Occupational Health and Safety

Before commencing work in the CMM labs, every user needs to complete the relevant OH&S training, including a lab induction / tour. The lab inductions take about 20 minutes for each lab. Please wear covered shoes for the tours. You can book into a lab induction at your project interview.

As well as the induction and tour, there are documents to read and forms to complete. These forms can be completed on your computer in PPMS


Induction Workflow


To complete the induction, we need you to supply us with: 

1. The CMM’s New Worker OHS Induction Checklist.

2. A record (training modules completion as a pdf or screenshots in one document) of the required OHS Modules as follows:

  • OHSB08: Health Safety and Wellness

  • OHSB09: Annual Fire Safety Training (please update annually)

  • OHSB01: Laboratory Safety

  • OHSB03: Chemical Safety

  • OHSB04: Biosafety (for users of our QBP Labs and updated every 2 years)

  • SUSB02: Sustainability Laboratory Assessment

3. A Risk Assessment(s) for your material. This assessment is for the form your sample will be in when it enters CMM's labs, as well as the spill procedure. Your risk assessment must be completed in UQSafe and be approved by your supervisor and local OHS team (not the CMM team). It is a legal requirement to do so under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (as per 2021 update). Substantial penalties apply. If you are external to UQ, please provide a risk assessment from your institution that meets legal requirements.


Induction resources

If you have any questions regarding lab safety, please contact our Health & Safety Coordinator Candice Goodwin (candice.goodwin@uq.edu.au​)