||Departmental Health and Safety Officer
||Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 and Amendment Act
||Departmental Laboratory Manager
||Safe Method of Use
||Physical Containment Level 1/Physical Containment Level
||Institutional Biological Safety Committee
||Radiation Safety Advisor
||University Laboratory Manager
||Hazardous Substances and Radiation Committee
||ACC Partnership Programme
||Accident Compensation Corporation
||Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation and Compensation
||Assistant Vice Chancellor
||An event causing personal harm (illness or injury,
acute or chronic)
||An event which in different circumstances may have
caused an accident, illness or injury. This includes "near
misses" or "near hits".
||Personal contact with a hazard, either directly
or indirectly, via ingestion, inhalation, physical contact,
radiant energy, etc.
An activity, arrangement, circumstance, event, occurrence,
phenomenon, process, situation or substance that is an actual
or potential cause or source of harm.
The HSE Amendment Act 2002 specifically recognises a situation
where a person's behaviour may be an actual or potential cause
or source of harm, and without limitation, a situation described
in subparagraph (1) resulting from physical or mental fatigue,
drugs, alcohol, traumatic shock, or another temporary condition
that affects a person's behaviour.
Means illness, injury or both;
Includes physical or mental harm caused by work related stress.
Serious harm , means death, or harm of a kind or description set out in the first schedule to the Act, or declared by regulation to be "serious" for the purposes of this Act; and "seriously harmed" has a corresponding meaning.
No regulations for this purpose have been passed to date. Instead, the first schedule of the Act describes serious harm as:
- Any of the following conditions that amounts to or results in permanent loss of bodily function , or temporary severe loss of bodily function :
- Respiratory disease;
- Noise-induced hearing loss, neurological disease, cancer;
- Dermatological disease;
- Communicable disease;
- Muskuloskeletal disease;
- Illness caused by exposure to infected material;
- Decompression sickness;
- Vision impairment;
- Chemical or hot-metal burn of eye;
- Penetrating wound of eye;
- Bone fracture;
- Laceration; or
- Amputation of body part.
- Burns requiring referral to a specialist registered medical practitioner or specialist outpatient clinic.
- Loss of consciousness from lack of oxygen .
- Loss of consciousness, or acute illness requiring treatment by a registered medical practitioner, from absorption, inhalation, or ingestion, of any substance .
- Any harm that causes the person harmed to be hospitalised for a period of 48 hours or more commencing within 7 days of the harm's occurrence.
||Head of Department
||Occupational Health Nurse
||Occupational Safety and Health Service of the Department
||The probability of harm arising from the hazard.
||An actual or potential source or cause
of serious harm.
A hazard, which causes harm, the severity of which, depends on
the duration of exposure.
A hazard which causes harm which may not be detected until a significant amount
of time after exposure.
||University Health and Safety Manager