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Workplace Safety: Safety – Be Part of the team. Grade 9 Health The purpose of this unit is to examine issues surrounding health and safety in the workplace. Brainstorm: What is workplace safety, and what are some of the effects of unsafe practices in the work force?. Workplace Safety. Answer:

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Workplace safety safety be part of the team

Workplace Safety:Safety – Be Part of the team

  • Grade 9 Health

  • The purpose of this unit is to examine issues surrounding health and safety in the workplace.

  • Brainstorm: What is workplace safety, and what are some of the effects of unsafe practices in the work force?


Workplace safety

Workplace Safety

  • Answer:

  • Are all injuries at work or play preventable?

  • Do you know someone who has been injured at work or play?

  • How could the injury have been prevented?

  • What are some characteristics of a good team player?

  • How does being a good team player affect job safety?


It only takes a second

It Only Takes a second

  • It Only Takes A Second

  • Discuss:

  • What is the human and financial cost of workplace injuries and fatalities?

  • Why are young workers injured more frequently than older more experienced workers?


Complete answer booklet

Complete Answer Booklet

  • Complete fill in the blank answer booklet.

  • This completes Activity 1.


Activity 2 hazard alert

Activity 2:Hazard Alert

  • What were some of the hazards in the “It Only Takes a Second” video? Do these hazards exist in all areas of our lives? How do you recognize and evaluate these hazards?

  • Hazard: action or situation or substance that could injure, kill, make sick, or affect mental health.

  • Risk: probability or chance of an accident or loss.


Answers

Answers

  • Gas Bar Attendant

  • Food Service Worker

  • Retail Clerk

  • Outdoor worker

  • Robbery, abusive clients, toxic substances, late nights

  • Slippery floors, hot equipment, sharp objects

  • Violent crimes, lifting, stress

  • Cold, heat, noise, eye, respiratory, skin


Answers1

Answers

  • Receptionist

  • Farm worker

  • Harassment, work station, lighting

  • Chemicals, equipment, noise, animals


Controlling a hazard

Controlling a hazard

  • There are three steps to controlling a hazard:

  • Recognition

  • Evaluation

  • Control

  • Easy way to remember:

  • Stop

  • Think

  • Do


Complete booklet

Complete Booklet

  • Workplace hazards

  • Bloody Lucky


Activity 3

Activity 3

  • Everyone is responsible for safety


Pop quiz

Pop Quiz

  • What are the 4 types of hazards?

  • Answers on next slide…


Answers2

Answers

  • Physical

  • Chemical

  • Biological

  • Ergonomic

  • (Health)


Discuss

Discuss

  • Who is responsible for safety in the classroom?

  • What rights do students have?

  • What responsibilities do students have?


Scenarios

Scenarios

  • In groups, discuss the responsibilities of the worker and employer in the scenario and record your findings.

  • Remember: safety of workers is everyone’s job.


Activity 4

Activity 4

  • Are You in Danger - video


Are you in danger answers

Are You In Danger Answers

  • Less experience, tend to rush, lack of training, less responsible, won’t ask questions, can’t recognize hazards.

  • 3 legal rights – 1) right to know 2) right to participate 3) right to refuse dangerous work

  • Take precautions, training, provide safe working environment, supervision, comply with Occupational Health and Safety, maintain equipment

  • Take precautions, comply with Occupational Health and Safety, ask for training, follow rules, report injuries and unsafe conditions, wear safety equipment


Are you in danger answers1

Are You In Danger Answers

  • 5) Identify hazards, avoid injury, stay safe

  • 6) supervisor, health and safety, coworkers, friends, family, employer

  • Part 2

  • What kind of job?

  • What training will I receive?

  • How fast have staff been turning over?

  • What kind of equipment, chemicals, and materials will be used?

  • What kind of supervision?


All employees have responsibilities on the job

All Employees Have Responsibilities on the Job

  • Follow rules and regulations

  • Ask for training you need to do the job safely

  • Report all injuries and unsafe working conditions

  • Wear proper protective equipment

  • Do the job safely


Are you in danger

Are you in danger

  • Top 10 Health and Safety Pics

  • Workplace Quizzes


Activity 5

Activity 5

  • Dying to Work – video

  • Complete video response sheet

  • Complete “Make the Job Safer” scenarios

  • Lost Youth Video and Questions

  • Background

  • Test: review and write.


