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This Risk Register is organised in sections as follows:




1.    HAZARD TYPES                                                  2.   HAZARDOUS LOCATIONS                                                  3. HAZARDOUS ACTIVITIES                            4. GROUPS AT RISK                                   5. OTHER


1.1 Substances                                                      2.1 Workplace environment and facilities                                  3.1 Manual handling / ergonomics                   4.1 Clients, customers and general public           5.1 Purchasing
     (a) Chemicals
     (b) Asbestos and hazardous materials                           2.2 Working outdoors                                                      3.2 Travel and off-campus activities               4.2 Contractors                                     5.2 Emergency Incident
                                                                                                                                                  (includes Fieldwork and 4WD)


1.2 Biological                                                      2.3 Laboratories (non-radioactive)                                        3.3 Diving and boating                             4.3 After hours on campus                           5.3 Legal compliance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (includes auditing)
     (a) Biological research and activities
     (b) Infectious diseases                                        2.4 Workshops                                                             3.4 Workplace design and construction
     (c) Working with animals
                                                                    2.5 Confined spaces                                                       3.5 Hot work
1.3 Electrical
                                                                    2.6 Work at heights above 2 metres                                        3.6 Smoking

1.4 Physical
     (a) Plant and equipment                                        2.7 Cooling towers                                                        3.7 Alcohol and other drugs

     (b) Noise
     (c) Ionising radiation

     (d) Non-ionising radiation
         (excluding outdoors)

     (e) Traffic
     (f ) Firearms, regulated and
          prescribed weapons


1.5 Psychosocial




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                                                                    Raw Risk      Raw                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Residual
Category            Description of Hazard/Risk                     Assessment     Risk     Legislation                                           Standards/Codes/Guidances                                                         University Procedures / Guidelines          Controls                               Risk
                                                                 C     L     E   Rating                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Rating

1.1(a)               Chemical exposure - acute or              50     6    3      900      Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984             STANDARDS:                                                                       PROCEDURES:                                    Chemical Safety web site               M
                      chronic:
Chemicals                                                                          VH
                      o inhalation                                                          Occupational Safety and Health                       AS/NZS 2229 Fuel Dispensing Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres                 Safety Requirements for Purchase or          ChemAlert -MSDS manifest and
                      o absorption                                                           Regulations 1996:                                                                                                                      Supply of Goods                                inventory system
                      o ingestion                                                                                                                 AS 1692 Steel Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids
                                                                                             o Part 5 - Hazardous substances
                      o injection                                                                                                                 AS/NZS 1020 The Control of Undesirable Static Electricity                       Safety Risk Management                       Chemical Risk Assessments
                                                                                            Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004
                                                                                                                                                  AS 1216 Class Labels for Dangerous Goods                                        Chemical Waste – Cytotoxic Waste
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Pre-purchase checklist -
                     Fire or Fire and/or explosion                                                                                                                                                                                                                                chemicals
                      through incorrect storage, handling,                                  Dangerous Goods Safety (General)                     AS 1940 The Storage and Handling of Flammable and Combustible Liquids            Disposal
                      labeling or mixing of chemicals                                        Regulations 2007                                                                                                                                                                    Licensing agreements and
                                                                                                                                                  AS 2567 Laminar Flow Cytotoxic Drug Safety Cabinets                             Illicit Drug Precursors                        requirements
                                                                                            Dangerous Goods Safety (Storage and
                                                                                                                                                  AS 2243 (series) Safety in Laboratories                                         Poisons Permits
                     New chemicals with uncertain
                                                                                             Handling of Non-explosives) Regulations
                                                                                                                                                     o   Part 2: 2006 - Chemical aspects                                                                                         Engineering controls such as:
                                                                                             2007                                                                                                                                                                                      fume cupboards
                      properties arising from research                                                                                               o   Part10: 2004 - Storage of chemicals
                      and subsequent health and                                                                                                                                                                                    Chemical Waste - Disposal to Sewer                 mechanical ventilation
                      environmental affects                                                 Poisons Act 1964                                     AS/NZS 1596 The Storage and Handling of LP Gas                                                                                      extraction
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Chemical Waste – Offsite Disposal                  atmospheric monitoring
                                                                                            Poisons Regulations 1965                             AS 1345 Identification of the Contents of Pipes, Conduits and Ducts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Carcinogens, Mutagens and Teratogens -       Purpose built storage areas for
                     Time sensitive chemicals that can                                     Excise Act 1901                                      AS 2030 (series) The Verification, Filling, Inspection, Testing and              Research Services grant approval
                      become unstable during storage                                                                                               Maintenance of Cylinders for Storage and Transport of Compresses gases                                                          cylinders and compressed
                                                                                             (Commonwealth)                                                                                                                                                                        gases
                                                                                                                                                  AS 1894 The Storage and Handling of Non-Flammable Cryogenic and                 Waste Management. Disposal of
                                                                                            Excise Regulations 1925                               Refrigerated Liquids                                                              o Ethidium Bromide                          Restricted access to authorised
                     Production of hazardous wastes                                         (Commonwealth)                                                                                                                          o Gaseous Waste                               personnel
                                                                                                                                                  AS 4757 Handling and Destruction of Drugs                                         o General Laboratory Wastes
                                                                                            Chemical Weapons Prohibition Act 1994                                                                                                   o Hazardous Chemicals (not                  Correct labelling, storage and
                                                                                             (Commonwealth)                                       Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons (Commonwealth)                         radioactive)                    segregation
                     Environmental contamination due
                      to accidental leakage, spills,                                                                                              National Standard Storage and Handling of Workplace Dangerous Goods
                      emissions:                                                            Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals                 [NOHSC:1015 (2001)]                                                                                                           Scheduled workplace
                      o air                                                                  (Western Australia) Act 1995                                                                                                         GUIDELINES:                                      assessments that include
                      o water                                                                                                                    CODES OF PRACTICE:                                                                                                                chemical assessment
                      o soil/ground                                                         Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals                                                                                                 Laboratory Code of Conduct
                                                                                             Code Act 1994 (Commonwealth)                         Australian Dangerous Goods Transport Code Edition 6 & 7                                                                       Time sensitive chemicals dated
                                                                                                                                                  National Code of Practice for the Preparation of Material Safety Data Sheets    Eyewash and Emergency Showers
                                                                                            Water Corporation Act 1995                                                                                                                                                          Emergency procedures for
                                                                                                                                                   [NOHSC:2011 (2003)]                                                                                                             accidental release/spillage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Capacitors containing PCBs - safe
                                                                                            Water Supply Sewerage and Drainage                   National Model Regulation for the Control of Workplace Hazardous                 handling of
                                                                                             Act 1912                                              Substances [NOHSC:1005(1994)]                                                                                                 Employee health monitoring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
                                                                                                                                                  National Code of Practice for the Control of Workplace Hazardous                                                              Chemical Management Training
                                                                                            Health (Treatment of Sewage and
                                                                                                                                                   Substances [NOHSC:2007(1994)]                                                   Concessional Spirits
                                                                                             Disposal of Effluent and Liquid Waste)                                                                                                                                              Gas Safety Training
                                                                                             Regulations 1974                                     Code of Practice for the Control of Scheduled Carcinogenic Substances
                                                                                                                                                   [NOHSC:2014 (1995)]                                                             Waste Management - Disposal of               Personal protective equipment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Contaminated Pipettes (R2002)
                                                                                                                                                  National Code of Practice for the Labelling of Workplace Substances                                                           Hazardous waste removal
                                                                                                                                                   [NOHSC:2012 (1994)]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Waste Management - Disposal of Non
                                                                                                                                                  National Code of Practice for the Storage and Handling of Workplace              contaminated disposal glassware and
                                                                                                                                                   Dangerous Goods [NOHSC:2017 (2001                                                broken glass
                                                                                                                                                 GUIDANCES:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
                                                                                                                                                  National Guidance Note - Assessing Risks of Hazardous Substances
                                                                                                                                                  National Guidance Note - Exposure Standards
                                                                                                                                                  Controlling Isocyanate Hazards at Work
                                                                                                                                                  Guidance Note for the Assessment of Health Risks Arising from the Use of
                                                                                                                                                   Hazardous Substances in the Workplace [NOHSC:1317(1994)]
                                                                                                                                                  Approved Criteria for Classifying Hazardous Substances {NOHSC:1008
                                                                                                                                                   (2004)]
                                                                                                                                                  National Model Regulation for the Control of Scheduled Carcinogenic
                                                                                                                                                   Substances [NOHSC:1011 (1995)]
                                                                                                                                                  National Code Storage and Handling of Workplace Dangerous Goods
                                                                                                                                                   [NOHSC:1017 (2001)]
                                                                                                                                                  Hazardous Substances Information System (HSIS) web site
                                                                                                                                                   (Commonwealth)
                                                                                                                                                  Adopted National Exposure Standards for Atmospheric Contaminants in the
                                                                                                                                                   Occupational Environment [NOHSC:1011 (1995)]
                                                                                                                                                  Guidance Note on Interpretation of Exposure Standards for Atmospheric
                                                                                                                                                   Contaminants in the Occupational Environment [NOHSC:3008(1995)]
                                                                                                                                                  Guidelines for Health Surveillance NOHSC:7039 (1995)]



