News/Updates/Announcements

2017

NUS - OSHE

NUS Safety & Health Award 2016-17 – Commendation

Safety Activities and Courses

Dept of Microbiology & Immunology Vertical Challenge 2017
Date & Time: 24 Feb 2017, 9 am to 5 pm
Venue: MD4, Levels 1 to 5
Organizer: Department General Safety & Wellness Team

Biological Spill and Emergency Response (Hands-on) Training
Date: 31 Mar 2017
Venue: Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Conducted by:Deputy Safety & Health Co-ordinator to the Safety & Health Committee

Chemical Spill Response (Hands-on) Training
Date: 29 Jun 2017
Venue: Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Conducted by:Deputy Safety & Health Co-ordinator to the Safety & Health Committee

Pipetting Ergonomics & You
Date & Time: 29 Jun 2017, 11 am to 1230 pm
Venue: MD4, Level 2, Conference Room
Organizer: Department General Safety & Wellness Team
Conducted by: ThermoFisher Scientific

Department Safety & Health Suggestion Box
Set up on 13 Jul 2017, to encourage staff & students to contribute feedbacks and ideas towards improving safety standard and wellness in our department.

Dept of Microbiology & Immunology Relaxation Day 2017
Date & Time: 25 Jul 2017, 10 am to 5 pm
Venue: MD4, Level 2, Seminar Room
Organizer: Department General Safety & Wellness Team
Conducted by: CPS-NUS

3rd NUS Safety, Health and Environment Conference
Date & Time: 27-28 Jul 2017
Venue: University Town Hall
Organizer: OSHE
Our HoD, Prof. Nicholas Gascoigne was one of the speakers at the conference; title of his talk: "How to Incubate a Culture of Safety and Wellness in NUS".

Risk Management for General Workplaces (Hands-on) Training
Date: 29 Jun 2017
Venue: Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Conducted by: Deputy Safety & Health Co-ordinator to the Safety & Health Committee

Fire Safety Education Course
Invitation was extended to Departments of Biochemistry & Pharmacology for participation.
Date & time: 29 Sep 2017, 9 am to 1 pm
Venue: MD4, Level 2, Seminar Room
Organizer: Department Fire Safety Team
Conducted by: NUS-OSHE

Risk Management for Laboratories (Hands-on) Training
Date: 27 Oct 2017
Venue: Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Conducted by: Deputy Safety & Health Co-ordinator to the Safety & Health Committee

Annual Department Safety & Health Committee Lunch
Date & Time: 14 Nov 2017, 12 pm to 2 pm
Venue: MD4, Level 2, Seminar Room
Organizer: Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Department Safety Training on Biological and Chemical Spill Responses
Date: 20 Nov 2017
Venue: MD4, Level 2, Seminar Room
Organizer: Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Microbiology & Immunology Safety Day 2017
Date & Time: 29 Nov 2017, 9 am to 1 pm
Venue: MD4, Level 2, Seminar Room
Organizer: Department of Microbiology & Immunology

2016

NUS - OSHE

NUS Building Fire Safety Compliance Award 2016 – Platinum

NUSMed Safety Day, 6 Sept 2016 – Booth Excellent Award

Safety Activities and Courses

A Dual Door Handle System
A dual door handle system for wooden laboratory doors without card access system - to differentiate between “clean” and “dirty” door handles. This was implemented on January 2016
Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Safety features for the Department Chemical Room
Five safety features were added to the Department Chemical Room at MD4 level 1 for better monitoring and safe usage. Implemented on 25 May 2016 by our Department Chemical Safety Team.

