Managing WHS risk forms the core of work health and safety at ANU. The University has a broad WHS risk profile associated with its research, teaching and operations. Risks include specific risks associated with: laboratories, workshops, building alterations and infrastructure; managing chemicals and radiation; mental health; and manual tasks (including occupational overuse).The University is committed to providing a workplace that:
- Is safe and healthy for all staff, students, contractors and visitors;
- Is without risk to the environment; and
- Complies with the Occupational Health and Safety Act 1991, the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 and all other relevant legislation, regulations, codes of practice and national standards.
The ANU aims to be an influential leader in the fields of work health and safety, and injury management. The University's WHS Strategic Plan, ANU by 2014, commits the ANU to providing a work and study environment that is attractive, well maintained, accessible and safe. This Plan outlines how the University will improve work health and safety in the University community and continue the momentum towards eliminating workplace injuries and illnesses.
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