University Chemical Advisory Safety Committee

The University Chemical Advisory Safety Committee (UCASC) provides chemical management leadership to the University community and strategic advice to the Work Health Safety and Injury Management Committee and Research Integrity Committee regarding the development and effective administration of chemical management systems and processes.

UCASC is committed to supporting the overall governance of chemical management activities, providing expert advice to the University Chemical Safety Officer and overseeing the continuous improvement of chemicals management throughout the University. The Committee reports to the Executive Director: People, Talent and Culture.

All university use of hazardous chemicals and engineered nanomaterials meeting specified criteria must receive Chemical Hazards Approval from the Committee.

Membership

  • University Chemical Safety Officer (Chair)
  • One academic staff member and one professional staff member from Div. ITEE
  • One academic staff member and one professional staff member from Div. HSC
  • One academic staff member and one professional staff member from Div. EASS
  • One academic staff member and one professional staff member from Research and Innovation
  • Representative for Centre for Cancer Biology
  • Representative for Future Industries Institute
  • Representative for Sansom Institute
  • Representative for Facilities Management Unit
  • Representative for Safety and Wellbeing Team

Ex-Officio

Technical Officer, FII (Executive Officer)

The academic and professional staff members from each Division and Coordinating Portfolio are selected following a call for nominations from relevant Pro Vice Chancellors and Deputy Vice Chancellors.