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  • OH&S General

    1. 1. Safe @ Work General Test Occupation Health & Safety
    2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Health and Safety Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Control </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Risks </li></ul><ul><li>Types of Risk </li></ul><ul><li>Health and Safety Laws </li></ul>
    3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>This is an introduction to Occupation Health & Safety for VET in Victoria </li></ul><ul><li>As part of this course you will be required to complete the Safe @ Work tests in this class </li></ul>
    4. 4. Health and Safety Responsibilities <ul><li>Health and safety at work is everyone's responsibility. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment & Control <ul><li>Spot the hazard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A hazard is anything that could hurt you or someone else. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assess the risk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessing the risk means working out how likely it is that a hazard will harm someone, and how serious the harm could be. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make the changes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make the changes means telling someone who is able to fix it. </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Managing Risk <ul><li>Elimination </li></ul><ul><li>Substitution </li></ul><ul><li>Isolation </li></ul><ul><li>Safeguards </li></ul><ul><li>Instructing workers in the safest way to do something </li></ul><ul><li>Using personal protective equipment and clothing (PPE) </li></ul>
    7. 7. Types of Risk <ul><li>Manual Handling </li></ul><ul><li>Hazardous Substances and Dangerous Goods </li></ul><ul><li>Noise </li></ul><ul><li>Electricity </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanical Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) </li></ul><ul><li>Dealing with an Emergency </li></ul>
    8. 8. Health and Safety Laws <ul><li>The Occupational Health and Safety Act 1985 </li></ul><ul><li>Occupational Health and Safety Regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Duty of care </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OH&S representatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OH&S Committees </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WorkSafe Inspectors </li></ul><ul><li>The Right to Refuse Work </li></ul>
    9. 9. Homework <ul><li>Read </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.education.vic.gov.au/safe@work/modules/general/index.asp or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.eduweb.vic.gov.au/edulibrary/public/ohs/safeatwork/General.pdf </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There will be a test! </li></ul>

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