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OH & S

OH & S






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    OH & S OH & S Presentation Transcript

    • Occupational Health & Safety Community Services and People
    • Aspect’s OHS Program
      • Developing and implementing safe work practices and achieving safe work places
      • Promoting good health
      • Reducing number and severity of injuries
      • Managing injuries and return to work
      • Complying with legal responsibilities
    • Four principles
      • Shared responsibility
      • Covers employees, contractors, volunteers, visitors
      • Focus on prevention - being proactive not reactive
      • Embedded in the way we do our business
    • Your OHS induction
      • OHS induction when you start
      • Work through induction checklist with your manager to:
        • Understanding OHS in your work place
        • Emergency evacuation procedures and exits
        • First Aider and location of first aid kits
        • Reporting procedures for an injury or emergency
        • Non Violent Crisis Intervention [NVCI] training
        • Return to work procedure after an injury
    • Your OHS responsibilities
      • Be mindful about OHS
      • Look out for yourself and others – staff, volunteers, contractors, visitors
      • Report near misses, incidents and accidents
      • Report unsafe issues – work practices, hazards, risks
      • Report injuries immediately
      • Contribute to OHS discussions
      • Suggest ways to reduce hazards and risks
      • Practice & discuss NCI techniques at group sessions
      • Be proactive
    • Safety representatives
      • Represent your workplace raising safety issues
      • Assess hazards and risks
      • Assist staff prepare risk assessments at their site and on excursions
      • Delegate tasks out to staff members at your site
      • Raise OH&S issues at staff meetings
      • Participate in the Safety Representatives Meetings
    • Consultancy roles in Aspect
      • Work in sites we can’t control
      • Check our policy on home visiting
      • Ensure your manager or administration assistant knows your timetable for home or other visits
      • Have a mobile phone with you
      • Safe driving - do not drive if you are tired, space your visits out to reach your destination safely
    • Non Violent Crisis Intervention
      • Training in a systematic approach to manage challenging behaviour so staff and clients are less likely to be injured during an incident
      • Geared particularly to needs of staff in direct contact roles
      • Teaches how to respond effectively to warning signs of challenging behaviour and to deal with their own stress, anxieties, and emotions
      • Part of our positive approach to challenging behaviour
      • New staff to receive NVCI training within first six months of employment
    • Manual Handling
      • Manual handling represents 30% of all workplace injuries – WorkCover Statistics 2008
      • Always bend your knees when picking items up
      • Do not lift if the item is too heavy for you – ask for help!
      • Listen to instructions and follow training steps in relation to handling clients
      • Place manageable loads into smaller baskets when making client visits or carrying equipment ie in and out of cars
    • Emergency Evacuation/Lock Down Procedure
      • Formal emergency evacuation drills occur annually – with evacuation drills being carried out each term/quarterly
      • Make sure you know your closest exit
      • Make sure you know where to meet once you have exited the building
      • Never go back to your workplace until the Chief Warden gives you the all clear
      • Lock downs –
        • Remain in the classroom/building/office
        • Pull down blinds and lock the doors
        • Keep low and quiet
        • Follow instructions from the wardens
        • Your safety representatives
        • OHS Coordinator – Karen Williams –
        • 02 8977 8304
        • [email_address]
        • Ask if you need information
        • Talk if you are concerned
        • Act to prevent accidents and injuries
        • Work Safe - Stay Safe !!
      Know your OHS contacts