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                                                                    Raw Risk      Raw                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Residual
Category            Description of Hazard/Risk                     Assessment     Risk     Legislation                                           Standards/Codes/Guidances                                                         University Procedures / Guidelines            Controls                                  Risk
                                                                 C     L     E   Rating                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rating

1.1(b)               Health effects including respiratory      25     3    3      225      Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984             STANDARDS:                                                                                                                        Asbestos and hazardous                     L
                      conditions                                                                                                                                                                                                  PROCEDURES:                                        materials register
Asbestos and                                                                       M                                                              Adopted National Exposure Standards for Atmospheric Contaminants in the
Hazardous
Materials            Exposure to hazardous materials:                                      Occupational Safety and Health                        Occupational Environment [NOHSC:1011(1995)]                                     Safety Risk Management                         Signage
                      o   asbestos                                                           Regulations 1996:
                      o   lead                                                               o Part 5 - Hazardous substances                     CODES OF PRACTICE:                                                                Waste Management - Disposal of                 Restricted access
                      o   synthetic mineral fibres                                                                                                National Code of Practice for the Management of Asbestos                         Asbestos Waste (R2002)
                      o   polychlorinated biphenyl                                                                                                National Code of Practice for the Safe Removal of Asbestos                                                                      Asbestos surveys (2002, 2007)
                                                                                            Health (Asbestos) Regulations 1992 (WA)              National Code of Practice - Synthetic Mineral Fibres
                                                                                                                                                  National Code of Practice - Labeling of Workplace Substances                   GUIDELINES:                                      Engage licensed asbestos
                     Asbestos and hazardous material                                        - (includes amendments to 2006)
                                                                                                                                                  National Code of Practice - Inorganic Lead at Work                                                                                contractors/removalist
                      waste
                                                                                                                                                  Asbestos Code of Practice for the Safe Removal of Asbestos                                                                      Engage hygienists with
                                                                                                                                                   [NOHSC:2002(2005)]                                                                                                                knowledge and skills in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     asbestos and hazardous
                                                                                                                                                  Code of Practice for the Management and Control of Asbestos in the                                                                materials surveys and
                                                                                                                                                   Workplace [NOHSC:2018(2005)]                                                                                                      management plans
                                                                                                                                                 GUIDANCES:                                                                                                                        Contractor information
                                                                                                                                                  Provision of Information on Hazardous Substances (MSDS)National
                                                                                                                                                   Guidance Note - Assessing Risks of Hazardous Substances                                                                         Hazardous waste removal
                                                                                                                                                  National Guidance Note - Membrane Method of Estimating Asbestos
                                                                                                                                                  National Guidance Note - Exposure Standards
                                                                                                                                                  Prevention of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

                                                                                                                                                  Guidance Note on Interpretation of Exposure Standards for Atmospheric
                                                                                                                                                   Contaminants in the Occupational Environment [NOHSC:3008(1995)]

                                                                                                                                                  AS 2601 The Demolition of Structures




1.2(a)               Biological exposure/contamination         25     3    2      150      Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984             STANDARDS:                                                                       PROCEDURES:                                      Biological Safety web site                 L
Biological                                                                         M        Occupational Safety and Health                       AS/NZS Management of Clinical and Related wastes                                                                                Risk assessments
Research &                                                                                   Regulations 1996:                                                                                                                     Safety Requirements for Purchase or
Activities           Release of biological agent into                                                                                            AS 2476 General Fumigation Procedures                                            Supply of Goods
                      uncontrolled environment
                                                                                             o Part 5 - Hazardous substances                                                                                                                                                       Gene Technology Awareness
                                                                                            Health Act 1911                                      AS 2252 (series) Biological Safety Cabinets                                     Animal Handling                                  Session

                                                                                            Dangerous Goods Safety Act 2004                      AS 2639 Laminar Flow Cytotoxic Drug Safety Cabinets – Installation and          Immunization
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Laboratory Safety Course
                     Working with animals                                                                                                         Use
                      o Physical injuries                                                   Dangerous Goods Safety (Storage and                                                                                                                                                   Access to facilities is restricted
                      o Zoonotic diseases                                                    Handling of Non-explosives) Regulations              AS/NZS (series) Classification of Hazardous Areas                               Infectious Diseases                              to authorised personnel
                      o Allergic hazards                                                     2007
                                                                                                                                                  AS 2243 (series) Safety in Laboratories                                         Gene Technology                                Laboratory Manuals
                                                                                            Biological Control Act 1986 (WA)                        o   Part 3: 2010 - Microbiological safety and containment
                     Importation and exportation of                                        Biological Control Act 1984                          AS 4031 Non-Reusable Containers for the Collection of Sharp Medical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Carcinogens, Mutagens and Teratogens -         Controlled shipping and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Research Services grant approval                 movement of infectious
                      biological materials                                                   (Commonwealth)                                        Items Used in Health care Areas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     substances, diagnostic
                                                                                            Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals                Security Sensitive Biological Agents (SSBA) Standards                           Needlestick/Sharps Injury and Disposal of        specimens and genetically
                                                                                             (Western Australia) Act 1995                                                                                                           Sharps                                           modified organisms
                     Infectious wastes
                                                                                            Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals                                                                                                 Waste Management - Disposal of                 Engineering controls such as
                                                                                             Code Act 1994 (Commonwealth)                        CODES OF PRACTICE:                                                                 Biological Materials                             laminar flow cupboards
                                                                                            Gene Technology Act 2000                                                                                                              Waste Management - Disposal of                 Facility inspections
                                                                                             (Commonwealth)                                       National Code of Practice - Ethylene Oxide in Sterilisation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hazardous Chemicals (not radioactive)
                                                                                            Gene Technology Regulations 2001                     National Code of Practice - Labeling of Workplace Substances
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Personnel protective equipment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Waste Management - Disposal of Needles
                                                                                             (Commonwealth)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and Syringes                                   Health monitoring
                                                                                                                                                  National Code of Practice - Hepatitis and HIV
                                                                                            Gene Technology Act 2006 (WA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Infectious waste removal
                                                                                            The National Health Security Act 2007                Australian Dangerous Goods Transport Code Edition 6 & 7
                                                                                             (Commonwealth)                                                                                                                       GUIDELINES:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Waste Control-Autoclave,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Incineration
                                                                                            National Health Security Amendment Bill
                                                                                             2009 (Commonwealth)                                 GUIDANCES:                                                                        Autoclaves

                                                                                            The National Health Security Regulations             Guidelines for Health Surveillance NOHSC:7039 (1995)]                           Laboratory handling of human biological
                                                                                             2008 (Commonwealth)                                  Security Sensitive Biological Agents (SSBA) Guidelines                           specimens
                                                                                            Quarantine Regulations 2000                          Guidelines for Small Scale Genetic Manipulation Work [Commonwealth]             Influenza Guidelines
                                                                                             (Commonwealth)
                                                                                                                                                  Handbook on the Regulation of Gene Technology in Australia                      Waste Management - Disposal of
                                                                                            Quarantine Act 1908 (Commonwealth)                    [Commonwealth]                                                                   Contaminated Pipettes (R2002)
                                                                                            Export Control Act 1982 (Commonwealth)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Waste Management - Disposal of Non
                                                                                            Wildlife Protection (Regulation of Export                                                                                              contaminated disposal glassware and
                                                                                             and Imports) Act 1982                                                                                                                  broken glass

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                                                                     Raw Risk      Raw                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Residual
Category            Description of Hazard/Risk                      Assessment     Risk     Legislation                                           Standards/Codes/Guidances                                                           University Procedures / Guidelines             Controls                                    Risk
                                                                  C     L     E   Rating                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Rating

1.2(b)               Working in health care facilities,         25     6    2      300      Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984             STANDARDS:                                                                         PROCEDURES:                                       Standard precautions                         L
Infectious            services and environment                                      M
Diseases                                                                                     Occupational Safety and Health                                                                                                          Safety Risk Management                          Additional precautions (for
                     Working in childcare facilities                                         Regulations 1996                                    CODES OF PRACTICE:                                                                                                                     suspected confirmed infectious
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      First Aid Procedure                               disease)
                     First aid activities                                                                                                         National Code of Practice - Hepatitis and HIV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Needlestick / Sharps Injury and Disposal        Training
                                                                                                                                                   National Code of practice for the Control of Work Related Exposure to
                     Infectious wastes                                                                                                                                                                                                of Sharps
                                                                                                                                                    Hepatitis and HIV (Blood-Borne) Viruses [NOHSC:2010 (2003)]                                                                        Human immunisation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Infectious Diseases                             Personal protective equipment
                                                                                                                                                  GUIDANCES:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Employee health monitoring
                                                                                                                                                   Australian Immunization Handbook (NHMRC) (Commonwealth)                          GUIDELINES:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       First aid training
                                                                                                                                                   Guidelines for Health Surveillance NOHSC:7039 (1995)]                             Influenza
                                                                                                                                                   Guidance Note - Reducing the Risk of Infectious Diseases in Childcare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Infectious waste management
                                                                                                                                                    Workplaces – [WorkSafe WA]
                                                                                                                                                   Australian Government Department of Health and Aging Infection Control
                                                                                                                                                    Guidelines 2004
                                                                                                                                                   Australian Quarantine Inspection Service Department of Environment and
                                                                                                                                                    Conservation


