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OFFICE SAFETY. Legislation. Statute “obligations” employers, employees & others consultation classes of persons reporting & recording Common Law “duties of care” vicarious liability Other Legislation anti-discrimination act building fire safety regulations environmental protection act.

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Office safety

OFFICE SAFETY


Legislation

Legislation

  • Statute “obligations”

    • employers, employees & others

    • consultation

    • classes of persons

    • reporting & recording

  • Common Law “duties of care”

    • vicarious liability

  • Other Legislation

    • anti-discrimination act

    • building fire safety regulations

    • environmental protection act


What can go wrong in an office

What Can Go Wrong In An Office?

  • Statistics

    • absences

    • sickness

    • conflict

  • Injuries

    • physical

    • psychological

    • illnesses & diseases


Types of hazards

Types of Hazards

  • Basic Hazard Categories

    • Physical

    • Chemical

    • Ergonomic

    • Psychological

    • Radiation

    • Biological

  • Risk Assessment


Workplace specific hazards risks

Workplace Specific Hazards & Risks?

  • Manual Handling & Ergonomics

  • Occupational Aggression & Violence

    • staff

    • public

  • Physical Threat

    • hold-up

    • fire

  • Slips, Trips & Falls

  • Transportation


Office machinery

Office Machinery

  • Electricity

    • cords, cables & electrical hazards

  • Photocopiers

    • toner, developer, noise, ozone, light,

  • Printers

    • noise, inks, ozone (laser)

  • Computers

    • eyestrain, posture, radiation?


Manual handling

Manual Handling

  • Statistics

    • injuries

    • costs

  • Office Equipment & Furniture

  • Stationery & Supplies

  • Correct Lifting Techniques

  • Twisting & Bending

  • Mechanical Aids

  • Teamwork Lifting


Office ergonomics

Office Ergonomics

  • Office Equipment

    • workstations, chairs, keyboards

  • Placement of Equipment

    • strains, sprains & O.O.S.

  • Posture

    • height & distance of equipment

    • periods of sitting & standing

  • Breaks & Exercises

    • 5-10 minutes per hour suggested


Electrical safety

Electrical Safety

  • What is Electrical Equipment?

  • Injuries

  • Types

  • Testing & Tagging

  • Frequency

  • Contractors

  • Reporting Faults

    • how? to whom? when?


What s in the office air

What’s in the office Air?

  • Air Contaminants

    • bacteria, viruses, mould spores, dusts

  • Ventilation

  • Air-conditioners & Cooling Towers

  • Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)

    • Legionnaires Disease

  • Testing & Maintenance

    • biocides

  • Contractors & Specialists

  • Enclosed Spaces


Contaminated air

Contaminated Air

  • Stale air

  • CO2

  • Heat

  • Humidity

  • Ozone

  • Smoking

  • Neighbors


Noise in here pardon

Noise - In Here - Pardon?

  • What is noise?

  • Legal limits - 85dB(A)

  • How it’s measured - DND

  • Control strategies

    • elimination

    • engineering

      • separating

      • enclosed

    • administration

      • staff rotation, timings


Lighting glare

Lighting & Glare

  • How do you Know?

    • headache?

    • fatigue?

    • eyestrain?

    • nausea?

  • Testing

    • who? how? when?

  • Benefits

    • reduced absenteeism, reduced sickness


Housekeeping

Housekeeping

  • What is Housekeeping?

    • cleanliness, tidiness, maintenance

    • taking care of your work area

    • good housekeeping calls for constant care

  • Benefits of Good Housekeeping

    • safer, easier, better, more fun

  • Advantages of Good Housekeeping

    • less tiring, more space, less aggravating, more business-like

  • Part ofYOUR Job


Slips trips falls

Slips, Trips & Falls

  • General Housekeeping

  • Cupboards, Cabinets & Carpets

  • Cords, Cables & Wires

  • Telephone outlets

  • Personal Belongings

  • Furniture

  • Fluids & Floor Surfaces


Occupational aggression violence

Occupational Aggression & Violence

  • Legislation

    • Anti-Discrimination Act 1991

    • Sexual Harassment

  • Types of Violence

    • physical, psychological

  • Control Measures

    • procedures

    • reporting system

    • infrastructure, training


Stress

Stress

  • Statistically increasing

  • Costs

  • Causes

  • Effects

    • Personal

    • Social

    • Organizational


Office chemicals

Office Chemicals

  • Cleaning Agents

  • Toners & Developers

  • Inks, Cleansers,

  • Solvents

  • Paints


Fire safety in the office

Fire Safety in the Office

  • Emergency Control Organization?

  • Appropriate Equipment?

    • alarms, extinguishers, hoses, detectors

  • Know where to go? & How?

  • Raising the Alarm?

  • Training?

  • Visitors, Clients, Public?


Resources

Resources

  • Dept Training & Industrial Relations

    • Workplace Health & Safety

  • Bureau of Emergency Services

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Consultants


  • Login