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Hazard id and control training v1

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Hazard id and control training v1

  1. 1. Labour and Advanced Education Hazard Identification and Control Heather Matthews, OHS Specialist
  2. 2. Objectives •Review key elements that are required for a HMS •IRS •Responsibilities • The Law- Regulations Relating to Hazard Assessment •Hazard Management System •Challenges with Health Care
  3. 3. Review – Internal Responsibility System (IRS) •Everyone has a direct responsibility for safety BASED ON •Their level of Responsibility Accountability Authority
  4. 4. Review - IRS BOD OWNERS Exc. Dir. Senior Leaders MANAGERS SUPERVISORS Staff ( Contractors / Volunteers) Responsibility Accountability
  5. 5. Review - Responsibilities • Employees – Protect themselves and others – Follow Organization’s rules – Wear the necessary PPE – Use only equipment and materials as authorized – Cooperate with Employer, JOHS Committee – Report Hazards & Incidents
  6. 6. Review - Responsibilities • Employer – Ensure Health & Safety of those at or near – Maintain Equipment safely – Inform Workers of Hazards – Provide Instruction, Training, Supervision and Facilities as necessary – Establish Policy & Program – Establish JOHS Committee – Follow OHS Act & Regulations
  7. 7. Review – The Law • Hazard Assessment Law – OHS Act 13 (1) (a) – every precaution in the circumstance to ensure health & safety of persons at or near the workplace – OHS Act 13 (1) (b) Provide or maintain machines, materials, equipment with safety devices – OHS Act 13 (1) (c) Provide such information, instruction, supervision and facilities as are necessary to the health & safety of the employees You can only do this if you identify, assess and control hazards!
  8. 8. Review – The Law • OHS Act (13 (1) (d) Ensure that the employees, and particularly the supervisors and foreman are made familiar with any health or safety hazard met by them at the workplace • OHS Act (13 (1) (e) Conduct the employers undertaking so that employees are not exposed to health or safety hazards as a result of the undertaking
  9. 9. Review – The Law • OHS Act (28)(2) – (a) Provision for Training – (b) Provision for the preparation of Written Work procedures – (e) Hazard Identification System • (i) Evaluation of workplace for hazards • (ii) Regular Inspections • (iii & iv)) Hazard Reporting – (f)Monitoring, prompt follow up & control of identified hazards – (g) Prompt investigation of identified hazards
  10. 10. WORKPLACE SAFETY IS ALL ABOUT MANAGING HAZARDS Hazard Management and Control
  11. 11. Main Hazards in Health Care • Overexertion from lifting and repositioning • Falls from slip and falls • Violence from aggressiveness • Exposure to infectious disease
  12. 12. Hazard Management • Hazards need to be: –Identified –Assessed –Controlled
  13. 13. Identifying and Assessing Hazard • What are the hazard? • How “at Risk” are the staff? • What are my options? • What do I have to do Immediately? & what can I put in place overtime?
  14. 14. Hazard Management • Identify –Employee Reporting • Inspection /Hazard reports • Near misses –Supervisor Assessment –Agency Assessments –Org Experience –Client Illness / Status –Etc.
  15. 15. Hazard Management • Assessment (Calculating the Risk) –Base on • Probability • Consequence
  16. 16. Hazard Management - Matrix
  17. 17. Video
  18. 18. Hazard Management • Controls – Eliminate / Substitution – Engineering – Administrative • Training / Education • Supervision • Safe Work Procedure (SWP) / Safe Operating Procedure (SOP) – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  19. 19. Hazard Management Worker Hazard Control At the Worker Control Along the Path Control At the Source Hazard Pathway
  20. 20. Hazard Management At the Worker Along the Path At the Source Eliminate Do we really need this, or need to do this? Substitute - non-slip flooring replaces kitchen tile -less harsh cleaning products for others - improved procedure Isolate - enclosed bio-safety cabinets - storage protocols Barriers between worker & hazard -Machine guarding -Use of guides/push sticks -Lock-out tags and procedure -Physical barriers. coverings, coatings -Security protocols -Training -SOP’s & SWP’s -Supervision -Workplace Inspections PPE - Clothing & Footwear - Hearing Protection - Head Protection - Eye Protection - Skin Protection - Respiratory Protection -Equipment worn over clothing (ie. harnesses, reflective vests) -Worker specific tasks The three locations of control must ‘live’ together.
  21. 21. Hazard Management Hazard Management Leadership Incident Investigation RTW & SAW JOHS Committee An integral part of your Health and Safety Management System
  22. 22. Hazard Management in Health Care Challenges • Supervision • Empathic Care Givers • Time Management • Environment • Declining Health of Client • Community • Inconsistent Service Delivery – Employee to employee – Agency to Agency(homecare)
  23. 23. Hazard Management in Health Care Challenges – Ever tightening Budgets – Client wants and needs vs. Contract – Clients understanding service delivery contract – Client family interventions (+ or -) – Increasing Levels of care – Access to quality Employees – 6 visits means 6 workplaces in Home Care
  24. 24. Making our Workplaces Safer Controlling the Hazards • Better understanding of how to manage the hazards • Use of process with Safety Management System (SMS) – CSA or ISO SMS • Build upon existing Best Practices
  25. 25. Making our Workplaces Safer Controlling the Hazards • Build upon existing Best Practices – By sector – By job function – Regional
  26. 26. Making our Workplaces Safer Controlling the Hazards • Emphasis on Continuous Hazard Id & Control – Adapting to Driving conditions(home care) – Always surveying workplace conditions • Changes within the workplace • Understanding the contract vs. the wants/wishes of the client – Continually surveying client conditions • Declining Health means more care – Understanding your community(homecare/community Services) – Understanding how Hazards are Controlled along the PATH
  27. 27. Thank You/Questions

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