1.2(c)               Manual handling                            25     3    5      375      Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984                                                                                                                                                                                                L
                                                                                                                                                  STANDARDS:                                                                         PROCEDURES:                                       Animal Ethics Committee
Working with                                                                        H
                     Injuries from contact with animals                                     Occupational Safety and Health                                                                                                          Manual Handling
Animals                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Central facilities, with (restricted
                      (bites, scratches, kicks)                                               Regulations 1996
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         access)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Animal Handling
                     Animal borne disease (Q fever)                                         Animal Welfare Act 2002                             CODES OF PRACTICE:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Infectious Diseases                             Animal quarantine
                     Animal induced allergies                                               Animal Welfare (General) Regulations
                                                                                              2003                                                                                                                                    Gene Technology                                 Training of handlers and carers
                     Animals escaping enclosures
                                                                                             Animal Welfare (Scientific Purposes)                GUIDANCES:                                                                          Needlestick/Sharps Injury and Disposal of       Standard operating procedures
                     Animal carcasses and wastes                                             Regulations 2003                                                                                                                         Sharps
                                                                                                                                                   Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research
                                                                                             Quarantine Act 1908                                   and Teaching web site                                                                                                              Personal protective equipment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Waste Management - Disposal of
                                                                                             Quarantine Regulations 2000                          Alert Preventing Asthma in Animal Handlers [NIOSH]                                 Biological Materials
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Human immunisation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Waste Management - Disposal of Needles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and Syringes                                    Management of animal wastes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     GUIDELINES:


1.3                  Use of faulty equipment/appliances         50     6    5     1500      Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984             STANDARDS:                                                                         PROCEDURES:                                       Pre-purchase safety                         M
Electrical                                                                          VH                                                                                                                                                                                                   considerations
                     Use of uncertified electrical                                          Occupational Safety and Health                       AS 2243 (series) Safety in Laboratories                                           Safety Requirements for Purchase or
                      equipment/appliances                                                    Regulations 1996:                                       o   Part 7: 1991 - Electrical aspects                                            Supply of Goods                                 Visual inspections for damage
                                                                                              o Part 4 - Plant                                     AS/NZS 3000 Wiring Rules
                     Incorrect and/or faulty electrical                                                                                                                                                                              Electrical Equipment                            Scheduled testing and tagging
                      installation                                                           Electricity Act 1945                                 AS/NZS 3000 Wiring Rules Appendix A Referenced Documents                                                                             of portable electrical equipment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Electrical Equipment Testing and Tagging
                     Substations and switchboards                                           Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991             AS/NZS 3105 Approval and Test Specification – Electrical and Portable                                                              Tag out and remove from
                                                                                                                                                    Outlet Devices                                                                                                                       service damaged or faulty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         equipment
                                                                                             Electricity Regulations 1947                         AS/NZS 3199 Approval and Test Specification – Cord Extension Sets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     GUIDELINES:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Qualified and competent
                                                                                                                                                   AS/NZS 3760 In service Safety Inspection and Testing of Electrical                                                                   electrical workers for design,
                                                                                                                                                    Equipment                                                                         Portable Appliance Testing and Tagging            manufacture and testing
                                                                                                                                                   AS 3112 Approval and Test Specification – Plug and Socket Outlets                 Electrical safety – A user guide to the safe    Electrical installation by licensed
                                                                                                                                                   AS/NZS 1660 (series) Test Methods for Electric Cables, Cords and                   use of electrical equipment on UWA                electricians
                                                                                                                                                    Conductors                                                                         premises
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Use of RCDs
                                                                                                                                                  CODES OF PRACTICE:                                                                                                                   RCD testing program

                                                                                                                                                  GUIDANCES:                                                                                                                           Signage

                                                                                                                                                   Isolation of Plant (also cited under Plant and Equipment)

                                                                                                                                                   Guidance to testing & tagging portable electrical equipment and residual
                                                                                                                                                    current devices at workplaces [WorkSafe WA]


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Category            Description of Hazard/Risk                     Assessment     Risk     Legislation                                           Standards/Codes/Guidances                                                         University Procedures / Guidelines          Controls                               Risk
                                                                 C     L     E   Rating                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Rating

1.4(a)                                                          25     3    2      150                                                           STANDARDS:                                                                       PROCEDURES:                                    Plant Registers                         L
Plant and            Injury / Health impacts                                      M        Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984
Equipment
                                                                                                                                                  AS 3610-1995 Formwork for Concrete                                              Safety Requirements for Purchase or          Pre purchase safety
                     Lack of operator competency /                                                                                                                                                                                 Supply of Goods                                considerations
                                                                                                                                                  AS/NZS 4576 – 1995 Guidelines for Scaffolding
                      training                                                              Occupational Safety and Health
                                                                                             Regulations 1996:                                    AS 3892 Pressure Equipment – Installation                                       Plant and Equipment                          Plant Hazard and Risk
                     Unassessed plant and equipment                                         o Part 4 - Plant                                                                                                                                                                      Assessments
                                                                                                                                                  AS 4024 (series) Safety of Machinery                                            Hot Work
                     Lack of/inappropriate guarding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Guarding and engineering
                                                                                                                                                  AS 1200 Pressure Equipment                                                                                                      controls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Permit to Work
                     Unrestricted access                                                                                                         AS 1219 Power Presses – Safety Requirements                                                                                   Emergency stops
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Use of University Vehicles
                     Poorly managed or maintained                                                                                                AS 2243 (series) Safety in Laboratories
                                                                                                                                                     o   Part 6: 2010 - Plant and equipment aspects                                                                              Training and supervision
                      plant                                                                                                                                                                                                        Safety Risk Management
                                                                                                                                                  AS 1893 Code of Practice for the Guarding and Safe Use of Metal and                                                           Restricted access
                     Adverse impact on the
                                                                                                                                                   Paper Cutting Guillotines
                      environment:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Scheduled maintenance
                      o waste generation from plant                                                                                               AS 1418 (series) Cranes, Hoists and Winches                                    GUIDELINES:
                      o decommissioning and removal                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Standard Operating Procedures
                                      of plant                                                                                                    AS 1353 (series) Flat Synthetic-Webbing Slings                                  Personal Protective Equipment
                     Refer to “Electrical”                                                                                                       AS 1380 (series) Fibre-Rope Slings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Tag Out Procedures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Work Environment, plant and equipment -
                     Refer to “Ionising Radiation”                                                                                               AS 1438 (series) Wire-Coil Flat Slings                                           inspection, testing and monitoring           Personal protective equipment
                     Refer to “Non-Ionising Radiation”                                                                                           AS 4497 (series) Round slings—Synthetic Fibre                                                                                 Waste removal
                                                                                                                                                  AS 1473 (series) Guarding and Safe Use of Woodworking Machinery                                                               Removal of decommissioned
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   plant
                                                                                                                                                  AS/NZS 1576 (series) Scaffolding
                                                                                                                                                  National Standard for Plant [NOHSC:1010(1994)]


                                                                                                                                                 CODES OF PRACTICE:
                                                                                                                                                  Abrasive Blasting
                                                                                                                                                  Concrete and Masonry Cutting and Drilling
                                                                                                                                                  Excavation
                                                                                                                                                  Safeguarding of Machinery and Plant


                                                                                                                                                 GUIDANCES:
                                                                                                                                                 Isolation of Plant [WorkSafe WA] (also cited under Electrical)
                                                                                                                                                  Plant Design [WorkSafe WA] (also cited under Workplace Design and
                                                                                                                                                   Construction)
                                                                                                                                                  Plant in the Workplace [WorkSafe WA] (also cited under Workplace Design
                                                                                                                                                   and Construction)
                                                                                                                                                  Powered Mobile Plant
                                                                                                                                                  Working Safely with Forklifts

1.4(b)               Hearing impairment                        25     6    2      300      Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984             STANDARDS:                                                                                                                      Purchasing less noisy plant and         L
Noise                                                                              H                                                              AS 1055 (series) Acoustics – Description and Measurement of                    PROCEDURES:                                      equipment
                     Noise in excess of the exposure                                                                                              Environmental Noise
                      standards                                                             Occupational Safety and Health                                                                                                                                                      Prepurchasing checklist
                                                                                             Regulations 1996:                                    AS 1269 (series) Occupational Noise Management                                  Resolving Safety & Health Issues
                     Distracting noise                                                      o Part 3 - Noise control & hearing                                                                                                                                                  Acoustic engineering controls
                                                                                                                                                  AS 2822 Acoustics – Methods Of Assessing And Producing Speech Privacy
                                                                                                                protection
                     Noise impact on surrounding
                                                                                                                                                   And Speech Intelligibility
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  GUIDELINES:                                    Noise Risk Assessments
                                                                                                                                                  AS 2107 Acoustics – Recommended Design Sound Levels and
                      community
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Personal Protective Equipment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Audiometric screening
                                                                                                                                                   Reverberation Times for Building Interiors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 PPE - hearing protection
                                                                                                                                                 CODES OF PRACTICE:                                                                Safety Signage Audit Tool
                                                                                                                                                  Managing Noise at Workplaces                                                                                                  Hearing protection training
                                                                                                                                                  Control of Noise in the Music Entertainment Industry                                                                          Signage
                                                                                                                                                  National Code of Practice for Noise Management and Protection of hearing
                                                                                                                                                   at Work (NOHSC:2009 [2004])

