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1.job safety skills

  1. 1. Principles of Information Technology Job Safety Skills Copyright © Texas Education Agency, 2012
  2. 2. Your Work Experience!  How many of you have ever had a job?  Where did you work?  What did you do?  Did you have safety guidelines to follow?  Have you ever felt uncomfortable performing a task at work? Principles of IT: Job Safety SkillsCopyright © Texas Education Agency, 2012
  3. 3. Does a safe workplace exist?  Safety is the CONTROL of accidental loss.  A true safe work place DOES NOT exist.  Regardless of the job, hazards are going to take place!  HAZARD  An activity, event or condition that could create an incident that causes damage, injury or illness.  CAN YOU THINK OF ANY HAZARDS? Principles of IT: Job Safety SkillsCopyright © Texas Education Agency, 2012
  4. 4. Hazards  Most people think of hazardous jobs as those that involve construction or heavy lifting, but this is FALSE.  Hazardous Jobs  Office Jobs  Teachers  Engineers  Preachers  Healthcare Principles of IT: Job Safety SkillsCopyright © Texas Education Agency, 2012
  5. 5. Facts about Hazards  HAZARDS can not be removed, only CONTROLLED.  Hazard Control  Reducing risk on injury, damage or loss  ALL jobs have some form of Hazard.  WHAT ARE THE HAZARDS ON YOUR JOB? Principles of IT: Job Safety SkillsCopyright © Texas Education Agency, 2012
  6. 6. Types of Hazards  Physical  Noisy Equipment  Vibrating Equipment  Falling Objects  Chemical  Strong products  Oil based paint  Biological  Insect Stings  Mold  Ergonomic  Poor lighting  Inappropriate job or workstation design  Repetitive strain  Psychological  Workplace-induced stressors  Discrimination  Excessive work hours  Relationships Principles of IT: Job Safety SkillsCopyright © Texas Education Agency, 2012
  7. 7. Incidents & Accidents INCIDENTS  Events that could have, but did not, cause an injury  Near Misses ACCIDENTS  Incidents that have caused one or more of the following:  Injuries to Workers  Property damage  Environmental damage  Loss of profits  Loss of productivity Principles of IT: Job Safety Skills Hazards can eventually lead to: Copyright © Texas Education Agency, 2012
  8. 8. So how do you Promote Safety?  Ergonomics  The study of the fit between people and their jobs Principles of IT: Job Safety SkillsCopyright © Texas Education Agency, 2012
  9. 9. Goals of Ergonomics  Increase the well-being of workers  Increase the productivity of workers  Improve the health of workers Principles of IT: Job Safety SkillsCopyright © Texas Education Agency, 2012
  10. 10. Ergonomics  Workers who feel well work better!  Workers well-being can be improved by  Having a healthy and safe workplace  Reducing worker stress  Increasing job safety  Reducing repetitive strain injuries  Studies how:  People work with people  People work with equipment Principles of IT: Job Safety SkillsCopyright © Texas Education Agency, 2012
  11. 11. Ergonomic Hazard  Any hazard that can cause injury or harm to a body part or system  Repetitive Strain Injuries  Injuries caused by doing the same task over and over again each and every day Principles of IT: Job Safety SkillsCopyright © Texas Education Agency, 2012
  12. 12. Ergonomic Fit Checklist  What task(s) needs to be done?  What tools and equipment are needed?  Is a lot of physical work needed?  Is a lot of mental work needed?  Is paying attention important to the work?  Is the workplace adjustable?  Something that can be made to fit or be used in many different ways by many different people Principles of IT: Job Safety SkillsCopyright © Texas Education Agency, 2012
  13. 13. Preventing Accidents  Read signs and know the meanings of signs.  Obey Rules set forth by your company.  DO NOT do anything that will put you in a situation where you feel unsafe.  Always use protective equipment.  Always notify a supervisor of a hazardous situation. Principles of IT: Job Safety SkillsCopyright © Texas Education Agency, 2012
  14. 14. Common Injuries  Back strains  Slipping on slippery floor  Strained eyesight  Tripping over a ladder Can you think of any other common Injuries? Principles of IT: Job Safety SkillsCopyright © Texas Education Agency, 2012
  15. 15. Controlling Hazards Principles of IT: Job Safety Skills Remove Potential HazardsObey Work Policies and Procedures Wear Protective Equipment Copyright © Texas Education Agency, 2012
  16. 16. Scenarios  We will now evaluate a few scenarios and determine what Type of Hazard it is, the potential workplace, and how it could have been avoided!!!!  AND REMEMBER… Principles of IT: Job Safety SkillsCopyright © Texas Education Agency, 2012
  17. 17. Principles of IT: Job Safety SkillsCopyright © Texas Education Agency, 2012

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