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SoMS has an active H&S committee which meets four times a year. Committee members are listed below and minutes are available in the Related Documents section on the right.

Committee members represent their workgroup in health and safety matters. Committee members carry out annual workplace inspections. For full terms and conditions refer to the committee constitution in Related Documents.

There are three levels of H&S committees. Consultation may start at the Level 3 SoMS H&S committee then on to the Medicine Faculty Executive Meeting (including Level 2 Health and Safety meeting) which may in turn reports to the University Level 1 H&S committee. Equally, matters discussed at the University Level 1 H&S Committee are cascaded to the Faculty Level 2 and School/Unit committees Level 3.

2017 meeting dates:

Tuesday 7th March, 2 - 3:30pm

Thursday 11th May, 2 - 3.30pm 

Tuesday 15th August, 2 - 3.30pm

Tuesday 21st November, 2 - 3.30pm

Location: Lowy meeting room 205

How to resolve H&S issues

Step 1: Talk to your supervisor or manager.

Step 2: If not resolved, report the problem to an H&S Representative or H&S Officer who will have discussions with the relevant supervisor/manager or raise the issue at the H&S Committee.

Step 3: If not resolved, the Chairperson of the Level 3 H&S Committee can refer the issue to either the Medicine Level 2 H&S Committee or to the Level 1 H&S Committee if the issue has university–wide impact.

Step 4: If not resolved, the H&S Representative or Chairperson of the Level 3 H&S Committee can invite a SafeWork NSW inspector to attend the workplace to assist in the resolution of the issue.

Advice on H&S problem resolution should be sought from the Medicine Faculty H&S Coordinator. Managers and employees must work cooperatively to resolve H&S problems, and should notify the Medicine Faculty H&S Coordinator (Gregory Maxwell  prior to requesting assistance from SafeWork NSW.

Member Location Representation/role
Cristan Herbert WW level 4 east Pathology/Chairperson
Sydney Liu Lau (TBC) WW level 4 west (BMSF) Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry Facility
Nigel Turner WW level 3 east Pharmacology
Lynn-Jee Kim WW level 3 east Post-graduate students
(to be appointed) WW level 3 west Physiology
Annika van Hummel WW level 2 east WW level 2 east
Peter Gunning WW level 2 west Head of School
John Hunt WW level 2 west Deputy Head of School
Romaric Bouveret (TBC) WW level 2 west Administration staff
Brooke Thornberry WW level 2 west Secretary
Anastasia Korlimbinis WW level 2 west Administration staff
Renee Morris (TBC) WW level 2 west Anatomy
Yati Boutcher WW ground floor Exercise Physiology
Rebekah Crasto Biological Resources Centre Biological Resources Centre
Lawrence Lee Lowy level 3 Lowy L3
Susanne Booth Virology (POWH) Virology (POWH)
Officer Location  
Katherine Marks WW level 4 east  
David Agapiou WW level 4 west  
Allison Arndt WW level 3 east  
Tom Sobey WW level 3 west  
Rachel Papa WW level 2 east  
Eunice Tan Lowy level 3  
Gregory Maxwell H&S Coordinator, UNSW Medicine  
Ken Wyse Research Officer, Lowy  
Safety Supervisors    
Radiation: Shudi Tang  
Chemical: (to be appointed)  
Biological: Patsie Polly