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1

You are not legally obligated to report hazards or potential hazards.
T or F?

False. It is a legal obligation

2

Poor housekeeping increases risk of accidents. All walk ways and surfaces should be clear of?

Obstruction, waste, other materials

3

List the hierarchy of control

1. eliminate hazard
2. substitute hazard
3. isolate
4. engineering -cover w/ guards, install cut-off switches
5. administration -workplace procedures, signs
6. PPE

4

In the event of an accident follow ..... plan.

DRABCDEF
Danger
Response
Airway
Breathing
Circulation
Disability (nero issues)
Examination
Follow up & monitoring

5

What is a hazard?

source of potential danger or harm

6

What is a risk?

potential; for the hazard to cause harm

7

What is residual risk?

any risk that remains after controls have been implemented

8

List a number of hazards that may occur in the vet workplace

animals
noise
chemicals
gases
dust
biological infective materials
radiation
manual handling
equipment

9

Employees have the right to refuse work if they:

Believe the work is likely to expose them to risk of serious harm.

10

Under the OHS Act, an employee must:

Take care to look after their own safety and not put others at risk

11

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

12

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

13

WORKING IN A SAFE MANNER INCLUDES

removing hazards
reducing risk by adopting control measures for hazards
following safe working procedures and safety instructions
heeding warning signs
wearing PPE

14

OHS information can include:

OHS information within Employee handbooks
Hazard reports
Incident reports and investigation reports
OHS representative’s knowledge
Job safety analyses (JSAs), hazard identification and risk assessments
MSDS register
OHS committee meeting minutes and reports
Workplace inspection reports
Equipment manuals
WorkSafe guidelines and notifications
Standard Operating Procedures and Safe Working Procedures
Workplace OHS manual, protocols, procedures and written instructions

15

Consequences of hazards can include?

Injury
Illness
Loss of income
Litigation
Increased workers compensation