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Supporting Health and Safety Policies

Significant risk activities are managed by University policy, procedures, codes of practice, guidelines and manuals. These can be found on:

The following table provides a summary:

Generic High RiskPolicyGuidelines
DrivingSafe Driving PolicySafe Driving Guidelines
Scuba DivingScuba Diving PolicyCode of Practice for Diving
Small boat activitiesSafe Boating PolicyCode Of Practice for Small Boats (<6m) (PDF)
Potential for blood and body fluid exposureBlood and Body Fluid exposure policy and emergency procedures 
Contractor ManagementH&S Approved Contractor PolicyH&S Approved Contractor Procedure
Hazardous Substances in LaboratoriesHSNO-Exempt Laboratory Compliance PolicyUniversity of Otago HSNO Exempt Laboratory Manual (PDF)
Laboratory Animal Allergy (LAA)Laboratory Animal Allergy policyLAA guidelines
Working off campusFieldwork and off campus work policy

Fieldwork and off campus guidelines (PDF)

Community and Home based fieldwork (PDF)

Pathogen exposureStaff Vaccination policy

Vaccination guidelines.

Health Surveillance Matrix (PDF)

Health Monitoring

Working at height, in confined space and hot work Permit to work system.
Stress and mental health Stress and Mental health guidelines
Uncleared biological and GMO Biological Compliance Manual
Radiation useRadiation Safety PolicyHealth and Safety Compliance: Radiation safety web page
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