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Stand: April 2004 Folie 1 Dr. Martin Brinkmann Staatliches Amt für Arbeitsschutz Paderborn Occupational Safety and Health Authorities of North Rhine -Westphalia.

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1 Stand: April 2004 Folie 1 Dr. Martin Brinkmann Staatliches Amt für Arbeitsschutz Paderborn Occupational Safety and Health Authorities of North Rhine -Westphalia (Germany) Risk Assessment - Consulting and Monitoring Dr. Martin Brinkmann

2 Stand: April 2004 Folie 2 Dr. Martin Brinkmann Staatliches Amt für Arbeitsschutz Paderborn Regional Programme "Risk Assessment" Initial situation in 1998:  The requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Act as regards "risk assessment" and "documentation" are only implemented in the enterprises hesitantly.

3 Stand: April 2004 Folie 3 Dr. Martin Brinkmann Staatliches Amt für Arbeitsschutz Paderborn Regional Programme "Risk Assessment"  Small and medium-sized enterprises - SMEs - in particular have problems with implementation:  70% of the enterprises in NRW have 1-19 employees  Surveys in 1998: 43% of the enterprises with 1-9 employees 33% of the enterprises with employees do not know the Occupational Safety and Health Act!  Programme of the NRW occupational safety and health authorities in 720 enterprises in 1997/1998: 81% of the enterprises with employees have not conducted a risk assessment.

4 Stand: April 2004 Folie 4 Dr. Martin Brinkmann Staatliches Amt für Arbeitsschutz Paderborn Regional Programme "Risk Assessment" Reasons for problems:  Lack of motivation for preventive occupational safety and health  Lack of information on the implementation of the Occupational Safety and Health Act  Lack of internal and external support  Difficulties in the selection and application of aids such as - action aids - check lists  Fear of too much expense (very extensive action aids)

5 Stand: April 2004 Folie 5 Dr. Martin Brinkmann Staatliches Amt für Arbeitsschutz Paderborn Regional Programme “Risk Assessment" Programme objectives:  Basic understanding of the depth and scope of the risk assessment  Uniform action of the occupational safety and health authorities in consulting and monitoring - system control  Development of action aid to perform the risk assessment and documentation for SMEs  Support in the organisation of company occupational safety and health  Improvement in the working conditions of the employees

6 Stand: April 2004 Folie 6 Dr. Martin Brinkmann Staatliches Amt für Arbeitsschutz Paderborn Regional Programme "Risk Assessment" Implementation steps:  Agreement on the basic understanding in the occupational safety and health authorities and with the accident insurance funds  Qualification of the employees of the occupational safety and health authorities on the system control - Interview guidelines  Tour of the SMEs (approx. 300 enterprises)  Distribution of action aids  Information events with co-operation partners (approx enterprises)  Performance of efficiency checks

7 Stand: April 2004 Folie 7 Dr. Martin Brinkmann Staatliches Amt für Arbeitsschutz Paderborn Preparation of a risk assessment in seven steps 7. Updating 2. Determination 4. Specification Documentation of the steps Review 3. Assessment 5. Performance 1. Preparation

8 Stand: April 2004 Folie 8 Dr. Martin Brinkmann Staatliches Amt für Arbeitsschutz Paderborn Process of Risk Assessment  Collect information  Form working circle (internal and external experts)  Outline company structure / occupational safety and health organisation / responsibilities  Clarify participation 1. Preparation

9 Stand: April 2004 Folie 9 Dr. Martin Brinkmann Staatliches Amt für Arbeitsschutz Paderborn Process of Risk Assessment Müller joiner's shop Work area Store Responsible: Mr. Maier Activity: Loading and unloading of goods Fork-lift transport Transferring paints… Work area Production Responsible : Mr. Klaus Activity: Sawing with circular saw Planing Spraying at the painting stand.. Work area Office Responsible : Ms. Müller

