injury of hazard, the employer is then required under Section 23(k) of the © 2015 Innovation and Business Industry Skills Council Ltd 1 st edition version: 1 Page 8 of 19
Assessment Task 3 BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace Act to investigate the matter and to report back to worker what they intend doing about it. RISK MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS The employer is required to identify hazards that are likely to arise, to assess the risk and consider how the risks might be reduced. This requirement is contained in regulation 3.1 and 3.4 of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996. REQUIREMENTS TO CONSULT AND CO-OPERATE The employer cannot manage manual tasks risk without involving the workforce. Section 19 of the Act also imposes a duty upon the employer to consult and cooperate with workers regarding safety and health at the workplace. If the workplace has Safety and Health Representatives, the employer must also consult with them on any intend changes that could affect workers’ health or safety. CODES OF PRACTICE Codes of practice give advice on how to comply with legal requirements. The Commission for Occupational Safety and Health Code of practice: Manual tasks (2010) specifically addresses the hazards and risks associated with manual tasks and provides guidance on how to manage these in line with the OSH Act and Regulations. Reference; ning_package.pdf LAST BUT NOT LEAST I will tell you how injuries caused from manual handling cause impact on company and workers. Manual task related LTIs are the most common type of LTIs. They account for approximately half of all lost time injuries. Manual tasks also result in some of the most severe injuries in terms of the time it takes before the worker is able to return the work , with one in every four workers who have suffered a manual task related Lost Time Injury taking 3 months or more before they are able to return to the work So consider – from an individual worker’s viewpoint: Back injuries do not attract the same publicity that say amputations get. But if you suffer a serious back injury what would be the effect on your quality of life? So consider – from a workplace viewpoint: If a worker is off for 3 months, how much more would it cost to employ a labor hire or casual/ contract worker? How much less efficient would a labor hire/casual/ contract worker be than your own workers? What are the additional costs of contract labor? © 2015 Innovation and Business Industry Skills Council Ltd 1 st edition version: 1 Page 9 of 19
Assessment Task 3 BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace CONCLUSION So that was a small training session about manual handling. In this training we have learnt about what manual handling is its control measures legislation and its consequences.
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