Spill Clean-up Training
Talk by Dr Vernon Seow on “Crying over spilled milk” with trainings on Biological spills by the Department Biological Safety Team and the Chemical spills by the Department Chemical Safety Team
Date: 14 Jul 2016
Venue: MD4, Level 2, Seminar Room
Organizer: Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Fire Safety Education Course
Date & time: 1 Aug 2016, 9 am to 1 pm
Venue: MD4, Level 2, Seminar Room
Organizer: Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Conducted by: NUS-OSHE

Department Off-site & On-site Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
Established on 5 Sep 2016

‘New Lab Staff Induction Programme’ checklist
Created and Implemented on 23 Sep 2016

Department Card Access Request Application Form
Revised the Card Access Request Application Form for working after office hours.
Created and Implemented on 23 Sep 2016

Microbiology Safety & Health Day 2016
Talk by Dr Vernon Seow, Safety Officer, OSHE and Ms Ellen Fong, Counsellor with CPS, UHC
Date & Time: 18 Nov 2016, 9 am to 1 pm
Venue: MD4, Level 2, Seminar Room
Organizer: Department of Microbiology & Immunology

2015

NUS - OSHE

ASHPA 2014/2015, Commitment Award of $10,000

NUS Building Fire Safety Compliance Platinum Award in 2015

Safety Activities and Courses

Air Purifying Respirator Training
Air Purifying Respirator training and fitting test for all departmental LTs were done
Date: 1 Jul 2015
Venue: MD4, Level 2, Meeting Room
Conducted by: PDS International

Department Safety Induction Training
Talk by Dr Vernon Seow “Accident / Incident Reporting System”
Date: 29 Jul 2015
Venue: MD4, Level 2, Seminar Room
Organizer: Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Safety Eye Wear Fitting Session
A safety eye wear fitting session introduced in view of the mandatory eyewear requirement for lab workers
Date: 13 Aug 2015
Venue: MD4, Level 2, Conference Room
Conducted by: PDS International

Guided tour for Safety management delegates from Universitas Indonesia
A guided tour of the Department was organized for 37 top Safety management delegates from Universitas Indonesia
Date: 17 Sep 2015
Venue: Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Conducted by: Department of Microbiology & Immunology Safety Committee

Bio-Safety Transport Trolley
A new Bio-safety Transport Trolley was designed and fabricated. It has 12 safety features on Biological, Ergonomics and General Safety.
Launched on 25 Nov 2015 by our Department Biological Safety Team.

Department Safety and Health Day 2015
Talk by Mr Saravanan OSHE on “Choosing the right indicators for measuring safety and health indicators”
Date: 27 Nov 2015
Venue: MD4, Level 2, Seminar Room
Organizer: Department of Microbiology & Immunology

2014

NUS - OSHE

Fire Safety Excellence Award 2014 - Platinum Award

Safety Training Courses - Seminars and Demonstrations

Microbiology Safety Day
Date & Time: 17 Nov 2014, 9 am to 1 pm
Venue: MD4, Level 2, Seminar Room
Organizer: Microbiology Department

General Safety Gas Detection/Gas Piping System
Date & time: 26 Sep 2014, 9 am to 1 pm
Venue: MD4, Level 2, Seminar Room
Organizer: Microbiology Department
Conducted by: Safetech Devices Pte Ltd

Biological and Chemical Spill clean-up
Date & time:19 Sep 2014, 9 am to 1 pm
Venue: MD 4, Level 2, Seminar Room
Organizer: Microbiology Department
Conducted by: NUS-OSHE

Fire Safety Education Course
Date & time: 1 Aug 2014, 2 pm to 6 pm
Venue: MD4, Level 2, Seminar Room
Organizer: Microbiology Department
Conducted by: NUS-OSHE

2013

NUS - OSHE

NUS Building Fire Safety Compliance Award - Platinum

2012

NUS - OSHE

NUS Building Fire Safety Compliance Award - Platinum

2011

NUS - OSHE

NUS Building Fire Safety Compliance Award - Gold

SafetyMation Programme
BioTerminator (Biological Safety Team) - Silver
Chemibugs (Chemical Safety Team) - Consolation
Firebuster (Fire Safety Team) - Consolation

2010

NUS - OSHE

NUS Building Fire Safety Compliance Award - Gold

Microbiology Safety Day

Date: 28 Jul 2010
Venue: MD4, Level 2, Seminar Room



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Safety Co-ordinator
A/P Kevin Tan
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