Science Safe+y Day 2017

Safe+y Day 2017 
Date: 26 September 2017
Venue: Lecture Theatre 27

Safe+y Week 2017 
Date: 25 to 29 September 2017


Science is the Goal, Safety is the Path

The highlights of Safety Day 2017 include safety competitions, safety and health talks, a carnival and exciting prizes to be won. Speakers from Counselling and Psychological Services, University Health Centre (UHC) will share on mental wellness and the Office of Safety, Health and Environment (OSHE) will share on safety audits and inspections.

 For the past seven years, Science Safety Day has served as a platform for staff and students to widen their knowledge on safety and health, share best practices and learn new commercially viable solutions to mitigate safety and health hazards in laboratories and offices.

The first 350 early birds will get an attractive door gift!

Programme

8.30am ~ 9.15am 
Registration

9.15am ~ 9.30am 
Welcome Address: Prof Lu Yixin, Vice Dean (Graduate Studies and Safety), Faculty of Science 
Inauguration: Prof Peter Ho, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Science

9.30am ~ 9.45am 
Opening talk: Prof Christina Chai Li Lin, Head of Pharmacy Department
Address: Saravanan s/o Gunaratnam, Deputy Director, Head of Safety and Health Management Division, OSHE

9.45am ~ 10.15am 
Prize Presentation

10.15am ~ 11.00am 
Carnival Opening

11.00am ~ 11.45am
Safety Talk: Excelling in Department Safety and Health Management Systems: A Strategic Overview
Danny Toh, Senior Associate Director, Safety and Health Division, OSHE

11.45am ~ 12.30am 
Health Talk: Coffee Beans and Potatoes - Short Sharing About Stress
Benjamin Tan Rui Ping, Counselling and Psychological Services, UHC

12.30pm ~ 12.45pm 
Lucky Draw

12.45pm ~ 4.00pm 
Carnival

Talks

Safety Talk:

Excelling in Department Safety and Health Management Systems:
A Strategic Overview

Mr Danny Toh
Senior Associate Director
Office of Safety, Health and Environment

 

PROFILE
Mr Danny Toh has more than 15 years of working experience in developing, implementing and maintaining safety and health management systems and driving corporate safety programmes in manufacturing and semiconductor industries. As a Group Leader in NUS’ Office of Safety, Health and Environment, he is responsible for overseeing the Governance and General Safety group and managing safety in general workplaces and engineering-based laboratories. His group is responsible for corporate programmes, such as laboratory design reviews, accident investigations and inspection and audit programmes. He received his Masters of Science (Safety, Health and Environmental Technology) and Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) from NUS.


SYNOPSIS
In NUS, departments and research institutes / research centres are encouraged to establish, implement and maintain a safety and health management system (SHMS) to ensure that workplace safety and health risks are managed in a systematic and effective manner. The SHMS Department focuses on continually improving department-level safety and health performance. An effective SHMS can bring the following benefits to the department: creates a safe and healthy work environment; reduces injuries and injury-related costs associated with accidents and incidents; improves compliance with safety and health regulatory requirements; strengthens the safety and health culture in the department; and enhances the department's reputation and image. The talk will give an overview of the NUS SHMS and highlight best practices of departments that have effectively implemented SHMS. It will also provide insights of recent stakeholder discussions on strategic improvements to the SHMS standard and the NUS Safety and Health Award Scheme.

Health Talk:

Coffee Beans and Potatoes-
A Short Sharing on Mental Stress

Mr Tan Rui Ping, Benjamin
Counselling Psychologist
Counselling and Psychological Services, University Health Centre

 

PROFILE
Dr Benjamin Tan completed his education in Singapore, Australia and the United States and currently practices as a Counselling Psychologist at NUS’ Counselling and Psychological Services. In his spare time, he cycles, does volunteer work and ponders the mysteries of the universe, like how the floor he mopped the day before is dusty again.


SYNOPSIS
Workplace stress is caused by many factors. This could lead to mental illnesses and breakdowns in an individual. To work productively and to contribute to the community, it is important to manage mental stress. Dr Tan will share on the types and effects of stress and coping strategies for better mental health and a healthy lifestyle.

