HSEO Training Courses in April 2018

To:       All Staff Members
Date:    22 March 2018

The Health, Safety and Environment Office will arrange NINE safety courses in April 2018 as follows:
 

 

Training Course(s)

Date & Time

Venue

Language

Speaker(s)

1.

Laser Safety Course

10 Apr 2018 (Tue)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Z407

English

Dr Angie Tang

2.

Laboratory Biological Safety

12 Apr 2018 (Thu)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Z405

English

Mr Danny Fok

3.

Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

19 Apr 2018 (Thu)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Z410

Cantonese

Ms Kitty Lim

4.

Briefing for Purchasing Delegates on the Central Chemical Purchasing System – Class A5

20 Apr 2018 (Fri)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Z405

English

Dr Arthur Leung

5.

5S Good Housekeeping for Enhancement of Safety & Health at the Workplace

23 Apr 2018 (Mon)
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

V303

Cantonese

Mr Jimmy Yuen, Senior Consultant from OSHC 

6.

Assessing Risk of your Workplace

26 Apr 2018 (Thu)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Z405

English

Mr Chris Leung

7.

Laboratory Fire Safety

26 Apr 2018 (Thu)
10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Y404

English

Mr Danny Fok /
Ir Raiko Kwok

8.

Manual Lifting and Handling

27 Apr 2018 (Fri)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Z407

English supplemented with Cantonese

Ms Kitty Lim

9.

In-House Safety Management Training Courses – April 2018

 

  • Managing H&S in PolyU

11 Apr 2018 (Wed)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Z405

Cantonese

Mr Y K Kam

 

  • H&S Programs derived from the accident causation model

13 Apr 2018 (Fri)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Z405

Mr Y K Kam

 

  • Risk Management (Safety Management Series)

16 Apr 2018 (Mon)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Z407

Mr Chris Leung

 

  • Conducting Safety Inspection

17 Apr 2018 (Tue)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Z407

Ir Raiko Kwok

 

  • Response to accident; human error and accident investigation

19 Apr 2018 (Thu)
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Z405

Ir Raiko Kwok

 
Course(s) Information

Laser Safety Course

 
Topics:

  1. Basic concepts of laser
  2. Laser hazards
  3. Classification of laser equipment
  4. Principles of laser safety
  5. Control measures of the PolyU

 
Course objectives:
The course aims to provide basic safety training for personnel working with or intended to work with laser equipment.
 


Target group(s):
Potential users of high-power (class 3B or 4) laser equipment.
Users of high-power laser equipment must have received proper laser safety training before they are authorized by their corresponding departments to operate high‑power laser equipment. Attendees of this course are considered to have fulfilled this requirement.
 


(Please apply on or before 3 Apr 2018)
 

Laboratory Biological Safety


 
Topics:

  1. University's Laboratory Safety Management Policy
  2. Classification of bio-hazards
  3. Laboratory design regarding biological safety
  4. Biological safety equipment
  5. Safe laboratory practices
  6. Disposal of biological waste
  7. Emergency procedures

 
Course objectives:
This course aims at introducing biological safety management for laboratory supervisors and equipping users of biological agents with better knowledge on biological safety practices so that they can manage biohazardous agents in good order and work safely in the laboratory respectively.  
 

Target group(s):
All biological laboratory supervisors and registered users of biological agents who work with microorganisms or other biohazardous substances frequently. 
 

(Please apply on or before 4 Apr 2018)
 

Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
 

Topics:

  1. PPE as last line of defense
  2. Proper selection and use of common PPE
  3. Applications and limitations
  4. Storage and maintenance of PPE
  5. Demonstration on use (e.g. donning of gloves & respirators)

 
Course objectives:
This course aims at providing basic knowledge on the selection, use, storage and maintenance of personal protective equipment (PPE) commonly used in the workshops or laboratories including eye protectors, gloves, masks, respirators, protective clothing and shoes, etc. It is also crucial for PPE users to learn the correct methods of wearing and application of their PPE through a demonstration. 
 

Target group(s):
All staff members who need to use PPE in the workshops or laboratories.

