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Communication Date Type
Chemical safety (hydrofluoric acid) (PDF, 323.6 KB) Jan 2020 Safety alert
Working in a PC3 facility procedure update (PDF, 124.2 KB) Jan 2020 Communiqué
Placarding of chemical storage areas update (PDF, 151.4 KB) Jan 2020 Communiqué


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Communication Date Type
Biosafety Annual Workshop slides (PDF, 1.8 MB) Nov 2019 Communiqué
Bushfire Smoke Health Advice (PDF, 171.7 KB) Nov 2019 Communiqué
Changes to the Purchase and Management of Regulated Chemicals (PDF, 147.5 KB) Nov 2019 Memo
Hendra virus risk management procedure (PDF, 75.8 KB) Oct 2019 Communiqué
HSW Quarterly Update - quarter 4, 2019 Oct 2019 Newsletter
FWC upholds OHS Advisor's dismissal (PDF, 135.8 KB) Sept 2019 Safety alert
Failed audit (PDF, 233 KB) Sept 2019 Safety alert
Alcohol and other drugs policy update (PDF, 274.7 KB) Sept 2019 Communiqué
Flying foxes and bats (PDF, 104 KB) Sept 2019 Safety alert
Changed processes for Biosafety approvals (PDF, 225.3 KB) Sept 2019 Safety alert
Walk-in freezer and cold room safety (PDF, 194.6 KB) July 2019 Safety alert
Chemical safety - reactive compounds (PDF, 208.5 KB) July 2019 Safety alert
HSW Quarterly Update - quarter 3, 2019 July 2019 Newsletter
2019 Amendments to the Gene Technology Regulations (PDF, 168.3 KB) May 2019 Memo
UQ Safe – Lab Safety Chemical Activities (PDF, 540.1 KB) May 2019 Communiqué
Forklift Safety - Seatbelts (PDF, 123.2 KB) May 2019 Safety alert
HSW Quarterly Update - quarter 2, 2019 April 2019 Newsletter
HSW Quarterly Update - quarter 1, 2019 Feb 2019 Newsletter
UQSafe Lab Safety: Radiation Activities (PDF, 330.5 KB) Feb 2019 Communiqué
HDR student immunisation compliance process (PDF, 609.3 KB) Feb 2019 Communiqué
Chemical inventory uploading - update (PDF, 311.5 KB) Jan 2019 Memo


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Communication Date Type
Renewal of UQ electrical contractor's licence (PDF, 1 MB) Dec 2018 Communiqué
UQSafe-Lab Safety - Biosafety (PDF, 342.6 KB) Dec 2018 Communiqué
UQSafe Field Trip - update (PDF, 271.6 KB) Dec 2018 Communiqué
Staff Immunisation Compliance Process (PDF, 2 MB) Nov 2018 Communiqué
Unsafe electrical work - update (PDF, 599.6 KB) Nov 2018 Safety notice
Outdoor work and heat stress - reissued (PDF, 0.9 MB) Nov 2018 Safety notice
USMG OHS induction material (PDF, 1.3 MB) Nov 2018 Communiqué
Biosecurity Workshop slides (PDF, 1.3 MB) Oct 2018 Communiqué
Biosafety hot topics slides (PDF, 1.5 MB) Oct 2018 Communiqué
Special Studies Program leave (SSP) (PDF, 334 KB) Oct 2018 Communiqué
Unlicensed electrical work (PDF, 668.5 KB) Oct 2018 Safety notice
Q4, 2018 newsletter (PDF, 1 MB) Oct 2018 Newsletter
Safe Work Month at UQ (PDF, 62.7 KB) Sep 2018 Communiqué
Potential exposure to sharps - blade removal device (PDF, 805.1 KB) Sep 2018 Safety notice
Immunisation compliance at UQ (PDF, 178.7 KB) Sep 2018 Communiqué
Electric shock, damaged switch on microscope (PDF, 208 KB) Aug 2018 Incident alert
Pest management (PDF, 1.5 MB) Aug 2018 Safety notice
UQSafe-Field Trip update (PDF, 186.5 KB) Aug 2018 Communiqué
New 'TAGS' column in Chemwatch (PDF, 199.8 KB) Aug 2018 Communiqué
Q3, 2018 newsletter (PDF, 0.9 MB) Jun 2018 Newsletter
Fire safety - ethanol fires in laboratories (PDF, 637.1 KB) May 2018 Safety notice
Eye injuries caused by chemical splashes (PDF, 641.7 KB) May 2018 Incident alert
Biosecurity training (PDF, 378.3 KB) Apr 2018 Communiqué
Q2, 2018 newsletter (PDF, 1 MB) Apr 2018 Newsletter
Review of the UQ professional services update (PDF, 419.1 KB) Mar 2018 Memo
2018 Review of the model Work Health and Safety laws (PDF, 120.6 KB) Mar 2018 Communiqué
Annual Health, Safety and Wellness management plan template (PDF, 1.1 MB) Mar 2018 Communiqué
UQSafe-Lab Safety update (PDF, 453.1 KB) Mar 2018 Communiqué
UQSafe update (PDF, 512.4 KB) Mar 2018 Communiqué
Delegation of authority – drugs and poisons (PDF, 201.5 KB) Feb 2018 Safety notice
Bungee cord (PDF, 654.9 KB) Feb 2018 Incident alert
Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) (PDF, 493.9 KB) Feb 2018 Safety notice
New arrangement for occupational-related vaccinations for UQ staff (PDF, 156.9 KB) Feb 2018 Communiqué
Q1, 2018 newsletter (PDF, 1.1 MB) Feb 2018 Newsletter
Outdoor work and heat stress (PDF, 574.6 KB) Feb 2018 Safety notice
Smoke-free UQ 2018 (PDF, 387.4 KB) Feb 2018 Communiqué
First aid management of anaphylaxis (PDF, 289.4 KB) Feb 2018 Memo
Vaccination and Immunisation Procedures and Guidelines – consultation papers (PDF, 396.6 KB) Jan 2018 Communiqué
Change of name from OHS Division to Health, Safety and Wellness Division (PDF, 509.8 KB) Jan 2018 Memo
Approval of UQ Health, Safety and Wellness Policy (PDF, 227.9 KB) Jan 2018 Memo
HSW Goals memo (PDF, 153 KB) Jan 2018 Memo

Previous safety alerts


Communication Date Type
Safety notice: Bats (PDF, 358.6 KB) Dec 2017 Safety Notice
Back strain from unsafe storage (PDF, 225.7 KB) Sep 2017 Incident alert
Hygiene practices when using shared equipment (PDF, 392.8 KB) May 2017 Safety notice
Cryptosporidium infection (PDF, 385.6 KB) May 2017 Safety notice
Chemwatch chemical inventories (PDF, 375.5 KB) Apr 2017 Safety notice
OHS prosecution and implication for risk assessment system (PDF, 117.9 KB) Mar 2017 Safety notice
Syringe filter safety (PDF, 95.8 KB) Feb 2017 Incident alert