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 change, 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 measuers 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.

Send your comments directly to the listed document editor.

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

Document Draft available for feedback Deadline for feedback Document editor
Computer Workstation Design and Adjustment Guidelines [2.50.03] draft (PDF, 96KB) (staff login required) 26 April 2018 3 May 2018 Jolene Cooper j.cooper8@uq.edu.au
Smoke-Free University Policy draft (PDF, 151KB) (staff login required) 22 March 2018 11 April 2018 Vicki McNabb v.mcnabb@uq.edu.au
Vaccinations and Immunisation Procedures [2.60.08] draft (PDF, 700KB) (staff login required) 30 January 2018 12 February 2018 Fiona Coulthard ohna@uq.edu.au
Vaccinations and Immunisation Guidelines [2.60.08] draft (PDF, 694KB) (staff login required) 30 January 2018 12 February 2018 Fiona Coulthard ohna@uq.edu.au

WHSC safety seminars

All UQ OHS Managers and Work Health and Safety Coordinators (WHSCs) are encouraged to attend these seminars to participate in consultative 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

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

Professor Andrew Neal

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)

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)

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) Harmony Rose (Procurement)
Wednesday 8 August 2018, 10-11am Seminar Room, level 1, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology(Building 75) UQ Incident Management Procedure and the key findings of a recent critical incident test scenario Nicolas Gablonski (Governance and Risk Management)
Wednesday 19 September 2018, 10-11am Terrace Room, Sir Llew Edwards Building (Building 14) To be confirmed To be confirmed
Wednesday 31 October 2018, 10-11am Terrace Room, Sir Llew Edwards Building (Building 14) To be confirmed To be confirmed
Wednesday 14 November 2018, 10-11am To be confirmed To be confirmed To be confirmed
Wednesday 5 December 2018, 10-11am To be confirmed To be confirmed To be confirmed