Medical Research: Bench to Bedside Department of Medicine (RMH)

Environmental Health and Safety

Welcome to the Department of Medicine (RMH/WH) Safety Homepage

The Department of Medicine is committed to providing a safe working environment for the students, members of staff, and contractors who work within the Department. The Department is also aware of the responsibilities it has to protect the environment.

The following information is available for department staff and students in the Safety DOM folder, on the Department’s server:

Department EH&S Manual - departmental staff and students can access this at: S:\Safety DOM\Department EH&S Manual

Department EH&S Committee Minutes - departmental staff and students can access this at: S:\Safety DOM\ Dept Safety Meeting - Minutes

Risk Registers - there are updated risk registers for department research groups available at: S:\Safety DOM

You should also refer to the Safety DOM folder for information on:

EH&S Resource Links

National Audit Tool

As a self-insurer for workers compensation, the University of Melbourne is required by the Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA) to have in place a safety management system to at least the National Audit Tool.   The university chose the National Audit Tool to ensure it would provide safe systems of work to reduce risk, to measure its occupational health and safety performance, and to implement a cycle of continuous improvement. This has been achieved by having good safe work procedures, by providing appropriate induction and training for staff and students, and by regularly inspecting the workplace for hazards.

The Department of Medicine at both the Royal Melbourne and Western Hospitals, as part of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, has undergone regular annual internal audits to ensure compliance with the audit criteria.


The University of Melbourne is committed to the care of the environment through the implementation of an Environment Management System.  The Environment Management System is integrated into the University's Safety Management System, and annual audits are held concurrently with the NAT audit.

The Department is committed to supporting the University’s Achieving a Sustainable Campus program for the management of substances hazardous to the environment, waste reduction and recycling, reducing the amount of water and energy used, and where possible purchasing environment-friendly products.

Safety is of utmost importance at the Department of Medicine (RMH/WH)

For further information: Ms Marinella Serafim, EHS Officer or Jenny Davis


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