                                                                                                                                                 GUIDANCES:
                                                                                                                                                  HB Occupational Personal Protection
                                                                                                                                                  Managing Noise at Work (Commonwealth)


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Category             Description of Hazard/Risk                     Assessment     Risk        Legislation                                        Standards/Codes/Guidances                                                          University Procedures / Guidelines             Controls                                 Risk
                                                                  C     L     E   Rating                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Rating
                                                                                           
1.4(c)                Radioactive substances                    25     6    2      300
                                                                                                Occupational Safety and Health 1984              STANDARDS:                                                                        PROCEDURES:                                       Radiological Council                      L
Ionising Radiation     o External exposure                                          M                                                                                                                                                                                                   Registration of Radioactive
                       o Internal contamination                                                                                                    AS 2243 (series) Safety in Laboratories                                          Radioactive Materials                             Substances, Premise and
                                                                                                                                                      o   Part 4: 1998 - Ionizing radiations                                                                                            Equipment; Licensing of
                       o Storage, transport, disposal                                           Occupational Safety and Health                                                                                                      Working Rules
                                                                                                 Regulations 1996:                                                                                                                                                                      Individuals
                      Irradiating apparatus                                                                                                      CODES OF PRACTICE:
                                                                                                 o Part 5 - Hazardous substances                                                                                                     Radioactive Spill Emergency Procedures
                       o X-ray burns (skin, eyes)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Radiation Safety Officer
                                                                                                                                                   National Code of Practice - Labeling of Workplace Substances                     Transport of radioactive materials
                                                                                                Radiation Safety Act 1975 – 1999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      School Radiation Safety
                                                                                                                                                   National Standard for Limiting Occupational Exposure to Ionizing Radiation       Wipe Test                                         Officers / Laser Safety Officers
                                                                                                                                                    [NOHSC:1013(1995)]
                                                                                                Radiation Safety (General ) Regulations                                                                                             Personal Radiation Monitoring
                                                                                                                                                   Code of Practice Exposure of Humans to Ionizing Radiation for Research
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Radiation Training
                                                                                                 1983 – 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Nuclear Moisture/Density Gauges
                                                                                                                                                    Purposes (Commonwealth)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Radiation Audit program
                                                                                                Radiation Safety (Transport of                                                                                                      Cabinet X-ray
                                                                                                                                                   Code of Practice and Safety Guide for Radiation protection in Dentistry
                                                                                                 Radioactive Substances) Regulations
                                                                                                                                                    (Commonwealth)                                                                                                                    Secured radiation storage
                                                                                                 2002                                                                                                                                Dental X-ray Machines
                                                                                                                                                   Code of Practice for the Security of Radioactive Sources (Commonwealth)                                                           Radiation Protocols (risk
                                                                                                Radiation Safety (Qualifications)                                                                                                   Intra-Oral Dental X-ray Units                     assessments)
                                                                                                 Regulations 1980 - 2000                                                                                                             Radioisotope Laboratories
                                                                                                                                                  GUIDANCES:                                                                                                                          Personal monitoring (badges)
                                                                                                Nuclear Waste Storage and Transport                                                                                                 Sealed Radioactive School Sources
                                                                                                 (Prohibition) Act 1999                            Recommendations for Limiting Exposure to Ionizing radiation (1995)                                                                Contamination monitoring (wipe
                                                                                                 (Commonwealth)                                     (Guidance Note [NOHSC:3022(1995)]                                                Safety With Radioactivity                         testing)
                                                                                                                                                   Maximum Exposure Levels to Radiofrequency Fields -- 3 kHz to 300 GHz,            X-ray Analysis Machines                         Central Radioactive Waste
                                                                                                Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards)
                                                                                                                                                    (Radiation Protection Series No. 3)                                                                                                 Store
                                                                                                 Act 1987 (Commonwealth)                                                                                                             X-Ray Equipment
                                                                                                                                                   National Directory for Radiation Protection (Commonwealth)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Waste Management - Disposal of                  Signage
                                                                                                                                                   Refer to “Plant” classification for plant Standards/Codes/Guidance                Radioactive Waste
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GUIDELINES:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Radiation Emergency Call List
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Radioactive Materials Protocol Form
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     School Radiation Safety Officers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Responsibilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Summary of Monthly Wipe Tests
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Biological Monitoring – Urine Analysis and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thyroid Monitoring


1.4(d)                Excessive exposure to non-ionising        25     6    3      450         Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984          STANDARDS:                                                                        PROCEDURES:                                       Radiological Council                      L
                       radiation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Registration of Irradiating
Non-Ionising                                                                        H                                                              AS 2243 (series) Safety in Laboratories
Radiation                                                                                       Occupational Safety and Health                                                                                                      Lasers                                            Apparatus; Electronic Products;
                                                                                                 Regulations 1996                                 o Part 5: 2004 - Non-ionizing radiations - Electromagnetic, sound & ultrasound                                                        Licensing of Individuals
(excluding            Burns
outdoors)              o Skin                                                                                                                      AS 2397 Safe Use of Lasers in the Building and Construction Industry             Class 3B and 4 Laser Equipment
                                                                                                Radiation Safety Act 1975 - 1999                                                                                                                                                     Radiation Safety Officer
                       o Eyes
                                                                                                                                                   AS/NZS 2211 (series) Safety of Laser products
                                                                                                Radiation Safety (Qualifications)                                                                                                  GUIDELINES:                                       Local Laser Safety Officers
                                                                                                 Regulations 1980 - 2000                           Radiation Protection Standard for Maximum Exposure levels to
                                                                                                                                                    Radiofrequency Fields – 3kHz to 300GHz (Commonwealth)                            Laser Safety Officers Responsibilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Radiation Training
                                                                                                                                                   Radiation Protection Standard for Occupational Exposure to Ultraviolet                                                            Radiation Audit program
                                                                                                                                                    Radiation (Commonwealth)                                                         Microwave Oven Safety
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Risk assessments
                                                                                                                                                   Refer to “Plant” classification for plant Standards/Codes/Guidances
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Signage
                                                                                                                                                  CODES OF PRACTICE:
                                                                                                                                                  GUIDANCES:


1.4(e)                Injury and/or property damage             50     1    5      250         Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984          STANDARDS:                                                                        PROCEDURES:                                                                                  L
Traffic                                                                             M                                                                                                                                                                                                 Traffic management:
                      Uncontrolled vehicle access on                                           Occupational Safety and Health                    AS/NZS 2890.1 -2004 Parking Facilities - Off Street Parking                     Land By-Laws                                       o Controlled access onto inner
                       inner campus                                                              Regulations 1996                                                                                                                                                                        campus
                                                                                                                                                   AS/NZS 4602 - 1999 High Visibility Safety Garments                                                                                 o Designated parking spaces
                      Interaction of vehicles, cyclists and                                    Road Traffic Act 1974                                                                                                                                                                 o Speed limits on campus
                       pedestrians                                                                                                                CODES OF PRACTICE:                                                                                                                   o Designated delivery points
                                                                                                Road Safety Council Act 2002                                                                                                                                                          o Traffic signs
                      Cyclists not wearing helmets                                                                                               GUIDANCES:                                                                                                                           o Walkways and pathways
                                                                                                Road Traffic Administration Act 2008                                                                                                                                                  o Parking patrols and fines
                                                                                                                                                   Working Safely with Forklifts [WorkSafe WA]
                      Speed
                                                                                                Road Traffic (Authorisation to Drive) Act
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Management of cyclists:
                                                                                                                                                   Safe Movement of Vehicles at Workplaces [WorkSafe WA]                                                                              o Signage
                      Unauthorised and/or unsafe                                                2008
                                                                                                                                                   Safe Movement of Vehicles [WorkSafe WA]                                                                                            o Monitoring
                       parking

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Category            Description of Hazard/Risk                     Assessment     Risk     Legislation                                           Standards/Codes/Guidances                                                          University Procedures / Guidelines          Controls                                Risk
                                                                 C     L     E   Rating                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Rating

1.4(f)               Personal injury                           50     1    2      100      Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984             STANDARDS:                                                                                                                       Licensed and trained personnel           L
Firearms,                                                                          M                                                                                                                                                                                                with access to firearms
Regulated and        Theft and misuse                                                      Occupational Safety and Health
Prescribed                                                                                   Regulations 1996                                                                                                                                                                     Secure firearm storage
Weapons                                                                                                                                          CODES OF PRACTICE:
                                                                                            Firearms Act 1973                                                                                                                                                                    Register of firearms with
                                                                                                                                                  National Firearms Safety Code (Commonwealth)                                                                                     Security
                                                                                                                                                  WA Firearms Safety Handbook                                                                                                    Personal Protective Equipment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    – hearing and eye protection

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Routine cleaning and
                                                                                                                                                 GUIDANCES:                                                                                                                         maintenance of firearms


1.5                  Occupational stress                       15     3    5      225      Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984             STANDARDS:                                                                        PROCEDURES:                                    Equity and Diversity Office and          L
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Advisers
Psychosocial         Workplace bullying and                                       M        Occupational Safety and Health
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Code of Ethics & Code of Conduct
                      harassment                                                             Regulations 1996
                                                                                                                                                 CODES OF PRACTICE:                                                                                                               Grievance Resolution Process
                     Occupational violence                                                                                                                                                                                         Guidelines for Conduct in the Workplace
                                                                                                                                                  Violence Aggression and Bullying at Work                                                                                       Counseling services (EAP)
                     Fatigue                                                                                                                                                                                                       Workplace bullying
                                                                                                                                                  Working Hours


