HSEO Safety Courses in November 2011

To:       Departmental Health & Safety Officers 
Fm:      Health, Safety & Environment Office
Date:   21 October 2011

Health, Safety and Environment Office will arrange six safety courses in November 2011 as follows:  

a)      Safety of Radioactive Substances
b)      Risk Assessment - down to laboratory level (Class A-in Cantonese)
c)      Office Safety
d)      Laboratory Chemical Safety
e)      Risk Assessment - down to laboratory level (Class B -in English)
f)       Assessing Risk of Your Workplace
 
 
Safety of Radioactive Substances

1 Nov 2011 (Tue)
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Room Y951 (in English)

Speaker: 
Mr. Chris Leung
Topics: 

1.        Forms of radiation
2.        Brief introduction to ionizing radiation
3.        What are sealed and unsealed sources?
4.        Health effects of radiation
5.        Principles of radiological protection
6.        Legal requirements and radiological protection requirements of PolyU
Course objectives:
To equip the attendees with basic radiation safety knowledge to meet the pre-requisite for registration as a registered radiation user in PolyU.

Target group(s):
Potential users of radioactive substances (sealed and unsealed sources) Personnel, who have already trained in radiation safety using HSEO’s web-based self?learning system, are not required to attend this course but they are welcome to take this course as reinforcement.
(Please apply on or before 27 October 2011)
  
Risk Assessment - down to laboratory level (Class A)

8 Nov 2011 (Tue)
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Room Y502 (in Cantonese)

Speaker: 
Mr Y K Kam
Topics:

Hazards in science laboratories, analytical laboratories andundergraduate laboratories
Course objectives:
This seminar outlines hazards commonly encountered in these laboratories, risk identification, assessment and control strategies.

Target group(s):
For research personnel and staff working in laboratory are welcome to attend. 

(Please apply on or before 1 November 2011)
 
 
Office Safety


11 Nov 2011 (Fri)
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Room Y951 (in Cantonese)

Speaker: 
Ir Nelson Chan
Topics:

1.  Physical hazards of office environment and preventive measures
2.  Health hazards in office and the precaution methods
3.  Environmental issues in office
4.  Proper use of the workstation
5.  Safe and proper manual handling methods
6.  Safe use of office equipment
Course objectives:
To provide participants with the common occupational hazards of health, safety and environment in the Office and the preventive measures.

Target group(s):
All Departmental Health & Safety Officers and colleagues with supportive roles in office health and safety are welcome to attend. 

(Please apply on or before 4 November 2011)
    
Laboratory Chemical Safety


18 November 2011 (Fri) 
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Room Y520  (in Cantonese)

Speaker: 
Danny Fok
Topics:

1.      University's Laboratory Safety Management Policy 
2.      Relevant legislation 
3.      Various aspects of chemical hazards
4.    Examples of chemical accidents   
5.      Safe Use of Chemicals 
6.      Chemical storage and transportation
7.      Disposal of chemical waste   
8.      Emergency procedures 
Course objectives:
This course aims at introducing chemical safety management for laboratory supervisors and equipping chemical users with better knowledge on chemical safety practices so that they can manage hazardous chemicals in good order and work safely in the laboratory respectively.    

Target group(s):
All chemical laboratory supervisors and registered chemical users who work with chemicals frequently. 
(Please apply on or before 11 November 2011)
 
Risk Assessment- down to laboratory level (Class B)

22 Nov 2011 (Tue)
10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Room Y502 (in English)

Speaker: 
Mr Y K Kam
Topics:

Hazards in science laboratories, analytical laboratories andundergraduate laboratories
Course objectives:
This seminar outlines hazards commonly encountered in these laboratories, risk identification, assessment and control strategies.

Target group(s):
For research personnel and staff members working in laboratory. 

(Please apply on or before 15 November 2011)
 
Assessing Risk of Your Workplace

29 November 2011 (Tue) 
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Room Y951  (in Cantonese)

Speaker: 
Chris Leung
Topics:

1.     Principles of risk assessment
2.     Steps of performing risk assessment
3.     Using the HSE Form 14 for assessing risk
Course objectives:
Basic principles of risk assessment and a risk assessment tool for workplace risk assessment will be introduced.  This training will provide you a step-by-step guidance in performing a generic risk assessment on your workplace and give you practical examples.

Target group(s):
Supervisors responsible for the safety management of offices, laboratories and workshops.      
(Please apply on or before 22 November 2011) 
 
Departmental Health & Safety Officers are kindly requested to review their departmental situation and invite staff to attend. Interested staff should register for the course(s) via the HSEO on-line enrolment system athttp://www.polyu.edu.hk/hseo/training-news/training-enrollment     

For enquiries, please e-mail to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call HSEO General Office at tel: 3400-8386.