1112 Vet Harzard Review

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11/12VET Information Technology
Topic: OHS : Subject : Hazards in the workplace HSC Notes

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1112 Vet Harzard Review

  1. 1. Information Technology (VET) “ Hazards” 1999 Syllabus HSC Notes PMHS
  2. 2. Major HSC Requirements <ul><li>Define a workplace Hazard </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the four steps involved in the proacess of managing hazards in the workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Define a workplace Hazard and identify the 5 categories of hazards </li></ul><ul><li>Define a workplace Risk and explain what ‘risk assessment’ is. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Workplace Hazard Facts <ul><li>Being in the workplace exposes people to potential hazards </li></ul><ul><li>In some, it is obvious to see – signs, restricted areas with access by designated staff only. </li></ul><ul><li>Other physical security measures, barriers, locks. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Workplace Hazard Facts <ul><li>Not so obvious hazards </li></ul><ul><li>Tiredness, stress, harrassment and distractions </li></ul><ul><li>Can turn a task that is done daily without incident into a hazardous one. </li></ul><ul><li>When tired or distracted, people loose concentration </li></ul>
  5. 5. Workplace Hazard Facts <ul><li>Hidden Hazards </li></ul><ul><li>Shelves not neatly stacked </li></ul><ul><li>Locked fire escape doors </li></ul><ul><li>Blocked exits with furniture </li></ul><ul><li>Dusty </li></ul><ul><li>Dirty Air-con filters </li></ul>
  6. 6. Managing Hazards <ul><li>Done by a management strategy </li></ul><ul><li>>recognise actual/potential hazards </li></ul><ul><li>>implement programs to deal with them </li></ul><ul><li>>consultation with staff to ensure ALL of them have been involved in setting up the OH&S procedures </li></ul>
  7. 7. In your examination, you need to talk about all FIVE categories of hazards. Your examiner will be more impressed in you name 5 categories correctly and explain them, than bang on about 2 categories in depth.
  8. 8. Recognise the Hazard Assess the Risk Control the Risk Review the decisions and measures of control Managing hazards and risks
  9. 9. Manual Handling <ul><li>Though this is a sub category, you should talk about it in Section 3 questions that relate to OH&S, especially when talking about installing hardware or replacing consumables. </li></ul><ul><li>People are more likely to suffer strains and sprains than any other workplace injury </li></ul>
  10. 10. Manual Handling <ul><li>Moving, pushing, pulling, carry, hold etc., </li></ul><ul><li>Any goods in the workplace that may cause injury </li></ul><ul><li>Training is a formal requirement </li></ul><ul><li>Sig. OOS (Occupational Over Use Syndrome) aka RSI – Repetitive Strain Injury </li></ul>
  11. 11. National Standards <ul><li>Access a copy of the National Standard for Manual Handling (NOHSC:1001 (199O)) NSW. </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate that you have done so and that you know what is covered in the act in summary. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ascc.gov.au/NR/rdonlyres/6639BE40-8324-4FAF-BC52-61AD5D655A73/0/manualhandling_standardNOHSC1001_1990.pdf </li></ul>

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