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Quest 2: OHS Underground

Quest 2: OHS Underground | Focus Quest 2, 3 & 4 submission OHS safety Accident forensics | Scoop.it

Meet Jessica, She has been a mine geologist with a mine in Central Queensland for 5 years. With her job, she has 3 environments in which she works. Underground in the mine, and above ground cataloging core that has been drilled and office-based work. Underground there are a large number of OHS issues and are of a high level, and potentially deadly.


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Looking through this sccop I thought that there were the obvious hazards to underground minning but the ones that surprised me in this context was bullying , but add the Geographical surroundings and things would seem very intimidating , being bullied  while you are in a confined space could become overwhealming to your mental state and irrational action may eventuiate.

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SLIPS, TRIPS AND FALLS:

Underground slips can be caused by uneven ground, rocks, puddles and mud. There is a number of items, for example, hoses that are required to be used when underground, these could cause the workers to trip, they could also trip over rocks that are lying on the ground. Whilst underground, there are a number of times that a geologist is required to get in and out of vehicles (as there is not a lot of room in the mine) the worker could fall getting in or out of the vehicle. 

 

GRAVITY:

Gravity is anything falling, or someone falling from a height. Hazards in a mine relating to gravity have a high risk of causing serious injury. These include:

-       Rocks falling from the backs of the stopes (open void)

-       people falling from heights

-       falling out of the vehicle

-       dropping rocks or other objects of their feet. 

 

MANUAL HANDLING /PHYSICAL HAZARD:

There are a number of manual handling/physical tasks to perform underground. There is not always a large amount of room to complete these in. Some of the manual handling/ physical tasks that are performed underground include:

-       Lifting hoses from the rear of the vehicle and unwrapping and rewrapping them

-       connecting hoses together

-       lifting small rocks

-       turning on taps

-       climbing in and out of vehicles (including the rear of the truck)

 

MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT:

The main machinery used underground is the drilling machine and vehicles. Risks of using vehicles underground include being hit or run over by the vehicle, and driving over the drilling electrical cord with the vehicle. 

 

HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS:

There are a number of hazardous chemicals found underground some with prolonged exposure can have deadly results. These include:

-       Firing fumes: these are high in Carbon Monoxide and are toxic. These are from the explosives and occur during charging (planting the explosive ready for detonation).

-       Silica dust: is residual dust from firing, and are also in production and operation areas. Effects from silica dust have been proven to cause cancer.

-       Diesel Fumes: The vehicles used underground run on diesel. In a confined space the fumes can be dangerous.

-       Dangerous/toxic gases: these gases can build up in old and unused areas. 

 

EXTREME TEMPERATURES/ DEHYDRATION:

There are two types of temperatures underground. Artificial and natural.

Artificial temperatures is the air from the surface being circulated, this air could be poor and affected by machinery exhaust and operations. The second one is natural air temperatures, this is the temperature from the rocks that surrounds the areas the workers are working in. These temperatures vary depending on the temperature on the surface. Mines are generally in isolated areas, this one being in north west Queensland, where the temperatures can reach 50°.  The temperatures can also cause workers to suffer from heat stress. 

 

NOISE:

When working underground in confined spaces, noise can become a hazard. These hazards include:

-       drilling into rock with metal drill bits

-       machinery operations

-       high pressure (compressed air) leaks

-       reversing beepers on light vehicles (trucks)

-       ventilation fans

 

PSYCHOSOCIAL:

Psychosocial factors include effects on workplace stress, bullying, and workplace fatigue. In this environment all of the above are hazards. The organizational structure of the safety and management could be considered another. Workplace fatigue could be of higher risk, due to the conditions of working underground. The diet of the workers needs to replenish chemicals and nutrients that they loose during their workday (example, electrolytes).