                                                                                                                                                 GUIDANCES:

                                                                                                                                                  Dealing with bullying at work (a guide for workers)


2.1                  Poor ergonomic and work station           15     3    5      225      Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984              STANDARDS:                                                                      PROCEDURES:                                    Provision of facilities:                 L
Workplace             layout                                                       M                                                                                                                                                                                               o toilets
                                                                                                                                                  AS 1680 (series) Interior Lighting                                               Safety Risk Management                        o washing facilities
Environment and
                     Poor storage and office space                                         Occupational Safety and Health                                                                                                                                                        o eating
Facilities                                                                                                                                        AS 3590 (series) Screen-Based Workstations
                                                                                             Regulations 1996:                                                                                                                      Computer Workstation Ergonomics
                     Poor environmental characteristics:                                    o Part 3 - Workplace Safety Requirements             AS 2107 Noise in Offices                                                                                                       Workplace design
                      o thermal discomfort                                                                                                                                                                                          Waste Management - Disposal of
                      o nuisance noise                                                                                                            AS 2822 Acoustics – Methods Of Assessing And Producing Speech Privacy             Miscellaneous Waste                          Ergonomic assessments
                      o inadequate lighting                                                                                                        And Speech Intelligibility
                      o glare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Incident reporting and follow-up
                                                                                                                                                  AS 2107 Acoustics – Recommended Design Sound Levels and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   GUIDELINES:
                                                                                                                                                   Reverberation Times For Building Interiors                                                                                     Workplace inspections
                     Poorly maintained equipment
                                                                                                                                                  AS/NZS 1668 (series) The Use Of Ventilation And Air Conditioning In              Work Environment, plant and equipment -      Office waste removal and
                     Office waste                                                                                                                 Buildings                                                                         inspection, testing and monitoring             recycling
                                                                                                                                                  AS/NZS 4438 Height Adjustable Swivel Chairs                                      Summary for Good Seated Posture at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Computer
                                                                                                                                                  AS/NZS 4442 Office Desks
                     Access to facilities including:
                      o toilets                                                                                                                   AS/NZS 4443 Office Panel Systems – Workstations                                  Computer Workstation and Office Safety
                      o washing facilities                                                                                                                                                                                           Checklist
                      o drinking water                                                                                                            AS/NZS 2466 Guide to the Design of Microform Workstations
                      o dining facilities                                                                                                                                                                                           Ergonomic Equipment available from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     UWA Safety and Health
                     Emergency access and egress                                                                                                CODES OF PRACTICE:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Home-based Work Guidelines
                                                                                                                                                  First aid, workplace amenities and personal protective clothing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thermal Comfort
                                                                                                                                                  National Code of Practice for the Prevention of Occupational Overuse
                                                                                                                                                   Syndrome [NOHSC:2013 (1994)]


                                                                                                                                                 GUIDANCES:

                                                                                                                                                  General Duty of Care in Western Australian Workplaces

                                                                                                                                                  Preparing for Emergency Evacuations at the Workplace
                                                                                                                                                  Ergonomic Principles And Checklists For The Selection Of Office Furniture
                                                                                                                                                   And Equipment (Commonwealth)
                                                                                                                                                  Guidance Note for the Prevention of Occupational Overuse Syndrome in
                                                                                                                                                   Keyboard Employment [NOHSC:3005 (1996)]




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Category            Description of Hazard/Risk                     Assessment     Risk     Legislation                                           Standards/Codes/Guidances                                                         University Procedures / Guidelines            Controls                                  Risk
                                                                 C     L     E   Rating                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rating

2.2                  Exposure to adverse weather               50     1    2      100      Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984             STANDARDS:                                                                       PROCEDURES:                                      Risk assessments                           L
Working Outdoors      conditions:                                                  M
                      o uncontrolled environment                                            Occupational Safety and Health                                                                                                        Safety Risk Management                         Scheduled work at appropriate
                      o thermal (heat cold)                                                  Regulations 1996                                                                                                                                                                        times, seasons and weather
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Driving in Remote Locations                      conditions
                      o ultraviolet light exposure                                                                                               CODES OF PRACTICE:
                      o rain                                                                                                                                                                                                       Field Work Procedures in Rural and
                      o wind                                                                                                                                                                                                        Remote Areas                                   Standard operating procedures
                      o lightning
                                                                                                                                                 GUIDANCES:                                                                        Underwater Diving                              PPE:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    o     Wet weather gear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Marine Vessel Safety and Regulations            o     Long sleeved clothing
                                                                                                                                                  Safe Movement of Vehicles at Workplaces
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    o     Sunhats
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  GUIDELINES:
                                                                                                                                                  Radiation Protection Standard for Occupational Exposure to Ultraviolet                                                           o     Sunglasses
                                                                                                                                                   Radiation (Commonwealth)                                                        Working Overseas - Safety and Health
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Guidelines                                     Sunscreen
                                                                                                                                                  Guidance Note for the Protection of Workers from Ultraviolet Radiation in
                                                                                                                                                   Sunlight [NOHSC:3012 (1991)]                                                                                                    30/30 lightning guidance

2.3                  Hazards associated with the               50     3    3      450      Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984             STANDARDS:                                                                       PROCEDURES:                                      Laboratory design                          L
                      work/research undertaken in the
Laboratories          laboratory. For example:                                     H        Occupational Safety and Health                       AS 1319 Safety Signs for the Occupational Environment                           Workplace Inspections                          Laboratory manuals
                      o chemical                                                             Regulations 1996:
(non-radioactive)
                      o microbiological                                                      o Part 3 - Workplace Safety                          AS 2982.1 Laboratory Design and Construction – General Requirements             Laboratory Emergency Response                  Training
                      o ionising radiation (section 5)                                                        Requirements
                                                                                                                                                  AS 4775 Emergency Eyewash and Shower Equipment                                  Emergency and Critical Incident
                      o non-ionising radn (section 6)                                        o Part 4 - Plant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Management Plans                               Laboratory risk assessments
                                                                                                                                                  AS 2243 (series) Safety in Laboratories
                     mechanical aspects                                                    Licensing of Liquid Waste Regulations               o Part 1: 2005 - Planning and operational aspects                                 Safety Risk Management                         Restricted access
                                                                                                                                                 o Part 2: 2006 - Chemical aspects
                     electrical aspects
                                                                                             1967
                                                                                                                                                 o Part 3: 2010 - Microbiological safety and containment                           Electrical Equipment                           Area (laboratory) inductions
                                                                                            Water Corporation Act 1995                          o Part 4: 1998 - Ionizing radiations                                              Electrical Equipment Testing and Tagging
                     Hazards associated with using                                                                                              o Part 5: 2004 - Non-ionizing radiations-Electromagnetic, sound & ultrasound                                                      Laboratory inspections
                      plant and equipment. For example:                                     Water Supply Sewerage and Drainage                                                                                                     Policy
                                                                                                                                                 o Part 6: 2010 - Plant and equipment aspects
                      o centrifuge                                                           Act 1912                                                                                                                                                                              Personal protective equipment
                                                                                                                                                 o Part 7: 1991 - Electrical aspects                                               Plant and Equipment
                      o autoclave                                                                                                                o Part 8: 2006 - Fume cupboards
                      o microscope                                                          Health (Treatment of Sewage and
                                                                                                                                                 o Part 9: 2009 - Recirculating fume cabinets                                      Waste Management - Disposal of General         Refer to specific hazard
                      o pipette                                                              Disposal of Effluent and Liquid Waste)                                                                                                 Laboratory Wastes                                classification for required
                                                                                             Regulations 1974                                    o Part 10: 2004 - Storage of chemicals
                      o fume hoods                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   controls
                      o biological cabinets                                                                                                       AS 2430.3.6 Classification of Hazardous Areas - Examples of Area                Waste Management - Disposal of
                      o refrigerators/freezers                                                                                                     Classification - Laboratories, Including fume Cupboards and Flammable            Hazardous Chemicals (not radioactive)
                      o cage washer                                                                                                                Medical Agents
                      o compressed gases                                                                                                                                                                                          GUIDELINES:
                                                                                                                                                 CODES OF PRACTICE:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Laboratory Code of Conduct
                                                                                                                                                  Occupational Health and Safety Code of Practice 2008 (Commonwealth)
                     Generation of wastes as per
                      specific hazard classification
                                                                                                                                                   Part 9 - Safety in Laboratories                                                 Eyewash and Emergency Showers
                                                                                                                                                  National Code of Practice - Labeling of Workplace Substances
                                                                                                                                                  First aid, workplace amenities and personal protective clothing                 Autoclaves
                                                                                                                                                  Code of Practice: Safe Design of Buildings and Structures 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Work Environment, plant and equipment -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    inspection, testing and monitoring
                                                                                                                                                 GUIDANCES:


