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Health and Safety Key Risk Area Procedures

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Section 1 - Introduction

(1) The University of Newcastle (UON) has the following key risk area procedure documents which provide guidance on controlling risks associated with activities undertaken across UON’s campuses.

(2) A full list of all documents is also available at UON Working Here - Work Health and Safety - HSMS Framework.

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Section 2 - Key Risk Areas 1 – Hazards and Risks Related to Research and Teaching.

(3) KRA 1.1: Hazardous Substances & Dangerous Goods.

(4) KRA 1.2: Genetically Modified Organisms & Hazardous Biological Substances.

(5) KRA 1.3: Fieldwork.

(6) KRA 1.4: Plant and Equipment.

(7) KRA 1.5: Personal Protective Equipment.

(8) KRA 1.6: Noise Management.

(9) KRA 1.7: Laboratory Safety

(10) KRA 1.8: Biological Hazards and Infection Control

(11) KRA 1.9: Radiation Management.

(12) KRA 1.10: Scuba Diving / Water Based Activities

(13) KRA 1.11: Remotely Piloted Aircraft (Drone) Use and Operation

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Section 3 - Hazards and Risks Related to University Environment

(14) KRA 2.1: Manual Handling and Ergonomics.

(15) KRA 2.2: Smoke-free University.

(16) KRA 2.3: Working from home – please refer to Working from Home - Procedure and Agreement.

(17) KRA 2.4: Working alone or in isolated environments.

(18) KRA 2.5: Travelling on University Business.

(19) KRA 2.6: Managing Behavioural Risks.

(20) KRA 2.7: Campus Environment.

(21) KRA 2.8: Supporting a Healthy University.

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Section 4 - Hazards and Risks Related to Resources Division

(22) KRA 3.1: Working at Heights.

(23) KRA 3.2: Working in Confined Spaces.

(24) KRA 3.3: Asbestos Management.

(25) KRA 3.4: Excavation and Demolition.

(26) KRA 3.5: Hot work (including welding).

(27) KRA 3.6: Electrical Safety and Isolation.

(28) KRA 3.7: Testing and tagging.

(29) KRA 3.8: Travelling Crane Procedure.

(30) KRA 3.9: Pallet and Steel Storage Racking.