It is vital that they have an up to date safety statement. Employees must attend training that is provided, they must report defective practices or equipment and follow the safety statement. They should take reasonable care to protect the health and safety of themselves and of other people in the workplace. It is the role of both employee and employer to develop a culture of safety in the work place this works best if all parties work in
Developing these skills will benefit you both inside and outside of work. Signs are an important in the workplace like fire exits to show people the exit in case of a fire. Example s of communications would be a text messages, emails, and hand signs.Safety in the workplace is very important and to prevent anyone from getting injured while in the workplace. Training is important in the workplace for all for all types of duties being carried out like using machinery equipment to using chemicals etc. before you can use any of these you will need the proper training so you can use them safety and correctly.
Someone competent must be selected to take on this role, who can advise on health and safety. They should be selected on basis of having knowledge and experience. To ensure health and safety there must be objectives set, and constant assessing of risks. This will develop a safe culture in the work place, where the employer and employees think safely and work safely. Monitor things constantly so you can stop a hazard from happening, and this will also maintain a high standard of safety.
It is important to always be aware of your surroundings no matter where you work, and to make sure you completely understand instructions and guidelines before commencing work on a project. Taking shortcuts can not only result in shoddy work, it can also mean putting yourself at risk for an accident. Supervisors should re-think assignments in order to prevent injuries. Make sure the right person is chosen for the job and that the time frame is manageable, not one that will leave an individual or team scrambling against an unrealistic deadline. 2.
Employers are responsible for and should identify, prevent and reduce stressors in the workplace and assist employees affected by or at risk of stress. They should encourage staff to take responsibility for their own health, supplying them with information on safety, health and welfare and their own health and wellbeing. They must identify, assess and eliminate or manage to the lowest possible level any hazards in the workplace which may be a risk to the safety, health and welfare of employees and those affected by workplace activities. It is their duty to do this. Stress in the workplace is a hazard under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and it must be evaluated and managed in the same way as physical hazards.
Employee safety should always be the priority and after that comes securing the facility. In the event that disaster strikes, there should be in place experts trained in recovery, prepared for the situation. Emergency plans should follow to help in alleviating the situation by limiting the number of casualties and then when human life has been secured, other functionalities of the system can be secured through recovery
Work sabotage, verbal or written abusive threats, and derogatory insults are forms of personal harassment which may occur in the work environment. The Approach to Address Harassment Prevention is the most important factor to resolve harassment. It is the employer’s responsibility to prevent and resolve harassment by communicating to employees that severity of such infractions. An effective complaint or grievance process should be established which provides anti-harassment training to managers allowing immediate action to be taken when a complaint is filed. Employers must address the concerns of employees and ensure each employee is confident in the reporting process The Occupational Safety and Health Act The Occupational Safety and Health Act provides workers with safer workplace conditions.
Communication in the workplace is needed to promote health and safety to prevent accidents, to assure the welfare of management and staff to make the work place a safe place of work and a safe system of work. Training The training should be showed to all employees to make sure they are fully aware of the correct protocol and what PPE they should be wearing e.g. Gloves, Aprons the right foot wear. They should be provided with training in manual handling to be fit to lift, pull, carry, move and put down the equipment safely. 2) Outline the principles & procedures of good house-keeping in the workplace.
This change is driven from top-down, imbuing those at the top and bottom in working in unison to implement the changes. Staff capacity both at clinical and managerial level can hinder implementation of any practice change that has been initiated by change managers. The capacity could be as a result of resource inadequacy, therefore change manager must ensure staff are equipped and resourceful to utilise limited resource creatively to achieve as enormous result as it can possibly could manage. In doing so there must be establish a clear and strong focus on patient safety throughout the organisation (National Patient Safety Agency 2006; National Patient Safety Agency
MARITIME SAFETY & HEALTH ISSUES IN PORT OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT 1.0 INTRODUCTION 2.0 SAFETY ISSUES IN PORT OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT 2.1 Safety in Place of Work 2.1.1 General places of work In order to have a safe place to work, practicable steps can be taken in port operation and management. Every workplace is to be so laid out and operated as to make sure that so far as is reasonably feasible the safety of the employees and people in the surrounding. For example, walkways, roadways and storage areas. These places must be designed in a manner that provides for safe movement of foot and mechanized traffic throughout the workplace. Thus, any changes to selected areas must be advised to all users.