Occupational Health and Safety

Before commencing work in the CMM labs, every user needs to complete the relevant OHS training, including a lab induction / tour. The lab inductions take about 20 minutes for each lab. Please wear covered shoes for the tours.

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 RIMS

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) 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)

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.  Follow this link for information on how to use UQSafe.

Induction resources

For Workday, UQ Learn and IT related queries, please contact:

HR: 0733652623; askhr@uq.edu.au

ITS: 0733656000; help@its.uq.edu.au

CMM staff who are part of the UQ Ally and Mental Health Champions Network:

Dr Candice Goodwin, OHS Co-ordinator

'The CMM team is spread across five facilities at the St Lucia campus, where our staff navigate varying state-of-the-art scientific equipment and discoveries, as well as hazards and differing work environments. We primarily provide a client-based service, interacting with hundreds of clients per year. Given these factors, it is critical for me to be able to support my team and clients with health, safety and wellness expertise'.

Professor Rob Parton, CMM Deputy Director

'As a UQ Ally I strive to help create a supportive and inclusive environment for people who identify as gender, sex and sexuality diverse at UQ'.


Professor Roger Wepf, CMM Director and Celestien Warnaar, CMM Centre Manager are also available at anytime to advise and help.


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