TWS 1-Work Health Safety Module admin 2018-11-24T11:55:47+10:00
Duty of Care Employer Duty & Employee
In order to provide and maintain a safe place of work for all concerned, employees and employers have legal duties to carry out. Like a coin, the Duty of Care has two sides which make up the value. As an employee you have a general duty to:
Employee’s Specific Duty of Care:
Employer’s Duty of Care:
Equipment should only be operated by persons who are: trained competent authorised to operate that unit.
A hazard is a source of danger which is defined as “a condition or situation that exists within the working environment which could result in physical harm, injury and/or damage”.
There are 3 types of Hazards:
Examples of Visible Hazards:
Examples of Hidden Hazards:
Examples of Developing Hazards:
Dealing with Hazards- The Hierarchy of Control
Identifying hazards in each step:
Identify Hazards and Controls
Ask questions such as:
Accidents can result in:
All injuries must be reported immediately to your Supervisor. Failure to do so could result in the worsening of your injury by delaying treatment.
If you receive treatment from a doctor or have time off work as a result of a work-related injury, you must:
A managed process of restoring an injured person to the fullest physical, psychological, social, vocational and economic function of which they are capable. In all programs, there are a number of roles and responsibilities.
Employee Injury Management is a case review process the people involved are: Rehabilitation Coordinators. Coordinators are the link between all parties. They are the managers of the program. However, there are also External Providers:
These providers assist in designing the program and in measuring progress of the exercise or work program.