Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Safety Guidelines & References

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Safety Documents

Department Safety Policy - 2015 revision

In-house Rules & Regulations



NUS Safety Guidelines and Resources:

NUS Office of Safety, Health and Environment (OSHE) (Intranet)

Staff Portal for Safety, Security & Sustainability (Intranet)

Accident/ Incident Reporting System (AIRS) (NUS-OSHE)

YLL School of Medicine Safety Manual

OSHE Online Safety Courses at Integrated Virtual Learning Environment (IVLE) (NUS Safety Training website)

SOP link on how to access OSHE's Online Safety Training Courses (NUS intranet)


NUS Departmental Websites for reference:

Department of Medicine, YLL School of Medicine

Department of Paediatrics, YLL School of Medicine

Department of Pharmacology, YLL School of Medicine

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science

Department of Biological Science, Faculty of Science

Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health



Register of Safety & Health Regulations Applicable to Laboratories

Regulatory Body
Licences/Permits required
Workplace Safety & Health Act Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Autoclaves and pressure vessels are inspected regularly and certified by a MOM inspector
Petroleum And Flammable Materials (PFM) Regulations Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) Inventory declaration of PFM to OSHE
Chemical Weapons Convention
Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Act Storage, Use and Disposal
Singapore National Authority for the Chemical Weapons Convention

NA(CWC) licence

Notify NUS OSHE on CWC quantities
Poisons Act HSA-CDA Poisons licence held by YLL SoM
Environmental Protection & Management Act National Environmental Agency (NEA) Hazardous substance permit, held by YLL SoM
Environmental Public Health Act National Environmental Agency (NEA) Only engage licenced waste collectors
Sewerage & Drainage Act Public Utilities Board (PUB) NUS staff and students not to dispose hazardous materials into the sewer
Misuse of Drug Regulation Health Sciences Authority (HSA) License to import and export controlled drugs
Radiation Protection Act NEA-CRPNS L3, L5 and R1 licence held by department
Biological Agents and Toxin Act (BATA) Ministry of Health (MOH)/ Biosafety Agent specific license issued by MOH to PIs
WHO guidelines for Biosafety Ministry of Health (MOH)/ Biosafety N/A
GMAC Guidelines Genetic Modification Advisory Committee (GMAC) GMAC notification/ approval required for conducting medium to high risk projects and for importation of GMOs or GMO-derived products
Guidelines, Arms and Explosives (Amendment) Act, Chap 13 Singapore Police Force (SPF) Licence is held by YLL SoM

For more information on Legislations and Regulations please visit NUS OSHE website here.