Lost youth discussion

Lost Youth Discussion

  • Discussion starters

  • • What are some of the reasons Michael, Jennifer, John, and Nick were injured at work?

  • • What safety messages/issues were conveyed in the video?

  • • What role does the employer play in keeping workers safe at work?

  • • What role does the worker play in keeping himself or herself safe at work?

  • • What can parents do to help keep their kids safe at work?

  • • What are some of the potential hazards at your place of work?

  • • What strategies could you use to keep yourself safe at work?


Lost youth questions

Lost Youth Questions

  • List 3 rights of all workers.

  • Why do you think it takes an accident to change how things are done in the workplace?

  • Why do young workers feel the need to prove themselves?

  • What are some issues with training?

  • How could each accident have been prevented?

  • What are some things you would have to change if you were injured? What would you have to give up or learn differently?


Poster project

Poster Project

  • Task: Create a safety poster for the workplace.

  • Poster should be neat and attractive, present an important safety message, and be easy to understand.

  • Needs to be colored, but you will not be marked on artistic ability.

  • Should incorporate things you have learned in this unit. i.e. hazards, rights, responsibilities, etc.

  • Should try to be creative and original.

  • Marked out of 20.

  • Rubric

  • See following for examples:


Test review

Test Review

  • Know the following:

  • Three rights of all workers

  • What is the Workers Compensation Board (WCB)?

  • What is Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S)? And what does it do?

  • Who can you talk to about health and safety on the job?

  • What is personal protective equipment (PPE) and some examples?


Test review1

Test Review

  • What are some responsibilities an employee has with regard to “on the job health and safety?”

  • Who has the responsibility for providing training?

  • When should you practice the right to refuse?

  • WCB believes what % of accidents can be prevented?

  • What is the series of symbols used to identify workplace hazards?

  • What is an accident?

  • What are some responsibilities of the employer under OH&S?


Test review2

Test Review

  • Name the four types of hazards and give an example of each.

  • What are some examples of health and safety information a new employee should receive?

  • What are some unsafe acts or conditions that may cause a slip, trip, or fall?

  • There will be 10 true and false questions.

  • You will complete a case study, breakdown equipment and materials, rules and procedures, PPE, and speaking up.


Are you as safe as you think

Are You As Safe As You Think?

Ask yourself three questions.


How could i get hurt at work

How could I get hurt at work?

All workers have the right to know.

Your rights are outlined in the provincial Occupational Health and Safety legislation. Go to www.wcb.pe.ca for this information.

RIGHT TO KNOW!


How could i get hurt at work1

How could I get hurt at work?

Your employer has a responsibility for your safety by:

  • Providing training

  • Pointing out hazards

  • Developing safe work procedures

  • Ensuring that you are trained to use and wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as required by the task

  • Providing proper supervision


How could i get hurt at work2

How could I get hurt at work?

You have a role to play in staying safe by:

  • Learning to recognize hazards

  • Looking for hazards everywhere

  • Thinking of all four hazard categories

    • Physical

    • Chemical

    • Biological

    • Ergonomic

  • Reporting hazards to a supervisor


Do i have a say in my workplace safety

Do I have a say in my workplace safety?

  • All workers have the right to participate.

  • Your rights are outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety legislation of your province. Go to www.wcb.pe.ca for this information.

RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE!


When do i say no

When do I say, “no!” ?

  • All workers have the right to refuse unsafe work.

  • Your rights are outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety legislation of your province. Go to www.wcb.pe.ca for this information.

RIGHT TO REFUSE!


When do i say no1

When do I say, “no!” ?

To refuse unsafe work:

  • Step 1 - Talk with your supervisor

  • Step 2 (If that doesn’t work)– Talk with your Health and Safety Representative or someone on the Joint Health and Safety Committee

  • Step 3 (If that doesn’t work either) - Call the OHS Division


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