Department of Physics Safety and Health Policy

Department of Physics is committed to ensure a high standard of occupational safety and health for its staff, student and visitors to the department in association with its research, teaching and service activities. We aim to create this safe and healthy environment through alignment with university safety and health policies and best practices. We are also committed to work closely with Office of Safety, Health and Environment (OSHE), Faculty Safety Officer (FSO) and other university stake holders to fulfill this objective. Our vision is to achieve the highest level of safety standard attainable in our department at any point of time.

We demonstrate our commitment by adhering closely to the following policy statements.


1) Safety & Health
We strive to establish a positive Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) culture in research, teaching and service activities through adoption of best practices and systems.


2) Accident Prevention
We will work toward zero incident/accident by proactively identifying and evaluating the OSH risks and managing them to prevent injuries and ill health to our department staff and visitors. This is achieved through implementation of our OSH management system which is reviewed periodically to ensure its effectiveness.


3) Compliance
We shall comply with the applicable OSH legislations and all guidelines described in the university's safety and health policy. We shall also comply with the rules and regulations implemented by faculty and department.


4) Training & Education
We will equip our staff and students with safety knowledge, skills and competencies by ensuring that they attend mandatory safety training as required by NUS, faculty and department. We also encourage and support them to attend relevant online and in-house safety courses organized by University and OSHE. Within the faculty and department, we reinforce their safety knowledge through briefings and safety induction programs.


5) Innovation & Continual improvement
We shall review, revise and improve our occupational safety and health policy regularly through adoption of best practices available, setting and reviewing of OSH objectives, participations in faculty safety competitions and OSHE's programs such as Safety Team Awards and Recognition (STAR) and NUS Safety and Health Award (NUSSHA).


6) Environmental Protection
We will strive for waste minimization and emissions through the hierarchy of controls, recycling and controlled chemical procurement to protect local and global environment.

  24 Oct 2017


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