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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.

2018 meeting dates:

•    Tuesday 27th February (2-3pm)    Minutes L3 HS Committee 2018-02-27
•    Tuesday 15th May (3-4pm)            Minutes L3 HS Committee 2018-05-15
•    Tuesday 21st August (3-4pm)        Minutes L3 HS Committee 2018-08-21
•    Tuesday 20th November (3-4pm)  Minutes L3 HS Committee 2018-11-20

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 and west Pathology/Chairperson
Sydney Liu Lau WW level 4 west (BMSF only) Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry Facility
Nigel Turner WW level 3 east Pharmacology
Lynn-Jee Kim WW level 3 east Post-graduate students
Tim Murphy 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
Kristie Leavai WW level 2 west Administration staff
Arlene Henderson WW level 2 west Secretary
Renee Morris WW level 2 west Anatomy
Yati Boutcher WW ground floor Exercise Physiology
Cameron Reely Biological Resources Centre Biological Resources Centre
Lawrence Lee Lowy level 3 Lowy L3
Susanne Booth Virology (POWH) Virology (POWH)
Officer Location  
Rachel Manuel WW level 4 east  
Toshna Singh WW level 4 west and Ex Phys  
Allison Arndt WW level 3 east  
Tom Sobey WW level 3 west  
Rachael Papa WW level 2 east  
Eunice Tan Lowy level 3  
Gregory Maxwell H&S Coordinator, UNSW Medicine  
Safety Supervisors    
Radiation: Nigel Turner