OHS, Accident Forensics and Accident Prevention
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Quest 1: Different Ways to Improve Workplace Health and Safety Training ...

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Workplace health and safety is one of the most important things to maintain in your business. A company without healthy, fit and strong workers is a company working on only half its cylinders. Plus, statistics show that ...

Via Paige Moodie
Neryssa Cooper - OHS and Accident Forensics's insight:

I believe that this would related to anyone that is working in a manual handling role. Ensuring that everyone is physically fit to fulfil the requirements of their job, without putting themselves in a situation where harm could come to them. 

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Paige Moodie's curator insight, March 7, 2014 6:47 AM

Absolutely....fit, healthy and strong employees are all really good ways to start the improvement of workplace health and safety! Particularly in the prehospital emergency setting, this is important due to the amount of manual handling of patients, equipment and some of the positions we find ourselves in. I believe this would result in less workplace injuries and compensation claims, and patients would benefit from this too.

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Quest 1: Malaysia plane carrying 239 people missing

Quest 1: Malaysia plane carrying 239 people missing | OHS, Accident Forensics and Accident Prevention | Scoop.it

Malaysian Airlines has lost contact with a plane flying to Beijing which was carrying 239 people.

Neryssa Cooper - OHS and Accident Forensics's insight:

A Malaysia Airlines aircraft has gone missing. Air Traffic Control lost contact with the aircraft early this morning. Search and rescue has been notified and are searching for the aircraft and passengers. There will with no doubt be an investigation into the cause of the situation. Could this have been a result of human error or a failure with the aircraft. Hopefully the location of the aircraft will be found, and passengers and crew, the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and flight data recorder (FDR) can shed some light into what happened. 


After almost a week there has been no wreckage found, numerous rumours circulating. The question remains, will the plane ever be found? Will we ever know what has happened? 

 

Even if the wreckage is found, we might never know what actually happened. The investigation will look at a number of different causes, but if the black boxes FDR (flight data recorder) or the CVR (cockpit voice recorder) are damaged or never found. The answers we seek may never be answered. 

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Quest 1: Accident Investigation: Worker pulled into rollers of potato harvester

Quest 1: Accident Investigation: Worker pulled into rollers of potato harvester | OHS, Accident Forensics and Accident Prevention | Scoop.it
Neryssa Cooper - OHS and Accident Forensics's insight:

Prevention safeguards are generally not put in place until after an accident and an investigation findings reveal it as a hazard. So many workplace accident could be avoided if only when designing the manuals or the precautions for machinery that those people would view the machine as if investigation an accident. How could this machine with the current precautions and procedures in place cause harm to the operator? 

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Quest 1: 20 Years After Lockerbie, Aviation Security Gaps Remain

Quest 1: 20 Years After Lockerbie, Aviation Security Gaps Remain | OHS, Accident Forensics and Accident Prevention | Scoop.it
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Neryssa Cooper - OHS and Accident Forensics's insight:

I believe there are unlimited ways to be able to detonate an explosive or hijack a plane. Even after Lockerbie in 1988, 9/11 still occurred. The security now days is better (some counties more so then others), but there is still potential for a disaster like Lockerbie to occur again, but there prevention strategies put in place minimise it greatly. There a number of reason why aircraft crash.

 

 I recently visited Lockerbie while travelling in Scotland and stood where the plane crashed. Though there is no visible sign that there was ever a plane explode and crash, there was a memorial sight. Life goes on for so many in Lockerbie and for family of the victims, but accidents like these are never forgotten. 

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Quest 1:Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Quest 1:Civil Aviation Safety Authority | OHS, Accident Forensics and Accident Prevention | Scoop.it
Neryssa Cooper - OHS and Accident Forensics's insight:

For the career I wish to peruse, CASA is what its all about. Making the skies safer for everyone. I hope that one day I can contribute to this making everyone that fly's safer. CASA have maintenance procedures and regulations, are able to issue airworthiness directives to ensure that a failure is corrected before putting more passengers in danger. 

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Quest 1: Aircraft Safety

Quest 1: Aircraft Safety | OHS, Accident Forensics and Accident Prevention | Scoop.it
Neryssa Cooper - OHS and Accident Forensics's insight:

The FAA ensure that aircraft are safe to fly. They make sure that failures in systems are fixed, that procedures are being met by every airline, and lessons are learnt in the event of an accident. The health and safety of everyone  in the aviation industry is their main priority. If there is an accident, and a failure has been detected, the FAA have the duty to issue an Air worthiness directive to ensure that all airlines correct the failure before the that type of aircraft is flown again. I see the FAA as the OHS department of aviation. 

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Quest 1: Prevention through Design

Quest 1: Prevention through Design | OHS, Accident Forensics and Accident Prevention | Scoop.it
Neryssa Cooper - OHS and Accident Forensics's insight:

There would be far fewer workplace accidents if elimination of the hazards occurred during the design stage, not after an accident has already occurred. 

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Quest 1: Making Every Workplace Safer!

Find information on work health and safety in Queensland, including information for industry, legislation, penalties, obligations, licensing and training
Neryssa Cooper - OHS and Accident Forensics's insight:

Looking at the publications and forms - This could be and should be used by any organisation in any industry for assistance with OHS in the workplace. Shows how the different industries have injuries and the number of them. As well as things to consider and implement to prevent this occurring. There is a planning guide to assist with management in an organisation getting the workers involved in OHS in the workplace making everyone in the environment safer. 

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Quest 1: Motor Vehicle Accidents and Accident Reconstruction

Quest 1: Motor Vehicle Accidents and Accident Reconstruction | OHS, Accident Forensics and Accident Prevention | Scoop.it
Neryssa Cooper - OHS and Accident Forensics's insight:

Accident forensics is important in any transportation or industrial industry. Whether it is looking at the cause of a car accident, why a airliner with 500 people on it crash killing everyone, or why a mine collapsed. They are all important events/disasters that need to have questions answered and finding produces to be able to put preventative methods in place. This website looks into what evidence to look at when dealing with a car accident to work out what has happened.

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Quest 1: Safety and Health at Work

Quest 1: Safety and Health at Work | OHS, Accident Forensics and Accident Prevention | Scoop.it
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) official Web Site
Neryssa Cooper - OHS and Accident Forensics's insight:

Preventing accident is what everyone wants more then to investigate them. However sometimes a failure is not known until there has been an accident. It it then that the prevention can come into place. Once a system fails and an accident occurs, another accident as a result should never happen. 

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Leonard Te Wierik's curator insight, July 18, 2014 9:38 AM

Working in europe is one place I would like to experience if such job position is available.  This would open my vision in the industry as a whole to gain more experience in different lifestyles as well as create more opportunities to travel and work at the same time.  Ohs in europe has grown more than australia and I feel this would be a great opportunity for career development.