How to Promote Occupational Health and Safety in Your Workplace –
- Make sure that your OHS policies comply with all federal and/or state laws and regulations
- Ensure that your staff is properly trained on all machinery and equipment they may use in the workplace and are certified to operate them if required
- Keep Safety Data Sheets (SDS or MSDS) for all chemical products in use at your workplace, and make sure that they are easily accessible by your employees
- Have all necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as hard hats, eye protection, and respirators readily available to all employees
- Use tools and other equipment correctly and only for their intended purpose
- Use mechanical assistance such as carts, dollies, or pallet jacks when lifting or moving heavy objects
- Maintain good posture when sitting, standing, or lifting, especially when doing so for extended periods of time
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What is the meaning of occupational health and safety procedures?
How does IOE’s work on OSH advance the agenda for business? – IOE represents the interests of employers in the development of standards and other instruments for OSH at the international level. In addition, IOE provides guidance on OSH areas of interest to its members and employers, in particular on topics where other international bodies have not developed authoritative guidance or information.
How important is occupational health and safety procedure?
Why Occupational Health and Safety is Important Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) may sound like a complicated concept but simply put, it is all about protecting the health and safety of your workers. As an employer, you are legally responsible for the health and safety of your workers under section 19(1) of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011,
In this week’s blog post, we discuss the health and safety requirements that you should be aware of and why you should make OHS a core part of your day-to-day operations. Regardless of which industry you operate in, you need to take the time to identify the safety risks present in your workplace and take appropriate measures to keep your workers safe.
If you are concerned about the time and money associated with implementing safe practices and equipment, here’s how OHS can benefit your business:
It reduces injury and illness in the workplace It improves employee productivity It helps you retain your employees It reduces the cost of injury and workers’ compensation
Remember, maintaining a healthy and safe working environment for your workers is your Duty of Care and not a choice. Here are a few things you can do to be compliant with Australian OHS laws:
Provide a safe working environment for all your employees Provide and maintain safe machinery and structures Provide safe ways of working Ensure safe use, handling and storage of machinery, structures and substances Provide and maintain adequate facilities Provide any information, training, instruction or supervision needed for safety Monitor the health of workers and conditions at your workplace
In Australia, each state and territory has its own OHS laws and a regulator to enforce them. The OHS framework for each state includes Act, Regulations, Codes of Practice and Regulating Agency. The full framework is described below along with OHS laws specific to Western Australia:
Act – outlines your broad responsibilities
Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (WA)
Regulations – set out specific requirements for particular hazards and risks such as noise, machinery and manual handling.
Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 (WA)
Codes of Practice – provide practical information on how you can meet the requirements in the Act and Regulations Regulating Agency (regulator) – administers WHS laws, inspects workplaces, provides advice and enforces the laws
In Western Australia, the regulating agency is WorkSafe WA
Your business’ OHS requirements depend on the risks in your workplace. We recommend you to contact WorkSafe WA to receive independent advice on OHS requirements particular for your workplace. The workplace play a huge role in the physical, mental, economical and social wellbeing of workers.
What are the 5 components of Oshms?
The elements of OSH Management System are policy, organizing, planning, and implementation, measuring performance, audit, and review. As increasing need for a systematic approach in OSH, many countries including Asian Countries have adopted similar concepts of OSHMS.