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Laboratory, Office & Workplace Safety

Please navigate links below to view safety information pertaining to the office environment.

Display Screens in Offices

To improve access to training in Display Screen Equipment (DSE), a new online training and risk assessment programme that can be completed by you at your workstation has been introduced. The e-learning software may be accessed by clicking DSE Training. Register your details to set up your individual profile and password. The training course takes about 15 minutes and is completed with an online DSE risk assessment.

VDU Assessment   Eye & Eyesight Testing Policy   Display Screen Equipment FAQ's

Manual Handling in Offices

Manual Handling FAQ's   Manual Handling Assessment Checklist

In relation to Laboratory Chemicals, please navigate the informational links below.

Please click the link for information on the new Globally Harmonised System (GHS) of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals.

Q: What is A Chemical Classification?

Q: What is A Safety Data Sheet?

Q: What is the meaning of the chemical Hazard Statements and Precautionary Statements?

Q: What is A Chemical Risk Assessment?

Please click the next link for a printable UL Chemical Agent Risk Assessment form to be used when carrying out a Chemical Risk Assessment. For detailed, Step by Step help with filling out each section of the form please review the Chemical Risk Assessment Guidelines document.

Q: What is the procedure for the Control of Special Case Hazardous Substances?

The HR Health & Safety Unit provides operational and legal advice to operators of licenced equipment and materials involving Ionising Radiation. We also liaise with the Office of Radiological Protection (ORP) on behalf of University Departments and research groups.

Departmental Radiological Protection Supervisors(DPRS's)

  • Wynette Redington - MSSI
  • Maria Quinn - Physics
  • Maria Munroe - CES
  • Nigel Coleman - MST
  • Phil Jakeman - PESS

Relevant Documents and Forms

As the earliest stages of pregnancy are the most critical ones for the developing child, all pregnant employees are strongly encouraged to notify their supervisor as early as possible so that a Pregnant Employee Assessment can be carried out.

The purpose of the risk assessment is to ensure that there is no H&S risk posed by working conditions to the mother or her unborn/nursing child.

For further information please click on the following link:

Pregnant Employees, FAQ's

Mother and Baby Room for Staff/Students

The University of Limerick provides facilities for staff and students to accommodate breastfeeding mothers. The Mother and Baby Room is located in the Main Building, Room E0-010a. The University is committed to providing mothers with appropriate working arrangements and the support necessary to enable mothers to balance breastfeeding and work.

For further information please review the links below:

Mother Baby Room Guidelines

HSE: Breastfeeding and Work, Guide for Parents and Employers