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Year 12 BCT

Workplace Health and Safety

Nathan Richards

on 15 August 2011

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Transcript of Year 12 BCT

Year 12 BCT Structure Legislation Regulation Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995 Legislation - Workplace Health and Safety Act 2005 Legislation - Workplace Health & Safety Act 2005 Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 2008 Rules and Guidelines to protect and avoid harm in the workplace Regulation World Wide Over 5000 people die everyday from workplace related incidents (2.3 Million per year) In Australia 85,000 people suffer a workplace injury or illness every year, and in 2006–07 there were 114 work-related fatalities in Queensland and 29,456 injuries that were serious enough to require more than five days off work. That translates into nearly $4.7
billion lost per year in costs and lost productivity. Regulation High Risk & Low Risk Examples High Risk
•Sugar industry
•Building and construction Activity: WHS Advertisements
These clips are realistic..
Treat them seriously.
Fill in the response document after each clip Regulations are set out to assist both employers and employees with the correct way to ensure a safe working environment.

Workplaces can be divided into two categories
High Risk and Low Risk. Both High and Low risk work environments must abide by the Regulation set out in the WHS legislation however High risk need to pay particular attention to operations which are specialised to their industry. Employer & Employee Responsibility Briefly - more in depth next lesson

Employer - must provide a safe and healthy working environment

Employee - must comply with the health and safety instructions set out by the employer Employer /Employee
Responsibility Provide and maintain safe
plant fixtures and fittings Provide information, instruction, training and supervision when necessary Ensure safe systems of work Use personal protective equipment if it is provided by the employer. Not to willfully place at risk the workplace health and safety of any person at the workplace Not to willfully injure himself or herself Codes of practice
Required Regulations

Regardless of a business risk profile there are WHS regulations which all business must follow 1 First aid (physical) 2 Workplace harassment (emotional) 3 Hazardous Substances (environmental) Workplace Health & Safety Officers
WHSO Workplace Health and Safety Queensland appoints inspectors to enforce the law and its regulations in Queensland. These inspectors are located in regional offices around the state. Investigate incidents in the workplace Investigate reports they have received relating to unsafe, unhealthy or dangerous workplaces or practices Assess risks to workers and members of the public relating to workplace health and safety Provide information and advice regarding individuals’ obligations under the Act. Inspection!!! Activity:
In groups you are going to be a WHSO.
You must identify
1) Who's at fault and why?
2) Risk Environment
3) Its Code of Practice
4) Your recommendations to
create a safer working environment
then report back to the class.
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