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Chemicals and Hazardous Substances

If research, teaching or general operational activities involves using chemicals and hazardous substances you will need to work in accordance with the legislative requirements and at a standard that ensures the health and safety of staff, students, the community and the environment.

Before conducting research, teaching or general operational activities involving radiation, biosafety and hazardous substances at ECU, staff and students must identify the hazards inherent with their work, seek any approvals needed from ECU Radiation, Biosafety and Hazardous Substances Committee (RBHSC) before work commences, and document safety protocols in a written risk assessment that is approved in accordance with the risk acceptance criteria. To do this you will need to follow ECU's process for identifying and controlling hazards associated with activities or projects involving radiation, biosafety and hazardous substances (RBHS). Download the process flow diagram which provides and overview of the process, links that provide the user with further information to assist understanding and forms that will need to be completed if required.

For assistance with Chemical and Hazardous Substances advice please contact either the your area Chemalert Administrator or the University Hazardous Substances Advisor at

A list of School/Service Centre Chemalert administrators is available ChemAlert Administrators.

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