2.4                  Injury and/or property damage             50     3    3      450      Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984             STANDARDS:                                                                                                                        Specialised facilities, restricted         L
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PROCEDURES:                                        access
Workshops                                                                          H        Occupational Safety and Health
                     Unassessed plant and equipment                                         Regulations 1996                                                                                                                      Workplace Inspections                          Appropriate selection and
                     Poorly maintained equipment                                                                                                CODES OF PRACTICE:                                                                                                                  maintenance of equipment,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Safety Risk Management                           tools and chemicals
                     Lack of/inappropriate guarding                                                                                              First aid, workplace amenities and personal protective clothing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Electrical Equipment                           Training, including induction
                     Lack of operator competency /                                                                                               National Code of Practice - Labeling of Workplace Substances
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Electrical Equipment Testing and Tagging       Standard operating procedures
                      training
                                                                                                                                                  Health and Safety in Welding – Tech Note 7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Plant and Equipment                            Good housekeeping
                     Hazards associated with the work
                      undertaken. For example:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Waste Management - Disposal of                 Personal protective equipment
                      o mechanical equipment                                                                                                     GUIDANCES:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hazardous Chemicals (not radioactive)
                      o electrical equipment                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Management of wastes
                      o industrial chemicals                                                                                                      Plant in the Workplace
                      o fumes
                      o wastes                                                                                                                    Safe Use of Woodworking Machinery                                              GUIDELINES:

                     Unrestricted access                                                                                                         Safe Use of Chemicals in the Woodworking Industry                               Eyewash and Emergency Showers

                     Refer to specific hazard                                                                                                    Controlling Wood Dust Hazards at Work                                           Work Environment, plant and equipment -
                      classifications                                                                                                                                                                                               inspection, testing and monitoring
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Category            Description of Hazard/Risk                     Assessment     Risk     Legislation                                           Standards/Codes/Guidances                                                         University Procedures / Guidelines             Controls                                  Risk
                                                                 C     L     E   Rating                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Rating

2.5                  Asphyxiation                              50     1    2      100      Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984             STANDARDS:                                                                       PROCEDURES:                                       Confined space requirements                L
Confined Spaces      Entrapment                                                   M                                                              AS/NZS 2865 Safe Working in a Confined Space                                                                                     Confined space register
                                                                                            Occupational Safety and Health                                                                                                        Confined Space
                     Unrestricted access to confined
                      spaces
                                                                                             Regulations 1996:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Permit to Work                                  Confined space entry permit
                                                                                             o Part 3, Division 8                                                                                                                                                                     system
                     Inadequate risk assessment of                                                                                              CODES OF PRACTICE:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Safety Risk Management
                      confined space                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Confined space entry training

                     Inadequate identification of                                                                                                                                                                                GUIDELINES:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Confined space emergency
                      confined space                                                                                                             GUIDANCES:                                                                                                                           procedures

                                                                                                                                                  HB 213 Guidelines for Safe Working in a Confined Space                          Work Environment, plant and equipment -         Safety signage
                     Poorly ventilated workplaces                                                                                                                                                                                  inspection, testing and monitoring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Restricted access


2.6                  Fall from height                          50     1    3      150      Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984             STANDARDS:                                                                                                                         Fall protection:                           L
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PROCEDURES:                                        o     Handrails and barriers
Working at                                                                         M
Heights Above 2      Working close to an edge                                              Occupational Safety and Health                       AS/NZS 1891 (series) Industrial Fall-Arrest Systems and Devices                                                                   o     Elevated work platforms
                      unprotected                                                            Regulations 1996                                                                                                                      Contractor safety handbook for                   o     scaffolding
Metres                                                                                                                                                                                                                              contractors, sub-contractors and their
                                                                                                                                                  AS/NZS 1576 (series) Scaffolding                                                                                                  o     edge protection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    employees
                     Unsuitable working environment:
                      o slippery roof                                                                                                             AS 1577 Scaffold Planks                                                                                                          Fall arrest and anchor point
                      o brittle roof                                                                                                                                                                                               Safety Risk Management                            systems
                      o adverse weather conditions                                                                                                AS/NZS 4576 Guidelines for Scaffolding
                        (wind and rain)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Standard Operating Procedures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  GUIDELINES:
                                                                                                                                                  AS/1657 Fixed Platforms, Walkways, Stairways and ladders – Design,                                                               Height safety training
                     Unsecured equipment                                                                                                          Construction and Installation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fall arrest training and recovery
                     Inappropriate use of access and/or                                                                                          AS/NZS 1892 (series) Portable Ladders                                                                                              team (Emergency Plans)
                      fall arrest equipment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Accessing heights under
                     Faulty, poorly maintained or                                                                                               CODES OF PRACTICE:                                                                                                                   suitable weather conditions (e.g.
                      inappropriate use of:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           not raining and little/no wind)
                       o Ladders                                                                                                                  Prevention of Falls at Workplaces 2004 (WA)
                       o Scaffold                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Restricted access and entry
                       o elevated work platform                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       points
                       o harnesses and lanyards                                                                                                  GUIDANCES:
                       o anchor points                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ladder training
                                                                                                                                                  Fall Prevention for Scaffolders
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Elevated work platform training
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Barricading
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Equipment testing


2.7                  Legionella bacteria in cooling tower      15     6    2      180      Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984                                                                                                                                                Cooling tower system                       L
                      system                                                                                                                     STANDARDS:                                                                       PROCEDURES:                                         registration
Cooling Towers                                                                     M                                                                                                                                               Safety Risk Management
                     Access to roofs                                                       Occupational Safety and Health                       AS/NZ 36666.1:2002 part 1: Microbial control - Design, installation and                                                          Scheduled maintenance and
                                                                                             Regulations 1996:                                     commissioning                                                                                                                      management of cooling towers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  GUIDELINES:
                     Access to plant                                                        o Part 4 - Plant                                     AS/NZ 36666.2:2002 part 2: : Microbial control - Operation and Maintenance                                                       Restricted access to authorised
                                                                                                                                                  AS/NZ 36666.3.2000 part 3: : Microbial control - Performance-based                                                                 personnel
                     Use of chemicals
                                                                                            Health (and Water Systems) Regulations                maintenance of cooling water systems
                     Working at heights                                                     1994

                     Refer to “Plant”
                                                                                                                                                 CODES OF PRACTICE:
                     Refer to “Chemical”                                                                                                         Prevention and Control of Legionnaires Disease

                     Refer to “Working at Heights”
                                                                                                                                                 GUIDANCES:
                                                                                                                                                  A Guide to Developing Risk Management Plans (Commonwealth)




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                                                                     Raw Risk      Raw                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Residual
Category            Description of Hazard/Risk                      Assessment     Risk     Legislation                                           Standards/Codes/Guidances                                                             University Procedures / Guidelines           Controls                               Risk
                                                                  C     L     E   Rating                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rating

3.1                  Manual handling tasks/activities           25     6    5      750      Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984             STANDARDS:                                                                           PROCEDURES:                                     Manual handling risk                    M
                      that include the following                                                                                                                                                                                        Manual Handling                                 management plans
Manual Handling       characteristics:                                              VH       Occupational Safety and Health                       National Standard for Manual Tasks (Commonwealth)
and Ergonomics        o repetitive or sustained                                               Regulations 1996
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ergonomics                                    Manual handling training
                         application of force                                                                                                     See also Section 20 Workplace, Environment and Facilities
                      o repetitive or sustained awkward                                                                                                                                                                                 Computer Laptop                               Workstation ergonomic
                         posture                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         assessments
                      o repetitive or sustained                                                                                                   CODES OF PRACTICE:                                                                    Computer Workstation Ergonomics
                         movement                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mechanical aids and lifting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Improving Manual Handling Poster
                      o application of high force                                                                                                  Manual Handling                                                                                                                     devices:
                      o exposure to sustained vibration                                                                                                                                                                                Vision Testing and Prescription                o trolleys
                                                                                                                                                   National Code of Practice – Occupational Overuse Syndrome                                                                           o forklifts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        o pedestrian stackers and
                     handling of a person or an animal                                                                                            National Code of Practice for Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders from         GUIDELINES:                                        walkers
                                                                                                                                                    Performing Manual Handling tasks at Work (Commonwealth)                             Manual Handling Guidelines                     o platform ladders
                     handling of unstable or unbalanced                                                                                                                                                                                                                                o hoists
                      loads or loads which are difficult to                                                                                                                                                                             Computer Workstation and Office Safety
                      grasp or hold                                                                                                               GUIDANCES:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Checklist                                     Pre purchase safety
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         considerations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ergonomic Equipment available from            Provision of ergonomic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         UWA Safety and Health
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         equipment


3.2                  Domestic travel                            50     6    5     1500      Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984             STANDARDS:                                                                                                                           Travel Policy                           M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       PROCEDURES:
Travel and Off       Overseas travel                                               VH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       International Travel Risk
campus Activities                                                                            Occupational Safety and Health
                     Remote locations                                                        Regulations 1996                                                                                                                          Travel Policy                                   Assessment and Plan
(includes                                                                                                                                         CODES OF PRACTICE:
Fieldwork and        Field trips and activities                                                                                                                                                                                        Use of University Vehicles                    Field trip Risk Assessment and
4WD)                                                                                                                                               Fatigue Management for Commercial Vehicle Drivers                                                                                    Plan
                     Driving and travel arrangements                                                                                                                                                                                   Driving in Remote Locations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Communications Plan
                     Inadequate communication
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Field Work Procedures in Rural and
                     Adverse environmental impact from                                                                                           GUIDANCES:                                                                             Remote Areas                                  International SOS services
                      field trip activities
                                                                                                                                                   Smartraveller web site (Commonwealth)                                               Manual Handling
                     Unexpected events/emergencies
                                                                                                                                                   National Guidelines for Working Alone or in a Remote Locality
                                                                                                                                                    [Commonwealth Safety Management Forum] (also cited under After Hours
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       GUIDELINES:
                                                                                                                                                    on Campus)
                                                                                                                                                   Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website [Commonwealth]                      Working Overseas - Safety and Health
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Guidelines


