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  • 1. Participate in WHS processes
  • 2. • Section 1 Weeks 2 – 7 Plan and conduct work safely
  • 3. Recap Week 4 August 8th 2013 t is ha W ha a - d? zar What is a risk?
  • 4. What is a hazard? The Work Health and Safety Regulation of 2011 defines a hazard as 'anything (including work practices and procedures) that has the potential to harm the health or safety of a person'. Training package Pp 25 - 35
  • 5. 5 Broad areas of hazards These include: • Physical e.g noise, radiation, light, vibration • Chemical e.g. poisons, dust • Biological e.g. viruses, plants, parasites • Mechanical/electrical e.g slips, trips and falls, tools, electrical equipment • Psychological e.g. fatigue, violence, bullying.
  • 6. Hazards arise from.... • The work environment • The use of machinery and substances • Poor work design • Inappropriate systems and procedures
  • 7. What is a risk? In relation to any hazard, means the probability and consequence of injury, illness or damage resulting from exposure to a hazard.
  • 8. Before commencing any new task it is very important to make an assessment of the task, the available equipment and the available personnel and to ensure that a plan of action is implemented that is safe and effective. Planning an activity before carrying it through is part of 'best practice' in any industry.
  • 9. Material safety data sheets (MSDS) • Material Safety Data Sheets are a way of conveying health and safety information to users of chemicals in the workplace. Under the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011, manufacturers and importers have an obligation to prepare MSDS for chemicals as hazardous substances or dangerous goods and must pass this information on to persons using those chemicals at work. • For those chemicals used in your place of work the appropriate MSDS must be readily available
  • 10. Week 5 - August 15th 2013 What to do about hazards Hazard identification and management Risk assessment and management
  • 11. WHAT TO DO ABOUT HAZARDS Depending on your role in an organisation and your training, there may be varying expectations from your employer or management with regard to your level and within your scope of practice.
  • 12. For example, it is always necessary to place a 'wet floor' sign out when a floor is being mopped or something has been spilled. That is, we identify that a wet floor may cause someone to slip and fall. We make an assessment and control the potential for an accident by warning people of the problem.
  • 13. Regardless of what role you play in your workplace, it is still your responsibility to - – Identify – Assess and – Control workplace safety hazards.
  • 14. HAZARD IDENTIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT It is important for workers to be aware of hazards. The work health and safety committee (or co-worker who is the centre representative) may recommend hazard specific training.
  • 15. WHAT TO DO ABOUT HAZARDS Hazard management plans can be developed after hazards have been identified e.g. a physical management plan. Hazard identification, risk assessment, and elimination (so far as is reasonable practice) - or control, offer the best opportunity for reducing workplace injury or illness.
  • 16. WHAT TO DO ABOUT HAZARDS ACTIVITY 1 • Using your iPads, find this site and look specifically for hazard management plans CHECK LOCATION www.workcover.nsw.gov.au
  • 17. WHAT TO DO ABOUT HAZARDS ACTIVITY 2 • Complete handout Activity 1.9 from training package.
  • 18. RISK ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT In any organisation there is a protocol to be followed when a worker wishes to raise a WHS issue. Initially the immediate supervisor needs to be approached. Depending on the issue, the supervisor may * Request that the query is put in writing * That the staff member writes it on a hazard/incident form. -
  • 19. Once the issue has been raised, the following steps apply 1) Once advised, the PCBU (director) will direct it to the Work Health and Safety representative/committee member. 2) A consultation will be held to manage the issue. 3) The worker may be asked to write about the hazard on a form e.g hazard/incident
  • 20. RISK ASSESSMENT • Is necessary to prevent accidents and to maintain workplace safety. • Assessing for risks is not something that we do automatically – we need to make a conscious effort to assess for risks. • There may be a checklist that we need to complete to ensure safety for all (e.g Week 3 outdoor).
  • 21. ANOTHER CHECKLIST: When changing a nappy – ensure that... • The table is set up to ensure minimal • • • lifting and twisting (stairs that pull out of the cupboard and lead to the change table – for heavier toddlers); There is adequate PPE and supplies for the change; The infant understands what we are going to do before we pick them up; There are no obstacles in our way.
  • 22. HAZARD and RISK ASSESSMENT • What would you identify as a hazard in this video? ECA NQS PLP Connecting with practice – the busy babies room • What would be the risk?
  • 23. IN CONCLUSION • All workers are required under the new legislation to report any hazard (anything with the potential to cause harm) by using the policy and procedural guidelines of that organisation . • There will be a particular form to be completed which is then passed on to management • This form is then retained and acted upon as a record of risk management processes within that area.
  • 24. If the worker feels that hazards are not dealt with appropriately and adequately through available channels in the workplace, the matter can be reported to WorkCover NSW for further investigation.

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