Occupational Health and Safety

OHS Consultation

The Fiji Health and Safety at Work Act 1996 part 3 states that i.e. a legal requirement that every employer of a workplace in Fiji employing more than 20 employees must have a OHS Committee made of worker elected representatives and management nominated representatives.

USP OHS Policies & Procedures Click Here to See

USP staff will be guided by the USP OHS Responsibilities Guidelines in their contribution towards workplace health and safety .

Workplace OHS Representatives & Committee

The  Faculty of Business and Economics is the university’s largest academic faculty .

FBE OHS Committee Reps 2020 at the Main Laucala Campus 

Deans Office

Marjorie Bola

Akshay Kumar

Kitione Saumudu

School of Accounting & Finance

Clayton Kuma

Joyce Lata

School of Economics

Sarojini Chand

Ronal Chand

Keshmeer Makun

School of Management & Public Administration

Tuma Greig

Shavneet Sharma

School of Tourism & Hospitality

Ella Bennion

Marica Kalou

Apisalome Mavono

School of Governance and Development Studies

Prashila Narayan

School of Land Management

Eroni Batikawai

Chethna Ben

OHS Committee Guidelines 

2018 OHS Workplace Certificate

  •  Resolving Health & Safety Issues In The Workplace  

In the first instance all health and safety issues must be addressed within the workplace of concern. It is the right of any worker or concerned person within a workplace to immediately raise issues of health and safety concern to the most senior supervisor in charge of the workplace.

Any FBE staff or student is required to actively raise any health and safety issue or hazard that affects them with their local health and safety representatives and employer representatives like supervisors and heads of departments.

They are to fill in the  and submit USP Hazard incident injury form to their local OHS and management representative, and a copy submitted to the USP OHS Unit

The most senior staff of the workplace has a duty of care to immediately assess the risk of the issue concerned and implement an immediate solution in the workplace to reduce this risk.

Fiji Health & Safety in the Workplace Legislations

KIRIBATI CAMPUS

Mauri and Welcome to the Kiribati Campus

This campus is located on the island of Tarawa few Km away from the Bairiki municipality.

 

The Workplace OHS Representative and Committee  

The USP OHS Policy states that the university as the employer will comply with national occupational health and safety legislation of regional campuses like Kiribati and consult with staff and student representatives on the development and promotion of an effective health and safety program

The Kiribati Campus has a OHS Committee made up of Staff responsible for their workplaces .Click here to view Kiribati Campus OHS Committee

Hazards

Hazards is the term to describe anything that has the potential to cause a person harm,injury or death.

Click Here to See ->Workplace hazards

What must you do if you encounter or witness any of these hazards in the workplace ?

You must Report it to any or all of the following persons

  • The Campus director
  • The Head of that workplace eg.librarian for library
  • The USP OHS Unit  ohs(at)usp.ac.fj

What Form is used to report these hazards ?

The USP hazard incident report form is to be used by the worker to officially document this and forward this report to his /her supervisor.

It is the responsibility of the supervisor / manager of that workplace to ensure that these workplace hazards or issues are rectified as soon as possible.

A copy of this report is to be sent by worker to the Kiribati campus OHS committee chairperson 

A copy of this report is to be sent to USP OHS Unit ohs(at)usp.ac.fj


ohs(at)usp.ac.fj

Nauru Campus

The Nauru USP campus is located at Yaren beside the Nauru Learning Village and just across from the Nauru Airport terminal and aircraft runway.

It is a 2 level newly built structure that opened operations in May 2018.

The Nauru Campus OHS Workplace Committee

Chairperson : Olympia Harris

Library: Teieta

ITS : Billy Lasifo

Admin : Marmina Keke / Jennifer Harris

Finance : Filipina Seymour

CCE : Felicity Cannon

The USP OHS Policy states that the university as the employer will comply with national occupational health and safety legislations of regional campuses like Nauru and consult with staff and student representatives on the development and promotion of an effective health and safety program

USP OHS Committee Guidelines

Resolving Health and Safety Issues in the Workplace

In the first instance all health and safety issues within Nauru Campus must be addressed within the workplace of concern.

USP Staff or students within a workplace under the guidance of the USP OHS Consultation Procedure may immediately raise issues of health and safety concern to the campus director who is the most senior staff in charge of the workplace.

USP Workplace Health and Safety Issue Resolution Flow Chart

The USP hazard incident report form is to be used by the worker to officially document this and forward this report to his /her supervisor.

