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Design studios oh&s induction2

  1. 1. D e sign studios Safety in the Workplace- Our Policies and Procedures
  2. 2. We are committed to maintaining a safe workplace. <ul><li>As an Employee, You have a right </li></ul><ul><li>to be </li></ul>safe at work!
  3. 3. It is the Management’s responsibility by law to protect Employees from risks <ul><li>In the tasks they carry out </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>From the equipment they use to </li></ul><ul><li>carry out those tasks </li></ul>
  4. 4. Our offices are equipped with: <ul><li>Up to date computers </li></ul><ul><li>Ergonometric chairs </li></ul><ul><li>Adjustable keyboard shelves </li></ul><ul><li>Full spectrum lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Exhaust cabinet for using adhesives and other products with toxic fumes </li></ul><ul><li>Spring water </li></ul>*All electrical items are checked every six months and every effort has been made to reduce exposure to ‘dirty electricity’
  5. 5. Safety is everyone’s concern! safe pot the hazard ssess the Risk ix the problem valuate the results
  6. 6. <ul><li>should you have any </li></ul><ul><li>Please see </li></ul><ul><li>Florence </li></ul>yOur safety representative is: Ms. Florence Nightengale Safety concerns !
  7. 7. What you need to know : <ul><li>Next to the door in every office: </li></ul><ul><li>Fire extinguisher & Blanket </li></ul><ul><li>Evacuation map with </li></ul><ul><li>‘ you are here’ arrow </li></ul><ul><li>First aid instruction posters </li></ul><ul><li>Incident forms </li></ul><ul><li>Please familiarize yourself with </li></ul><ul><li>the location of: </li></ul><ul><li>your nearest Exits and </li></ul><ul><li>The Assembly Point! </li></ul>
  8. 8. in case of fire <ul><li>Everyone is to meet at the Assembly Point - refer to the Evacuation Map </li></ul><ul><li>Ring the Fire brigade </li></ul><ul><li>DO NOT re-enter the building until given the all clear! </li></ul><ul><li>It is important that Fire Doors remain closed at all times </li></ul>
  9. 9. Should first aid be required: <ul><li>The FIRST AID KIT is located </li></ul><ul><li>in the TEA ROOM! </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>an incident report </li></ul><ul><li>must be filled out </li></ul><ul><li>for any Accident or Emergency! </li></ul>Remember: The Completed Form should be given to your Designated Safety Rep, Florence Nightengale who will see that it is lodged appropriately
  11. 11. Safety update meetings: <ul><li>Held on the LAST THURSDAY of the month at 4:15pm </li></ul><ul><li>in the Conference Room </li></ul><ul><li>All employees must attend! </li></ul><ul><li>These meetings are to keep everyone </li></ul><ul><li>up to date with any safety issues at the Studios. </li></ul><ul><li>They generally run for 45 minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>* First Aid Refresher Courses </li></ul><ul><li>are offered outside office hours at no cost- </li></ul><ul><li>watch the Notice Board in the Tea Room for dates. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Keeping yourself safe at work!
  13. 13. Look after your eyes! <ul><li>Look away from the screen EVERY 15 MINUTES! </li></ul><ul><li>(focus on something in the distance) </li></ul><ul><li>Adjust the brightness and contrast on your screen </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid glare on the screen </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid using 1 pixel brush- if you must, then increase the scale </li></ul><ul><li>on your image to avoid eyestrain </li></ul><ul><li>Screen should be in front of you at eye level ( optimally 38%below horizontal -lower if wearing bifocals) </li></ul><ul><li>If you wear glasses, you should ideally have a pair that blocks UV light and focuses 2-3 feet away for especially for screen work! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Posture is important! <ul><li>Upper and lower back supported </li></ul><ul><li>Hips against the back of the chair </li></ul><ul><li>Knees level or slightly lower than hips </li></ul><ul><li>Stay ‘broad’ across the chest </li></ul><ul><li>Rest every 15 to 30 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Warm up before work </li></ul><ul><li>* Try the ‘5 Minute Yoga Stretches for Office Workers’ </li></ul><ul><li>( poster on the wall beside the door of your office- </li></ul><ul><li>you will be amazed what a difference it makes!) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Avoid RSI <ul><li>Keep your wrists straight, resting on keyboard edge, fingers slightly down </li></ul><ul><li>Upper and lower arms should be at right angles ( *use adjustable keyboard shelf!) </li></ul><ul><li>Keyboard should be directly in front of you </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the Mouse as close as possible to the keyboard (*alternative Mouse styles in stock-see Florence!) </li></ul><ul><li>Alternate tasks and vary types of work </li></ul><ul><li>DO NOT IGNORE pain, fatigue, weakness etc! </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Avoid using double pluggers, extension cords and power boards </li></ul><ul><li>Turn power point off before unplugging </li></ul><ul><li>Grasp the plug firmly- do not pull by the cord! </li></ul>Electricity:
  17. 17. while we are on the subject of electricity… <ul><li>Dirty electricity or ‘EMF’ </li></ul><ul><li>ElectroMagnetic Frequency radiation is a </li></ul><ul><li>potential although not yet proven hazard. </li></ul><ul><li>Our offices have been assessed and </li></ul><ul><li>measures taken to reduce the amount of EMF. </li></ul><ul><li>Please be aware that the worst radiation is emitted from </li></ul><ul><li>the back and sides of a computer. </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Phones also present a degree of risk so we recommend that </li></ul><ul><li>you do not keep your phone in your pocket. </li></ul><ul><li>The Management is following research into EMF and will respond to new information as it becomes available by taking the necessary steps to keep the offices safe for employees </li></ul>
  18. 18. air quality <ul><li>No smoking in the building or </li></ul><ul><li>within 3 meters of the entrance </li></ul><ul><li>Any work with aerosol adhesives must be </li></ul><ul><li>done in the Exhaust Cabinet (Room 2) </li></ul><ul><li>cover your coughs and sneezes to prevent </li></ul><ul><li>spreading infection to co-workers </li></ul>
  19. 19. Slips, trips and falls, etc <ul><li>Walkways are to be kept clear at all times </li></ul><ul><li>If you spill something, mop it up! </li></ul><ul><li>(the mop is in the Tearoom broom cupboard) </li></ul><ul><li>Take care when stacking things-better 2 small piles than one that teeters… </li></ul><ul><li>Please remember that the Urn in the Tearoom is BOILING WATER! </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>It is our aim to provide </li></ul><ul><li>a safe and productive workplace </li></ul><ul><li>for all of our employees. </li></ul><ul><li>By following the Safety Policies </li></ul><ul><li>outlined in this presentation, </li></ul><ul><li>you are making </li></ul><ul><li>a valuable contribution </li></ul><ul><li>to Workplace Safety. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>D e sign studios
  21. 21. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>For more information on your Rights and Responsibilities at Work visit these websites: