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. Positions
Worker’s Compensation Act provides salary replacement benefits and medical treatment for employees who have been injured or fell ill because of a work-related injury or illness (“Publication: Information packet –Info-Packet.pdf,” 2015). The Connecticut Workers Compensation system covers nearly all employees, and is a no-fault system of insurance. The system is intended to aid workers injured on the job or with an occupational illness, but denies compensation for injuries caused by substance or alcohol abuse (“We’re Sorry You Were Injured,” 2005).
The first service on the scene of the incident assesses the situation to comply with the Health and safety at Work Act 1974. The health and safety at work act set basic principles to be followed by both employees and employers to make sure a safe working environment by protecting the health, safety and welfare of people at work, protecting other against risks to health or safety in connection with the activities of persons at work, controlling the keeping, use and possession of dangerous substances. When it became law in 1974 health and safety at work act did not apply to police officers but the police health and safety act 1997 brought all police officers within the opportunity of the act. Health and safety at work act is an allowing act,
A significant change occurred in 2002, when OSHA revised its record keeping rules; “Provides a single set of recording criteria for both work-related injuries and work-related illnesses (The former rule required employers to record all illnesses, regardless of severity)” (placeholder). This revised rule definitely had a positive effect in my workplace, which in turn reduced our workplace injury rate.
Employers and employees have direct responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974. The Act is divided into 4 parts that define the general duties of the HSC and HSE which takes care of the major incidents, and creates codes of practice, penalties and enforcement. It also includes guidelines about employment and the medical advisory service, which assigns duties to first aid employees and trainees and supplies information on health and safety issues (Bertolissio, 2016). Included in the Act are provisions regarding building regulations and fire exits. Under the Act, it is the responsibility of employers to conduct safety inspections at a facility and ensure fire extinguishers are in place, exits are clear, floors are dry, and
I have shaped my skill of evidence-based practice during the first year clinical placement. Since then have been applying the skill in my everyday life to help improve the health of my family, friends and other relatives, especially in developing the health quality of my elderly family. Recently I visited my family back in Indonesia for Christmas and I took the time to visit my 85-year-old grandmother who has been looked after by one of my aunties. For her age, my grandmother was doing very well in carrying out her activities of daily living. However, she refused to walk independently since she had a fall two days before my arrival. Even though the doctor had confirmed that no serious damage occurred due to the fall, she hesitated to try walking. Therefore, her children were thinking to get her a wheelchair, although they knew it was not necessary. When I heard that, I considered to talk to my family to encourage my grandmother’s independence instead of limiting it by giving her the wheelchair.
There are innumerable jobs in the United States which require occasional endangerment of one's personal welfare. Some tasks simply cannot be completed without a certain amount of personal risk, and the people who place their own welfare at stake for the sake of their jobs should be honored and thanked for their courageous contributions to the well-being of modern society. Unfortunately, when people labor under such conditions, it is oftentimes inevitable that something would eventually go wrong. A work related injury could leave one out of a job for days, months, or even years as he or she recuperates. Therefore, it is vital that one receives adequate worker if a work related injury ever occurs.
In a study conducted by Qiyun et al., “work-related traumatic injuries impose a significant health and economic burden to patients and contribute to lost productivity (2014).” This is especially true when the injury sustained happens to be to the hand and the employee can no longer perform the basic job functions. If the incident occurs on company property, during work, it’s very important to determine who’s at fault, or even who will compensate the employee for the medical bills and lost wages. Naturally, if it’s an “on the job” injury, one would think it’s the employer’s responsibility. Through further analysis of the case study as well as assistance
The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth) (WHS Act) applies in all states and territories regarding the health and safety of workers. This piece of Commonwealth legislation imposes a duty on officers to ensure compliance with the obligation imposed under the WHS Act. It is a positive duty imposed on directors and officers of the company to actively exercise due diligence in matters regarding workplace health and safety. Prior to this, the individual responsibility of directors differed in accordance with the varying state and territory legislations. Because a company acts through its officers, claims of breaches of this Act can be made against directors by employees.
To be guilty or not to be guilty- that is the question. Who is responsible for John Schmidt 's June 7 on-the-job injury? Was Mr. Schmidt liable for his own injury due to negligence? Did the Company 's Forman, Harry Hiller, have a "duty of care" to properly oversee employees utilizing highly dangerous equipment? Was Mr. Hiller or additional parties responsible for thoroughly inspecting equipment to prevent hazardous conditions within the workplace? The intent of this critical analysis is to identify the major issue surrounding a workplace injury, decipher the evidence, and make an informed decision or reasonable solution. This comprehensive assessment will comprise of a brief description of the case study, identification of the issue, an overview and evaluation of the evidence, and recommendation for
In this assignment I will be investigating the associated risks and appropriate control measures that affect my vocational specific work area. The work area that I will be going to is Cuan Mhuire Ballybay. Cuan Mhuire is a rehabilitation centre where people go to that has addictions like alcohol addictions, drug addictions and gambling addictions. The services they provide is a step down half way house for homeless men. The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 apply to all employers, employees and self-employed. It includes provisions to improve the safety and health at work both temporary and fixed contract employees.