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1Induction / Update Package Workplace Health and SafetyInduction / Update Package
2Queensland WH&S Legislation WH&S Act 2011WH&S Regulation 2011Codes of PracticeThe Diocesan Catholic Education Office is committed to providing a safe working and learning environment for all employees and students.
3Objective of the WH&S Act 2011 The purpose of the Work Health and Safety Act (2011) is to provide a framework to protect the health, safety and welfare of all workers at work and of all other people who might be affected by that work.Reference: s3 WH&S Act 2011
4Employer Obligations – Primary Duty of Care (1) A person conducting a business or undertaking must ensure,so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of—(a) workers engaged, or caused to be engaged by theperson; and(b) workers whose activities in carrying out work areinfluenced or directed by the person;while the workers are at work in the business or undertaking.(2) A person conducting a business or undertaking must ensure,so far as is reasonably practicable, that the health and safetyof other persons is not put at risk from work carried out aspart of the conduct of the business or undertaking.Reference: s19 of WH&S ACT 2011
5Duties of Workers 28 Duties of workers While at work, a worker must— (a) take reasonable care for his or her own health andsafety; and(b) take reasonable care that his or her acts or omissions donot adversely affect the health and safety of otherpersons; and(c) comply, so far as the worker is reasonably able, withany reasonable instruction that is given by the personconducting the business or undertaking to allow theperson to comply with this Act; and(d) co-operate with any reasonable policy or procedure ofthe person conducting the business or undertakingrelating to health or safety at the workplace that hasbeen notified to workers.Reference: s28 WH&S Act 2011
6WH&S Consultation/Personnel School Workplace Health and Safety Advisors (appointed inschools with more than 150 students)Appointed by employerProvide advice on WHSCarry out inspections,Facilitate education programs for staffInvestigate workplace incidentsWorkplace Health and Safety Representatives (optional)Elected by staffCarry out inspectionsReview the circumstances of workplace incidentsSchool Workplace Health and Safety Committees (optional)Meet once a termDiscuss and address WH&S issuesIf no committee required to cover WHS in staff meetings.
7Incident Reporting Procedures Reporting Incident and AccidentsComplete a Catholic Education Employee Incident report form and investigation for all incidents i.e. near miss, first aid, sprain and strain injuryIncident forms can be found on the MySuite WHS class page or ask the school administration staff for one.
8Incident notification form and incident investigation form Staff must report all incidents to the Principal/WHSO within 24 hours.WH&S Queensland must be notified of any notifiable event as soon as possible after the incident (the employer will notify).An investigation must be conducted within 72 hours of the incident.
9Every Day Risk Management 5 step risk management processIdentify hazardsAssess risks that may result becauseof the hazardsDecide on appropriate controlmeasuresImplement control measuresMonitor and review control measuresReference: s 27A WH&S Act 1995
10What is a Hazard ?A hazard is anything with the potential to cause injury or diseaseElectrical hazardsSlippery or uneven surfacesManual handlingUnguarded machineryHazardous substancesMicrobiological matterNoiseLightingCords across walkways
11Hazards and risks are different Risk – What is risk ?Risk is the likelihood of any hazardresulting in an injury and diseaseHazards and risks are different
12Hazard Report FormsHazard report forms are available on the MySuite WHS class page or can be obtained from the school WHSA or Principal.
13What is Risk Assessment ? A risk assessment is a systematic approach to identifying the likelihood of an event occurring and identifying the possible consequences.Reference: Australian Standard 4360
14Likelihood A Almost certain - to occur in most circumstances B Likely - to occur frequentlyC Possible - likely to occur at some timeD Unlikely - to occur but could happenE Rare - may occur in rare and exceptional circumstances
15Consequence First Aid Treatment Only 1. InsignificantFirst Aid Treatment Only2.MinorMedical Treatment provided by medical professional3.MediumAdmitted to Hospital4.MajorExtensive PermanentInjury Extended stay in hospital5. CatastrophicDeath
16RISK ASSESSMENT MATRIX LikelihoodConsequences1. InsignificantFirst Aid Treatment Only2. MinorMedical Treatment provided by medical professional..3. MediumAdmitted to Hospital.4. MajorExtensive permanentInjury. Extended hospitalisation5. CatastrophicDeathAAlmost certainMedium (M)High (H)Extreme (X)BLikelyCPossibleLow (L)DUnlikelyERareMedium
17When to Complete a Formal Risk Assessment When you have concerns about a particular activity or practiceWhen a change occurs (new procedures or plant or equipment)Before the use of a new hazardous substanceAfter an incident or near missAt regular times appropriate to the level of risk at your workplaceSchool excursions
18Implementing Control Measures Elimination:Completely removes the hazard, or risk of exposure to the hazardSubstitution:Involves substituting unacceptable machinery, work processes or practices with less hazardous machinery, work processes, or practicesEngineering:Engineering controls may include modification of tools and equipment, using enclosures, guarding, local exhaust ventilation.Administrative Control:Administrative controls includes routines such as induction in safe work practicesPersonal Protective Equipment:Personal protective equipment (PPE) should only be used where other measures are not practicable.