 
(Please apply on or before 12 Apr 2018)

Briefing for Purchasing Delegates on the Central Chemical Purchasing System – Class A5
 

Topics:

  1. Background of Dangerous Goods Management Team (DGMT)
  2. Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemical (GHS)
  3. Policy of centralized purchase of hazardous chemicals
  4. Procedures of chemical procurement
  5. Use of Dangerous Goods and Chemical Waste Stores Services
  6. FAQ on chemical procurement


Course Objectives:
This course aims at introducing the Central Chemical Purchasing System effective since 01 October 2016 for chemical users so that they can purchase hazardous chemicals under a close monitoring of DGMT. Chemical Purchasing Delegates are required to complete this course with satisfactory results in order to complete the registration and obtain eligibility for raising chemical purchase request to DGMT.
 

Target Group(s):
All PolyU staff members who are required to purchase chemicals. 
 

(Please apply on or before 16 Apr 2018)

5S Good Housekeeping for Enhancement of Safety & Health at the Workplace
 

Topics:

  1. What is "5S"?
  2. Benefits of 5S
  3. 5S Implementation
  4. Successful cases on 5S
  5. Q & A 

 
Course Objectives:
5S, respectively Organization, Neatness, Cleanliness, Standardization & Discipline, is a proven technique to improve OSH in the workplaces. It is through continuous efforts by everyone in a workplace to prevent accidents from causes such as slip or trip, hit by falling or striking against object, manual handling in a poor working environment. At the end of the seminar, the participants would be able to understand the 5S principles and apply them to their daily work routines and improve the overall productivity in particular safety & health performance.
 

Target Group(s):
All PolyU staff members who are interested in maintaining an organized workplace or staff with safety responsibility at work.
 

(Please apply on or before 16 Apr 2018)

Assessing Risk of your Workplace
 

Topics:

  1. Principles of risk management and risk assessment
  2. The 5 steps of workplace risk assessment
  3. Using the HSE Form 14 for assessing risks of your workplaces

 
Course objectives:
To ensure the health and safety of our colleagues and students, it is necessary to identify and control risks of our workplace properly.  The course will guide you through the steps for assessing risks of your workplaces by using the HSE Form 14.
 

Target group(s):
Personnel who are responsible for assessing risks of the workplaces should take this training.  Any other personnel who are interested in workplace risk assessment are also welcome to attend this training.
 

The Health & Safety Committee has launched a risk assessment program which requires all departments to assess risks of their workplaces using HSE Form 14, and submit a risk register (HSE form 14A) to HSEO.  This training is designed to help the departments to perform this assessment.
 

(Please apply on or before 19 Apr 2018)

Laboratory Fire Safety
 

Topics:

  1. Fire hazards in the laboratory
  2. Fire safety control measures in the laboratory
  3. Basic fire safety and fire emergency procedures
  4. Use of firefighting equipment
  5. Practical session

     
Course objectives:
Fire is the major hazard in laboratories with flammable chemicals. This course aims at introducing basic principles of fire prevention and control measures to laboratory supervisors and users. Practical session on the use of firefighting equipment is also arranged in order that the participants will have a better knowledge in managing fire hazards in the laboratories.
 

Target group(s):
All chemical laboratory supervisors and registered chemical users who frequently work with flammable or reactive chemicals.
 

(Please apply on or before 19 Apr 2018)

Manual Lifting and Handling
 

Topics:

  1. Legislation and Code of Practice relevant to manual handling
  2. Basic anatomy of the waist and back and the effect on the back from lifting
  3. Basic ergonomics
  4. Causes of manual lifting injury
  5. Method of correct manual lifting
  6. Stretching exercises

 
Course objectives:
This course aims at introducing the proper manual handling and lifting methods, basic knowledge on musculoskeletal problems associated with improper manual handling and preventive measures.
 

Target group(s):
All PolyU staff members who want to learn more about manual handling.  
 

(Please apply on or before 20 Apr 2018)

In-House Safety Management Training Courses - April 2018
 

Course objectives:
The University Health and Safety Policy stipulates that Departmental Health and Safety Officer (DHSO) should be appointed by Head of Department to assist him/her in ensuring high standards of health and safety in their departments and the DHSOs should be suitably trained.
Every year, HSEO organizes training courses for DHSOs and supervisors who have specific health and safety responsibilities so that they can carry out their duties effectively.

 

Target group(s):
All untrained DHSOs and those who may take up health and safety duties within their department are required to attend.

Remarks: A 10-15 minutes test will be given at the end of each session and HSEO will issue certificate to those participants who have attended all 5 sessions and passed all the tests.
 

(Please apply on or before 4 Apr 2018)

 
Interested staff should register for the course(s) via the HSEO online enrollment system at http://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 : 3400-8386/3400-8396.


Regards,
 
Health, Safety and Environment Office