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SAFETY ALERTS ARCHIVE 2016

MONTH
CONTENT

INCIDENTS AT UCL AND BEYOND

A student was injured while working with liquid nitrogen. Read more.........

CHANGES TO UCLs SAFETY POLICY, ARRANGEMENTS & GUIDANCE

UCLs arrangements for assessing first aid needs are changing. Read the latest update……

FIRE SAFETY NEWS

The Fire Team would like to thank everyone who took part in the fire drills held during September and October. Read more…………… 

INCIDENTS AT UCL AND BEYOND

University of Hawaii Accident – final report Read more......

Near miss with nitric acid Read more..........

Student receives a chemical splash to the face Read more.........

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT NEWS

First Aid News - Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). Update..........

CHANGES TO UCLs SAFETY POLICY, ARRANGEMENTS & GUIDANCE

Two UCL Standards on statutory testing have been published:

INCIDENTS AT UCL AND BEYOND

Poor management of waste chemicals has resulted in an explosion. Read more.........

CHANGES TO UCLs SAFETY POLICY, ARRANGEMENTS & GUIDANCE

Is your workplace too hot? Safety Services has published guidance for Managers of inside working environments that become too hot. Guidance..........

FIRE SAFETY NEWS

How frequently should you refresh fire safety training? Find out..........

INCIDENTS AT UCL AND BEYOND

A report of an independent investigation, carried out by the UC Center for Laboratory Safety, into the Hawaii laboratory explosion has been published. Read more........

CHANGES TO UCLs SAFETY POLICY, ARRANGEMENTS & GUIDANCE

The list of Safety Advisers assigned by Department has been revised. Read more.........

INCIDENTS AT UCL AND BEYOND

A group of young visitors accessed a roof using scaffold. Read more.......

Faulty equipment caused a fire. Read more.........

RISKNET NEWS

Are you a First Aider? Did you know .....

INCIDENTS AT UCL AND BEYOND

There has been an update to the incident we reported in the April Safety Alert in which a researcher in Hawaii lost an arm in a laboratory explosion. Read update............

FIRE SAFETY NEWS

A new fire safety technical note has been published:

Guide to Periodic Departmental Fire Safety Review and Housekeeping Checks

INCIDENTS AT UCL AND BEYOND

A Researcher in Hawaii sustained serious injuries as a result of a laboratory explosion. Read more................

Do you know when to raise the alarm? Read more..........

LEGISLATIVE CHANGES AND UPDATES

Safety Services twice yearly Regulation Tracker is published. The tracker describes any impact the changes will have for UCL.

CHANGES TO UCLs SAFETY POLICY, ARRANGEMENTS & GUIDANCE

A briefing session for Appointed Person (Statutory Testing) is planned. Read more..........

A new team member joins Safety Services. Introducing..........

INCIDENTS AT UCL AND BEYOND

Uranium compound found in the hazardous waste stream. Read more.........

CHANGES TO UCLs SAFETY POLICY, ARRANGEMENTS & GUIDANCE

A new team member joins Safety Services. Introducing.........

FIRE SAFETY NEWS

Stage Walk, between the Physics Yard and Gordon Street, is temporarily closed as a thoroughfare. Further information..........

CHANGES TO UCLs SAFETY POLICY, ARRANGEMENTS & GUIDANCE

The following UCL Standards have been approved by UCLs H&S Committee:

FIRE SAFETY NEWS

INCIDENTS AT UCL AND BEYOND

1. Never ignore safety signs and instructions.

2. Discarded needles injure staff.

CHANGES TO UCLs SAFETY POLICY, ARRANGEMENTS & GUIDANCE

Colin Skeete, Safety Adviser retires after 38 years at UCL.

 

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