OHS -  Estates & Infrastructure - Occupational Health and Safety



Welcome To OHS

WHAT IS OHS

What is the meaning of "OHS" ?

OHS is the acronym for Occupational Health and Safety and relates to health,safety and welfare issues in the workplace.

What are the aims of OHS ?

Occupational Health and Safety includes the laws,standards and programs that aim to making the workplace and work activities safer and protects the health and well being of employees,employers,clients and the public using that workplace.

OHS IS A LEGAL REQUIREMENT

OHS is a legal Requirement in many countries.What countries served by the University of the South Pacific have existing national OHS legislation?

  1. Fiji - known as the Fiji Health and Safety At Work Act 1996 ( HASAWA 1996)
  2. Samoa - Known as the Occupational Safety and Health Act 2002
  3. Vanuatu - Knows as Health and Safety at Work Act 2006
  4. Solomon Islands - Known as Safety at Work Act 1982 ( SAWA 1982 )

What countries served by the University of the South Pacific are in the process of establishing their national OHS legislation?

  1. Kiribati
  2. Marshall Islands
  3. Tuvalu
  4. Cook Islands
  5. Tonga

University OHS Policy

The University of the South Pacific has established its OHS Policy since 1999

It is reviewed regularly , and is endorsed by the University Vice Chancellor and President with the latest being in 2018.

2018 USP OHS Policy .

University OHS Unit

The university OHS team is part of the Estates and Infrastructure Section based at the Laucala Campus

Its Staff include

OHS Manager

OHS Officer      

EHS Officer

Safety Assistant

Functions of the USP OHS Unit

The following services are provided to all workplaces within the university by the team

Office Location

Our office is located at the Estate and Infrastructure headquarters at Middle Campus Laucala , Suva , Fiji Islands.

 Contacts

Land Line Phone Contacts  (679 )323 1920 / ( 679 ) 323 1921

Team Mobile Phone Contacts      

( 679 ) 9219538 / (679 )  9575993

( 679 ) 9227892 / ( 679 ) 8669765

Generic Email address : ohs@usp.ac.fj

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