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Health & Safety matters

The University of Otago is a varied and diverse working environment. The Health & Safety Team's role is to develop and maintain Health & Safety systems and provide a safe place of work for you, your colleagues, students and visitors.

Health & Safety management

Microbiology_Ron_Dy_The University of Otago is committed to providing a safe and healthy place of work for staff, students and visitors. The Health and Safety management structure supports and facilitates the development of health and safety policies, defines responsibilities and ensures open communication on health and safety issues.

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Occupational health

Pathology_laboratory_students_and_instructorThe Occupational Health Service aims to provide comprehensive support and advice to both managers and individuals on the prevention of work related ill-health, the support of those at work with health problems and the promotion of health and wellbeing.

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Hazard management

Marine_Science_laboratory_studentsA key principle of the Health & Safety in Employment Act 1992 and amendments is the requirement for a systematic hazard management process, to identify potential and actual sources of harm. When sources of harm are recognised, the university is able to put controls in place to manage the risks and prevent harm to staff. The legislation requires employers to take a systematic approach to make workplaces safe and healthy.

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Health & Safety A-Z

The Health and Safety A-Z is designed to be your one-stop-shop for finding Health & Safety information.

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Safety Matters video series

The Safety Matters videos cover key Health & Safety information for staff at the University of Otago.

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Safety Matters - Part 1

"Part 1"
(3:59 - 117MB)

Safety Matters - Part 2

"Part 2"
(5:05 - 162MB)

Safety Matters - Part 3

"Part 3"
(3:49 - 108MB)