Occupational Health and Safety Policy
James Cook University Singapore (University) commits to the following principles and practices:
- Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management System comprises objectives, plans, procedures, processes and guidelines delivered via training, instruction and supervision designed to eliminate or minimise the risk of work related injury or illness. OH&S Policy will be documented, implemented, maintained and reviewed regularly to ensure that it remains relevant and appropriate to the University for continuous improvement.
- The Occupational Health and Safety Management Representative (OH&S-MR) with the knowledge and tools required to actively undertake positive steps towards demonstrating due diligence within their areas of influence and control.
- Details of its OH&S expectations will be included in the Business Plan and Job Description of OH&S-MR and Admin and Facilities Staff. Professional development training will be provided to OH&S-MR, Admin and Facilities Staff, EHS Committee Members and relevant parties.
- Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Committee structure comprising of staff representative from individual department of the University to facilitate the effective communication, consultation and co-ordination of health, safety and environment matters with the intent that they are aware of their individual OH&S obligations.
- Complying with OHSAS18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System with all relevant and Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSH) and other government agency legislative requirements and other relevant requirement to which the University subscribes that relate to its OH&S hazards.
- Appropriate resources to allow individuals to carry out health, safety and environment functions.
- Maintained facilities and environments in which individuals carry out James Cook University work, study or research.
- Comprehensive insurance coverage (Medical, Travel, International SOS) will provide additional support to staff in Occupational, Health and Safety. Work Life Balance Policy and flexible working arrangement can be provided to staff when needed.
- The University values the health, safety and security of our stakeholders and community. The University is committed to mitigate risks, including those posed by terrorism. We will work with stakeholders to embrace SGSecure movement and protect our workplace. The University has appointed Chief Operating Officer as our SGSecure Representative. The representative will lead the Environmental, Health and Safety Committee to identify potential risks.
- This policy will be available to all University stakeholders.