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Curtin University Policy and Procedures

All staff researchers and students must also be familiar and comply with the university's chemical safety minimum standards and guidelines. Curtin University is committed to ensuring that hazardous management systems are in place in order to meet legislative requirements and assist with the provision of a safe working environment for staff students and visitors.

Pregnancy and Hazardous Substances

Pregnant women should take extra precautions when dealing with the hazardous substances encountered in laboratories. They are encouraged to discuss the situation with their supervisor so that safe alternative work arrangements can be made. Click here for an outline of some chemicals that should be avoided when pregnant.

Nanotechnology

AUSA NanoSafety Newsletter

July 2016

August 2016

October 2016                                                                                                                                    Attachment - Risk Assessment for Engineered Nanoparticles/Materials

December 2016

March 2017

October 2017

SLR presentation - October 2016

Nanoparticles in Research

Laboratory Safety Standards Australia

The Australian/New Zealand Standards series 2243 pertain to safety in laboratories and include the following parts:

  • General safety
  • Chemical aspects
  • Microbiology
  • Ionizing radiations
  • Non-Ionizing radiations
  • Mechanical aspects
  • Electrical aspects
  • Fume cupboards
  • Recirculating fume cupboards
  • Storage of Chemicals

These standards are available for loan through the Health and Safety office or online through the Curtin University Library standards Australia database. Instructions on how to access this system can be sought through Health, Safety and Emergency Management (access limited to staff and students)

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