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OHS&W - Important Notices

EVENTs - on and off campus
Any event of function which is organized on or off campus requires full and proper planning, and importantly must have the appropriate documentation completed and lodged.
Below is the link to the Central OHS&IM site that will allow you to down-load the relevant forms and in particular the ‘Checklist'

Please be diligent in filling out the forms. A copy needs to be lodged with the Faculty OHS&W Admin Officer Dianne Langridge;

An Event is defined as any - Gathering of staff, students and/or visitors at functions such as school visits and campus tours, marketing functions, careers fairs, examinations, artistic events, seminars, public lectures and entertainment.
Event Coordinator - University staff member responsible for planning and organizing an event

Student Induction
With Semester two about to commence, staff are reminded of the necessity of providing OHS induction to students.
Student PowerPoint presentation can be found on the EHLT OHS&W website.

Snorkelling and Diving
The Faculty of EHLT has a very healthy diving programme based mainly in Maritime Archaeology, but newly developing in Natural History Film Making.

Within the University's Diving Policy, ‘snorkelling' is a part of diving and comes under that policy at:
The Diving Procedures Manual should also be read in conjunction with this policy and any dive activities. The Diving Procedures Manual is located on the Flinders University website

This manual stipulates that all people need to be registered with the Faculty Dive Officer, Mr John Naumann, Ext 15533

Parenting Room
The University has decided room 243 Social Sciences South will no longer be used as a first aid room. This room is now to be used as a parenting room only. If someone is feeling unwell, the situation should be assessed and the person either should attend Health & Counselling in the Student Centre or visit their medical practitioner. If it is an emergency, the person should not be moved, an ambulance called and Security notified.

New Emergency Assembly Area
Please note the new Emergency Assembly area for Education Building staff and students is the Law and Commerce Building court yard. We are in the process of having new plans printed and they will be displayed throughout the building as soon as possible.

Guidelines for Purchasing Chemicals
Chemical substances in the workplace can be classified as non-hazardous, hazardous or dangerous. Non-hazardous substances include food, cosmetics, toiletries and personal medication. If you are wanting to purchase or bring chemicals onto campus a risk assessment and Material Safety Data Sheet must be completed. To simplify this process we have established a ‘shopping list' please refer to EHLT OHS&W website

Flinders University Occupational Health and Safety Information
Just a reminder to all Faculty of Education Humanities Law and Theology staff and students useful OHS&W information can be found on the EHLT OHS&W website or visit the Occupational Health and Safety Unit website
This includes Agendas and Minutes from recent EHLT OHS&W meetings.

Jackie Hayvice
EHLT OHS&W Committee