Occupational Health Services include: Evaluation of employees' ability to perform their assigned duties in a safe manner (via- pre-placement evaluation) Recognition of early symptoms and signs of work-related health effect and appropriate intervention (medical surveillance examination can reveal these) Provision of treatment and rehabilitation for occupational injuries & illnesses and non-occupational disorders that affect the work performance (work related injuries). Promotion and maintenance of employees' health (wellness) Evaluation of a person's ability to work in light of a chronic medical disorder (an independent medical examination is required Supervision of policies and programs related to worksite health and safety.
There are many of your on the call that may think that there workplace is safe. This is for everyone, office, industrial, to mining.
These are important to remember about these hazards many of them are dose. Biological Hazards- can be found in Plant or Animal by-products. For example Plant-Poison Ivy or Animal-flu, salmonella, Viruses. (There are nurses or outdoor workers. Chemical Hazards- That is on the periodic table, actual state solid, liquid, or gas or transformed states. Can cause effects such as chemical burns to cancer impacts most bodily functions Physical Hazards- Will deal with light, noise, temperature, vibration, Radiation Ionized can liberate electron from atoms & molecules producing a net charge, this can cause significant biological damage (x-rays) or Non Ionized electromagnetic can’t completely remove an electron from an atom or a molecule (Solar-Rays) Eye site, hearning damage, frost bite or heat stroke, white fingers or nerve damage, Ergonomic Hazards-How human conforms to the work station. Awkward Body Position, Force Posture, Repetitive Motions, Forceful Movements. Is in most workplaces and can cause damage to
Biological Release can have considerable impact on environment and species. It is critical if your are industries such as medical, education, farming, waste management and environmental services. These industries that have the standards are in place to ensure adequate programs to protect the workforce.
Very workplace has chemicals don’t be fooled there are chemicals in very workplace. Office (Cleaners)– Industrial (Fuel cell use and storage or gas storage)
Safety Hazards Part 2
For audio, it is recommended you dial in A copy of the slides + recording will be available post webinar AUDIO: 1-877-668-4493 Access Code: 666 634 740 Event password: 1234 WebEx Support: 1-866-863-3910 Safety Hazards Fundamentals Part 2 of 2 July 19, 2012Presented by: Kathleen Collins, Health and Safety Manager at Drake International
Safety Hazards Agenda• Workplace Safety Hazards• Environment, Engineering and Technology• Occupational Injury or Illness• Controls
Environment, Engineering and TechnologyWorkplaces have unique features, thesefeatures can create hazards and integrationconsiderations should be made for:• Design• Layout• Construction• Maintenance• Use• Effectiveness & Efficiency
Workplace Safety HazardsControlling Health Hazards is a Challenge:Multiple Categories of Safety Hazards,Discussion on Core Hazards:•Electrical Hazards•Fire Hazards•Machine, Equipment and Tool Hazards•Fleet and Vehicle Hazards•Slips, Trips and Falls•Confined Space Hazards•Working at Heights
Electrical HazardsElectrical Hazards can be the most dangeroushazards in the workplace:•Static & Dynamic Electricity•Four Main Types of Injuries: o Electrocution o Electric shock o Burn o Fall
Electrical Hazards ContinuedAdditional electrical risks and energy sources canoccur from:•Tools•Power cords•Electrical Fittings•Fuses•Wiring•GFCI 6
Fire HazardsThere are three things you need to start a fire:
Machine, Equipment and Tool Hazards• Multiple Energy Source• Moving Parts• Production, Products, By-Products (physical hazards)• Use and Maintenance
Driving HazardsYour business should be aware of the followingrisks:•MVA cause the most death in workplace in Ontario.•Licensing & Insurance•Operation•Maintenance•Capacity & Loads•Defensive & Safe Driving Techniques IGNORING THESE RISKS CAN COST YOUR COMPANY $$$
Slips, Trips and FallsSlips, trips and falls can be caused by thefollowing:•Structural Design•Housekeeping•Flooring•Footwear•Pace•Lighting
Confined SpaceThe following hazards can create new risks withinyour organization:•Enclosed or Partial Space•Egress and Access•Location Atmosphere•Environment•Multiple Hazards•Testing and Emergency Rescue
Working at HeightsThe following controls need to be consideredwhen working at heights:• Fall Arrest• Fall Restriction• Fall Restrain• Equipment Maintenance• Written Program for Use and Rescue
Occupational Injuries or IllnessesMany of these hazards if uncontrolled can result insignificant injuries or illnesses. The 3 types ofinjuries or illnesses include: Major Moderate Minor
Major Injury, Illness or Property Damage• Death or life changing injury/illness• Catastrophic damage physical business 14
Moderate Injury, Illness or Property Damage• Moderate Injury or Illness requiring recovery/rehabilitation• Moderated damage to the physical business 15
Minor Injury, Illness or Property Damage• Acute Injury or Illness• Minimal Property Damanage 16
ControlsThe different types of controls your business canput in place include:•Engineering•Administration•Personal Protective Equipment 17
Engineering Controls• Guarding• Ventilation System• Isolation Booth• De-energizing devices lasers and trip singles• Curtains• Suppression Systems 18
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