Chapter 1 - CHAPTER 1 Introduction Occupational Safety and Health(OSH OSH is a cross-disciplinary area concerned with protecting the safety health and

Chapter 1 - CHAPTER 1 Introduction Occupational Safety and...

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Introduction CHAPTER 1
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Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) OSH is a cross-disciplinary area concerned with protecting the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. Cross-disciplinary involve interactions among many subject areas, including: occupational medicine occupational hygiene public health safety engineering industrial engineering C hemistry health physics E rgonomics occupational health psychology
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Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) The goals of OSH programs: to provide a safe and healthy work environment. to protect co-workers, family members, employers, customers, and many others who might be affected by the workplace environment.
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Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) OSH can be important for: Moral – employee’s lives and health Legal preventive, punitive, compensatory effect of laws Financial - employee injury and illness related costs, including medical care, sick leave and disability benefit costs.
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Everyone has the right to work in a safe environment. Through cooperative efforts, employers and employees can learn to identify and eliminate or control hazards.
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“When one cannot absolutely eliminate a dangerous situation, One must make the occurrence of that situation a very unlikely event”
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WHY SAFETY IS A CONCERN?
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ACT,REGULATIONS,ICOP/Guidelines ACT Covers scope and basic provisions Approved by Parliament Acts which cover Occupational Safety and Health are: OSHA 1994, FMA 1967, ABE 1990 and EQA 1974 REGULATIONS Contains detailed explanations for each provision under the Act Approved by the Minister INDUSTRY CODE / GUIDELINE Guidelines in fulfilling requirements of the relevant Act Drafting of Code of Practice can be initiated by Industry and approved by DOSH Not a part of the laws of the nation
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