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Appointing competent persons to oversee workplace

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Appointing competent persons to oversee workplace health and safety; Providing workers with information and training on occupational health and safety; and Operating a written health and safety policy. 2. The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 Adequate lighting, heating, ventilation and workspace (and keep them in a clean condition) Staff facilities, including toilets, washing facilities and refreshment Safe passageways, i.e. to prevent slipping and tripping hazards. 3. The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 Employers are required to: Make a risk assessment of workstation use by DSE users, and reduce the risks identified Ensure DSE users take 'adequate breaks' Provide regular eyesight tests Provide health and safety information Provide adjustable furniture (e.g. desk, chair, etc.) Demonstrate that they have adequate procedures designed to reduce risks associated with DSE work, such as repetitive strain injury (RSI). 4. The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 The main provisions require employers to:
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The PPE must be 'suitable' for the risk in question, and include protective face masks and goggles, safety helmets, gloves, air filters, ear defenders, overalls and protective footwear; and Provide information, training and instruction on the use of this equipment. QUESTION 2 What processes or procedures might an organisation use to identify hazards and monitor risk control procedures? 220–250 words There are four steps in the risk management process: Step 1 – Identify hazards Step 2 – Assess the risk Step 3 – Control the risk Step 4 – Review and assess the control measures Some of the ways in which an organisation can identify hazards and monitor risk control procedures are: Workplace inspections or walk throughs. Conducting a thorough inspection will highlight any hazards in the work area. You will also be able to review implemented procedures and assess if they are working or need to be amended. Completing a risk assessment (e.g. JHA, SLAM) prior to completing a task. A worker assesses and documents potential risks of completing a specific task. Reviewing this d QUESTION 3 Why is it important to provide information to work teams on the relevant health and safety legislation, the organisation’s health and safety policies, procedures and programs, and any identified hazards and their control? 80–100 words Team members need to know what risks and hazards they might expect to encounter in their daily work, how these are avoided and what controls are in place to manage risks. The hazards may include hazardous substances, heavy loads, noise, stress and hazardous work environments. Managers and the people responsible for OHS supervision in workplaces where elevated risk levels exist should consult regularly with their work teams about risk control and be proactive in managing OHS with the work group.
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  • Spring '19
  • John Goal
  • Occupational safety and health, representative, PCBUs

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