21) Vacant Business Services Dani Norman 834 49239
ICAM (Incident Cause Analysis Method) trained staff who have had advanced incident investigation training can be contacted to attend an incident investigation:
Area Name Contact Faculty Arts Vacant Architecture, Building and Planning Tracey Grant 834 46735 Business and Economics Steve Guggenheimer 834 43052 Education James Vassilopoulos 903 57512 Engineering Steve Beard 834 46712 Engineering Deanna Strangis 903 53487 Fine Arts and Music Rohan Meddings 903 59245 Law Su Butler 834 43085 Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Yan Hong Tan 903 53858 Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Milly Yim 834 48749 Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Ira Tedja 903 56358 Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Swaved Marcinski 834 48841 Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Silvia Pasquote Abreu 903 56487 Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Jessie Leung 903 56745 Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Ana Lara 903 59978 Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Jordanna Master 834 49844 Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences James Angelopoulos 834 45413 Science Sam Montalto 834 46924 Science Bryan McGowan 834 44027 Science - Bio21 Vacant Science - Biosciences Vacant Science - Chemistry Sam Montalto 834 40548 Science - Geography Darren Hocking 834 48342 Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences Margarethe Hoppach 903 55761 Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences Julie McNiece 903 56807 Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences Renee Jarvis 8001 2514 Chancellery Chancellery Dani Norman 834 49239 Ian Potter Museum of Art Nigel Baldwin 834 40108 Business Services Business Services Dani Norman 834 49239 Business Services Lisa Lovell 834 44241 Business Services Janine Tickle 903 59987 Business Services Manni Sidhu 834 49048 Infrastructure Services Kelvin Doyle 0475888894 Legal & Risk, Audit & Assurance Lynn Grey 834 40844 Other University Departments, Subsidiaries and serviced affiliates Melbourne Theatre Company Elizabeth Mundell email only Semi-autonomous bodies and Wholly-owned subsidiaries Dani Norman 834 49239 General information Whole University - General information Steve Guggenheimer 834 43052 Whole University - General information Su Butler 834 43085 Whole University - General information Stefan Delaney 834 49277
Health and Safety Representatives
Health & Safety Representatives (HSRs) are employees elected by members of a Designated Work Group (DWG) to represent and safeguard their health and safety interests.
A HSR elected for a DWG may, under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic), do any of the following:
- Inspect any part of a workplace in which a member of the DWG works after giving reasonable notice, or without delay in the event of an incident or immediate risk to health or safety.
- Accompany an inspector during a workplace inspection involving their DWG.
- Require the establishment of an health and safety committee.
- If the member of the DWG consents, attend interviews on health or safety matters between that person and an inspector or employer.
- If the HSR is authorised to represent an independent contractor and that person consents, attend interviews on health or safety matters between that person and an inspector or employer.
HSRs at the University are granted invitation to the quarterly HSR Forum meetings.
- Health & Safety - Elect a health and safety representative (HSR)
- Health & Safety - Create an auditable secret ballot
- Electing a new HSR
Health & Safety: Health and safety representative election guidelines provides information on how to elect a HSR including elections procedures, nominations and the voting system. It also includes the following support templates for HSR elections:
- Call for nominations
- Nomination form
- Voting paper
- Voter signature labels
- Voting paper envelope labels
- Confirmation of election letter
- List of HSRs at the University
The University Health & Safety Services team maintains the University's register of elected Health and Safety Representatives and Designated Working Groups:
Changes to this list
Please help us keep this list up to date by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with any changes. A new edition of the list is published approximately quarterly.
New HSRs are placed on our mailing list to receive notification about proposed changes to health and safety policy and procedure available for consultation, and other health and safety matters of interest.
The maintenance of this list is legislatively mandated. Local areas are asked to provide prompt and complete advice of any changes. For newly elected HSRs, the returning officer for the election should advise us of the new HSR's name, email address and date of election.
- Approved HSR Training
How to enrol
Please note, it is important to:
- select your training dates in consultation with your supervisor
- notify the Health & Safety Services team about your training so that the HSR list can be updated accordingly.
Fees and Conditions
Central funding for this training is available only to elected employee Health & Safety Representatives in the meaning of the Occupational Health & Safety Act 2004 (Vic).
