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About the WHS unit

The Workplace Health and Safety Unit aims to provide advice and support to University of Wollongong workers, students, contractors and visitors to ensure that health and safety risks can be managed in accordance with the UOW WHS Management System. The WHS Unit will facilitate, guide and encourage University of Wollongong management and employees to strive to achieve a work environment that minimises risk and has safety as a core value.
 

CONTACT

specialist area

Darren Smith
Manager
(02) 4221 3204

Executive reporting, WHS Management Plan, WorkCover audit, international travel advice, SafetyNet administration.

Rhiannon Smith
Administrative Assistant
(02) 4221 3931 

Administration of first aid allowance requests, first aid and building warden contact lists, safety data sheet additions. Manage working with carcinogen notification forms, radiation licence exemption, radiation monitoring registration form, laser user registration form, laser equipment registration form.

Rachael Doves
Claims Coordinator/Injury Management Coordinator
(02) 4221 5695

(Monday, Tuesday & Thursday)

Health & Wellbeing, Materials handling/risk assessments, ergonomics/risk assessments, injury management, workers compensation. 

  • Well@work program facilitator - well@work is part of the Workplace Health and Safety Unit and is your employee Health & Wellbeing Program. We are committed to providing a positive, healthy staff experience and offer a range of initiatives & resources.

Neil Ryan
Claims Coordinator/Injury Management Coordinator
(02) 4221 5907 / 
0409 457 851

Health & Wellbeing, Materials handling/risk assessments, ergonomics/risk assessments, injury management, workers compensation. 

  • Well@work program facilitator - well@work is part of the Workplace Health and Safety Unit and is your employee Health & Wellbeing Program. We are committed to providing a positive, healthy staff experience and offer a range of initiatives & resources.

Daniel Leo
Health and Safety Advisor
(02) 4221 3914

Key clients: Facilities Management Division, Accommodation Services Division, Law Humanities and the Arts, Print and Distribution Services, Administrative Office and Finance
Key systems: Asbestos management, auditing, contractor safety including site Pass, electrical, inspections, emergency management, physical safety and risk management.
system, verification auditing.

Tony Bate
Health and Safety Advisor
4221 3494.

Key clients: Engineering and Information Sciences, AAIM, Business, IMTS, DVCE and DVCR
Key systems: hazardous chemicals including Chem Alert, lasers, radiation, waste management and first aid management.

Melinda Chylinski
Health and Safety Advisor
(02) 4221 4365

Key clients: Science Medicine and Health, Social Sciences, Library, Regional Campuses
Key systems: biosafety, fieldwork, incident management including SafetyNet, noise, training, WHS Committee and WACs.
 

We welcome your feedback

As part of the Human Resources Division's commitment to Quality Assurance, WHS values your feedback on your experiences or alternatively any suggestions on how we can improve the services we deliver.

If you have any comments or suggestions please submit your feedback at:

Feedback recruitment

If you are not a staff member, please submit your feedback via email to feedback@uow.edu.au   
 

infoiconsmall Need more information? Please call the WHS Unit on extension 3931.

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Last reviewed: 18 May, 2017