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Current safety procedures usedInspections Click to edit Master title styleInspections should be carried out on a regular basis andform part of the documentary evidence needed tomaintain legislative standards.These inspections include, but are not limited to:• Identifying any hazards that pose imminent danger to workers• Investigating injuries and fatalities Click to edit Master subtitle style• Responding to employees concerns• Performing regularly-scheduled and drive-by checks and following up after any inspection finds something concerning• If there are violations, a notice is filed with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) indicating whether the violation is serious, repetitive, wilfully made, a failure to respond to a previous warning or violation or a regulatory lapse.
Current safety procedures usedChemical Hazard ControlMany products used in the graphic design industry are Click to edit Master title stylechemicals, such as printing inks, solvents, andphotographic chemicals. To prevent them from beinghazardous, studios need to:• Maintain tight controls to make sure they are labelled properly according to the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) system Click to edit Master subtitle style• Are posted with emergency medical procedures• All employees are trained thoroughly in their use and potential dangers• Protective apparel and accessories must also be identified and worn• The essential first-aid precautions must be in place such as kits, eye-wash stations and other hygiene equipment.
Current safety procedures usedFire Hazard Control Click to edit Master title styleAs with chemical hazards, fire hazards must be identifiedand managed. Paper, solvents, film, silk screens etc. arehighly flammable and can pose a real and present dangerof fire. Studios should:• Regulate smoking• Maintain electrical wiring Click to edit Master subtitle style• Contain flammables properly and manage vapours and dust• Fire extinguishers need to be the right type for the hazards, in working order and easy to access and deploy• Fire and emergency procedures need to be written and easily accessible that include what to do when a fire occurs and how to evacuate the facility safely.
Equipment Safety ChecksTo maintain Occupational Health and Safety in our design Click to edit Master title stylestudio, equipment must be maintained on a regular basis.We can do this by;• Maintaining the conditions of computer peripherals such as cables and wires to ensure they are not broken or damaged• Tagging where important safety equipment is such as Click to edit Master subtitle style first aid kit and fire extinguishers• Checking that furniture and fixtures are in good condition and working order• First aid kits are in date
Designated Safety Representative Sara Marshal has worked in OHS for over 20 years Click to edit Master title style and has an extensive range of experience that shows through her work. If you have an concerns or suggestions that you would like to discuss with Sara, you can contact her on 0408 332 748 or email her on sara@ohs_safety.com Click to edit Master subtitle style
10 Important existing and potentialhazards in the studio1. RSI (Repetitive Strain edit Master title style Click to Injury)2. Slips, trips, and falls3. Hazardous substances4. Fire5. Gas Click to edit Master subtitle style6. Exposed electrical wiring7. Noise pollution8. Stress9. Overloaded power points resulting in electrocution10. Chemical hazards such as vapours in the atmospherefrom airborne particles like photocopier toner
Procedure for controlling risksA procedure for controlling the previously mentionedhazards includes routinely inspections. These inspections Click to edit Master title styleshould be carried out on a regular basis and they form partof the documentary evidence needed to maintain legislativestandards. These inspections can include:• Identifying any potential or existing hazards• Investigating injuries and fatalities Click to edit Master subtitle style• Responding to any concerns raised by employees• Performing regularly-scheduled and drive-by checks and following up after any inspection finds something concerning• Monitor hazard controlsThese workplace inspections help prevent injuries andillnesses. Through critical examination of the workplace,inspections identify and record hazards for correctiveaction.
Procedure for reporting risks and incidents• Risks and incidents should be reported within 24 hours. Click to edit Master title style• The designated OHS representative is responsible for the follow up and investigation of all incidents and accidents and is required to complete the accident, incident, hazard form.• The Accident, Incident, Hazard form is filled out by the employee Click to edit Master and the safety reporting the hazard/accident subtitle style representative.• The form requires you to record what happened, what investigations occurred, and what was done to prevent future injury or illness in relation to the incident or accident.• The host employer then keeps the original copy and another copy is to be given to the labour-hire agency to be kept on file with the employer’s name on it.
Meetings/inspection andconsultative process for OHS issues Click to edit Master title styleThe safety representative calls in all employees to the conferenceroom for meetings and consultations regarding OHS issues. TheOccupational Health and Safety Act 2000 legislation provides a dutyof care for all employers to consult with employees on health andsafety matters. This is based on the fact that employees’ input andparticipation improves decision making about health and safetymatters. Click to edit Master subtitle style
Meetings/inspection and consultativeprocess for OHS issues Click to edit Master title styleConsultation is required by NSW legislation in the followingsituations:• When changes are proposed to the premises where people work; systems or methods of work; plant used for work or substances used for work.• When OHS risks are assessed or reviewed. Click to edit Master subtitle style• When decisions are made concerning measures to control or eliminate risks.• When introducing or altering procedures for monitoring risks.• When decisions are made about adequacy of facilities for the welfare of employees.
Procedure for EmergenciesEmployees should make note of emergency numbers Click to edit Master title styleincluding;• Safety representative• Ambulance• Fire• Police Click to edit Master subtitle styleEmployees should be aware of evacuation points for theirarea. The Design Studio evacuation point is currently thestaff car park.In the event of an emergency and the alarms are soundingall staff are to stop what they are doing immediately andhead to the evacuation point. The evacuation procedure islocated on signage around the studio.
Responsibilities of employers &employees under health and safetylegislation edit Master title style Click toUnder the workplace health and safety act, employers have anobligation to let their employees know about the OHSpolicies/procedures in the company. In return employees havean obligation to abide by these policies/procedures in the Click to edit Master subtitle stylecorrect way. As a new employee, OHS requirements which needto be addressed include;• Knowledge of nearest fire/emergency exists and first aid kit• Correct procedure for dealing with hazardous substances• Correct procedure for manual heavy lifting• Employee’s duties to report any hazards or potential hazards in the workplace to the duty manager and/or safety representative Sara Marshal and document these in the company’s intranet service
Hazard signs and safety symbols Caution/warning symbol Toxic symbol Click to edit Master title style High voltage symbol Eye protection sign Click to materials sign Flammable edit Master subtitle style No smoking symbol Emergency exit sign First aid kit symbol Fire extinguisher sign Emergency assembly sign
OHS Resources Click to edit Master title stylehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazard_symbolhttp://www.artisansigns.com.au/oh-s/http://www.means-of-escape.com/articles/529/the-common-language-for-safety-communication-that-can-bring-world-harmony/ Click to edit Master subtitle stylehttp://toolkit.smallbiz.nsw.gov.au/part/4/21/101http://www.csao.org/http://www.sia.org.au/http://www.workcover.tas.gov.au/