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Safety Team Mission

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.

Safety Team Vision

To be a leading teaching and research department that provides a safe and healthy environment for all.


Welcome by Head of Department

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.


Welcome by Safety Coordinator

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!


Departmental Occupational Safety & Health Policy

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the National University of Singapore conducts teaching and research on microbiology-related topics. Safety is therefore paramount in our day-to-day activities. In line with Singapore’s Workplace Safety and Health Act, the Department is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all staff and students.

This commitment will be championed by

  • The Head of Department and members of the Departmental Safety Committee

Our mission is

  • To establish a culture of safety and wellness, that supports and promotes excellent teaching and research. We will achieve this through effective safety teams and safety role models, understanding policies governing safety and through team activities (such as application for safety awards and implementation of innovative safety strategies)

Our vision is

  • To be a leading teaching and research department that provides a safe and healthy environment for all

This means that we will

  • Provide a safe and healthy workplace and working conditions for all, including staff, students, contractors and visitors
  • Facilitate training to enable all staff and students to work safely
  • Comply with all relevant legislation and industry standards
  • Provide adequate resources to aid staff and students in fulfilling their responsibilities
  • Conduct timely investigations into all reported incidents
  • Conduct regular reviews and evaluations of the OS&H systems in place

Our expectations of our staff and students, irrespective of their position, are that they

  • Take reasonable care to ensure good health and safety procedures are implemented at all times
  • Are knowledgeable of the Standard Operating Procedures and Risk Assessments relevant to their work
  • Identify and support
    • wellness initiatives
    • measures to eliminate or minimize unsafe conditions
  • Assume personal responsibility for their safety and for their colleagues by always operating in a safe and appropriate manner.

Authorized and reviewed annually by:

Prof. Nicholas Gascoigne
Head of Department
Safety Chairperson

A/Prof. Kevin SW Tan
Safety Coordinator

Mrs. Phoon Meng Chee
Deputy Safety Coordinator



Useful Links

SOM Safety Officers
Dr. Vernon Seow & Mr. Leong Wai Mun
Tel: 6601-2061 / 1797
Email:

Incident / Accident Management



Contact Us

Safety Co-ordinator
A/P Kevin Tan
Tel: 6516-6780

Deputy Safety Co-ordinator
Mrs Phoon Meng Chee
Tel: 6516-3670
Email: