Flashcards in Participate in Safe Work Practices Deck (79)
Distinguish between health, safety and security
- Health- being free from illness or injury
- Safety- being protected from danger, risk or injury
- Security- being free from danger or threat
What are the four implications of the cost of workplace injury?
What are the human consequences of workplace injury?
Permanent effects on the quality of life of the worker, which can also cause a strain on family, friends and co-workers
What are the organisational consequences of workplace injury?
Costs the company;
- Time through sourcing other employees
- Money through paying medical bills and additional wages
- Repairing potential damages to worksite
What are the social consequences of workplace injury?
Has to be supported by the community through treatment
What are the economic consequences of workplace injury?
Changes in lifestyle results in decreased income, family having to take time off to care for injured
What does WHS stand for?
Work health and Safety
What is a PCBU?
Who's responsibility is WHS?
What two words are central to WHS?
Participation and consultation
What does participation and consultation enable for employees and employers?
- Allows employees to understand their rights and responsibilities in regards to WHS
- Allows employer ability to ensure WHS is enforced by employees
Name the five key bodies involved with WHS
- WorkCover NSW
- Safe Work Australia
- Local Governments
- Professional associations
What is the role of Work Cover?
Oversee compensation insurance, benefits and return to work strategies for injured workers
What is the role of Safe Work Australia?
Improve WHS and workers’ compensation agreements across Australia
What is the role of Local Governments?
Provides information about WHS relating to council regulations
What is the role of Unions?
Represent workers in different industries
What is the role of Professional associations?
Provide information for employers on WHS issues
Name the four internal sources of WHS information
- Workplace or organisational policies
- Emergency plans
- Training documents
- Operations manuals
Name the four external sources of WHS information
- WorkCover NSW
- Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC)
- Regulations and Codes of Practice
Who is encouraged to address WHS issues?
All workers, within their level of authority and scope of responsibility
How can one report WHS issues?
Informal or formal, written or verbal
A bill passed through parliament to become a law
A government law detailing the precise behaviour or practices needed to comply with the Act
Define code of practice
Written details on how to meet minimum standards within an industry or enterprise
Define industry/ workplace standard
Ensure hygiene standards are met and rules are
What act governs WHS?
Work Health and Safety Act 2011
List the main objective of this act
- Protecting workers and other persons against harm to their health, safety and welfare through the elimination or minimisation of risks
What is a code of practice?
A practical guide to help businesses achieve the standards of WHS
Who does a code of practice apply to?
Applies to anyone who has a duty of care in the workplace