Presentation on theme: "OHS Induction Training. Learning outcomes At the end of the session participants will: demonstrate an understanding of the OHS responsibilities of employers."— Presentation transcript:
OHS Induction Training
Learning outcomes At the end of the session participants will: demonstrate an understanding of the OHS responsibilities of employers and employees under the legislation identify consultation mechanisms and methods of communicating on a range of OHS matters understand the procedures involved in a risk management approach to workplace health and safety demonstrate an awareness of first aid and emergency evacuation procedures at their school know how to access further assistance or advice on OHS matters.
What is OHS? OHS is about the health, safety and welfare of all people in the workplace.
Legal framework The OHS Act 2000 and OHS Regulation 2001 constitute the main legislative framework for injury prevention in the workplace. The purpose of the Act and Regulation is to ensure workplace health and safety with an emphasis on risk management and consultation.
Duties of employers The employer is responsible for: maintaining places of work, under the employer’s control, in a safe condition and ensuring safe entrances and exits making arrangements to ensure the safe use, handling, storage and transport of plant and substances providing and maintaining systems of work and working environments that are safe and without risks to health providing the information, instruction, training and supervision necessary to ensure health and safety at work providing adequate facilities for the welfare of employees ensuring consultation with employees
Duties of employees Employees must: take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and others at the workplace cooperate with their employer to enable compliance with the OHS legislation. Everyone at the workplace must: not interfere with or misuse items provided for health, safety and welfare purposes not hinder aid to an injured worker not disrupt the workplace by creating health or safety fears.
OHS consultation Consultation arrangements should: Provide for the sharing of relevant OHS information between employers and employees Provide opportunities for employees to express their views about OHS issues Ensure employees’ views are taken into account prior to decisions being made regarding health and safety
When to consult Consultation is required when: Risks to health and safety are assessed or reviewed Decisions are being made about measures to be taken to eliminate or control risks Introducing or altering the procedures for monitoring risks Decisions are made about the adequacy of staff welfare facilities Changes are proposed to the workplace, system of work and substances used for work Decisions are made about consultation arrangements
How to consult Consultation may be undertaken by any one or more of the following: OHS committee OHS representative Other agreed arrangement Consultation also occurs in other workplace forums such as staff meetings, team and committee meetings.
Consultation arrangements at this workplace What are the consultation arrangements at this workplace? Where relevant, who is the OHS committee or OHS representative? Where can a copy of the OHS consultation statement be found?
Identify hazards Assess risks Eliminate or control risks Monitor and Review Consult and Communicate Risk management process
safety inspections task analysis complaints staff meetings regular maintenance requests consultation observation records of injury, illness and near-miss records Possible ways to identify hazards? Hazard identification
Reporting hazards How are hazards reported? Who do I report hazards to?
Consider what might happen Severity Likelihood Assess the risk
Controls should be considered in the following order: Eliminate the hazard Substitute the hazard Isolate the hazard Use engineering controls Use administrative controls Use personal protective equipment Hierarchy of controls
Injury management If you are injured at work: Notify the employer/workplace manager Complete the register of injuries Consult a doctor where necessary Authorise the doctor to provide relevant information to GIO and DET Participate in a return to work plan
Staff Welfare Staff Support Officers Employee Assistance Program
First Aid First aid procedures Location of first aid kits First aid officer(s)
Emergency procedures Emergency evacuation procedures at this workplace
Further information Fact sheets available on a range of risks OHS-related enquiries: Ask your principal Contact your Staff Support Officer Access information via the OHS webpage /ohands/index.htm /ohands/index.htm