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Total Management and Training Work Health and Safety Course Book Course Notes V1 27-11-2016 Page 320 of 379 due to failure of its shell or welding seams to contain the pressure fragments and deadly substances if content is hazardous. Can cause fire and explosion if content is flammable, equipment and property damage inadequate stability factor, structural strength and components tall standing plant collapsing down or toppling over because of structural failure or instability. Dropping of heavy loads because of component failure fractures, bruises, lacerations, dislocations, concussion, permanent or fatal injuries from falls, equipment and property damage vibration and noise vibrating type machines, heavy engineering plant with rotating parts, reciprocating engines, turbines vibration white finger, hearing loss manual operation plant requiring manual control effort e.g. repetitive movements, overexertion, bad ergonomic designs, speed of processes sprains, strains, fractures, occupational overuse syndrome confined spaces plant requiring internal human presence, e.g.., construction process, inspections, repairs and maintenance contaminants, inadequate oxygen level, claustrophobia, asphyxia HIGH RISK WORK It has been recognised there is an increased risk associated with certain plant, equipment and tasks (high risk work) which requires validation that the person using the plant has the necessary skills and knowledge. The intent of the certification / license system is to provide assurance the operators and users of the equipment will have the required knowledge and skills to use it safely. High risk work includes: scaffolding over 4 metres dogging and rigging work crane and hoist operation reach stackers
Total Management and Training Work Health and Safety Course Book Course Notes V1 27-11-2016 Page 321 of 379 forklift pressure equipment (boilers) boom type elevating work platform However, a PCBU should not assume that because a person has the appropriate licence / certificate the person is competent in the conduct of the work at the PCBU’sworkplace. Several factors could affect the level of competency of the operator being: the operator may not have operated that equipment for many years (the certificates are not subject to review of competence) the equipment, whilst similar, may have different functions and controls to that normally used by the operator the type of work may be different Under the jurisdiction specific regulations, a person must not perform high risk work unless the person has appropriate authority (licence) to perform that work. Further an organisation must not permit a person to perform high risk work, unless the person has the appropriate authority.
Total Management and Training Work Health and Safety Course Book Course Notes V1 27-11-2016 Page 322 of 379 17Psychosocial Hazards 17.1DRUGS AND ALCOHOL People misusing prescription drugs is not new. The awareness that the abuse of substances may affect the workplace just as the workplace may affect substance abuse is, however, increasing in acceptance. Many aspects of the workplace today require