It is the responsibility of the supervisor / manager of that workplace to ensure that these workplace hazards or issues are rectified as soon as possible.

A copy of this report is to be sent to USP OHS Unit ohs(at)usp.ac.fj


ohs(at)usp.ac.fj

EMALUS CAMPUS

The Emalus Campus is located at Port Vila on the island of Efate

The Workplace OHS Representative and Committee  

The USP OHS Policy states that the university as the employer will comply with national occupational health and safety legislations of regional campuses like Vanuatu and consult with staff and student representatives on the development and promotion of an effective health and safety program

USP OHS Committee Guidelines

The Emalus Campus OHS Committee is comprised of the following staff

Committee Chairperson : Associate Professor Pierre-Jean Bordahandy

Committee Secretary : 

Management Representatives

Workers Representatives

List of Members of this Committee shall be be placed on designated noticeboard for public viewing and on Emalus OHS webpage

Emalus OHS Committee Term of Reference

Meetings

The Committee shall meet at appointed time and venue on campus  at frequency of every 3months as a minimum

Minutes of Meetings

Minutes of meetings are to be placed on designated noticeboard on campus for public viewing and on Emalus OHS webpage

Inspections

The committee shall conduct inspections of the campus and report identified hazards to campus management for corrective actions

Reporting Hazards and Incidents

Any person may report hazard identified on campus , formally by filling in identified Hazard Report Form and submit to any of the OHS representatives above

The forms shall be notified to the Chairperson of the OHS committee who shall raise these concerns by consultation with section / staff responsible

The chairperson shall issue a Safety Improvement Notice to section / staff responsible and copy of this notice circulated to Campus Director and USP OHS.

All identified hazards shall be entered into the campus hazard risk register with Chairperson , Campus Director and USP OHS.

In the event these identified hazards are not corrected within the agreed time frame , the chairperson shall escalate this to Campus Director and USP OHS for further action.

Promote Health , Safety , Security and Environmental Initiatives for Campus

The committee shall make recommendations to campus management on health safety security and environmental initiatives for continual improvement of work and learning and residential conditions of staff and students.

This may include

  • Safety Brochures and awareness
  • Safe Work Procedures
  • Personal Protective Equipment, Safety Signage
  • Green Environmental Initiatives- Tree and Vegetation Replanting ,Solar , Water harvesting ,Waste Recycling
  • Security lighting
  • Building Fire Protection
  • Emergency Contact Notices and Evacuation Plans

Training

The committee members shall provide OHS awareness information to staff and students in their areas of responsibility as part of workplace or campus inductions

Technical training shall be provided to staff and students on the recommendation of the committee to campus management and USP OHS

Basic First Aid training for Building First Aider and Fire Safety /Evacuation training for building emergency wardens are provided to committee reps and staff and students by USP OHS.

Disaster Management

The committee shall assist the Emalus Campus Emergency Response Team to mitigate risk posed for student and staff during disaster events

Building First Aiders and Building Emergency Wardens play an important role in this example in having first aider capacity and kits  and conducting evacuation drills during fire and earthquake/tsunami.


ohs(at)usp.ac.fj

Solomon Island Campus

 The Solomon Island Main Campus is located beside the Lawson Tama Sports Stadium within Honiara on Guadalcanal Island.

The Workplace OHS Representative and Committee  

The USP OHS Policy states that the university as the employer will consult with staff and student representatives on the development and promotion of an effective health and safety program for their workplaces.

Solomon Island Honiara Campus OHS Committee 

Chairperson

  • Mr Arvindra Rishi Prasad

Secretary

  • Ms Christina Mekab

Management Reps

  • Ms.Leila Galo : Accountant
  • Mr Dean Foy  : Manager ICT

Workers Rep

  • Ms Tina Afegau-Tahiava ( Library )
  • Ms Joan Houtarau ( SAS )
  • Mr George Gui ( Bookroom )
  • Mr John Paikula ( Pacific TAFE )
  • Mr Darren Tion ( Facilities Officer )

Student Rep

  • Mr Alfred Saba

The Solomon Island Safety at Work Act 1996 provides the legal framework and provisions for occupational health and safety for workers and workplaces in the Solomon Islands.

This legislation states that it is a legal requirement that supervisors of the workplaces within the campus are responsible for maintaining and ensuring their areas of responsibility and staff operate safely and without risk to health of students and other workers.

USP OHS Committee Guidelines

Resolving Health and Safety Issues in the Workplace

In the first instance all health and safety issues within USP campuses and centers in the Solomon Islands must be addressed by the worker and the supervisor responsible for the workplace 

USP Staff or students within a workplace under the guidance of the USP OHS Consultation Procedure may immediately raise issues of health and safety concern to the most senior staff in charge of the workplace.

USP Workplace Health and Safety Issue Resolution Flow Chart

The USP hazard incident report form is to be used by the worker to officially document this and forward this report to his /her supervisor.

It is the responsibility of the supervisor / manager of that workplace to ensure that these workplace hazards or issues are rectified as soon as possible.

A copy of this report is to be sent by worker to

  • The Solomon Island Campus OHS committee chairperson
  • SI Campus Director
  • USP OHS Unit 

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ALAFUA CAMPUS

 The Alafua Campus currently occupies a  property located approximately 2km from central Apia on the island of Upolu.

The USP School of Agriculture as well as IRETA the institute for research,extension and training in agriculture is based in this campus.

 There is a USP center on the island of Sava’ii.

The Workplace OHS Representative and Committee  

The USP OHS Policy states that the university as the employer will consult with staff and student representatives on the development and promotion of an effective health and safety program for their workplaces.

The Alafua campus OHS committee is made of the following staff and student representatives who meet on regular basis.

OHS Committee Chairperson : Vacant

OHS Committee Secretary     : Senirua Sua

Management OHS Representatives

  • Dr Joeli Veitayaki – Campus Director
  • Eireini Mafi Afoa

Workers OHS Representatives

  • Rasela Seiuli
  • Mamea Sia Matalavea
  • Niseta Buatava
  • Shirley Devi
  • Betty Pinati
  • Dr Siaka Diara
  • Kosetatino Vaifale
  • Vaesavali Falaniko
  • Ma Laulu
  • Seulgee Samuelu
  • Paula Fuifui
  • Faaolataga Amosa
  • Noel Taitia
  • Paula Ioane
  • Eddie Tolovae

The Samoa Occupational Safety and Health Act was enacted by the legislative assembly of the Samoan Parliament on 28th March 2002.

The 2 senior supervisors of the respective workplaces within the Alafua campus are responsible along with their workers to ensure their areas of responsibility operate safely and without risk to health of students and fellow workers.

USP OHS Committee Guidelines

Resolving Health and Safety Issues in the Workplace

    

A large proportion of work done and taught at Alafua is agriculturally based , and this has a potential for many hazards that can be encountered by staff and students.

In the first instance all health and safety issues within USP campuses and centers in Alafua Campus must be addressed by the worker and the supervisor immediately responsible for the workplace 

USP Staff or students within a workplace under the guidance of the USP OHS Consultation Procedure may immediately raise issues of health and safety concern to the most senior staff in charge of the workplace.

USP Workplace Health and Safety Issue Resolution Flow Chart

The USP hazard incident report form is to be used by the worker to officially document this and forward this report to his /her supervisor.

It is the responsibility of the supervisor / manager of that workplace to ensure that these workplace hazards or issues are rectified as soon as possible.

A copy of this report is to be sent by worker to the Alafua campus OHS committee chairperson and the campus director Dr Ruby Va’a .

A copy of this report is to be sent to USP OHS Unit


ohs(at)usp.ac.fj

NUKUALOFA CAMPUS

The Nukualofa Main Campus currently occupies a  property located adjacent to the Taufa’ahau road approximately 10km from central Nukualofa on the island of Tongatapu.

The USP Institute of Education is based in this campus

 There are USP centers on Ha’apai and Va’vau

The Workplace OHS Representative and Committee  

The USP OHS Policy states that the university as the employer will consult with staff and student representatives on the development and promotion of an effective health and safety program for their workplaces.

The Nukualofa campus will be electing its first campus OHS committee soon.

The supervisors of the workplaces within the campus are responsible for maintaining and ensuring their areas of responsibility and staff operate safely and without risk to health of students and other workers.

Tonga does not have a national legislation on occupational health and safety.

So in this regard the USP campuses in Tonga regarding OHS matters will adhere to the USP OHS policy , procedures and guidelines

USP OHS Committee Guidelines

Resolving Health and Safety Issues in the Workplace

In the first instance all health and safety issues within USP campuses and centers in Tonga must be addressed by the worker and the supervisor responsible for the workplace 

USP Staff or students within a workplace under the guidance of the USP OHS Consultation Procedure may immediately raise issues of health and safety concern to the most senior staff in charge of the workplace.

USP Workplace Health and Safety Issue Resolution Flow Chart

The USP hazard incident report form is to be used by the worker to officially document this and forward this report to his /her supervisor.

It is the responsibility of the supervisor / manager of that workplace to ensure that these workplace hazards or issues are rectified as soon as possible.

A copy of this report is to be sent by worker to the Tonga campus OHS committee chairperson and the campus director Dr Ana Koloto .

A copy of this report is to be sent to USP OHS Unit ohs(at)usp.ac.fj


ohs(at)usp.ac.fj

OHS CONSULTATION

Talofa and Welcome to Tuvalu Campus !

The Tuvalu Campus is located within the capital Funafuti.

OHS consultation is an essential platform to raise , discuss and address health and safety issues on campus between staff , students and management.

This clearly stated within the USP OHS Policy.

The campus director is overall responsible for the health,safety and well being of the campus.

The campus OHS committee will meet regularly to discuss health , safety and well being issues affecting staff and students in this campus .

In 2015 the main projects for the Tuvalu OHS committee is to

  • Enhance the fire protection capacity of campus buildings
  • Enhance the campus emergency manual and ensuring all staff and students are aware of these procedures
  • Initiate availability of First Aid Kits and First Aid Training for Staff and Students
  • Implement regular inspections for hazards and clean up of campus area and spaces in the aim of making these areas safer
  • Promote healthy spaces and practices to staff and students to enhance their personal well being

Tuvalu OHS Committee

  • Chairperson – Elekana Manase
  • Management Rep – Dr. Rosiana Lagi
  • Staff Rep – Luka Salevao and Ioane Kennedy

See -> USP OHS Policy & Procedures

LAUTOKA CAMPUS

The Lautoka Campus is located in the city of Lautoka on the western part of the large Viti Levu Island in Fiji.

The campus currently occupies 4 levels of the Western House Building located at Vidilo Street within the central business district of Lautoka city.

The Workplace OHS Representative and Committee

The USP OHS Policy states that the university as the employer will consult with staff and student representatives on the development and promotion of an effective health and safety program for their workplaces.

Lautoka Campus OHS Committee 2020

Arunesh Chandra

Upendra Kumar

Teresa Ali

Arti Archana

Motufaga Wise

Siwaqami Devi

Shain Kumar

Nevote Natoga

Nilu Ram

The supervisor of the workplaces within the Lautoka campus is responsible for maintaining and ensuring that the campus facilities and staff operate safely and without risk to health & welfare of students and other workers.

Resolving Health and Safety Issues in the Workplace

In the first instance all health and safety issues within the Lautoka USP campuses must be addressed by the worker and the supervisor responsible for the workplace 

USP Staff or students within a workplace under the guidance of the USP OHS Consultation Procedure may immediately raise issues of health and safety concern to the most senior staff in charge of the workplace.

USP Workplace Health and Safety Issue Resolution Flow Chart

The USP hazard incident report form is to be used by the worker or student to officially document this and forward this report to his /her supervisor as well as to the USP OHS Unit.

It is the responsibility of the supervisor  of that workplace to ensure that these workplace hazards or issues are rectified as soon as possible.

ohs@usp.ac.fj


ohs(at)usp.ac.fj

LABASA CAMPUS

The Labasa Campus currently occupies several levels of the Charan Katonivere Building located adjacent to the main bus stand in Labasa

 

The Workplace OHS Representative and Committee  

The USP OHS Policy states that the university as the employer will consult with staff and student representatives on the development and promotion of an effective health and safety program for their workplaces.

Labasa Campus OHS Committee 2020

Ahemad Shah

IvaMere Chand

Yogeeta Devi

Loata Niumataiwalu

Varun Sharma

Sanje Sushil

Savusavu Center OHS Rep

Sairusi Lui

The supervisor of the workplaces within the campus are responsible for maintaining and ensuring their areas of responsibility and staff operate safely and without risk to health of students and other workers.

Resolving Health and Safety Issues in the Workplace

In the first instance all health and safety issues within the Labasa campus and center in Savusavu must be addressed by the worker and the supervisor responsible for the workplace 

USP Staff or students within a workplace under the guidance of the USP OHS Consultation Procedure may immediately raise issues of health and safety concern to the most senior staff in charge of the workplace.

USP Workplace Health and Safety Issue Resolution Flow Chart

The USP hazard incident report form is to be used by the worker to officially document this and forward this report to the most senior supervisor on campus and the USP OHS Unit.

It is the responsibility of the most senior supervisor of the campus to ensure that these workplace hazards or issues are rectified as soon as possible.
ohs(at)usp.ac.fj