Do the differences between individuals in the workplace make it more likely for harm to occur? People with disabilities may be more likely to suffer harm if the workplace or process is not designed for their needs. New or young workers may be more likely to suffer harm because of inexperience. People who do not normally work at the workplace will have less knowledge than employees who normally work there, and may be more likely to suffer harm. These people include contractors, visitors or members of the public. Identify relevant legislation and organizational policies and procedures that may apply to the hazard and its treatment A procedure sets out the steps to be followed for work activities. We must consult with affected workers when developing procedures for: • resolving work health and safety issues • consulting with workers on work health and safety • monitoring workers’ health and workplace conditions • providing information and training. Procedures should be in writing to provide clarity and certainty at the workplace and demonstrate compliance. They should clearly set out the role of health and safety representatives, and any other parties involved in the activity. The procedures should be easily accessible, for example by placing them on noticeboards and intranet sites. In the context of issue resolution where procedures are agreed to, the Work, Health and Safety Regulations 2011 include minimum requirements including that these procedures are set out in writing and communicated to all workers to whom the procedure applies. Many workplaces are required by law to have health and safety committees, which help develop standards, rules and procedures for health and safety that are to be followed or complied with BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements V2-2020 Page 36 RTO Provider: 91153 - CRICOS Code: 02672K greenwichcollege. edu.au
at the workplace. According to the Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011, when it comes to risk management, a procedure is a form of ‘administrative control’ that means a method of work, a process or a procedure designed to minimize risk. The Work Health and Safety Act (2011) states that while at work, a worker must co-operate with any reasonable policy or procedure of the person conducting the business or undertaking (PCBU) relating to health or safety at the workplace that has been notified to workers. Causes of the Hazard People People’s actions, whether they display them or not, have a significant impact on workplace health and safety. Therefore, actions become one of the major factors that cause health and safety hazards. Equipment Equipment include tools and machines that people work with. Further, equipment includes those to which people are near. Equipment can include fixed machines, vehicles, material handling devices, hand tools, protective equipment, and personal gear. Moreover, some equipment can potentially emit harmful chemicals. Furthermore, certain equipment can produce physical agents such as heat, noise, vibration, or radiation during operation.
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