19MonitorThe process needs to be monitored and reviewed to ensure that all implemented controls are working and not producing any new hazards and issues.This can be determined by consulting with the principal or members of the leadership team, WHSO, staff members and monitoring any incident reports.and ReviewSet date to review the entire workplace health and safety risk management process to ensure controls are working and there are no other workplace health and safety issues.
20What is Rehabilitation? Rehabilitation of an employee is aprocess designed to ensure theemployee’s earliest possible returnto work or to maximize theemployee’s independent functioning.
21Rehabilitation Procedures Catholic Education has a Q-Comp approvedRehabilitation Policy and procedures thatcover Schools, Colleges, OSHC programs,Office and Long Day Care Centre.The Rockhampton DioceseRehabilitation/Return to Work Co-ordinatoris Mark Byrne
22Employee ObligationsAn employee has a legal obligation to participate in RehabilitationEmployer must provide suitable duties where possibleThe employee must satisfactorily participate in rehabilitation as soon as practicable after the injury is sustained and for the period for which they are entitled to compensation
23Suitable Duties Program The injured employee must participate in suitable duties.Suitable duties must be consistent with current medical information, or approved by the treating Doctor.Suitable duties must be meaningful and have regard to the objectives of the employee’s rehabilitation.Suitable duties should be agreed following consultation between employee, employer, WorkCover case manager and treating medical practitioner.
24Return to WorkThe injured employee must becleared to return to work bytheir treating doctor (clearancecertificate)
25Immunisation recommendations Vaccine-preventable diseases canCause serious illness and deathCause foetal infection and adverse pregnancy outcomes (eg influenza, rubella, varicella, measles, mumps and Q fever)Spread from infected workers to vulnerable others (eg influenza, rubella, measles, varicella, pertussis)
26Immunisation recommendations Those who work with children includingChildcare and preschool staff (including childcare students)School teachers (including teacher aides)
27Immunisation Recommendations Pertussis (whooping cough)Adult boosterMeasles, mumps and rubella (MMR)2 doses of MMR if born during or since 1966Varicella (chickenpox) (if not previously infected with chickenpox)
28Risk Management – Hazardous Substances If provided with a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) read it and follow all directions re storage and use.Do not introduce new chemicals to the school without checking with the WHSA.Check expiry datesKeep chemicals locked away from students unless used under supervision.All hazardous substances must be only decanted into the correct container with the correct manufacturer’s label on it
29Common Electrical Hazards Damaged cords and/or plugs.Do not use!Avoid using piggyback plugs.Don’t stack plugs. It canoverload the power point andcause a fire.
30If you find a piece of faulty electrical equipment: Electrical DangerIf you find a piece of faulty electricalequipment:Isolate the piece of equipment by a Danger Out of Service Tag to prevent any further useAlert the principal and/or WHSO immediately to contact an electrician to arrange repair.
31Slips, Trips and FallsExamples of identifiable hazards that cause slip, trip and fallsHose across pathsLoose matsWet floorsVacuum chords across doorwaysControl MeasuresNon-slip footwearObserve “wet floor” signsUse 3 points of contact when traversing upand down stairs e.g. hang onto the hand railing
32Standard Precautions Standard precautions are work practices that assume that all blood and bodyfluids are potentially infectiousExamples include:Hand washing.Use of personal protective equipment i.e. gloves, mask, goggles.Appropriate handling and disposal of sharps and other infectious waste.Appropriate cleaning and disinfection of the contaminated items.
