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For audio, it is recommended you dial in             A copy of the slides + recording will be available post webinar      ...
Health Hazards Agenda• Workplace Health Hazards• Hazards impacting your body• Types of Health Hazards found in the workpla...
Workplace Health HazardsHealth Hazards•Exposure to workplacehazards•Has adverse healtheffects•Can cause occupationalillnes...
Types of Hazards Found in the               WorkplaceHealth Hazards are typically defined as follows:•Biological•Chemical•...
Workplace Health HazardsControlling Health Hazards is a Challenge:•Job Hazard Assessment•Performance Evaluations (chronic ...
Hazards Impacting your BodyIndividual characteristics and exposure need to beconsidered in your evaluation of the workplac...
Hazards Impacting your BodyHealth hazards can cause acute, chronic, and latenteffects depending on the exposure to the fol...
Protecting your WorkforceCommon programs that implement to protect yourworkforce from Biological Hazards:•Pandemic plannin...
Protecting your WorkforceCommon programs that implement to protect yourworkforce from Chemical Hazards:•WHMIS•Designated s...
Protecting your WorkforceCommon programs that are implemented to controlPhysical Hazards in the workplace:•Noise programs•...
Protecting your WorkforceCommon programs that are implemented to protectyour workforce from Ergonomic Hazards:•Workstation...
Protecting your Work ForceCommon programs that are implemented to protectyou workforce from Psychosocial Hazards:•Violence...
Next SessionSafety Hazards in the     Workplace Thursday, July 19, 2012       12pm EDTPlease join us for this session to r...
Questions                           Thank You for JoiningFor additional questions please contact Kathleen:                ...
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Health Hazards in the Workplace

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Part of Drake International's OH&S webinar series, Health Hazards in the Workplace deals with the realities of Health Hazards and your employees.

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Health Hazards in the Workplace

  1. 1. For audio, it is recommended you dial in A copy of the slides + recording will be available post webinar AUDIO: 1-877-668-4493 Access Code:  662 077 492 Event password: 1234 WebEx Support: 1-866-863-3910 Occupational Health Hazards Fundamentals Impacting your workplace healthPresented by: Kathleen Collins, Health and Safety Manager at Drake International
  2. 2. Health Hazards Agenda• Workplace Health Hazards• Hazards impacting your body• Types of Health Hazards found in the workplace• Protecting your workforce’s health and wellness
  3. 3. Workplace Health HazardsHealth Hazards•Exposure to workplacehazards•Has adverse healtheffects•Can cause occupationalillness and injury•Generally overlooked•No controls in place•Result in workerscompensation
  4. 4. Types of Hazards Found in the WorkplaceHealth Hazards are typically defined as follows:•Biological•Chemical•Physical•Ergonomic•Psychosocial
  5. 5. Workplace Health HazardsControlling Health Hazards is a Challenge:•Job Hazard Assessment•Performance Evaluations (chronic disorders)•Provision of treatment and rehabilitations•Promotion and maintenance of employees’ health(wellness)•Supervisor of policies and programs
  6. 6. Hazards Impacting your BodyIndividual characteristics and exposure need to beconsidered in your evaluation of the workplaceincluding:•Age, sex, origin, genetics, habits, height, weight,geographic environment, physiology, phycology,sociologyThese May or Will play a role in susceptibility ofexposure to dose of hazard exposure
  7. 7. Hazards Impacting your BodyHealth hazards can cause acute, chronic, and latenteffects depending on the exposure to the followingparts of the body:•Blood and Circulatory System, Cardiovascular System,Digestive System, Mental Health, Musculoskeletal,Nervous System, Renal-Urinary System, ReproductiveSystem, Respiratory System , Sensory System , SkinDiseases (Systemic Conditions & Cancers)
  8. 8. Protecting your WorkforceCommon programs that implement to protect yourworkforce from Biological Hazards:•Pandemic planning•Programs for disease and blood born pathogens•HVAC programs•Containment programs•Housekeeping•Transfer and Transportation programs•Education and Training programs
  9. 9. Protecting your WorkforceCommon programs that implement to protect yourworkforce from Chemical Hazards:•WHMIS•Designated substances programs•Health Screen programs•Transportation of dangerous goods•Ventilation programs•Containment, storage, disposal programs•Emergency preparedness and fire safety
  10. 10. Protecting your WorkforceCommon programs that are implemented to controlPhysical Hazards in the workplace:•Noise programs•Scheduling task•Inclement weather programs•Radiation control programs•Workplace environment program
  11. 11. Protecting your WorkforceCommon programs that are implemented to protectyour workforce from Ergonomic Hazards:•Workstation Design•Posture at Work Training•Biomechanics Programs•Fatigue and Recovery Programs•Stress and Load Programs
  12. 12. Protecting your Work ForceCommon programs that are implemented to protectyou workforce from Psychosocial Hazards:•Violence and Harassments Programs•Stress Awareness or Testing Programs•Wellness Promotion Programs•Psychometric Testing•Employee Assistance Programs
  13. 13. Next SessionSafety Hazards in the Workplace Thursday, July 19, 2012 12pm EDTPlease join us for this session to redeem a Special Offer 13
  14. 14. Questions Thank You for JoiningFor additional questions please contact Kathleen: 416-216-1088 kcollins@na.drakeintl.com 14

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