WORK PLACE SAFETY
Workplace Safety and Health considerations are reasonably
practicable means to provide a safe workplace and healthy environment
to all staff, partners, students and visitors in the School of
Biological Sciences (SBS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
This webpage serves to provide readers with information on workplace safety in SBS, especially within research and teaching laboratories. This is important because in a laboratory setting, there are physical, chemical, biological, and radiation hazards and risks involved. Thus SBS places strict demand on its community members to follow proper workplace safety practises.
SAFE WORK PRACTICES
SBS safety policy is mandatory to all SBS community members.
They are required to attend safety trainings, briefings and
orientations before they are permitted to start any laboratory practical
classes and activities. All laboratory personnel including
post-graduate students are provided additional training programmes to
meet their specific needs. In addition, undergraduate students are
required to participate in online safety courses available in NTULearn before they start their lab attachment and final year project (FYP).
Our school works closely with NTU Office of Health, Safety and Emergency (OHSE) to observe workplace safety and SBS community health and well-being. We adopt and improve on workplace safety guidelines, manuals, work practices and procedures, rules and regulations in line with OHSE requirement. It is important that all SBS community members and visitors working in SBS to familiarize themselves with SBS safety policies and other related information for any work activities.
SBS Safety Information
- SBS Safety Organization Chart
- SBS Assembly Area and Emergency Contact
- Emergency Response Plan (ERP)
- Safe Work Procedures (SWP)
- Safety Policy
- SBS Legal Register
- SBS Safety Management System
- Undergraduate Policy and Safety Manual for teaching laboratories
- Waste Disposal Procedures
- SBS Training Requirement
The specific rules and recommendations related to nature of work, possible hazards and control measures are given in the comprehensive manuals developed by the school.
The Office of Health, Safety and Emergency also provides safety information and the university standard operating procedures on its website.
Safety requires all staff members and students to observe correct procedures and practices and to accept their part of responsibility to protect themselves, their fellow workers and school property.
“Be Safe; Respect Danger; and Be Educated”
- NEA licence application and renewal via LicenceOne platform 28 May 2018
Starting 28 May 2018, users applying for NEA licences R1, L5, L6 and N3 will need to access Licenseone. Access to the service requires a SingPass account, else users can register via LicenceOneID. Payment for the licences will be by e-payment (GIRO, credit card and other means). For now, users need to "pay first and claim later". Users who applied for the above NEA licences need to inform BRC@ntu.edu.sg and provide a printout of their completed application form followed by the NEA licence in pdf (sent to user's email). For more information, please contact BRC. You can find the flow-chart of the process below.
- NEA R1, L5, L6 and N3 licence application and renewal work flow 2018
- Appendix 1 Flowchart on payment methods for radiation licences
- Appendix 2 Flowchart on TLD card application and exchange
Radioactive material inventory and usage forms
For storing and handling radioactive materials in SBS laboratories, please complete and submit the following forms to email@example.com.
- After office hours record
The School of Biological Sciences (SBS) takes your safety and
well-being seriously and we would like to ask all SBS staff,
collaborators and students to continue supporting our effort by
- registering your presence during
after-office hours (so that all occupants are accounted for in case of
After office hours registration (Google Form)
Time: 2100 hr to 0800 hr
Days: Saturdays, Sundays, and Public Holidays
- registering your presence during after-office hours (so that all occupants are accounted for in case of evacuation)
- SBS safety feedback or enquires
If you have any enquiries or feedback related to safety in SBS, please contact SBS safety support at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some SDS can be found at the manufacturer’s website. Some examples of chemicals manufacturer‘s website below: here