Communications from the Health, Safety and Wellness Division for the UQ community, including safety notices, incident alerts, memos, newsletters and communiqués.

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Communication Type
28 May 2018: Safety notice: Fire safety - ethanol fires in laboratories (PDF, 638KB) Notice
21 May 2018: Incident alert: Eye injuries caused by chemical splashes (PDF, 642KB) Notice

18 April 2018: Biosecurity training (PDF, 378KB)

18 April 2018: Email about Biosecurity training (PDF, 372KB)


4 April 2018: Q2, 2018 newsletter (PDF, 1MB)

4 April 2018: Email about Q2, 2018 newsletter (PDF, 473KB)

19 March 2018: Review of the UQ professional services update (PDF, 419KB) Memo
8 March 2018: 2018 Review of the model Work Health and Safety laws (PDF, 120KB) Communiqué
5 March 2018: Annual Health, Safety and Wellness management plan template (DOC, 156KB) Communiqué
5 March 2018: UQSafe-Lab Safety update (PDF, 453KB) Communiqué

2 March 2018: UQSafe update (PDF, 512KB)

2 March 2018: Email about UQSafe update (PDF, 157KB)

28 February 2018: Safety notice: Delegation of authority – drugs and poisons (PDF, 201KB) Communiqué
22 February 2018: Incident alert: Bungee cord (PDF, 654KB) Notice
21 February 2018: Safety notice: Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) (PDF, 493KB) Notice
19 February 2018: New arrangement for occupational-related vaccinations for UQ staff (PDF, 156KB) Communiqué
16 February 2018: Q1, 2018 newsletter (PDF, 1.1MB) Newsletter
12 February 2018: Safety notice: Outdoor work and heat stress (PDF, 574KB) Communiqué
8 February 2018: Smoke-free UQ 2018 (PDF, 387KB) Communiqué
7 February 2018: First aid management of anaphylaxis (PDF, 289KB) Memo

30 January 2018: Vaccinations and Immunisation Procedures [2.60.08] draft (PDF, 700KB)

30 January 2018: Vaccinations and Immunisation Guidelines [2.60.08c] draft (PDF, 694KB)

30 January 2018: Vaccination and Immunisation Procedures and Guidelines – consultation papers sent (PDF, 396KB) Communiqué
17 January 2018: Change of name from OHS Division to Health, Safety and Wellness Division (PDF, 509KB) Memo
10 January 2018: Approval of UQ Health, Safety and Wellness Policy (PDF, 227KB) Memo
January 2018: HSW Goals memo (PDF, 153KB) Memo


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Communication Type
December 2017: Electrical contractors renewal (PDF, 253KB) Memo
December 2017: Safety notice: Bats (PDF, 358KB) Notice
December 2017: Snorkelling Guidelines consultation Notice
November 2017: Safety climate survey 1 Notice
October 2017: OHS review Memo
October 2017: OHS review update 3 (PDF, 373KB) Notice
October 2017: UQSafe-Field Trip management system communiqué 1 (PDF, 154KB) Notice
September 2017: Back strain from unsafe storage (PDF, 225KB) Incident alert
August 2017: OHS risk management procedure – communiqué 1 (PDF, 406KB) Notice
July 2017: OHS incident reporting database update – communiqué 8 (PDF, 352KB) Notice
July 2017: OHS risk management database update – communiqué 7 (PDF, 421KB) Notice
May 2017: Hygiene practices when using shared equipment (PDF, 392KB) Safety notice
May 2017: Cryptosporidium infection (PDF, 385KB) Safety notice

May 2017: OHS Goals Report – 2016 (PDF, 822KB)

May 2017: Email about OHS Goals Report – 2016 (PDF, 104KB)

May 2017: Annual IBC biosafety update sessions (PDF, 305KB) Notice
April 2017: Chemwatch chemical inventories (PDF, 375KB) Safety notice
March 2017: SCIEX – mass spectrometer pumps (PDF, 912KB) Notice
March 2017: OHS risk management database update – communiqué 6 (PDF, 369KB) Notice
March 2017: OHS prosecution and implication for risk assessment system (PDF, 117KB) Safety notice
March 2017: OHS risk management database update – communiqué 5 (PDF, 145KB) Notice
February 2017: Vaccination requirements for staff and HDR students working Queensland Health facilities (PDF, 389KB) Notice
February 2017: Changes to UQ security emergency response training (PDF, 91.8KB) Notice
February 2017: Changes to risk management training (PDF, 170KB) Notice
February 2017: Syringe filter safety (PDF, 96KB) Incident alert
February 2017: Incident database – communiqué 7 (PDF, 348KB) Notice