Chemical safety

Chemicals and substances that have the potential to harm human health, property or the environment are regulated in the workplace.

For information about managing chemicals at Curtin please click visit the Hazardous Materials webpage.

Before conducting research or teaching activities at Curtin, you must identify the hazards inherent in your work, document your safety protocols in a written risk assessment, and seek any approvals you need from Curtin or Government regulatory bodies.  The Hazard Identification Tool for hazardous materials will help you identify the hazards that you may be working with.

Chemical Safety Committee

Curtin’s Chemical Committee provides advice to the University about the regulation of hazardous substances, dangerous goods and poisons used in research and teaching activities.

The committee consists of representatives from each faculty Health and Safety Committee, as well as advisors from Health & Safety and Research & Development.

Please contact the Executive Officer & Hazardous Substance Advisor with any inquiries for the Chemical Safety Committee.

Executive Officer

Hazardous Substance Advisor, Research & Development

Ms Amy Bowater
Phone: (08) 9266 1724
Email: a.bowater@curtin.edu.au