seb323 week 10b - SEB323 Managing Industrial Organisations...

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1 SEB323 Managing Industrial Organisations Week 10a Lecture 2 nd Semester 2007 School of Engineering and Information Technology Faculty of Science and Technology Waurn Ponds Campus Module 4: Occupational Health and Safety Topic 1: Risk Management
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2 What is ‘ Occupational’ Health and Safety? Your Occupation is: > The principal activity in your life to earn money > Your job So Occupational is: > Anything related to your job So Occupational Health and Safety is: >A n y health and safety matter related to your job Defining Occupational Health and Safety Occupational health and safety (OHS) is: > the legislation, policies, procedures and activities that aim to protect the health, safety and welfare of all people at the workplace. > that everyone has a right to healthy and safe work > that everyone
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3 Why Should an Organisation care about OHS? > Legal mandates ± ± Must do what is reasonable and practical > Threat of litigation ± Civil or criminal charges ± Employees may sue for damages > Ethically and morally responsible ± Basic Human Rights ± Employee recruitment, motivation and retention ± Public relations Why is OHS an important issue? Neglecting health and safety risks in the workplace results in: >Dea th > Disability >Pa in > Suffering > Loss of ability to earn income > Reduction in quality of life
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4 Australian OHS Statistics > Australian Safety and Compensation Council > Latest available data: 2004-05 ± 140,655 work-related compensation claims • Involving one week or more absence from work • Injury, poisoning, and disease related ± Included 214 compensated deaths
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