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Health, safety and wellbeing 

Our role is to develop and assist in the implementation of the UWA safety, health and wellbeing programs in order to minimise the risk of injury, illness and property damage.

We provide consultancy and other services to promote best practice and legislative compliance in all University and related activities.

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UWA Safety and Health Policy

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Safety topics

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Biological safety

When working with biological agents, knowledge of appropriate safety protocols and procedures is essential.

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Electrical safety

Ensure appropriate electrical safety procedures are followed when carrying out electrical activities.

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Laboratory safety

Those working in laboratories should be suitably trained, informed, instructed and supervised in accordance with the UWA Laboratory Conduct Code.

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Physical safety

Working in compliance with legislation, industry standards and best practice to ensure physical safety can be achieved by maintaining safe workplaces.

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Waste management safety

The disposal of potentially hazardous wastes requires strict management to a high standard.

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Chemical safety

Regulatory requirements are in place for the management of hazardous substances, dangerous goods, scheduled poisons and chemicals with a CAS.

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Safety training

We are committed to providing comprehensive health and safety inductions and training to the highest standards.

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Hazards, incidents and emergencies

Early reporting of safety hazards, incidents and emergencies ensures prompt risk management, prevents risk exposure and minimises incident reoccurrence.

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Off-campus activities

Off-campus activities and fieldwork can involve exposure to hazards which require thorough planning and preparation.

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