The University has a central fund, administered by Health & Safety, which will pay the costs of this training for eligible trainees. Please note that if you do not appear on the University's list of elected employee Health & Safety Representatives, and are seeking Health & Safety Services assistance with enrolment in this training or payment of costs, you may need to provide evidence of your election before we can assist you.
Once the invoice is received, please send it through to email@example.com, the Health & Safety Services team will process the payment.
Approved training for elected employee Health & Safety Representatives comprises the following courses:
5 Day Initial Training
Introductory training on the role and function of an elected Health and Safety Representative, for newly elected Health and Safety Representatives.
WorkSafe-approved external provider.
Elected Health and Safety Representatives who have not undertaken approved Health and Safety Representative training previously.
1 Day Refresher Training
Refresher training on the role and function of an elected Health and Safety Representative. Some providers may offer a selection of customised content within this training, based on different workplace hazard profiles.
WorkSafe-approved external provider.
Elected employee Health and Safety Representatives who have undertaken the 5 day training previously. Refresher training may be undertaken once per year.
For a list of WorkSafe-approved training providers and training dates please visit the WorkSafe website.
- Health & Safety Representative forum
The forum is a self-convened discussion forum for the University's Health and Safety Representatives.
For queries please contact the convenor, Deanne Catmull.
Meeting 3: Agenda
2017 Health and Safety Representatives
2016 Health and Safety Representatives
- Renegotiating Designated Work Groups
A designated work group is a grouping of employees represented by an elected employee HSR.
Please note that details of Designated Work Groups (including group name, extent of membership, number of HSRs, etc) have been determined by formal negotiation. If you wish to vary the DWG details for your area, you will need to engage in formal renegotiation
From time to time, workplace or organisational changes may make it more difficult for HSRs to represent staff while a previously agreed DWG structure persists. Therefore local areas may wish to adjust the grouping of staff into DWGs. The following guidance material advises what factors to consider, and gives a recommended protocol for renegotiating DWGs in a manner that is compliant with legislative and procedural requirements. A template for the letter to all staff recommended in the protocol is also provided.
To commence a renegotiation, you will need to contact the Associate Director, Health & Safety. The Associate Director, Health & Safety or nominee is the only management representative authorised to represent the University in DWG negotiations.
- How to renegotiate designated work groups
- Template: Proposal to renegotiate designated work groups - to use this template, remove the background "TEMPLATE" watermark and edit or remove all text highlighted in yellow.
OHS legal requirements databases
Changes to occupational health and safety legislation can be monitored using the Timebase (also called LawOne or LawTracker) service, available to University staff and students via University Library A-Z ejournals and databases.
- If you need help with using this service, please contact the University Library.
Australia, New Zealand and global standards
- SAI Global Standards Library via University Library (University network login required)
- Please note if you do not have this address to hand, you can also browse for "SAI" in the University Library website list of databases.
- The University's subscription allows three concurrent users at once. At times of high use, you may need to try again later to access this service.
- Guidance material: Australian standards commonly used in purchasing
- SAI Global Standards Library via University Library (University network login required)
Government and professional bodies
- WorkSafe Victoria
- Department of Health and Human Services Victoria
- State Emergency Service Victoria
- Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents
- Safe Work Australia
- Emergency Management in Australia (Australian Government Attorney-General)
Professional bodies and unions
Chemical management specific publications and websites
Government and External Party Publications and Websites (A-Z by title)
- Classifying chemicals, Safe Work Australia
- Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority, (Commonwealth)
- Carcinogens, Safe Work Australia
- Chemical Weapons Convention - Australia's National Authority for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Commonwealth)
- Code of Practice for Supply Diversion into Illicit Drug Manufacture (Cth), Australian Crime Commission and Plastics and Chemicals Industries Assocation (PACIA)
- Food Standards Australia New Zealand, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) (Commonwealth)
- Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Regulations 2017, Department of Health, Victoria
- Industrial, educational, advisory or research permit poison control plans, Department of Health Victoria, including:
- Application for an Industrial and Educational Permit
- Application to Nominate a Responsible Person
- Poisons Control Plan
- National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS), Department of Health (Commonwealth)
- Poisons Code, Department of Health Victoria
- Recognising Dangerous Goods Segregation Chart (for A4 & A3) , WorkSafe Victoria.
- The Poisons Standard (the SUSMP), Therapeutic Goods Administration (Commonwealth)
- Therapeutic Goods Administration, Department of Health