This page is for staff who are Work Health and Safety Coordinators (WHSC) and Health and Safety Representatives (HSR).

You can find WHSCs and HSRs for your organisational unit by checking the UQ Safety network contacts.

To find out more about the roles and responsibilities of WHSCs and HSRs, see staff responsibilities for health, safety and wellness.

Communications and mailing lists

See Health, Safety and Wellness (HSW) communications for safety notices, incident alerts, memos, newsletters and communiqués from the HSW Division.

If you're new to a health and safety role, or your current contact details have changed, make sure you register your contact details with the HSW Division so you're added to the appropriate mailing lists.

Goals and reports

Goals

UQ’s occupational health and safety (OHS) goals 2018-2021 (PDF, 332KB) (staff login required) list the measures, accountable staff and targets for goals aligned to each Health, Safety and Wellness strategic priority.

Work Health and Safety Managers and Coordinators must:

  • review your organisational unit’s performance against the goals annually and report to the Health, Safety and Wellness Division
  • submit ongoing update reports to your local OHS Committee
  • distribute results to relevant workers in your organisational unit.

Annual report

The Health, Safety and Wellness Annual Report 2017 (PDF, 1.9MB) (staff login required) provides a summary of the health, safety and performance of UQ, including measures against performance targets and activity in related areas.

Policy, procedure and guideline consultation

All staff can provide feedback on policies, procedures and guidelines that are under review. All documents are secure – UQ staff login required.

Send your comments directly to the listed document editor.

After consultation, finalised documents are published on the Policies and Procedures Library (PPL). Contact the Health, Safety and Wellness Division if you have a general question about a policy, procedure or guideline development.

Document Date draft available for feedback Deadline for feedback Document editor
Transport of Biological Materials [2.40.11]  (PDF, 222KB) 15 October 2018 19 October 2018 Sophie O'Neill

Safety Seminar Series

All UQ OHS Managers and Work Health and Safety Coordinators (WHSCs) are encouraged to attend these seminars to participate in discussions that contribute to the ongoing improvement of the University’s OHS Management System.

Health, Safety and Wellness Forums also provide opportunities to raise and discuss occupational health and safety issues.

Date and time Venue Topic Presenter
Wednesday 7 February 2018, 10-11am Terrace Room, Sir Llew Edwards Building (Building 14) Introduction to safety culture and climate - Work Health and Safety Queensland webinar 1

Jennie Hunter and Professor Helen de Cieri

Thursday 8 March 2018, 10-11am Level 1 Seminar Room, AIBN (Building 75) Conclusion and next steps: measuring and improving safety climate and culture - Work Health and Safety Queensland webinar 5

Dr Tristan Casey (WHS Qld) and Professor Andrew Neal (School of Physiology)

Wednesday 11 April 2018, 10-11am Level 1 Seminar Room, AIBN (Building 75)

Safety leadership in action (PDF, 1.2MB) (staff login required)

Valentina Urrutia Guada (Chemical Engineering) and Kris Fraser (Health, Safety and Wellness Division)

Wednesday 9 May 2018, 10-11am Terrace Room, Sir Llew Edwards Building (Building 14) OHS training records in UQ Reportal: report customisation and development (PDF, 643KB) (staff login required)

Sasha Vaynberg (Planning and Business Intelligence) and Alan Victor (Earth and Environmental Sciences)

Wednesday 6 June 2018, 10-11am Terrace Room, Sir Llew Edwards Building (Building 14) The UQ Enterprise Compliance Management Framework (PDF, 2.4MB) (staff login required) Naomi Kemp (Governance and Risk Management)
Wednesday 4 July 2018, 10-11am Terrace Room, Sir Llew Edwards Building (Building 14) UQeMarket (implementation learnings and future plans (PDF, 1.8MB) (staff login required) Harmony Rose (Procurement)
Thursday 2 August 2018, 12:30pm-2pm Senate Room Level 5 BWC Industrial Manslaughter - Legal Capability Training session PDF, 540KB) (staff login required) Harold Downes from Herbert Smith Freehills (Facilitated by Connie Seeto, UQ Legal Services)
Wednesday 8 August 2018, 10-11am Seminar Room, level 1, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology(Building 75)

Business Resilience. Introduction to the new UQ Incident Management Procedure: Enterprise response to and recovery from disruptive events.(PDF, 1.2MB) (staff login required)

Nicolas Gablonski (Governance and Risk Management)
Wednesday 19 September 2018, 10-11am Terrace Room, Sir Llew Edwards Building (Building 14) New Immunisation Records System Alison Thomson (Immunisation Nurse, HSW Division)
Tuesday  9 October 2018, 9:30-10:30am Terrace Room, Sir Llew Edwards Building (Building 14) The power of the Safety Risk Register Libby Humphries (Project Officer, HSW Division)
Wednesday 31 October 2018, 10-11am Terrace Room, Sir Llew Edwards Building (Building 14) Biosafety Briefing – An update on what's new in Biosafety Amanda Jones and Sophie O'Neill (HSW Division)
Thursday 15 November 2018, 10-11am Terrace Room, Sir Llew Edwards Building (Building 14) ARCHIBUS – features and reports for the safety network Gordon Scott (Property and Facilities)
Wednesday 5 December 2018, 10-11am Seminar Room, level 1, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (Building 75) UQSafe database – Our journey/our future Amanda Jones and Narelle McCallum (HSW Division)