 

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Elphinstone Australia | AutoTensioner (Load Binder Winch 30/303899)

Elphinstone Australia | AutoTensioner (Load Binder Winch 30/303899) | Focus Quest 2, 3 & 4 submission OHS safety Accident forensics | Scoop.it
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Darrell Watts would greatly benefit with the products by Elphinstone , their products ensure load security and advise the best anchor system to use with what load he is carrying at the time ,

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On the road: fighting truck-driver fatigue with technology :: SafetySolutions

On the road: fighting truck-driver fatigue with technology :: SafetySolutions | Focus Quest 2, 3 & 4 submission OHS safety Accident forensics | Scoop.it
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Darrell Watts will confront this all the time in his career,driver fatigue is the most common contributor to road accidents and as the figures state there are too many lives lost due to fatigue in this industry, technology and developement are working towards solutions to prevent these sorts of accidents happening

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Vehicles at work - Five steps to risk assessment

Vehicles at work - Five steps to risk assessment | Focus Quest 2, 3 & 4 submission OHS safety Accident forensics | Scoop.it
Information about specific risks related to workplace transport
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Darrell Watts would find this helpful to identify and valuate the risks in his workplace , once this has been done inprovements towards the known risks can take place , this could be achieved with training  in certain areas or more safety measures put into place.

 

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Dad will benefit from regular risk assessments within his own company as it will allow him to identify any risks or hazards with his machinery or work sites that he or his employees may be working at. Risk assessments will aid him in being able to not only identify the risks but also to control them, minimising the possibility of accidents, machinery failure, injury or death.

 

By familiarising himself with a risk assessment process Dad will become efficient when undertaking risk assessments and will successfully identify and remove any hazards or risks.

 

Provided training for his employees on risk assessment could also be beneficial so that Dad can gain a wider perspective on any hazards or risks, and possibly even identifying some that he may have overlooked or missed within his own assessment.

 

Risk assessments are simply another efficient way of identifying risks so that procedures and plans can be constructed to remove or control them, allowing for a safer work environment.

 

http://www.hse.gov.uk/workplacetransport/information/riskassessment.htm

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Emma Abbott , Horse trainer & enthusiast

Emma Abbott , Horse trainer & enthusiast | Focus Quest 2, 3 & 4 submission OHS safety Accident forensics | Scoop.it

Emma works with large animals that are unpredictable and when asked about safety she mentioned "Whatch your toes" lol ,

Will Abbott's insight:

Emma keeps safety in mind when handling horses that are large animals that could cause personal injury , personal safety with a hat and jacket for protection from uv rays , ridding boots for safety when ridding , a helmet when ridding and commpeting , she stays aware of her surroundings and makes judgement of her horses capability to work with those factors helping with personal safety to her and others around her .

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Errol Disson, store master, Insight to OHS

Errol Disson, store master, Insight to OHS | Focus Quest 2, 3 & 4 submission OHS safety Accident forensics | Scoop.it

When talking to Errol reguarding OHS in his field of work he described that the forklift was the main feacture in his workplace that you must operate with a license  to ensure personal safety!

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Errols area of work as a storemaster has a veriety of OHS matters that he has a part of , the operation of the forklift as mentioned but also the safe stacking of goods in racking in the store , the storage of hazadous materials , storing of MSDS sheets reguarding storage and emergency procedures , safety and quality control of parts supplied to customers , He stays buisy with his daily chours but allways concentrates on the matters of safety in his store

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Quest 3 - Legislation - Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 provides a balanced and nationally consistent framework to secure the health and safety of workers and workplaces.

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Quest 4 mission 3 , I have found that workplace Health and Safety Queensland has set out there guidelines very extensively and cover a all aspects of health and safety , most information on Workplace issues is obtainable online avail 24/7 through there website and is very usefull in keeping upto date on all aspects of Occupational Health and Safety.

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Rebekah Airey's curator insight, May 7, 2014 8:29 AM

The Workplace Health and Safety Act and Regulations is the "so-called" bible of how to do things and your legal obligations in a business or as a worker.

