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OH&S assignment for cert 3 Media Course, Launceston Polytechnic

OH&S assignment for cert 3 Media Course, Launceston Polytechnic

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    • D e sign studios Safety in the Workplace- Our Policies and Procedures
    • We are committed to maintaining a safe workplace.
      • As an Employee, You have a right
      • to be
      safe at work!
    • It is the Management’s responsibility by law to protect Employees from risks
      • In the tasks they carry out
      • and
      • From the equipment they use to
      • carry out those tasks
    • Our offices are equipped with:
      • Up to date computers
      • Ergonometric chairs
      • Adjustable keyboard shelves
      • Full spectrum lighting
      • Exhaust cabinet for using adhesives and other products with toxic fumes
      • Spring water
      *All electrical items are checked every six months and every effort has been made to reduce exposure to ‘dirty electricity’
    • Safety is everyone’s concern! safe pot the hazard ssess the Risk ix the problem valuate the results
      • should you have any
      • Please see
      • Florence
      yOur safety representative is: Ms. Florence Nightengale Safety concerns !
    • What you need to know :
      • Next to the door in every office:
      • Fire extinguisher & Blanket
      • Evacuation map with
      • ‘ you are here’ arrow
      • First aid instruction posters
      • Incident forms
      • Please familiarize yourself with
      • the location of:
      • your nearest Exits and
      • The Assembly Point!
    • in case of fire
      • Everyone is to meet at the Assembly Point - refer to the Evacuation Map
      • Ring the Fire brigade
      • DO NOT re-enter the building until given the all clear!
      • It is important that Fire Doors remain closed at all times
    • Should first aid be required:
      • The FIRST AID KIT is located
      • in the TEA ROOM!
      • an incident report
      • must be filled out
      • for any Accident or Emergency!
      Remember: The Completed Form should be given to your Designated Safety Rep, Florence Nightengale who will see that it is lodged appropriately
    • Safety update meetings:
      • Held on the LAST THURSDAY of the month at 4:15pm
      • in the Conference Room
      • All employees must attend!
      • These meetings are to keep everyone
      • up to date with any safety issues at the Studios.
      • They generally run for 45 minutes.
      • * First Aid Refresher Courses
      • are offered outside office hours at no cost-
      • watch the Notice Board in the Tea Room for dates.
    • Keeping yourself safe at work!
    • Look after your eyes!
      • Look away from the screen EVERY 15 MINUTES!
      • (focus on something in the distance)
      • Adjust the brightness and contrast on your screen
      • Avoid glare on the screen
      • Avoid using 1 pixel brush- if you must, then increase the scale
      • on your image to avoid eyestrain
      • Screen should be in front of you at eye level ( optimally 38%below horizontal -lower if wearing bifocals)
      • If you wear glasses, you should ideally have a pair that blocks UV light and focuses 2-3 feet away for especially for screen work!
    • Posture is important!
      • Upper and lower back supported
      • Hips against the back of the chair
      • Knees level or slightly lower than hips
      • Stay ‘broad’ across the chest
      • Rest every 15 to 30 minutes
      • Warm up before work
      • * Try the ‘5 Minute Yoga Stretches for Office Workers’
      • ( poster on the wall beside the door of your office-
      • you will be amazed what a difference it makes!)
    • Avoid RSI
      • Keep your wrists straight, resting on keyboard edge, fingers slightly down
      • Upper and lower arms should be at right angles ( *use adjustable keyboard shelf!)
      • Keyboard should be directly in front of you
      • Keep the Mouse as close as possible to the keyboard (*alternative Mouse styles in stock-see Florence!)
      • Alternate tasks and vary types of work
      • DO NOT IGNORE pain, fatigue, weakness etc!
      • Avoid using double pluggers, extension cords and power boards
      • Turn power point off before unplugging
      • Grasp the plug firmly- do not pull by the cord!
      Electricity:
    • while we are on the subject of electricity…
      • Dirty electricity or ‘EMF’
      • ElectroMagnetic Frequency radiation is a
      • potential although not yet proven hazard.
      • Our offices have been assessed and
      • measures taken to reduce the amount of EMF.
      • Please be aware that the worst radiation is emitted from
      • the back and sides of a computer.
      • Mobile Phones also present a degree of risk so we recommend that
      • you do not keep your phone in your pocket.
      • The Management is following research into EMF and will respond to new information as it becomes available by taking the necessary steps to keep the offices safe for employees
    • air quality
      • No smoking in the building or
      • within 3 meters of the entrance
      • Any work with aerosol adhesives must be
      • done in the Exhaust Cabinet (Room 2)
      • cover your coughs and sneezes to prevent
      • spreading infection to co-workers
    • Slips, trips and falls, etc
      • Walkways are to be kept clear at all times
      • If you spill something, mop it up!
      • (the mop is in the Tearoom broom cupboard)
      • Take care when stacking things-better 2 small piles than one that teeters…
      • Please remember that the Urn in the Tearoom is BOILING WATER!
      • It is our aim to provide
      • a safe and productive workplace
      • for all of our employees.
      • By following the Safety Policies
      • outlined in this presentation,
      • you are making
      • a valuable contribution
      • to Workplace Safety.
      • Thank you!
      D e sign studios
      • http://www.workcover.gov.au
      • http://wst.tas.gov.au
      • http://www.actu.org.au
      • http://www.csao.org
      For more information on your Rights and Responsibilities at Work visit these websites: