Workplace Health and Safety Committee

Faculty of Engineering, Health, Science and the Environment

The Workplace Health and Safety Committee (WHSC) for EHSE assists in the formulation, dissemination and review of procedures and programs with the aim of improving health and safety at CDU.

The WHSC is a consultative committee that advises the Pro Vice Chancellor on health and safety issues relevant to EHSE. The WHSC addresses issues which affect the Faculty that lie outside the responsibility or resources of Heads of School or Managers within EHSE.  Decisions concerning solutions to work health and safety issues are to be made at the closest operational level possible; however actions may need to be ratified through the Chair of the relevant WHSC or, alternatively, the Manager University Workplace Health and Safety (WHS).

Functions and Responsibilities:

  • assist in the formulation, dissemination and review of procedures and programs relating to work health and safety;
  • provide the forum for consultation on health and safety issues affecting the workplace;
  • monitor workplace hazards and the effectiveness and appropriateness of measures taken to protect the health and safety of staff, students and authorised visitors;
  • review reports on health and safety matters, such as Accident, Incident and Injury Reports, Hazard Reports, reports on near misses and environmental or medical monitoring;
  • consider health and safety matters referred to it by the Pro Vice Chancellor, Director, Campus Administrator or Centre Leader, UHSG, Health and Safety Representative(s), Manager HSE, Unions or other Workplace Health and Safety Committees;
  • make recommendations aimed at improving health and safety;
  • assist in implementing recommendations and monitoring their effectiveness;
  • adopt such measures as the committee determines; and
  • report and recommend action for health and safety matters to the University Health and Safety Group.

Terms of Reference

Download draft Terms of Reference (pdf, 117KB).

Meetings

Meeting date

Meeting location

Meeting time

19 February 2015Blue 5.1.61 Conference Room9:00 am - 11:00 am
27 April 2015Yellow 2.2.10 Meeting Room9:00 am - 11:00 am
15 July 2015Blue 5.1.61 Conference Room9.30 am - 11.30 am
21 October 2015Yellow 2.2.10 Meeting Room9.00 am - 11.00 am
17 February 2016Yellow 2.2.10 Meeting Room9.00 am - 11.00 am
20 April 2016Yellow 2.2.10 Meeting Room9.00 am - 11.00 am
13 July 2016Purple 12.1.22 Class Room9.00 am - 11.00 am
19 October 2016Yellow 2.2.10 Meeting Room9.00 am - 11.00 am
22 February 2017Yellow 2.2.10 Meeting Room9.00 am - 11.00 am
26 April 2017Yellow 2.2.10 Meeting Room9.00 am - 11.00 am
28 June 2017Yellow 2.2.10 Meeting Room9.00 am - 11.00 am
6 September 2017Purple 3 ITMS Board Room9.00 am - 11.00 am

We invite you to raise any work health and safety issues with WHSC members for discussion in our meetings or out of session.