 

This website gives you updates on legislation changes that Adrian will need to be aware of. This website also has information on Codes of Practices which provides practical guidance for people who have work health and safety duties about how to achieve the standards required under the Act, and about effective ways to identify and manage risks.

 

As Adrian is a supervisor he has a duty of care and must so far as reasonably practicable ensure health and safety of his workers, taking into account all hazards. 

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Lokking through the scoop submissions for Quest 1 and i noticed the variety of field of work that we all come from and the variety of everyday risk that are imposed on those people , the one scoop that stood out for me is this one that discusses about violence against paramedics , the the normal situation the puplic wouldnt consider injuring the people that are helping them , it must be remebere that people in shock or under the influence of drugs mat not see things as normal and may think the paramedics are going to harm , this happens to be one of the risks that these wonderful people are faced with everyday.

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Roll Stability Control

Roll Stability Control | Focus Quest 2, 3 & 4 submission OHS safety Accident forensics | Scoop.it
Roll Stability Control
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Darrell Watts would benefit with the upgrade of his new truck with one that is fitted with safety systems like these to help stability of your vehicle in emergency situations !

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NTC - Load Restraint Guide - Home Page

NTC - Load Restraint Guide - Home Page | Focus Quest 2, 3 & 4 submission OHS safety Accident forensics | Scoop.it
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Darrell Watts would benefit from this site , it outlines the guidelines for securing the load on his truck , it also mentions on vehicle handling with loads and how they could react to road conditions , a insecure load can be very unstable and move during transit damaging the load, making the vehicle handling compromised and the safety of other motorists may be at risk due to the potential of insecure load

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Matt Wright , Welder Fabricator , Speedway Race Driver

Matt Wright , Welder Fabricator , Speedway Race Driver | Focus Quest 2, 3 & 4 submission OHS safety Accident forensics | Scoop.it

Matt believes that safty plays a big part in his workplace in fabrication , he states " PPE equipment and safty screens are the main worry "

What about racing i ask ? "well i gotta waer my racing suit and helmet which makes me feel safer "

Will Abbott's insight:

Matts workplace of fabrication requires numerous safety measures , personal protective wear including a helmet, welding jacket, welding gloves , he also has to be aware of possible injury to others reguarding welding flash and place screens to prevent this , When racing he is aware of his safety items and knows he must drive responsibially for the safety of other drives and spectators .

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Trent Disson , Wingless Sprint Car Racer

Trent Disson , Wingless Sprint Car Racer | Focus Quest 2, 3 & 4 submission OHS safety Accident forensics | Scoop.it

Trent is aware of safety in racing and stated " you dont wear the right gear you can get badly hurt or killed"!

 

Will Abbott's insight:

Trent has to think about safety due to the high risk of speedway racing , he has regulated minimum safety wear to be worn , race car configeration stating fuel storing requirments and rollframe , seatbelts and seating are a nother major item that protect the driver , while racing he also has other drivers to contend with and react to events to prevent a crash , spectator safety has another key factor with barracades between cars and spectators and also noise although loud has to be controlled.

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Darrell Watts, Truck driver, Insight to OHS

Darrell Watts, Truck driver, Insight to OHS | Focus Quest 2, 3 & 4 submission OHS safety Accident forensics | Scoop.it

Darrell Watts , killarney QLD

Truck driver south QLD to nth NSW

Transporting of general goods, machinery,farming supplies

When asking darrell about his opinion of OHS that applies to his job his reply    "just sticking to the hours allowed in the logbook so i dont get fined "

Will Abbott's insight:

"when you take into what darrell has undertaken towards OHS it is more than he realises , he has high visable workware to help stand out in the high traffic areas he works , steel cab boots for protection from blunt force trauma , long sleeve shirt for skin protection from uv rays while driving , safety glasses for eye protection ,

Once all that is considered he also operates to the hours set by his logbook , he is responsible for the safe loading and securing of the load on his truck so that handling of the vehicle is not compromised , a good operator with a good safety track record !

 

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