If you would like to speak with someone about OH&S issues, please contact Ms Robyn Oram, the School's Safety/Biosafety Manager, on 3365 3221 or Mr Lawrie Myers on 3365 1269.

Induction seminar

The School of Biomedical Sciences is committed to ensuring that the highest level of Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) is achieved in all areas and activities within the School - for all staff, students and visitors.

Staff, students and visitors are reminded of their obligations to Occupational Health and Safety and must, at all times, comply with OH&S rules and regulations. More information can be found by visiting The University of Queensland's Occupational Health and Safety website by clicking here.

On your first day with the School please contact Rachel Heathwood, HR Officer, to complete the necessary, "new starter," paperwork. HR will also give you some basic OHS instructions. "Day 1 Induction."

Inductions are conducted by OH&S staff from the School of Biomedical Sciences throughout the year. Details are as follows:

Venue Room 305 or Room 307, Skerman Building, unless additional change of room indicated

Time 10am - 12pm (approximate finish time)

2017 dates

OHS safety induction dates 2017 - 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month

  • 17 Jan
  • 7 and 21 Feb
  • 7 and 21 Mar
  • 4 and 18 Apr
  • 2 and 16 May
  • 6 and 20 Jun
  • 4 and 18 Jul
  • 1 and 15 Aug
  • 5 and 19 Sep
  • 3 and 17 Oct
  • 7 and 21 Nov
  • 5 and 19 Dec
  • Jan, May, Aug and Oct have 5 Tuesdays rather than 4.

SBMS OHS Committee Meeting Dates (2-3.30 pm) – Rm 65-307

  • Feb 9th – 2pm-4pm
  • May 10th – 2pm-4pm
  • Aug 9th – 2pm-4pm
  • Nov 8th – 2pm -4pm

Online OHS training

All OH&S online training through Blackboard and can be accessed here with your UQ login.

The five live modules available here are:

  • General Workplace Safety Induction
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Chemical Safety
  • Compressed Gases
  • Computer Workstations - Design and Adjustment
  • Field Safety
  • Hand Tool Safety
  • Biosafety
  • Annual Fire Safety
  • Privacy

Local induction

Your Supervisor will provide you with "local" information, ie laboratory risk assessment, Personal Protective Clothing requirements, and emergency equipment. "Local" induction checklist will need to be completed by your supervisor and yourself.

Training needs analysis

Find out what OH&S training you require in your position

New Worker

Laboratory Worker

In-house training

In-house training is available through UQ's Teaching and Educational Development Institute (TEDI). To enrol in any of the following OH&S courses, please visit the Staff Development website at www.uq.edu.au/staffdev/

  • Chemicals Management
  • Chemwatch Awareness
  • Emergency Procedures & Spill Kits for Hazardous Materials
  • Managing OHS in the Laboratory
  • Obligations of Managers: OH&S for Supervisors and Managers
  • Environmental Management System (EMS) Induction
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Radiation Safety with Unsealed Sources
  • Risk Assessment Database/Chemical Risk Assessment Database
  • Working with Quarantine Material
  • Dangerous Goods Transport within UQ