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UNIVERSITY SAFETY OFFICE An Introduction To Workplace Safety In UCD UCD Science Centre (Hub), University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland UCD.

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1 UNIVERSITY SAFETY OFFICE An Introduction To Workplace Safety In UCD UCD Science Centre (Hub), University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland UCD Ionad Eolaíocht – (CeartLár) An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath, Belfield, Baile Átha Cliath 4, Eire

2 UCD Safety Office Introduction – who we are Our role Services you might need Introduction to workplace safety in UCD Points of contact / Further details Questions

3 UCD Safety Office Dr. Peter Coulahan Safety Officer John Boyle Safety Office Supervisor Sarah Carry Safety Office Supervisor Radiological Protection Officer Biosafety Officer Local Area Safety Committees

4 Role Of UCD Safety Office To advise on: –on all matters of workplace health and safety –legal compliance with health and safety –physical and insurance risk reduction strategies –Legislation To facilitate: –staff training in health and safety To manage: –the operations of the University's insurance programmes –some aspects of the University's Occupational Health Scheme –some aspects of the University's Environmental Management Programmes

5 Services you might need Travelling abroad for work Working in a lab or with Chemicals or GMO’s Pregnant employee risk assessment Safety training / Defibrillator locations Seen an accident on campus? 7999 Office safety / manual handling / ergonomics

6 Staff should refer regularly to the UCD Influenza website for advice and information Up to date information will be delivered via this website or by Queries relating to medical issues should be directed to your GP or by calling the 24 hour HSE Influenza Information Line Freephone Not Medical queries concerning UCD operational issues contact Influenza A(H1N1)v – Swine Flu

7 Introduction To Workplace Safety In UCD Emergency Response – If You Hear The Fire Alarm Prepare to leave the building If the alarm is silenced remain on alert. This does not mean that the emergency is over but that Services staff are dealing with the activation If the alarm resounds or sounds continuously leave the building using the nearest exit and walk to your designated assembly point Make reference to your local response plans

8 Introduction To Workplace Safety In UCD Emergency Response – If You Discover A Fire If you discover a fire activate the fire alarm by breaking a wall mounted break glass unit (All fire alarms are monitored 24hrs per day and your activation will alert Services personnel) Contact 7999 giving details of the fire Do not fight the fire unless you are trained to do so. Available from: Duty manager (8666), Services Centres and some local staff

9 Points Of Contact NameTitleResponsibilityDetails Dr. Peter CoulahanSafety Ext John BoyleSafety Office Supervisor Ext Sarah CarrySafety Office Supervisor Ext In the event of an emergency and if the above persons cannot be located contact the 24hr Emergency Line on ext Further information and safety guidelines can be found at

10 And finally… Questions?


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