Organization and Functions

HSEO Divisions chart

 

Functions of HSEO Divisions

 

Division 1 - Chemical Safety & Occupational Hygiene*

  • Implement the university-wide central chemical purchase
  • Manage Dangerous Goods (DG) and licensed waste storage on campus
  • Oversee and coordinate the collection and disposal of chemical, clinical and radioactive wastes
  • Implement the regular monitoring program of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for all campus buildings  
  • Monitor and control occupational health hazards by means of occupational hygiene practices
  • Scrutinize food safety and drinking water quality issues

 

Division 2 – Biological Safety & Laboratory Safety*

  • Advise on laboratory design and various issues with respect to health and safety
  • Formulate laboratory health and safety related guidelines and to provide related trainings/talks
  • Assist in risk evaluation of research projects subject to approval by the Research Safety Sub-committee
  • Carry out laboratory health and safety inspections and pre-occupation safety check for new or renovated laboratories
  • Carry out risk assessments and monitoring for laboratory facilities or operations of special health and safety concern

 

Division 3 - Engineering Safety*

  • Plan, implement and monitor health and safety programs for engineering labs and workshops, campus facilities and campus events
  • Plan, implement and monitor health and safety programs for ionizing radiation sources (e.g. radioactive substances, irradiating apparatus) and non-ionizing radiation sources (e.g. high-power lasers, UV, radiofrequencies, magnetic fields)
  • Plan, implement and monitor contractor safety programs
  • Advise and monitor fire safety management programs

 

Division 4 - Administration, Technology and Professional Services

  • Undertake the core functions on office and budget administration, planning, quality assurance, and publicity
  • Provide secretarial support to various university committees and working groups
  • Formulate, implement and support an overall plan of health and safety training programs and seminars
  • Develop outreach programs and liaise with Faculties, internal departments, student associations, overseas and mainland student groups and government departments on health, environmental and safety issues
  • Provide quality health and safety information and accident updates for various university stakeholders
  • Coordinate emergency preparedness and management of health pandemic and communicable diseases

 

*Investigate accidents and provide safety trainings related to their respective programs

 

For contact phone numbers of different divisions, please go to Staff List