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Laboratory Management

Laboratory Manager
Ann Thornton
University of Otago, Wellington
PO Box 7343, Wellington South
 
Tel +64 4 385 5576
Mobile +64 21 435 998
Email ann.thornton@otago.ac.nz

Compliance Manager
Nick Greenhill
Tel +64 4 385 5541 Extn 5410
Email nick.greenhill@otago.ac.nz

Responsibilities

The purpose of the Laboratory Management team is to ensure compliance of the University of Otago, Wellington with legal operating standards and procedures relating to Health and Safety and the workplace environment. These are specifically the HSNO Act, Biosecurity Act and Health and Safety in Employment Act.

This relates in particular to the use of biological agents, chemicals and radioactive materials by personnel within the University of Otago, Wellington.

Process for new laboratory staff:
The Supervisor either downloads a New Laboratory Staff Form or collects the form from the Laboratory Manager. The new staff member fills it in and the subsequent training and reading is determined as a result of that procedure. Once the form is filled in, it is passed to the Laboratory Manager who will pass on the training forms to be completed within 2 months; as well as organise access to the appropriate secure area.

Manuals that assist with compliance are:

 

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