Workshops

Safety Lead Updates

Date : 26 September 2017
Time : 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm
Venue : Lecture Theatre 27
Note : Attendance is compulsory for all Safety leads

Synopsis:
The Safety Lead update is conducted every year for safety leads to keep themselves and the laboratories abreast on the latest regulations and safety procedures in NUS. This year’s updates will cover recent changes to the safety requirements by regulators and OSHE, inspections and audit findings and the lessons learnt. 

 

Register through your Departments’ Safety and Health Coordinators.

Physics – Teo Hoon Hwee, phyteohh@nus.edu.sg
Chemistry – Junaidi Bin Aminuddin, chmja@nus.edu.sg
Pharmacy – Winnie Wong, phaww@nus.edu.sg
Biological Sciences – Yan Tie, dbsyant@nus.edu.sg
Mathematics and Statistics – Belinda Beh, scibhm@nus.edu.sg
Dean’s Office – Belinda Beh, scibhm@nus.edu.sg

Business Continuity Plan cum Table-top Exercise Overview

Date : 26 September 2017
Time : 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Venue : Lecture Theatre 27

Synopsis:
During crises and emergencies, one may not be able to enter or operate research laboratories due to lack of utilities (power, water etc.) or collapse of structure etc. This disrupts research activities and affects students’ studies. Business continuity plans (BCP) aim to identify critical operations, down time and actions required in case of emergencies. The BCP cum tabletop exercise (TTX) will provide academic supervisors and their laboratory members, who are new to BCP and TTX, an introduction to BCP and TTX. It will cover the concept, objectives and measures to be taken in drafting BCP and conducting TTX.

 

Register through your Departments’ Safety and Health Coordinators.

Physics – Teo Hoon Hwee, phyteohh@nus.edu.sg
Chemistry – Junaidi Bin Aminuddin, chmja@nus.edu.sg
Pharmacy – Winnie Wong, phaww@nus.edu.sg
Biological Sciences – Yan Tie, dbsyant@nus.edu.sg
Mathematics and Statistics – Belinda Beh, scibhm@nus.edu.sg
Dean’s Office – Belinda Beh, scibhm@nus.edu.sg

Science Safety Week 2017 Training and Talks

The Faculty of Science Safety and Infrastructure Unit together with the Departments’ Safety Committees will organise safety training and talks for staff and students from 25 to 29 September. A few of these sessions are open to other departments

 



25 September
9.00am to 12 noon
By Pharmacy – S4 Level 3 and Level 5
Activities: Chemical and Biological Spill Drills
Target Audience: Department staff and students only

26 September
2.30pm to 3.30pm
By Faculty of Science Safety and Infrastructure Unit – Lecture Theatre 27
Activities: Science Safety Leads Update
Target Audience: Compulsory for all Faculty Safety Leads, Laboratory Technologists and Scientific Officers

26 September
4.00pm to 5.00pm
By Faculty of Science Safety and Infrastructure Unit – Lecture Theatre 27
Activities: Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and Table Top Exercise (TTX) Overview
Target Audience: Academic supervisors and laboratory personnel who are new to BCP and TTX

27 September
9.00am to 12 noon
By Biological Sciences – S1A-02-17
Activities: Chemical and Biological Spill Trainings
Target Audience: Department staff and students only

28 September
2.00pm to 4.00pm
By Chemistry – Lecture Theatre 25
Activities: Safety Dialogue
Target Audience: Department staff and students only

29 September
11.00 am to 12 noon
By Physics – Physics Conference Room
Activities: Chemical Spill Training
Target Audience: For department’s staff and students only

29 September
2.30 pm to 3.30pm
By Physics – Physics Conference Room
Activities: Biological Spill Training
Target Audience: For department’s staff and students only

Competitions

  

BooBoo & RaRas 

Eligibility: All Faculty staff and students (Groups or individuals; maximum three members per group) 
Description: Comic Strip/Photo caption on unsafe acts and good practices

  FORM

The objective is to encourage free and fun expressions on Safety and Health issues, which can be a “BooBoo” (i.e. poor safety or unsafe act, habit, behaviour, observation etc) or a “RaRa” (i.e. good safety ideas, act, habit, behaviour, observation etc)

The competition ends on 8 September 2017 at 12 noon. Attractive prizes will be awarded to the top winners. All participants are eligible for a lucky draw during Science Safety Day 2017 on 26 September 2017.

