WIKI BOOK Occupational Health & Safety in the Office at IT SECTION Randwick Campus Authors Students Digital Media Certific...
INTRODUCTION HAZARDS AND THEIR  POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS IN AN OFFICE
Tips for “Designers” >Take responsibility for  your own safety >Know what to look for  when entering a new or  different w...
Top 5 causes of injury  to young workers <ul><li>Manual handling </li></ul><ul><li>Slips, trips and falls </li></ul><ul><l...
What is a hazard? <ul><li>Anything or any action that can lead  </li></ul><ul><li>to someone developing an illness  </li><...
Types of hazards <ul><ul><li>physical eg. noise,  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>radiation, light, vibration  </li></ul></ul><...
Dealing with hazards <ul><li>Eliminate the hazard </li></ul><ul><li>Change the equipment  </li></ul><ul><li>or materials <...
Responsibilities  of the Employer >Provide a safe working environment >Provide a safe system of work >Provide proper train...
Responsibilities  of the Employer..2 >Provide amenities >Provide first aid facilities  and personnel >Provide for emergenc...
Responsibilities  of the Employee >Take reasonable care for the health  and safety of people who are at the  place of work...
Tips for “Designers” >Take responsibility for  your own safety >Know what to look for  when entering a new or  different w...
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  1. 1. WIKI BOOK Occupational Health & Safety in the Office at IT SECTION Randwick Campus Authors Students Digital Media Certificate Semester 1, 2007
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION HAZARDS AND THEIR POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS IN AN OFFICE
  3. 3. Tips for “Designers” >Take responsibility for your own safety >Know what to look for when entering a new or different workplace >Know what questions to ask about the job >Report any health and safety concerns >Follow all safety procedures
  4. 4. Top 5 causes of injury to young workers <ul><li>Manual handling </li></ul><ul><li>Slips, trips and falls </li></ul><ul><li>Being hit by moving objects </li></ul><ul><li>Falls from a height </li></ul><ul><li>Hitting moving objects </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is a hazard? <ul><li>Anything or any action that can lead </li></ul><ul><li>to someone developing an illness </li></ul><ul><li>or being injured </li></ul><ul><li>Hazards can arise from </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the work environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the use of machinery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and substances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>poor work design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>inappropriate systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and procedures </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Types of hazards <ul><ul><li>physical eg. noise, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>radiation, light, vibration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>chemical eg. poisons, dusts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>biological eg. viruses, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>plants, parasites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mechanical/electrical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eg. slips, trips and falls, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tools, electrical equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>psychological eg. fatigue, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>violence, bullying. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Dealing with hazards <ul><li>Eliminate the hazard </li></ul><ul><li>Change the equipment </li></ul><ul><li>or materials </li></ul><ul><li>Change work methods </li></ul><ul><li>Use personal protection </li></ul><ul><li>equipment (PPE) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Responsibilities of the Employer >Provide a safe working environment >Provide a safe system of work >Provide proper training and information >Identify hazards, assess the risks and eliminate or control the risks >Provide supervision >Supply personal protective equipment and clothing >Consult with employees
  9. 9. Responsibilities of the Employer..2 >Provide amenities >Provide first aid facilities and personnel >Provide for emergencies >Ensure OH&S committee members and representatives are trained >No victimisation or unlawfully dismiss of an employee is allowed >No charge to employees for things done
  10. 10. Responsibilities of the Employee >Take reasonable care for the health and safety of people who are at the place of work >Co-operate with the employer or other person >Notify the employer or supervisor of any risk to health and safety >Not to interfere with or misuse things provided for health, safety and welfare >Not hinder aid to an injured worker >Not to refuse assistance in either receiving aid or giving aid >Not to disrupt the workplace by creating health or safety fears
  11. 11. Tips for “Designers” >Take responsibility for your own safety >Know what to look for when entering a new or different workplace >Know what questions to ask about the job >Report any health and safety concerns >Follow all safety procedures

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