HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE TASK 1.1: A few acts that would be applicable to an Engineering company that performs Sheet Metal Work and Fabrication and Welding could be: - Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 - Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 - Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 This Act was made to secure the health, safety and welfare of people at work. It was also made to protect people other than people at work against the risk to health or safety from or in connection to what people do at work. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 was also used to control the use of explosive or flammable or otherwise dangerous substances and prevent having or acquiring
Reflective Journal entry Unit 4 In today’s society, one of the primary objectives is to ensure that staffs working in the various department of the health sector have maximum protection, inclusive of the environment in which they live dwell and play. Therefore, adequate measures must be implemented to extenuated environmental and occupational hazards. The occupational and environmental health takes a multidisciplinary approach as it relates to the correct identification of diseases from exposure hazardous agents in the community of in the workplace.
[A HEAD] Health and safety legislation 1 [DF] The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is known as an “umbrella act”. [PIC REF ATP.13] Whatever sort of business you are, there is always the possibility of an accident or damage to someone's health. All work exposes people to hazards, be they: loads which have to be manually handled; dangerous machinery; toxic substances; electricity; working with display screen equipment or even psychological hazards such as stress. Attention to health and safety is not just about being socially responsible.
In this case, a violation originally deemed willful was reduced to a “serious” violation, bringing the associated penalty down from $70,000 to $7000. Other serious violations were reduced from $7000 to $5000 because R. Williams is a small employer with no prior history of injuries or OSHA violations. I think if the company can provide solid proof of training to their employees and provide evidence that the company did everything to provide employees with the knowledge to work safely, they will not be at fault for the violations OSHA assigned them. An employee’s actions should be taken into consideration at all times, especially when there is an incident. I believe OSHA needs to conduct a full investigation in order to determine what actually cause these accidents and unsafe work conditions.
OSHA is a government agency that puts rules in place that enforce safety standards for the workplace. Here are four indications that an office is compliant with OSHA regulations. 1. Do you see a fire extinguisher? It is mandatory to have a fire extinguisher available at least 75ft away.
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 These Act inform practices that all staff the responsibility to keep themselves and other around them safe through their actions at work and they must to report any health and safety problems. Also, all staff must to follow policies and procedure when hand handing equipment and they should to work in way that puts other around them in danger. Control of substances and Hazardous to Health Regulations 1992 These regulations inform practices that cleaning materials must to be kept in a locked cupboard. Also, these regulation state that disposable gloves and aprons must to be provided for cleaning and handing chemicals.
OSHA obligations include other factors besides keeping your work site safe. A company must also meet certain reporting requirements, posting requirements, and recordkeeping requirements, and you must submit to OSHA inspections. For example, you must report fatal accidents to OSHA within eight hours of their occurrence. You must post an OSHA poster informing workers of their rights and obligations under the law. You must also keep records of your efforts to comply with the law and to prevent injuries and illnesses (OSHA).
All workers have a right to work in places where risks to their health and safety are properly controlled. Everyone has a duty to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, including employers, employees, trainees, self-employed, manufacturers, designers, suppliers and importers of work equipment. The employers’ responsibilities under this act include: • provide safety equipment • maintain safe systems of work • ensure materials used are properly stored, handled and transported • provide sufficient information, training, instruction and supervision/ ensure staff are aware of instructions provided by manufacturers and suppliers of equipment • provide a safe place of employment • provide a safe working environment • provide a written
Question 1. The first step I am going to take as the new safety manager of Dosit to bring them up to compliance with the Hazard Communication Standard would be to conduct an extensive chemical inventory check. The current chemical inventory list of 780 chemicals is over two years old and is outdated by a year. Periodic chemical inventory audits should be done at least once a year(David Fender,2012).
The strict OSHA regulations I think are for everybody’s own safety. I think the regulations from OSHA are valid and fair. OSHA is a good thing to keep the hospitals clean and safe. Also OSHA describes and gives employees instructions on how to deal with the types of chemicals used. What could happen if we did not have this intervention by the government hospitals would be disorganized.
When health and safety legislations, standards, codes, policies and procedures are not obeyed, there could be serious consequences for those involved. To determine if any laws were breached, safety inspectors will be called into the workplace to examine the incident. Inspectors will closely inspect the situation to discover the cause and those involved. There are multiple consequences for breaking health and safety legislations (the more serious the situation, the bigger the consequence). For example: fines could be arranged depending on the offence, which could be priced between $1,000-$100,000.Those liable could possibly be sent to gaol if the incident has resulted with the death of someone or a person has been crucially injured.
The first legislation I will discuss is ‘Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) regulations (2002)’ which is used to reduce the risk of injury whilst doing an activity. It can be used in any line of work, and you have to consider safety factors about it. When using personal protective equipment, they must check if it is suitable for use, if it offers the right protection for the user, or if it needs replacing, because if it needs replacing then it is not fit for purpose. The main areas where people use PPE is on the sports field or in a building site. For example a builder, as shown in the diagram below, is wearing a helmet to protect his head, goggles to prevent any dangerous objects getting in his eyes, gloves so his hands don’t get hurt when
An unannounced monitoring inspection was conducted on this date, 10/21/15. In order to prepare for this inspection I viewed past inspections and observed compliance history. Fees: Paid Waivers/variances: N/A Permit conditions/restrictions: N/A All background checks were reviewed and in compliance.