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1
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Workplace health and safety…

A

Physical, physiological and psychosocial conditions of an organisation’s workforce related to aspects of work and the work context

2
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Why establishes a safe workplace ?

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  1. Ethical
  2. Socially responsible
  3. Cost effective
3
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Duty of care…

A

Employers make sure the workplace environment and the people that is related or in contact in that business

and

employees (comply with reasonable instructions, cooperate WHS policy, such as PPE)

4
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The regulator is…

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Regulator is governments agency that force workplace health and safety law

5
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Reasonably practicable in workplace hazards…

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The standard that must be met is as far as reasonably practicable. In hazards such as the likelihood of getting injury, the cost to minimizing risk, and the degree of damage that could be occurred

6
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What is job of regulator?

A

Collect information

Advises government and public

Uses inspectors to investigate accidents and workplaces

7
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What are the benefits of workplace consultation?

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Provide opportunity to find better solution to issues

Could be formal (using elected HSRs- health and safety representatives)

Could be informal (meeting and discussion)

Build commitment and morale

8
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Workplace consultation requires…

A

Relevant information is shared among the employees

Employees view have to be taken into account by the employer

If workers are represented by HSR, consultation should include that person

9
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What is the function of HSR?

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Represent the work group

Investigate complaints from group members

Receive information concerning health and safety

10
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What is cease work order?

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Cease work order is when the HSR directed the employee to stop working if there is risk or hazard in the workplace

11
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What is PIN’s?

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PIN is provisional improvement notice
HSR will issue PIN if there act that is contravened

PIN is issued in writing and displayed in a prominent position in the workplace

12
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What are conflicts over WHS?

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  1. Profit is more important than safety
  2. Difference opinion over risks
  3. Worker’s right to stop work
13
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What is the objective of health and safety committee?

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Promote cooperation and develop workplace standards, rules and procedures

14
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What is hazard?

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Hazard is something that caused injury to a person or property.

15
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Risk management are?

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  1. Establish the context
  2. Identify hazards
  3. Assess the risk- the likelihood and consequences which are priorities
  4. Control the risks - eliminate or minimize
  5. Action that is required
  6. Monitor and review
16
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What caused hazards?

A
Physical factors
Ergonomic
Biological
Mechanical and electrical
Chemical
17
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Controlling the risk; hierarchy of control?

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  1. Elimination of hazards
  2. Substitution - safer alternatives
  3. Isolation - barrier
  4. Engineering controls - guards and ventilation
  5. Administrative control - training, rotating jobs
  6. Use PPE - personal protective equipment