ohs & sustainability
manage the risks and responsibilities of working in the UQ environment
Choose from one of the programs below
SustainabilityProvides information on operational and legislative sustainability requirements, including duty of care, environmental practices and UQ’s sustainability programs.
Chemical SafetyLaboratory workers face significant risk from hazardous chemicals. Chemical Safety training outlines the many classes of hazardous chemicals and provides information of how to label, store, handle and transport these chemicals. Participants will learn about UQ systems for managing inventories, risk assessments as well as highly hazardous chemicals, e.g. carcinogens. The training has an emphasis on learning practical skills (qualification prerequisites not required), and is suitable for lab supervisors, researchers, field workers and other any other person who wants greater knowledge of any aspect of chemical safety.
Ergonomics and Manual TasksProvides advice to workers and supervisors to minimize risk the of musculoskeletal injury during manual tasks. Guidance is provided for tasks in a variety of work environments, including office-based tasks using computer workstations, laboratories, manual handling in industrial and service-based tasks.
Fire and EmergencyProvide participants with the knowledge, training and practical skills required to effectively perform the role and responsibilities of a building floor warden. The training includes a balanced content of theory and class participation through open discussion and practical application. Fire extinguisher training is included.
Governance and ConsultationClarifies legislative obligations and responsibilities for occupational health and safety. Provides Managers, Supervisors, Safety Managers/Coordinators (WHSC) and Safety Representatives (HSR) with the information, skills and resources required to effectively implement safety systems and apply risk management strategies in the workplace.
Occupational HealthProvides First Aid Officers with the training and skills required to manage emergency first aid situations.
Radiation SafetyThis unsealed sources course is an approved course by Queensland Radiation Health and is a prerequisite for application for a user licence under the Radiation Safety Act 1999. This is a two part course with theory and practical sessions.