33LaptopsAll the same principles apply as with regular computer use: The desk and laptop should be adjusted so the person can adopt a “neutral” posture.Ankles, knees, hips and elbows at about 900 angles and hands in alignment with wrists.Sit about arm’s length from the screen (depending on individual eye conditions etc).Keying and holding the mouse should be light and hands and arms rested when not keying.Take regular breaks to rest both your eyes and your muscles – stand and walk to the printer, change posture to perform other task such as reading.
35Manual Tasks Manual tasks are those workplace activities requiring the use of force exerted by aperson to grasp, manipulate,strike, throw, carry, move (lift,lower, push, pull), hold orrestrain an object, load or bodypart.
36Manual Handling The 7 Steps of Manual Handling Make sure path of travel is clearSize up the loadFeet close to object, balanced positionBend knees in semi squat positionGood handholdLift the load keeping it close to your bodyKeep natural curves of spineUse leg muscles to lift and allow it to rest in fully extended armsLift smoothly and rhythmicallyAvoid jerky movementsMove feet in direction of travel without twisting at the hips or shouldersLower load properly (bend knees in a semi-squat position)
37Blue Cards Commission for Children, Young People and Child Guardian (CCYPCG) Teaching staff:Not required as QCT registration is sufficient.Non-teaching staff:Must apply for a Blue Card suitability noticeust be issued with or applied for a Blue Card before commencement of employmentCost of application is at employee’s expenseA Blue Card register is maintained at the school and DCEO for all non-teaching staffCCYPCG will notify the individual when the card is close to expiry. Responsibility of the individual to reapply
38Construction Cards Different to CCYPG Blue Cards Required by staff involved inconstruction work. This may includemaintenance personnel/groundsperson if their role requires someconstruction work
39Asbestos Awareness Training ChrysotileAmositeCrocidolite
40Asbestos Management Plan The purpose of this training is to outline the Catholic Education Asbestos Management Plan and specific control measures that are being implementing in relation to Catholic Education Schools/Colleges in relation to Asbestos Management
41Health Effects of Asbestos Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease that can lead to respiratory impairment and to diseases such as lung cancerMesothelioma is a cancer in two forms - pleural which is a tumour of the lung; and peritoneal, which is a cancer of the abdominal cavityLung cancer caused by asbestos cannot be distinguished from those cancers that are caused by other agents such as tobacco smoke
42Asbestos Containing Materials Bonded asbestos-containing material (bonded asbestos) contains a bonding compound reinforced with asbestos fibresFriable asbestos-containing material (friable asbestos) is un-bonded asbestos-containing material that, when dry, is or may become crumbled, pulverised or reduced to powder by hand pressure
43Examples of Bonded Asbestos Products profiled sheets used on roofs and walls and flat sheets in flashings• imitation brick cladding• roof shingles• water or flue pipes• plaster patching compounds• textured paint• vinyl floor tiles• friction products such as brake shoes, disc pads, clutch housings or elevator brakes
44Friable AsbestosFriable asbestos is easily crumbled or reduced to powder by hand.Common forms of friable asbestos materials include:sprayed on fireproofingsoundproofingthermal insulationacoustic plaster soundproofingthermal insulation (not sprayed on).
45Asbestos Management Plan and Asbestos Register A copy of the Asbestos Management Plan is located on the WH&S Class page on mysuite.Copies of the Asbestos Register can be found at reception of School/Colleges near the contractors sign in book for easy access and referral to by staff members and contractors
46Employees/Visitors Role/Responsibilities Comply with the Asbestos Management PlanNot to impact (i.e. drilling grinding sanding, etc)on an asbestos containing material.Check the register before impacting on an materials.Report any asbestos related concerns to thePrincipal of school/secondary college forfurther action
47Contractor Role/Responsibilities Refer to Asbestos Management Plan andAsbestos Register before commencing work ina work area with asbestos containing materialsAttend InductionNot to impact (i.e. drilling grinding sanding, etcon an asbestos containing without complyingwith the Asbestos Management Plan in relationto the formation of risk assessment, workmethod statements and relevant National Codes ofPractice
48ConclusionIf you have any questions regarding WHS then please contact the Principal or WHSA or Diocesan WH&S Coordinator