• This competition is open to all Faculty of Science staff and students. Each team is allowed up to three (3) members.

• Entries will be judged by the Faculty Safety Committee Team based on relevance to Safety and Health (any topic) and creativity.

• Each submission can use either of the two (2) formats:

• Comic strip within 10 boxes
• Photo with captions within 10 photos

• For comic strip within 10 boxes and photo with captions within 10 photos:

• Entries must be saved in JPEG, PSD or PDF format in high resolution and submitted in a DVD-ROM or CD-ROM
• Size of the comic strip or photos with captions should be within A4 (210mm x 297mm) or A3 (297mm x 420mm). The resolution should be a minimum of 600dpi

Science Safety Slogan Competition 

Eligibility: All Faculty staff and students (Individual submissions)  
Description: Slogan for Safety Day 2018 based on Science and Safety Culture  

  SUBMISSION

Bring out your creativity in a way that relates to the Science and Safety Culture! All entries must not exceed more than 10 words and must be related to the Science and Safety Culture. Winning entries will be awarded based on criteria such as relevance and creativity. Each person can submit a maximum of three (3) slogans. All entries will be judged by the Faculty Safety Committee. The BEST slogan will be selected as the Faculty's Safety Slogan for Science Safety Day 2018!
The competition ends on 8 September 2017 at 12 noon.

Science Safety Logo Competition 

Eligibility: All Faculty staff and students (Groups or individuals; maximum two members per group)
Description: Logo design for FoS Safety Community  

  FORM

The objective is to create a logo for the Faculty of Science Safety community,
The competition ends on 8 September 2017 at 12 noon. Attractive prizes will be awarded to the top winners. All participants are eligible for a lucky draw during Science Safety Day 2017 on 26 September 2017.

• This competition is open to all Faculty of Science staff and students. Each team is allowed up to two (2) members.

• Entries will be judged by the Faculty Safety Committee Team based on their relevance to Science and Safety without any numerical indication.

• Each submission should be in the following format:

• Logo should be in the shape of a circle/oval or eclipse
• Entries must be saved in JPEG, PSD or PDF format in high resolution and submitted in a DVD-ROM or CD-ROM or thumb drive. Size of the image/logo should be within 150mm x 150mm. The resolution should be a minimum of 600dpi

Excellent Safety Lead Award 

Eligibility: Open for nomination by Principal Investigators and departments
Description: This award recognises the hard work and contributions of the laboratory Safety Leads for the second year running  

 


Submission

If you wish to nominate your Faculty of Science safety lead, please find out more from your department safety coordinators

• Physics – Teo Hoon Hwee, phyteohh@nus.edu.sg

• Chemistry – Junaidi Bin Aminuddin, chmja@nus.edu.sg

• Pharmacy – Winnie Wong, phaww@nus.edu.sg

• Biological Sciences – Yan Tie, dbsyant@nus.edu.sg

• Mathematics and Statistics – Belinda Beh, scibhm@nus.edu.sg

• Dean’s Office – Belinda Beh, scibhm@nus.edu.sg

Safety Numbers Quiz

Eligibility: All Faculty staff and students who have registered for Science Safety Day 2017 
Description: Know the relevant Safety Numbers for a chance to win at the Lucky Draw during Safety Day

Bring out your creativity in a way that relates to the Science and Safety Culture! All entries must not exceed more than 10 words and must be related to the Science and Safety Culture. Winning entries will be awarded based on criteria such as relevance and creativity. Each person can submit a maximum of three (3) slogans. All entries will be judged by the Faculty Safety Committee. The BEST slogan will be selected as the Faculty's Safety Slogan for Science Safety Day 2018!
The competition ends on 8 September 2017 at 12 noon.

  SUBMISSION

Building a Safety and Health Culture Exciting Science is our Vision and Good Safety our Mission Join us in a toast to Safety in Science~! We have prepared a series of programmes which includes Health Talk from HPB, Competition Prize presentations, lucky draw, Games and tea reception~! Not forgetting the yearly carnival which features different companies selling Safety and Health Products~!


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