Like all workplaces, libraries have a range of hazards that pose varying levels of risk. These guidelines aim to highlight some of the more common library hazards and some general principles to help in their control.
Occupational Health & Safety in the Library Your guide to The Safe Plan System
This presentation summarises information about:
Common library hazards
Workplace health and safety regulation
Identifying and managing risks
Library workers may be exposed to many unsafe situations at work.
Common workplace injuries include:
Neck and upper arm injuries
Slips, trips and falls
Stress related disorders
Queensland Workplace Health & Safety Legislation
Correct use of equipment, tools, furniture, PPE, etc.
Hazard identification methods
Risk control methods
Efficient movements and postures
As part of the induction training, you should be advised of emergency exits, first aid facilities and any trained first aid officers, location of fire extinguishers and emergency contact phone numbers.