OHSE orientation information for undergraduate students
- The campus is committed to health and safety of staff, students and visitors.
- We all have a collective responsibility.
- The law has set out specific requirements and some come with penalties in the form of fines, prison sentences or both.
- Students are expected to comply with Campus Health and Safety policy and associated procedures available on our website.
Structure and roles
- Health, safety, security and our environment is maintained through several means;
- The Monash MalaysiaÂÂ Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Committee
- Compliance with all instructions regarding health, safety and the environment.
- Communication and consultation on health, safety and environment issues.
OHSAS 18001:2007/AS/NZS 4801-2002
- OHSAS 18000 is an international occupational health and safety management system specification
- The AS/NZS 4801-2002 is the Australian/New Zealand Standard for health and safety management.
- Structured management of OHS activity.
Raising a health and safety issue
- Your first contact is your immediate supervisor has he or she has a direct responsibility to assist you with any health/safety or environmental issues.
- Alternatively speak to your OHSE Committee Representative.ÂÂ
- You can also speak directly with a representative from the OHSE office
- All hazards, near misses, and incidents that occur on campus must be reported.
- Reporting can be done through the incident report form available here,ÂÂ which can be filled up by your supervisor or any staff.
- Reports can also be made in person by contacting OHSE.
- Incidents include medical and non-medical emergencies as well as any occurrences that result in:
- Injury to a person
- Damage to property and/or the environment
- Disruption to research and teaching
- Or a near miss in any of these situations.
- First response is provided through the OHSE Unit.
- Building and Floor Wardens, as well as First Aiders have been identified to assist with evacuations and injuries.
- The campus has constituted a Crisis Management and Recovery Group to manage major incidents.
- In the event of an emergency, your may hear the fire alarm and evacuation notice, or be asked to evacuate.
- Please leave the building quickly using a staircase and go to the Assembly Area.
- Please follow instructions from the Building Wardens at the Assembly Area.
- You must not use the lifts during an emergency evacuation.
- Use the stairs and leave the building quickly and calmly.
- You may not re-enter a building until authorised to do so.
- This also applies during fire drills.
- The assembly area is located between Building 2 and the Car Park.
- Staff and students are expected to line up according to the building from which they have been evacuated.
- There is a separate line for visitors and contractors.
- All buildings are equipped with a variety of fire fighting equipment, such as hose reels and fire extinguishers.
- You may use this equipment to put out a fire if you have been trained and you judge that it is safe to do so.
- Report used or damaged equipment to OHSE so that it can be replaced
- Call extension 46333.
- If you’re off campus, dial +603 5514 6333.
- For the Clinical School in Johor Baru, it is +6017 5514633
- State your name, whether you’re a student or staff, exact location, and the nature of your emergency.
- Please wait until help arrives so that you can provide necessary information.
First aid and medical help
- The campus has trained first aiders.
- If you believe you have become ill or injured as a result of your work or study at Monash, inform your supervisor.
- Please also approach the OHS Unit.
- First Aid Kits are located at all School and Unit offices, laboratories, the Security Office and at the MUSA Lounge.
- There are some areas on campus that have restricted access, either due to specialised work being carried out in the area of hazards.
- These include high voltage rooms, plant rooms, and certain basement and roof areas.
- You should not go into these areas without prior permission from the relevant unit
- A number of hazards can be expected on campus. These may be part of teaching, research, in administrative areas or a result of support functions such as maintenance.
- Please obey all signage and safety instructions.
- Mr Jasbir Singh, Acting Head, OHSE
- Tel 5514 6040