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To: All Staff Members
Date: 17 April 2019

The Health, Safety and Environment Office will arrange FOUR safety courses in May 2019 as follows:
 

 

Training Course(s)

Date & Time

Venue

Language

Speaker(s)

1.

Safety of Radioactive Substances

3 May 2019 (Fri)

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Z407

English

Dr Angie Tang

2.

Briefing for Purchasing Delegates on the Central Chemical Purchasing System – Class A14

17 May 2019 (Fri)

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Z407

English

Dr Arthur Leung

3.

Radiation Safety of Irradiating Apparatus

22 May 2019 (Wed) 

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Z407

English

Dr Angie Tang

4.

Laboratory Chemical Safety

24 May 2019 (Fri)

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Z407

English

Dr Arthur Leung

Course(s) Information

Safety of Radioactive Substances

 

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)

All users of unsealed sources and certain kinds of sealed sources must register with HSEO before they are allowed to handle radioactive substances in PolyU.  Only users who have completed proper safety training are eligible to apply for the registration.  Attendees of this training are considered to have met the training requirements.

(Similar training given by other organizations may be considered to meet the training requirements.  They should give details of the training to HSEO for consideration of exemption on training requirements when they apply for the registration.)

 

(Please apply on or before 26 Apr 2019)

Briefing for Purchasing Delegates on the Central Chemical Purchasing System – Class A14

 

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 10 May 2019)

Radiation Safety of Irradiating Apparatus

 

Topics:

1.        What is an irradiating apparatus?

2.        Common x-ray equipment of PolyU

3.        How x-ray is produced?

4.        Health effects of radiation

5.        Principles of radiological protection

6.        Legal requirements and radiological protection requirements of PolyU

 

Course objectives:
To equip attendees with basic radiation safety knowledge to meet the pre-requisite for application of registration as a user of irradiating apparatus in PolyU.

 

Target group(s):
Potential users of closed-beam X-ray equipment

All users of irradiating apparatus (closed-beam x-ray) must register with HSEO before they are allowed to operate irradiating apparatus in PolyU.  Only users who have completed proper safety training are eligible to apply for the registration.  Attendees of this training are considered to have met the training requirements.

 

(Please apply on or before 15 May 2019)

Laboratory Chemical Safety

 

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 17 May 2019)

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

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