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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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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
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