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  • Chair design
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UNSW to go Smoke-Free

The harmful effects of smoking tobacco are well-known and there is no safe level of exposure to second-hand smoke. UNSW is committed to protecting its staff, students, contractors and visitors from all hazards including second-hand smoke. For this reason UNSW campuses will be entirely smoke-free from May 31, which is World No Tobacco Day.

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SafeSys

A Central Enterprise System for Electronic Safety Documents:

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Fluoro Friday Competitions 2013

Complete the Fluoro Friday Competitions for a chance to win some great prizes.

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Fluoro Friday 2013

Safety Committee members and building emergency teams, Come and join the Health & Safety Unit for Fluoro Friday. The Health & Safety unit would like to invite you to join us on the 29th November for a fun day as a thank you to all of the Staff who are on their local safety committee or who are part of the emergency teams from each building. When: Friday 29th November 2013 Where: Matthews Pavilion Time: 12 – 2pm (Fashion Parade Begins at 1.30pm)

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Newsletter Subscriptions

UNSW Health & Safety Newsletter brings you the most up to date information in regards to Health & Safety. If you would like to subscribe to the Health & Safety Newsletter please complete the attached information:

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Summary of 2013 UNSW Health and Safety Management System procedural changes

Notable changes include • No longer a need for to keep a plant register: HS327 Plant and Equipment Procedure • New pre-purchase checklists for equipment and hazardous substances: HS633a Pre-Purchase checklist for equipment and HS633b Pre-Purchase checklist for hazardous materials • Manual handling is now called hazardous manual tasks: HS432 Hazardous Manual Tasks • Risk assessment form: HS017 Risk Management Form Please see here for Full Summary

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Be audit ready

Work Cover Audit Preperation - March 2013 Each month leading up to the 2013 Work Cover audit there will be a focus on items the auditors may request as evidence from you. This month, focus on the following elements from WorkCover's Audit Tool: 1. Audits & Inspections 2. Document Control, recordkeeping & risk management 3. Training

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Consultation: HS337 OHS Consultation Procedure and HS338 HS Issue Resolution Procedure

The HS337 OHS Consultation Procedure and HS338 HS Issue Resolution Procedure is currently up for consultation. The Health & Safety Unit welcomes your feedback.

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WHS transitional arrangements

'Various transitional arrangements have been put in place in NSW to support businesses, industry and workers to implement the work health and safety (WHS) laws. These arrangements commenced on 1 January 2012 and depending on the provision, have either expired or are in the final stages.'

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New 2 day OHS Consultation Training

As part of the New Legislation the Health and Safety Unit has re-designed the OHS Consultation training, previously 4 full day course now 2 full days. See below link for frequently asked questions.

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