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OH & S

  1. 1. Occupational Health & Safety Community Services and People
  2. 2. Aspect’s OHS Program <ul><li>Developing and implementing safe work practices and achieving safe work places </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting good health </li></ul><ul><li>Reducing number and severity of injuries </li></ul><ul><li>Managing injuries and return to work </li></ul><ul><li>Complying with legal responsibilities </li></ul>
  3. 3. Four principles <ul><li>Shared responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Covers employees, contractors, volunteers, visitors </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on prevention - being proactive not reactive </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded in the way we do our business </li></ul>
  4. 4. Your OHS induction <ul><li>OHS induction when you start </li></ul><ul><li>Work through induction checklist with your manager to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understanding OHS in your work place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency evacuation procedures and exits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First Aider and location of first aid kits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting procedures for an injury or emergency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non Violent Crisis Intervention [NVCI] training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Return to work procedure after an injury </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Your OHS responsibilities <ul><li>Be mindful about OHS </li></ul><ul><li>Look out for yourself and others – staff, volunteers, contractors, visitors </li></ul><ul><li>Report near misses, incidents and accidents </li></ul><ul><li>Report unsafe issues – work practices, hazards, risks </li></ul><ul><li>Report injuries immediately </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute to OHS discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Suggest ways to reduce hazards and risks </li></ul><ul><li>Practice & discuss NCI techniques at group sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Be proactive </li></ul>
  6. 6. Safety representatives <ul><li>Represent your workplace raising safety issues </li></ul><ul><li>Assess hazards and risks </li></ul><ul><li>Assist staff prepare risk assessments at their site and on excursions </li></ul><ul><li>Delegate tasks out to staff members at your site </li></ul><ul><li>Raise OH&S issues at staff meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in the Safety Representatives Meetings </li></ul>
  7. 7. Consultancy roles in Aspect <ul><li>Work in sites we can’t control </li></ul><ul><li>Check our policy on home visiting </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure your manager or administration assistant knows your timetable for home or other visits </li></ul><ul><li>Have a mobile phone with you </li></ul><ul><li>Safe driving - do not drive if you are tired, space your visits out to reach your destination safely </li></ul>
  8. 8. Non Violent Crisis Intervention <ul><li>Training in a systematic approach to manage challenging behaviour so staff and clients are less likely to be injured during an incident </li></ul><ul><li>Geared particularly to needs of staff in direct contact roles </li></ul><ul><li>Teaches how to respond effectively to warning signs of challenging behaviour and to deal with their own stress, anxieties, and emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Part of our positive approach to challenging behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>New staff to receive NVCI training within first six months of employment </li></ul>
  9. 9. Manual Handling <ul><li>Manual handling represents 30% of all workplace injuries – WorkCover Statistics 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Always bend your knees when picking items up </li></ul><ul><li>Do not lift if the item is too heavy for you – ask for help! </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to instructions and follow training steps in relation to handling clients </li></ul><ul><li>Place manageable loads into smaller baskets when making client visits or carrying equipment ie in and out of cars </li></ul>
  10. 10. Emergency Evacuation/Lock Down Procedure <ul><li>Formal emergency evacuation drills occur annually – with evacuation drills being carried out each term/quarterly </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you know your closest exit </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you know where to meet once you have exited the building </li></ul><ul><li>Never go back to your workplace until the Chief Warden gives you the all clear </li></ul><ul><li>Lock downs – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remain in the classroom/building/office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pull down blinds and lock the doors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep low and quiet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow instructions from the wardens </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><ul><li>Your safety representatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OHS Coordinator – Karen Williams – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>02 8977 8304 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask if you need information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk if you are concerned </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Act to prevent accidents and injuries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work Safe - Stay Safe !! </li></ul></ul>Know your OHS contacts