Assessment 4 – Case Study
a. How does a worker report an injury?
A worker must notify his employer in writing within 30 days of injury, ideally the injury must be recorded by him or someone on his behalf in workplace's ‘Register of injuries’ as soon as possible (within 30 days or he may not be entitled to compensation).
b. How does a worker make a claim if injured at work?
To make a claim a worker must get a ‘Certificate of Capacity’ first (issued by a medical practitioner) to claim for weekly payments, then complete the ‘Worker's Injury Claim Form’ for compensation. Give both papers to his employer (hand delivered or by registered mail).
c. As an employer you must provide a safe and healthy workplace for your workers and contractors. What 5 things do you need to do to ensure you have a safe working environment? 1. provide and maintain safe machinery and equipment, and safe systems of work (such as controlling entry to high risk areas, controlling work pace and frequency and providing systems to prevent falls from heights) 2. ensure that the use, handling, storage and transport of chemicals (such as dangerous goods and other harmful materials) is safe and without risks to health 3. ensure that the workplace is safe and without risks to health (such as fire exits are not blocked, emergency equipment is serviceable, and the worksite is generally tidy) 4. provide workers and contractors with adequate facilities (such as first aid, clean toilets, clean drinking water, hygienic eating areas, etc) 5. provide as much information, instruction, training and supervision to the workers so that they can work safely.
d. What is OHS consultation and how it should be delivered at the work place? OHS consultation is a legal requirement for all employers to consult their employees about health and safety matters. It is discussion between employers and employees about potential problems and working together to find solutions. It must...
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