3.3                  Drowning                                   50     3    3      450      Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984             STANDARDS:                                                                           PROCEDURES:                                    Registration Forms:                       L
Diving and                                                                          H                                                              AS 1799 Part 1: Small craft - General requirements for power boats                  Boating Procedures Manual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Fieldwork participation
Boating              Diving associated conditions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         declaration
                      (e.g. nitrogen narcosis)                                               Occupational Safety and Health                       AS 2030 - The verification, filling, inspection, testing and maintenance of
                                                                                              Regulations 1996                                      cylinders for storage and transport of compressed gases                             Scientific Diving Procedures Manual           Affidavit of dive experience
                     Dangerous marine flora and fauna                                                                                            o Part 1: Gas cylinders - General requirements
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       New diver assessment
                     Diver poor swimming skills                                             Western Australian Marine Act 1982                   AS 2677 - Inflatable boats
                                                                                                                                                   AS 2815 - Training and certification of occupational divers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       New snorkel diver assessment
                     Faulty equipment                                                                                                                                                                                                 GUIDELINES:
                                                                                                                                                  o Part 1: Occupational SCUBA diver - Standard
                                                                                             WA Marine (Lifesaving Appliances, Fire                                                                                                                                                   Voluntary workers insurance
                                                                                                                                                  o Part 2: Training and certification of occupational divers - Air diving to 30 m      Flowchart – Planning Process for Diving
                     Operating/using boat and                                                Appliance and Miscellaneous Equipment)                                                                                                                                                     proposal
                                                                                              Regulations 1983                                    o Part 5: Training and certification of occupational divers - Dive supervisor          and Boating Fieldwork
                      equipment
                                                                                                                                                   AS/NZS 2299 - Occupational Diving Operations
                     Adverse diving conditions                                                                                                   o Part 1: Standard operational practice                                                                                             Planning Forms:
                                                                                             WA Marine (Emergency Procedures and                 o Part 2: Scientific diving
                                                                                              Safety of Navigation) Regulations 1983                                                                                                                                                   Fieldwork safety plan
                                                                                                                                                   AS 3848 - Filling of portable gas cylinders
                                                                                                                                                 o Part 2: Filling of portable gas cylinders for self-contained underwater                                                            Method statement
                                                                                             WA Marine (Certificates of Competency                     breathing apparatus (SCUBA) and non-underwater self-contained
                                                                                              and Safety Manning) Rules 1983                            breathing apparatus (SCBA) - Safe procedures                                                                                   Dive proposal
                                                                                                                                                   AS 4005 - Training and certification of recreational divers                                                                        Snorkelling operations plan
                                                                                                                                                  o Part 1: Minimum entry-level SCUBA diving
                                                                                             Marine and Harbours Act 1981

                                                                                                                                                  CODES OF PRACTICE:                                                                                                                  Fieldwork Forms:
                                                                                             Prevention of Collisions at Sea
                                                                                              Regulations 1983
                                                                                                                                                   Man Overboard: prevention and response – Department of Commerce, WA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Plaka Checklist
                                                                                                                                                    Code of Practice (2010)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Scorpion checklist
                                                                                                                                                   Ferry and Charter Boat Industry                                                                                                    Stonefish checklist

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Category            Description of Hazard/Risk                      Assessment     Risk     Legislation                                           Standards/Codes/Guidances                                                           University Procedures / Guidelines          Controls                                 Risk
                                                                  C     L     E   Rating                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Rating

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    All boats safety induction
                                                                                                                                                  GUIDANCES:                                                                                                                        Field dive log
                                                                                                                                                   ADAS Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme – ADAS Operations Manual
                                                                                                                                                    [ADAS Board and Commonwealth]
                                                                                                                                                   Defense Research and Development Canada - DCIEM Diving Manual
                                                                                                                                                   American Association for Underwater Science (AAUS) Standards for
                                                                                                                                                    Scientific Diving
                                                                                                                                                   Man Overboard: Prevention and Response - Draft Code of Practice (WA)
                                                                                                                                                   NHMRC Guidelines for Managing Risk in Recreational Water (2008)


3.4                  Introduction hazards/risks at design       25     3    3      225      Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984             Refer to specific hazard classification for Standards / Code / Guidance                                                           Workplace design standard                 L
Workplace Design                                                                    M                                                                                                                                                PROCEDURES:
and Construction                                                                             Occupational Safety and Health
                                                                                                                                                  STANDARDS:                                                                                                                        Project Managers
                     Hazards/Risks associated with                                           Regulations 1996:                                    AS 2982.1 Laboratory Design and Construction – General Requirements               Safety Risk Management
                      construction works:                                                     o Part 3 - Workplace Safety Requirements                                                                                                                                              Risk management approach
                      o electrical                                                            o Part 4 - Plant                                     AS 1345 Identification of the Contents of Pipes, Conduits and Ducts
                      o plant                                                                 o Part 6 - Performance of High Risk Work                                                                                                                                              Restricted/authorised access:
                                                                                                                                                   AS/NZS 3017 Electrical Installations – Verification Guidelines                    Facilities Management: Compliance -             temporary fencing
                      o fall from heights                                                                                                                                                                                              Design Standards
                      o chemicals                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      signage
                                                                                                                                                   AS/NZS 3019 Electrical Installations – Periodic Guidelines                         o Architecture – Building
                      o manual handling                                                                                                                                                                                                o Architecture – Electrical
                      o noise                                                                                                                      AS/NZS 1576 (series) Scaffolding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Contractor and site induction
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       o Architecture – Hydraulics
                      o changing environment
                      o unauthorised access                                                                                                        AS/1657 Fixed Platforms, Walkways, Stairways and ladders – Design,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       o Architecture - Mechanical                  Refer to specific hazard
                                                                                                                                                    Construction And Installation                                                                                                     classification for controls

                                                                                                                                                   AS 2436 Guide to Noise Control on Construction, Maintenance and                                                                 Hazardous materials removal
                     Slip, trips and falls                                                                                                                                                                                          GUIDELINES:
                                                                                                                                                    Demolition Sites
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Routine maintenance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      UWA Buildings and Campus Access
                     Hazardous materials removal                                                                                                 CODES OF PRACTICE:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Guidelines                                   Incident reporting and follow-up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      actions
                                                                                                                                                   Safe Design of Buildings and Structures 2008
                                                                                                                                                   National Code of Practice – Synthetic Mineral Fibres
                                                                                                                                                   Safe Design of Buildings and Structures
                                                                                                                                                   Building Code of Australia (Commonwealth)


                                                                                                                                                  GUIDANCES:
                                                                                                                                                   Plant Design (also cited under Plant and Equipment)
                                                                                                                                                   Plant in the Workplace (also cited under Plant and Equipment)
                                                                                                                                                   Prevention of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
                                                                                                                                                   National Standard for Construction Work [NOHSC:1016 (2005)]




3.5                  Fire and/or explosion                      15     10   3      450      Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984             STANDARDS:                                                                                                                        Contractor and workshop                   L
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     PROCEDURES:                                      requirements
Hot Work                                                                            H                                                              AS 1335 Hoses and Hose Assemblies for Welding, Cutting and Allied
                     Injury and/or property damage                                          Occupational Safety and Health
                                                                                              Regulations 1996                                      Processes                                                                         Hot Work Permit                              Hot work permit system
                     Conducting hot work outdoors                                                                                                 AS/NZS 1338.1 Filters for Eye Protectors - Filters For Protection Against
                      during a total fire ban                                                                                                                                                                                         Contractor Safety Handbook                   Fire alarm systems
                                                                                                                                                    Radiation Generated In Welding And Allied Operations
                                                                                                                                                   AS/NZS 1554 (series) Structural Steel Welding                                                                                   Fire fighting equipment
                                                                                                                                                   AS 1674 (series) Safety In Welding And Allied Processes                                                                         Scheduled maintenance for hot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      work plant and fire detection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and fighting equipment
                                                                                                                                                  CODES OF PRACTICE:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Scheduled building evacuations
                                                                                                                                                   Health and Safety in Welding – Tech Note 7                                                                                        and exercises



                                                                                                                                                  GUIDANCES:
                                                                                                                                                   Gas Welding Safety Flashback Arresters




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                                                                    Raw Risk      Raw                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Residual
Category            Description of Hazard/Risk                     Assessment     Risk     Legislation                                           Standards/Codes/Guidances                                                         University Procedures / Guidelines                Controls                                 Risk
                                                                 C     L     E   Rating                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Rating

