Occupational health and safety

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Occupational health and safety

  1. 1. Risk management is deciding what makes a hazard or a risk. Hazard- something that can cause harm eg. Broken ladder Risk- death, illness or injury can result from the hazard eg falling off ladder
  2. 2. Hazar d Risk Electricity A worker gets electrocuted because of faulty wires Paint fumes Inhale fumes in an enclosed area without personal protective equipment Water on floor Worker slips and has an injury
  3. 3. Identify the hazard Look for things that cause harm Such as faulty tools, spilt liquids on floor
  4. 4. What is the chance the accident will happen from hazard? Certainly happen, maybe, rare? If accident happens is it really bad or minor?
  5. 5. Tell all staff of the risk Isolate the risk or remove staff from the risk Give personal protective equipment to staff
  6. 6. Introduce new work procedures to stop the risk Train staff Supervise new procedures
  7. 7. Regularly check that new procedure working Educate staff Get feedback to see if new procedures do work
  8. 8.  Safety signs
  9. 9. What is in the chemical? How do you use it properly? How do you store it? What do you do if you get it on self or swallow it
  10. 10. Legal obligation for organisations to have emergency procedures What are the emergency procedures at your workplace or college? Where do you find out this information? What does the Safety warden do?

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