293766205 - Occupational Safety Health Dimension The Role...

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1 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Occupational Safety & Health Dimension • The Role of engineers in Occupational Health • The contributions of OHS Council in enhancing safety culture in Hong Kong • Accident Prevention Modeling – Risk & Safety Management
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2 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Occupational Safety & Health Dimension In respect of the above dimension, discuss on the following topic of interest: Cost of safety Legal responsibility Risk assessment Safety culture Safety policy Safety management system Safety audit
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3 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Definition of Accident Any undesired event that results in harm to people, damage to property, or loss to process
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4 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Risk Assessment What is HAZARD? What is RISK? - HAZARD is the POTENTIAL for a substance/ equipment/plant/process to cause ADVERSE EFFECTS - RISK is the LIKELIHOOD of an ADVERSE EFFECT occurring in a particular situation HAZARD ? RISK =
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5 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hierarchy of Risk Control Measures A hierarchy of control 1. Elimination – This involves the complete removal of that hazard 2. Substitution – This involves the replacement of hazardous substance/process/equipment by less hazardous one of similar nature
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6 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hierarchy of Risk Control Measures 3. Engineering Control 9 Isolation 9 Segregation 9 Local exhaust 9 Ventilation – nature ventilation, forced ventilation 4. Administrative Control – reduces the exposure to the hazard by administration means such as job rotation, rest breaks, etc. 5. Personal Protective Equipment – the use of personal protective gears and clothing
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7 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University The Role of Engineers in • To safeguard the public interest in matters of safety and health and otherwise – Conduct of members of HKIE ( Article 12 ) – Ensure safety and health of workers – Design of Scaffolds – Examination of Lifting Appliances, etc. – Ensure safety and health of public – Examination of lifts and escalators – Examination of slopes
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8 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University The Role of Engineers in Identify and evaluate hazardous conditions - Develop hazard control programs - Administer and advise others on hazard control programs - Measure and audit the effectiveness of hazard control programs
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2011 for the course ENG 307 taught by Professor Dr.t.t.wong during the Spring '11 term at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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293766205 - Occupational Safety Health Dimension The Role...

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