Ventilation in corrosives cupboard: Are there any regulations regarding ventilation in corrosives and flammables cupboards—we are getting a new building and the architects are asking me for the regulations.
Human skeletons: We have been offered a human skeleton that has, up until now, been used for medical purposes. Are there any laws or special responsibilities we would have to comply with if we accepted this donation? Is it legal for us to have a human skeleton? I have read through the "Transplantation and Anatomy Act 1978" (ACT), but this was not helpful.
We are considering using a wildlife camera that senses movement and then records a few minutes of video footage. It would be placed in a treed area on the school grounds overnight. Our aim is to capture footage of nocturnal animals for our ecology topics. Are there any regulations or restrictions that we should be aware of?
Science drug lab equipment: Apparently school laboratories need a list, by item and quantity, of anything that could be targeted by a 'drug lab' break in. Where can I find a list of items that I may have in the school, that could be targeted? Or any other information.
Licence to purchase chemicals: Hi - I've had a few Year 11 students (Occ Health & Safety topic) ask about licences for chemicals held in schools, specifically the Science Dept. I had a vague notion the WA Catholic Education Office or WA Education Department owned an umbrella type licence for schools, however I wasn't sure. I know we need specific licences or special requests for certain chemicals but am not sure for general chemicals. Can you clear this question for me and the students?
This downloadable resource is a summary of the requirements for labelling chemicals in schools across Australia.
The document takes into account the new requirements under the harmonised Work Health and Safety legislation, where this has been enacted. Aspects of the new legislation as they specifically relate to labelling requirements in schools are described, with links to the relevant legislation and codes of practice.
This online resource deals with health and safety in the workplace.
The resource provides general information on best practice workplace health and safety legislation in Australia and provides links to state and territory regulators.