10 Stand: April 2004 Folie 10 Dr. Martin Brinkmann Staatliches Amt für Arbeitsschutz Paderborn Process of Risk Assessment  Allow for all risk factors (technology, organisation, human resources, material pollutants, working environment, …), Aids: Check list for crossing  Allow for all areas of activity / operating conditions  Allow for special groups of people  Combine activities and workplaces of the same type 2. Determination

11 Stand: April 2004 Folie 11 Dr. Martin Brinkmann Staatliches Amt für Arbeitsschutz Paderborn Process of Risk Assessment  Risk estimate as regards - type and scope of the damage - occurrence probability  Apply evaluation criteria (threshold values, DIN etc.)  Talk to experts 3. Assessment

12 Stand: April 2004 Folie 12 Dr. Martin Brinkmann Staatliches Amt für Arbeitsschutz Paderborn Process of Risk Assessment No.RiskActionImplementation WhoBy whenPerformed on Effectiveness reviewed 1Vapours during transfer of paints 3. Assessment Work area: Store Activity: Transferring paints

13 Stand: April 2004 Folie 13 Dr. Martin Brinkmann Staatliches Amt für Arbeitsschutz Paderborn Process of Risk Assessment  Specify concrete occupational safety and health measures  Prioritisation (health risk)  Observe occupational safety and health principles, e.g. ranking of the protective actions 4. Specification

14 Stand: April 2004 Folie 14 Dr. Martin Brinkmann Staatliches Amt für Arbeitsschutz Paderborn Process of Risk Assessment No.RiskActionsImplementation WhoBy whenPerformed on Effectiveness reviewed 1Vapours during transfer of paints - Install extractor - Prepare operating instructions to Hazardous Substances Act - Perform training 4. Specification Work area: StoreActivity: Transferring paints

15 Stand: April 2004 Folie 15 Dr. Martin Brinkmann Staatliches Amt für Arbeitsschutz Paderborn Process of Risk Assessment No.RiskActionImplementation WhoBy whenPerformed on Effectiveness reviewed 1 Vapours during transfer of paints - Install extractor - Prepare operating instructions to Hazardous Substances Act - Perform training Maier Performance – Who does What by When ? Work area: Store Activity: Transferring paints

16 Stand: April 2004 Folie 16 Dr. Martin Brinkmann Staatliches Amt für Arbeitsschutz Paderborn Process of Risk Assessment No.RiskActionImplementation WhoBy whenPerformed onEffectiveness reviewed 1 Vapours during transfer of paint - Install extractor - Prepare operating instructions to Hazardous Substances Act - Perform training Maier Schulze 6. Review – Performance and Effectiveness Work area: Store Activity: Transferring paints

17 Stand: April 2004 Folie 17 Dr. Martin Brinkmann Staatliches Amt für Arbeitsschutz Paderborn Process of Risk Assessment  For changes which can affect safety and the health of the employees, e.g. arising from:  the purchase of new machines and equipment  changes in line with the state of the art  changes in the work organisation and the workflow  the use of new substances  the re-organisation of work or transport areas  amendments to regulations or new regulations  accidents at the workplace  occupational illnesses 7. Updating

18 Stand: April 2004 Folie 18 Dr. Martin Brinkmann Staatliches Amt für Arbeitsschutz Paderborn Results of the Programme  260 enterprises given advice on site in the first phase  4500 enterprises at information events  action instructions distributed  1000 enterprises reviewed on site in the second phase

19 Stand: April 2004 Folie 19 Dr. Martin Brinkmann Staatliches Amt für Arbeitsschutz Paderborn Results of the Programme  Increase in the awareness of the task "risk assessment" among those responsible by type of pre-information

20 Stand: April 2004 Folie 20 Dr. Martin Brinkmann Staatliches Amt für Arbeitsschutz Paderborn Results of the Programme Systematic procedure for risk assessment as a function of the pre- information

21 Stand: April 2004 Folie 21 Dr. Martin Brinkmann Staatliches Amt für Arbeitsschutz Paderborn To download the brochure  publications/download/ gefaehrdungsbeurt_arbplatz.pdf (german language)


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