To establish a culture of safety that supports and promotes excellent teaching & research through effective safety teams and safety role models, understanding policies and team activities.
To be a leading teaching and research department that provides a safe and healthy environment for all.
Professor Nicholas Robert John Gascoigne
Welcome to the Department of Microbiology and Immunology's Safety Portal. As a Department conducting research on infectious microbes, we are cognizant of the importance safety plays at our workplace. Besides laboratory research, safety is also relevant to teaching and administrative support. Whether we work in a safe environment depends on everyone playing their part. In order to instil a culture of safety, we have implemented a robust occupational, safety and health programme to increase awareness of safety and to ensure compliance to safety regulations. We have assembled a cohesive and committed Safety Committee to oversee fire, biological, chemical and general safety. Safety-related activities throughout the year include safety audits, inspections, training workshops and participation in safety awards. This ensures that as our Department strives for excellence in research, teaching and service, we pursue these aims in a safe and healthy environment.
Associate Professor Kevin Tan Shyong Wei
Safety plays a major, albeit unseen role in University life. Only when there is a lapse, and a horrific accident occurs, do we appreciate the importance of safety at our workplace. Our mission is to create a culture of safety such that these incidents are prevented from occurring, while providing a safe and healthy environment for all to work in. As Safety Coordinator, I am proud and honoured to be working alongside members of the Safety Committee who are deeply committed in ensuring a safe and healthy workplace for our staff and students. Our Department is ably supported by Safety Committees at the Deanery and University (OSHE) levels. This website serves as our Department's Safety Portal. It provides information and links on fire, biological, chemical and general safety, including NUS Policies on various safety aspects. There are also training videos and downloadable Departmental SOPs and RAs. I hope you will find this website useful. Remember, safety doesn't happen by accident!
The Safety and Health (S&H) Policy formally expresses the Department of Microbiology and Immunology’s overall objectives and commitment to preventing injury and ill health, improving Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) performance, as well as complying with applicable legislation, NUS Safety & Health Management System requirements and other requirements. The S&H Policy is signed by the Head of Department, Professor Nicholas Gascoigne. It is reviewed annually to ensure that it remains relevant and appropriate to the department. Where necessary, the S&H Policy will be revised. The S&H Policy is communicated to our staff, students, visitors and all persons working under the control of the department, through the safety bulletin boards, safety website and through other means of communication such as safety email, etc.
MissionTo establish a culture of safety and wellness that supports and promotes excellent teaching and research. This is achieved through:
Authorized and reviewed annually by:
Prof. Nicholas Gascoigne
Head of Department
A/Prof. Kevin SW Tan
Mrs. Phoon Meng Chee
Deputy Safety Coordinator
SOM Safety Officers
Dr. Vernon Seow
A/P Kevin Tan
Deputy Safety Co-ordinator
Mrs Phoon Meng Chee