Flashcards in Topic 2 - Working Safely Deck (15)
You are not legally obligated to report hazards or potential hazards.
T or F?
False. It is a legal obligation
Poor housekeeping increases risk of accidents. All walk ways and surfaces should be clear of?
Obstruction, waste, other materials
List the hierarchy of control
1. eliminate hazard
2. substitute hazard
4. engineering -cover w/ guards, install cut-off switches
5. administration -workplace procedures, signs
In the event of an accident follow ..... plan.
Disability (nero issues)
Follow up & monitoring
What is a hazard?
source of potential danger or harm
What is a risk?
potential; for the hazard to cause harm
What is residual risk?
any risk that remains after controls have been implemented
List a number of hazards that may occur in the vet workplace
biological infective materials
Employees have the right to refuse work if they:
Believe the work is likely to expose them to risk of serious harm.
Under the OHS Act, an employee must:
Take care to look after their own safety and not put others at risk
What is duty of care?
you have the responsibility to take reasonable care for your own health and safety and the safety of others who might be affected by your actions
Describe the process of risk assessment
Risk assessment involves
1. Identifying hazards
2. Assessing risks
Who is at risk?
What is the risk?
a) Prioritise the degree of risk by considering: to what degree is the hazard likely to hurt someone
b) Determine the likelihood of injury or illness occurring as a result of exposure to the hazard? - consider: how likely is it to happen?
c) Use the Risk Assessment Matrix
d) Controlling risks
What options are available for controlling the risk? What is the cost of these solutions?
Implement appropriate measures to control risks to eliminate or reduce them
e) Evaluating and Reporting
WORKING IN A SAFE MANNER INCLUDES
reducing risk by adopting control measures for hazards
following safe working procedures and safety instructions
heeding warning signs
OHS information can include:
OHS information within Employee handbooks
Incident reports and investigation reports
OHS representative’s knowledge
Job safety analyses (JSAs), hazard identification and risk assessments
OHS committee meeting minutes and reports
Workplace inspection reports
WorkSafe guidelines and notifications
Standard Operating Procedures and Safe Working Procedures
Workplace OHS manual, protocols, procedures and written instructions