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  • Occupational Safety and Health

    Assignment 1 What is OSHA? OSHA is an abbreviation for Occupational Safety & Health Administration which is a government agency under the U.S department of Labor that helps employers reduce injuries‚ illnesses‚ and deaths in the workplace. (____) OSHA is extremely important to the U.S and its labor force in many different ways than one. OSHA assists in safety on the job in several ways such as encouraging employers and employees to reduce workplace hazards‚ establishing the rights

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    In 1970‚ the Occupational Safety and Health Act was established to prevent on the job hazards resulting in serious injuries including death (The OSH Act‚ Standards‚ and Liability‚ 2010). The law requires “employers to provide their employees with working conditions that are free of known dangers” (Occupational Safety & Health Administration‚ n.d.). This week case study discusses the work environment of an employee that worked at a car dealership by the name of Joe Peterson. Joe was an older man that

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  • Occupational Health Safety

    Task 1: OHS Laws and Institutional Frameworks The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act sets out the laws about health and safety requirements affecting workplaces‚ work activities and the use of plant and substances. Besides that‚ the OHS Act is an essential framework in the workplace to cultivate good safety habits in all individuals so as to stimulate a strong safety culture in the workplace. The Act establishes a framework for people by preventing or minimising their exposure to risk. One

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    Task A 1. A description of four different exemples of accidents and/or sudden illness that might occur: severe bleeding‚ cardiac arrest‚choking and difficulty of breathing‚ fractures andd suspected fractures 2. An outline of the procedure to follow if an accident or sudden illness should occur. Severe bleeding:you will need to apply pressure‚ if possible‚ use a sterile dressing. You will need to apply direct pressure over the wound for 10 minutes. If there is any object in the wound‚

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  • Occupational Safety and Health

    relating to health safety and security influence health and social care settings. M1- describes how health and safety legislations‚ policies and procedures promote the safety of individuals in a health and social care setting. In this essay I am going to outline how legislation‚ policies and procedures relating to healthsafety and security influence health and social care settings. I am also going to describe how health and safety legislation‚ policies and procedures promote the safety of individuals

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    CT301 Understand Health and Safety in Social Care Settings        3.3 Reasons may include: To comply with health and safety legislation‚ To preserve life‚ To minimise the consequences of injury and illness‚ To treat injuries and illnesses effectively. 4.1 Routes of infection may include: Blood circulation‚ Digestive‚ Respiratory‚ Body fluids. 4.2 Own health or hygiene might pose a risk by e.g.: Causing a serious infection‚ Causing illness‚ Causing

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  • Occupational health and safety

    undertaking are safe at all times and this law is called the Health and Safety Act/Law. “The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering health and safety in the workplace. This piece of legislation lays out the employer’s responsibilities for health and safety. Employers have a ‘duty of care’ over the healthsafety and welfare of their staff in the workplace”. (www.labourguide.co.za/health-and-safety”) The purposes of these laws are: • To protect the ORG the

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  • Occupational Health and Safety Act

    Occupational Health and Safety Act Introduction • The Occupational Health and Safety Act provides us with the framework and the tools to achieve this goal.• Changes to the Act in 1990 and subsequent years continued the evolution of occupational health and safety legislation in Ontario. These improvements are based on our experiences. History • Occupational injuries and illnesses have been present throughout history: – Ancient Egypt: stonemasons with respiratory problems– Industrial Revolution:

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  • Occupational Safety and Health and Safety Management

    Introduction It has been suggested that any well designed safety program or system is only as effective as the day-to-day ability of everyone in the organisation to rigorously follow procedures correctly and safely every time This paper seeks to highlight the critical components of an OHSMS and demonstrate also how a well-designed OHSMS will address the day-to-day abilities of organisations personnel to follow safety procedures every day. Modern employments factors such as transient work forces

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  • Occupational Health and Safety Programs

    Abstract Successful occupational health and safety practice requires the collaboration and participation of both employers and workers in health and safety programs such as the Four-Point Workplace Program and Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP)‚ as well as involving the consideration of issues relating to the direct and indirect costs of injuries to an organization. The OSH Act of 1970 was established to provide guidelines and regulate laws to protect employers and employees in the workplace.

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