3.6                  Passive smoking                           15     3    2      90       Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984             STANDARDS:                                                                                                                            No smoking in buildings,                  L
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PROCEDURES:                                            vehicles, boats, main
Smoking                                                                             L
                     Fires                                                                 Occupational Safety and Health                                                                                                                                                              thoroughfares, within 5 metres
                                                                                             Regulations 1996                                    CODES OF PRACTICE:                                                                Smoking Policy                                       of entrances and air inlets
                     Generation litter/butts
                                                                                            The Tobacco Products Control Act 2006                                                                                                                                                     Contractor Safety Handbook
                                                                                                                                                 GUIDANCES:
                                                                                            Tobacco Products Control Regulations
                                                                                             2006                                                 Appendix to NOHSC guidance note on elimination of tobacco smoke
                                                                                                                                                  Guidance Note on Elimination of Environmental Tobacco Smoke in the
                                                                                                                                                   Workplace (NOHSC: 3019 (2003)]




3.7                  Injury / heath impacts                    15     3    5      225      Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984             STANDARDS:                                                                       PROCEDURES:                                          Events Management Plans                   L
Alcohol and Other                                                                  M
Drugs                Affect on performance                                                 Occupational Safety and Health                                                                                                        UWA Policy: Alcohol and Other Drugs                Alcohol permits and approvals
                                                                                             Regulations 1996
                     Inappropriate behaviour                                                                                                    CODES OF PRACTICE:                                                                Staff Agreements                                   Responsible serving of alcohol
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         requirements
                     Discarded needles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Counselling services
                                                                                                                                                 GUIDANCES:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Health Promotion Unit
                                                                                                                                                  Alcohol and Other Drugs at the Workplace
                                                                                                                                                  Australian Drug Information network web site (Commonwealth)


4.1                  Injury and/or property damage             25     3    5      375      Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984             STANDARDS:                                                                       PROCEDURES:                                          Maintenance and lighting                  L
Clients,                                                                           H                                                                                                                                               Contractor Safety and Health Policy
Customers and        Unfamiliar with University OSH                                        Occupational Safety and Health                                                                                                                                                            Direct and indirect supervision
General Public        procedures                                                             Regulations 1996                                    CODES OF PRACTICE:                                                                Student Guide to Safety and Health
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Restricted access to University
                     Activities that adversely impact on                                                                                                                                                                                                                                buildings and property
                                                                                                                                                 GUIDANCES:                                                                       GUIDELINES:
                      the University environment and/or
                      staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       24 hour security support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Visitor Safety
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Inductions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Public liability insurance
4.2                  Unfamiliar with workplace and OSH         100    3    5     1500      Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984             Refer to specific hazard classification for Standards/Codes/Guidances            Refer to specific hazard classification for          Use of Preferred contractors              M
Contractors           procedures                                                   VH                                                                                                                                             policies and procedures                                (list)
                                                                                            Occupational Safety and Health                      STANDARDS:
                     High risk and/or specialised tasks                                     Regulations 1996                                                                                                                     PROCEDURES:                                          Contractor agreed scope of
                                                                                                                                                  National Occupational Health and Safety Certification Standard for Users                                                              works and/or contracts prior to
                     Work that adversely impacts on the                                    Refer to specific hazard classification for           and Operators of industrial Equipment (NOHSC: 1006 2001)                        Contractor Safety and Health Policy                  commencing work
                      University personnel and/or                                            legislation
                      environment                                                                                                                                                                                                  Contractor Safety Handbook for                     Contractor induction, SM Plan,
                                                                                                                                                 CODES OF PRACTICE:                                                                 contractors, sub-contractors and their               JSA requirements
                     Conducting unsafe work practices                                                                                                                                                                              employees
                      in conflict with University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Supervision of works and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         contractors by Project Officers
                      procedures                                                                                                                 GUIDANCES:                                                                        Contractor induction
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         or School personnel
                                                                                                                                                  Plant in the Workplace                                                          Permits to Work                                    Contractor performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         monitoring and reviews
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  GUIDELINES:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Job Safety Analysis


4.3                  Working alone                             50     1    3      150      Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984             STANDARDS:                                                                       PROCEDURES:                                          Risk assessments                          L
After Hours On                                                                     M
Campus                                                                                      Occupational Safety and Health                      CODES OF PRACTICE:                                                                Emergency – General                                Communication systems
                     Reduction in emergency                                                 Regulations 1996
                      assistance and support                                                                                                      Code of Practice Working Hours                                                  Working in Isolation                               Training
                                                                                                                                                 GUIDANCES:                                                                                                                            Restricted access to University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         buildings and property
                                                                                                                                                  Working Alone Guidance Note
                                                                                                                                                  National Guidelines for Working Alone or in a Remote Locality
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       After hours sign in books
                                                                                                                                                   [Commonwealth Safety Management Forum] (also cited under Travel and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       24 hour security support
                                                                                                                                                   Off-Campus activities)

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Category            Description of Hazard/Risk                     Assessment     Risk     Legislation                                           Standards/Codes/Guidances                                                         University Procedures / Guidelines          Controls                                  Risk
                                                                 C     L     E   Rating                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rating

5.1                  Introducing hazards into the              50     6    3      900      Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984             Refer to specific hazard classification for Standards/Codes/Guidances                                                           Pre-purchase safety                        L
                      workplace:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  considerations:
Purchasing            o plant and equipment                                        VH                                                                                                                                             PROCEDURES:                                     o plant and equipment
                          (including electrical)                                            Occupational Safety and Health
                                                                                                                                                 STANDARDS:                                                                                                                         (including electrical)
                      o chemicals and substances                                             Regulations 1996:                                                                                                                     Safety Requirements for Purchase or           o chemicals and substances
                      o radiation sources                                                    o Part 3 - Workplace Safety Requirements                                                                                               Supply of Goods                               o radiation sources
                      o office furniture and equipment                                       o Part 4 - Plant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  o office furniture and equipment
                      o personal protective equipment                                                                                            CODES OF PRACTICE:                                                                                                               o personal protective equipment
                     Introducing new and/or                                                                                                                                                                                      GUIDELINES:
                      uncontrolled wastes

                                                                                                                                                 GUIDANCES:




5.2                  Uncontrolled emergency incident           50     3    5      750      Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984             STANDARDS:                                                                                                                                                                  L
Emergency             leading to adverse outcomes:                                 VH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PROCEDURES:                                    Emergency Planning Committee
                      o Loss of life                                                        Occupational Safety and Health                       AS 3745 Emergency Control Organisation and Procedures for Buildings,
Incident
                      o injury or illness                                                    Regulations 1996                                      Structures and Workplaces                                                       Emergency – General                          Campus and specific
                      o Property damage                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            emergency management plans
                                                                                                                                                  AS 1603 (series) Automatic Fire Detection And Alarm Systems                     Emergency - Fire & Evacuation
                      o Environmental impacts                                               Building Code of Australia
                                                                                                                                                  AS 1670 (series) Fire Detection, Warning, Control And Intercom Systems                                                        Inductions and training
                     Loss of communications                                                                                                                                                                                       Emergency and Critical Incident
                                                                                                                                                  AS/NZS 1841 (series) Portable Fire Extinguishers                                 Management Plans                             Trained first aiders and building
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   wardens
                     Loss of services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Laboratory Emergency Response
                                                                                                                                                 CODES OF PRACTICE:                                                                                                              Scheduled building evacuations
                     Breakdown in emergency                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and exercises
                      procedures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  GUIDELINES:                                    Building essential services and
                                                                                                                                                 GUIDANCES:                                                                                                                        ongoing maintenance of those
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Emergency Procedures Booklet                   services
                                                                                                                                                    Preparing for emergency evacuations at the workplace
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Emergency Procedures Posters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Building specific emergency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   procedures and plans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Emergency contact information on             Task/activity specific emergency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    telephones and maps                            procedures and plans

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Breathing apparatus availability

5.3                  Injury and/or property damage             50     3    5      750      Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984             STANDARDS:                                                                                                                      Occupational Health and Safety             L
Legal Compliance                                                                   VH                                                                                                                                                                                              Management System
                     Prosecution and fines                                                 Occupational Safety and Health                       AS/NZS 4804 Occupational health and safety management systems -
                                                                                             Regulations 1996                                      General guidelines on principles, systems and supporting techniques                                                           Risk assessments
                     Intervention programs
                                                                                            Workers' Compensation and injury                     AS/NZS 4801: Occupational health and safety management systems -                                                              Licenses, Permits and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Agreements
                     Reputation damage to the                                               Management Act 1981 [WA]                              Specification with guidance for use
                      University
                                                                                            Refer to category classification for                 WorkSafe Plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Authorising Officers
                     Loss of funding – government,                                          specific legislation                                                                                                                                                                Records management and data
                      private sector                                                                                                              AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009 Risk Management – Principles and Guidelines                                                               control
                     Loss of certification                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      University Safety Committee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Safety and Health
                                                                                                                                                 CODES OF PRACTICE:                                                                                                                Representatives and designated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   work groups

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Internal auditing
                                                                                                                                                 GUIDANCES:                                                                                                                      External auditing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Incident reporting, recording
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and management




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WA Legislation: http://www.slp.wa.gov.au/index.html

Commonwealth Legislation: http://www.comlaw.gov.au/

WorkSafe WA: http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/WorkSafe/

WorkSafe WA Publications: http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/WorkSafe/Content/Publications/index.htm

Safe Work Australia: http://safeworkaustralia.gov.au/

National Standards Codes of Practice and related Guidance Notes: http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/swa/AboutUs/Publications/NationalStandards/IndexofNationalStandardsCodesofPracticeandrelatedGuidanceNotes.htm

Australian Standards / New Zealand Standards: http://www.saiglobal.com/default.htm




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