Workplace Safety and Health considerations are reasonably practicable means to provide a safe workplace and healthy environment to all staff, partners, students and visitors in the School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University.
This message gives all individuals the introductory information on safety at workplace more importantly including laboratory. Laboratory is an environment with variety of hazards or risks that may be physical, chemical, biological, radiation, etc. Thus it demands an high level safety awareness.
Safe Work Practices
The school safety policy is mandatory for all employees and students to attend the safety training, safety briefing or safety orientation before they start working or doing laboratory practical classes. Laboratory personnel including post graduate students are provided training programmes to meet their specific needs. Undergraduate students are required to participate in the online safety quiz program as well.
The school has adopted the safety operation manuals, safe work practices and procedures, safety rules and regulations. All need to look for relevant information and understand well.
The specific rules and recommendations related to nature of work, possible hazards and control measures are given in the comprehensive manuals developed by the school.
The Office of Health and Safety also provides safety information and the university standard operating procedures on its website.
Safety requires all staff members and students to observe correct procedures and practices and to accept their part of responsibility to protect themselves, their fellow workers and school property.
“Be Safe; Respect Danger; and Be Educated”