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Particpate in whs processes wk 7

  1. 1. Participate in WHS processes
  2. 2. • Section 1 Weeks 2 – 7 Plan and conduct work safely
  3. 3. Recap Week 6 - August 22nd 2013 * Steps towards hazard management * Assessing risks and prioritising
  4. 4. Week 7 - August 29th 2013 Personal and professional workplace hazards Training package Pp 45 -50
  5. 5. Workplace harassmentWorkplace harassment
  6. 6. Workplace harassment is where a person is subjected to behaviour, other than sexual harassment that: 1. is repeated, unwelcome and unsolicited; 2. the person considers to be offensive, intimidating, humiliating or threatening; 3. a reasonable person would consider to be offensive humiliating, intimidating or threatening. Workplace harassment
  7. 7. 1. an employer/PCBU; 2. worker; 3. co-worker; 4. group of co-workers; 5. client or customer; 6. a member of the public. can be committed by: Workplace harassment can be committed by
  8. 8. can be committed by: Workplace harassment can be committed by Workplace harassment covers a wide range of behaviours ranging from subtle intimidation to more obvious aggressive tactics. It is important that employers/PCBU apply the risk management process to prevent or control exposure to the risk of workplace harassment.
  9. 9. What would a children's service have in place for it's employees to ensure workplace harassment is contained or dealt with?
  10. 10. ACTIVITY 1 Individual activity: Students are to investigate the term grievance/staff conflict within the following documents – use the term staffing as a guide 1) The National Education and Care Service Regulations 2011 2) The National Quality Standards 3) Work Cover Authority of NSW 4) Fair Work Australia/Ombudsman What did you find out? Discuss. N.B Grievance procedures will be investigated more fully in Week 12 – Work with Others
  11. 11. Stress
  12. 12. STRESS • In most instances workplace stress arises from general day to day workplace issues. • Stress usually has a slow and insidious onset. • It is difficult to manage and difficult to alleviate. • Stress is not a disease but a disturbance to your psychological health which often is shown in your attitude, mental function and physical health.
  13. 13. STRESS • Stress is harmful to both mind and body. • How a person reacts to stress can be dependant upon each individual and their support system. • If there are sufficient and effective counselling provisions or family and peer support, then stress is often managed better. • WHY?
  14. 14. STRESS • If there have been previous stressful events, stress has not been recognised early or there are multiple issues involved, then stressful events are not easy to manage. What causes one person great stress may not trouble another.
  15. 15. STRESS How can stress be lessened, or dealt with?
  16. 16. STRESS ACTIVITY 2 Think about a stressful situation that has happened at work or home. Using the worksheets provided – 1) Provide examples of a situation/situations where you have been stressed. 2) Then list what you have done to calm yourself/change the situation. 3) Finally, what strategies did you use to try and not become stressed again if the same situation occurred. Were you successful? Students to share
  17. 17. STRESS Most workplaces which principally deal with other human beings and their needs are high stress areas. STRESSSTRESS
  18. 18. STRESS What factors would create stress in a children's services workplace? STRESSSTRESS
  19. 19. STRESS • Extremely busy and turbulent work. • A high ratio of inexperienced staff. • Under qualified staff. • High turnover of staff. • Too many demands. • Extremely monotonous work. • Every workplace can have this from time to time – so stress can arise in any job at any time.
  20. 20. STRESS • COMMON STRESSES IN THE WORKPLACE • STAFF – puntuality, constant change, shortage of staff or unrealistic expectations. • CLIENTS – aggression, punctuality, rudeness, unrealistic demands. • CHILDREN – highly stressed, unsettled, sick or anti-social behaviour etc. • ENVIRONMENT – noisy, lack of space/equipment, equipment unsafe or uninspiring. • WORK CONDITIONS – poor pay, incorrect pay, over time shifts, assessments, lack of leave and breaks, lack of status, poor communication.
  21. 21. STRESSSTRESSSTRESS ACTIVITY 3 Students to complete Activity 1.13
  22. 22. BULLYING • Bullying at work is a problem that is only just beginning to be recognised as one of the main causes of workplace stress.
  23. 23. BULLYING A bully can be a • Manager; • Supervisor • Co-worker.
  24. 24. BULLYING • A bully is a person who uses strength or power to coerce others by fear. • Workplace bullying exists in various forms. • It involves behaviour that intimidates, degrades or humiliates a worker – sometimes in front of others. • Sometimes the behaviour is subtle and not easily observed by others...i.e. Put downs, aggression, poorly managed conflict, opinions or personality clashes.
  25. 25. SYMPTOMS OF STRESS • HAVING TROUBLE SLEEPING. • LIMITED PATIENCE. • INABILITY TO STOP THINKING ABOUT PROBLEMS. • FEELING OVERWHELMED. • LACK OF CONCENTRATION. • OVERACTIVE. • LOSS OF APPETITE/OVER EATING. • TIRED/LETHARGIC • QUIET/WITHDRAWN • SADNESS OR DEPRESSION.
  26. 26. STEPS TO DEAL WITH STRESS • Identify what stresses you. • Identify your reaction to stress. • Identify what you can use or do to reduce stress. • Manage your stress, control the situation DON'T LET IT CONTROL YOU!. • Be aware of other's stress. • OVERACTIVE. • IN ANY JOB YOU WILL NEED TO BE ABLE TO MANAGE YOUR STRESS.
  27. 27. MANAGING/ELIMINATING STRESS • Take time out. Even if it is for only a short period each day. • Read. Listen to music or just “be.” • Give yourself a pat on the back when you do something well. • Look for the good/positive in every situation no matter how bad it seems. • Look at what you can change and let go what you cannot. • Write down your goals then break them down into small, achievable steps.
  28. 28. STRESS Q. CAN CHILDREN GET STRESSED? STRESSSTRESS
  29. 29. ECA PLP – TALKING ABOUT PRACTICE Adventurous Play 2 – developing a culture of risky play... • DID YOU SEE ANY HAZARDS THAT POSED POTENTIAL SAFETY RISKS? • HOW DID THE STAFF WORK TOGETHER EFFECTIVELY – WITHOUT STRESS OR CONFLICT?

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