Work Safety Booklet

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  • Topic: Occupational safety and health, Risk, Occupational health psychology
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  • Published : May 29, 2013
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Work Health and Safety Information Booklet

Delia Caballero

Table of Contents
1. Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 3 2. Risk Control Measures…………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 4 3.1 Identify occupational hazards/Manage Risks to health and safety…………………………………. 4 3.2 Hierarchy of Risk Control Measures……………………………………………………………………………….. 4 3.3 Reporting Occupational Hazards……………………………………………………………………………………... 5 3. Working at External locations………………………………………………………………………………………………… 6 4. Driving with and without clients……………………………………………………………………………………………. 10 5. Client aggression and violence………………………………………………………………………………………………. 12 6. Emergency Procedures………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 15 7. Manual Handling……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 17 8. Infection Control……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 19 9. Employee duty of care obligations…………………………………………………………………………………………. 20 10.4 What is my duty of care as an employee?.......................................................................... 20 10.5 How careful do I have to be?.............................................................................................. 20 10.6 Who do I have a duty of care towards?............................................................................... 20 10.7 What must I do if I see something wrong happening?........................................................ 20 10. Work Health and Safety legislation and codes of practice………………………………………………………. 21 11. Record keeping………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 22

1. Introduction
We, the Aged Care Community Service Agency (ACCSA) take health and safety seriously and aim to place our employees in workplaces with appropriate safety systems to minimise the risk of injury and harm. The assessment and identification of hazards in the workplace is important to help manage risks to employees. Employees and clients have duties and obligations under work health and safety legislation to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of all workers and other persons in the workplace. There are various ways in which we identify hazards to ensure the ongoing assessment and control of risks in the workplace and this includes workplace risk assessments which are completed on a regular basis. These assessments include a review of an employee’s workplace safety management system including policies, procedures, safe work procedures, equipment and environment.

2. Risk Control Measures
2.1 Identify occupational hazards/Manage Risks to health and safety Employees must identify reasonably foreseeable hazards that could give rise to risks to health and safety. They should eliminate these risks to health and safety and if in the event the risk cannot be eliminated, they must minimise those risks as is reasonably practicable.

2.2 Hierarchy of Risk Control Measures
In circumstances where it is not reasonable practicable for an employee to eliminate risks to health and safety, an employee is required to minimise those risks by doing one of more of the following: * Wholly or partly substitute the hazard giving rise to the risk with something less risky * Isolating the hazard from any person exposed to it

* Implementing engineering controls such as physical barriers If the hazard then remains, the employee must minimise the remaining hazard by implementing administrative controls. Administrative controls include work methods, processes and procedures put in place to minimise the hazard.

2.3 Reporting Occupational Hazards
All employees shall be responsible for working to their capabilities, experiences and ability. They must ensure all work is performed in accordance with the requirements of the OHS policy, procedures and legislation and take reasonable care for their own health and safety...
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