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1 Occupational Health and Safety Authority Friday 28 th May 2010 H&S Education Dept. EXPO 2010 OHS Management in Schools By: Kevin Gauci By: Kevin Gauci Principal OHS Officer

2 OHSA OHSA The Occupational Health and Safety Authority was established in 2000 by virtue of Act XXVII of 2000 (Cap 424)

3 The Act shall apply to all workplaces, to all sectors of activity, both public and private… including schools Applicability of Act

4 It is the duty of the Authority to : monitor compliance monitor compliance promote the dissemination of information promote the dissemination of information promote education and training promote education and training What are the duties of the OHSA ?

5 collate and analyse data collate and analyse data carry out investigations carry out investigations promote and carry out research promote and carry out research keep registers of persons competent to give advice….. keep registers of persons competent to give advice….. Duties of OHSA

6 Any guilty person is liable to imprisonment for a period of not more than 2 years or to a fine of not less than 466 but not exceeding , or both. The Court may also cancel all licenses, warrants or permits

7 Main Causes of Legal Actions against Employers Failing to carry out a risk assessment Failing to carry out a risk assessment Not certifying lift, cranes and boilers Not certifying lift, cranes and boilers Not providing first aiders at the place of work Not providing first aiders at the place of work No safety signs No safety signs Providing poor health and safety standards on the workplace. Providing poor health and safety standards on the workplace. Machines not guarded Machines not guarded Accident investigations Accident investigations Not notifying the OHSA for construction works Not notifying the OHSA for construction works Asbestos/ chemical cases Asbestos/ chemical cases Failing to enforce the use of PPE Failing to enforce the use of PPE Failing to provide for free any PPE required Failing to provide for free any PPE required

8 OHS Authority Act, 2000 OHS Authority Act, 2000 OHS Appeals Board (Procedural) OHS Appeals Board (Procedural) Workplace (First Aid) Workplace (First Aid) WP (Min. H&S requirements) WP (Min. H&S requirements) WP (Provision of H&S) Signs WP (Provision of H&S) Signs Min. H&S Requirements for work with Display Screen Equipment Min. H&S Requirements for work with Display Screen Equipment OHS Regulations

9 General provisions for H&S at WP General provisions for H&S at WP Protection of Maternity at Work Protection of Maternity at Work Protection of Young Persons Protection of Young Persons Protection against risks of back injury at WP Protection against risks of back injury at WP Control of Major Accident Hazard Control of Major Accident Hazard Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection OHS Regulations.. 2

10 Minimum requirements for the use of personal protective equipment Protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work Protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to asbestos at work OHS Regulations..3

11 Protection of the Health and Safety of Workers from the Risks related to Chemical Agents at Work Regulations, 2003 Protection of the Health and Safety of Workers from the Risks related to Chemical Agents at Work Regulations, 2003 Protection of Workers from Risks related to Exposure to Biological Agents at Work Regulations, 2003 Protection of Workers from Risks related to Exposure to Biological Agents at Work Regulations, 2003 OHS Regulations..4

12 Building Safety 1968 Building Safety 1968 Factories (H,S&W) 1986 Factories (H,S&W) 1986 Factories (Superintendence and Control of Plant) 1954 Factories (Superintendence and Control of Plant) 1954 Factories (Woodworking Machinery) 1949 Factories (Woodworking Machinery) 1949 Power Presses 1984 Power Presses 1984 Steam and Hot Water Boilers 1976 Steam and Hot Water Boilers 1976 OHS Regulations..5

13 Quarries Confined spaces and Explosive atmospheres Building and Construction Noise Work Equipment Vibrations Artificial Optical Radiation Other Regulations

14 Who is responsible for maintaining the Health and Safety at the Place of work? (OHS)

15 It is the duty of the EMPLOYER to ensure the health and safety at all times of all persons who may be affected by the work being carried out for such employer.

16 Who is an Employer? Any person for whom work or service is performed by a worker or who has an employment relationship with a worker, and includes a Head of schools and Asst. Heads of School.

17 Who is an Employer? In respect of all other organizations or in respect of any other form of employment under a contract of service, includes any of the persons in overall direction or having day to day management.

18 Where an employer enlists outside services, this shall not discharge him from his responsibilities. Where an employer enlists outside services, this shall not discharge him from his responsibilities. Workers obligations in the field of OHS shall not affect the principle of the responsibility of the employer. Workers obligations in the field of OHS shall not affect the principle of the responsibility of the employer. IMPORTANT TO NOTE

19 Duties of an employer Avoiding risk Avoiding risk Identification of hazards Identification of hazards Evaluation of unavoidable risks Evaluation of unavoidable risks Control at source of unavoidable risks Control at source of unavoidable risks Reducing risks as much as reasonably practicable Reducing risks as much as reasonably practicable

20 Duties of Employer Should safeguard the health and Safety of third parties. Should safeguard the health and Safety of third parties. This includes but is not limited to: This includes but is not limited to: Students Students Visitors Visitors Contractors Contractors

21 Any Questions!!!!! Any Questions!!!!!

22 Thank You for your attention and have a nice day Tel:


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