OCHS11026 Quest Two
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Production Technician

Production Technician | OCHS11026 Quest Two | Scoop.it

This is my Dad Paul. He works at BSL as a production technician. There are two people in a team, one being on the floor and the other in a crane. The floor operator guides the crane operator as to where the large carbon anode blocks have to be taken out and replaced. The floor operator opens to hoods of the cell by hand so the crane can reach the carbon anode block. After the block is replaced the crane covers the anode block with a powder called bath, the person on the floor then closes the hoods and wipes any excess bath by hand into a grate. Electricity is then pumped through the cell which now contains alumina and the anodes, with the addition of electricity molten aluminium is formed. This process allows for one team to repeat it on average 40 times per shift. The temperature in the cells reach 980 degrees Celsius resulting in the production floor temperature being around 55 degrees Celsius.

As the temperature of the floor is so hot there is an OHS requirement of a break every 45 minutes so the workers can get a drink and rehydrate. Dehydration can occur very quickly if it is not addressed. PPE has to be worn at all times when on the production floor due to the workers opening the hoods which expose them to temperatures of 980 degrees Celsius. the acquisition of a crane licence is required before a worker can operate a crane as improper use can end in harm or death of workers on the floor or breaking the crane. Workers have to always exercise caution as there are hazards everywhere.  

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Work at home

Work at home | OCHS11026 Quest Two | Scoop.it

My mother, Jeni, works from home for a childcare company in Sydney as an admin worker. She works for around 8 hours for three days a week. Even though she does not work in a hazardous environment sitting down for extended periods of time can affect posture and blood flow around the body. Working at a computer screen for long periods of time also poses a health risk as her eyes can become strained and damaged. It's important for her to remember to get up every once in a while to her blood circulation flowing, to stretch and to give her eyes a rest.

 

I find that Mum works very hard and sometimes is forgetful about getting up now and then for a rest from the computer screen. She also tends to work more hours than she is meant to meaning that she is at the computer for even longer.

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Student Nurse

Student Nurse | OCHS11026 Quest Two | Scoop.it

My friend Aimee is currently a student nurse studying at CQU. Her registered Nursing course runs for three years full time with various resident schools and placements that have to be completed before she can graduate as a RN. Nursing hosts a vast number of potential OHS issues that can result in injury, illness or death if ignored. These issues range from injury due improper lifting techniques, Illness contracted from contagious patients by not adhering to isolation measures and needle stick injuries from mishandling of needles. Aimee is now in her second year and recently attended a residential school in Rockhampton. In this picture she is practicing giving needles on a dummy thigh.

 

Through conversation I have found that Aimee is very aware about OHS issues related in Nursing. She studies hard and has shown to be competent in every aspect that she has studied so far.

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Waitress/Bar tender

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This is Milly, she is works at a local club as a waitress and a bar tender. Her job involves serving people their food and drinks, general cleaning, handling of money and sometimes repetitive and heavy lifting. There are many different OHS standards that have to be abided by including safe handling of food, responsible serving of alcohol, maintain venue cleanliness and proper lifting techniques to avoid injuries. Milly has a lot of on job training and has completed her Responsible serving of alcohol certificate in both Queensland and New South wales. She has been working in the hospitality industry for around four years and has become very practiced in OHS standards.

 

Milly has been praised by her customers, co-workers and Bosses alike because she is very good at what she does and always completes her work in a professional and safe manner.

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Roller Derby

Roller Derby | OCHS11026 Quest Two | Scoop.it

Lucy is my house mate and enjoys Roller Derby as a pastime. Roller Derby is a contact sport consisting of two teams skating together around a track to score point to win the game. As it is a contact sport it is regarded as dangerous and safety measures are put into place. All skaters are required to wear PPE including a helmet, wrist guards and shin/elbow pads during games. Players often end up with bruises on there thighs and bottoms as they are common area to land on and if proper equipment is not worn injuries can include broken bones, sprains and head/neck injuries. In this picture Lucy is not wearing any of the required PPE as at this point in time she just put the skates on so I could take a picture of her, all of her PPE was at home.

 

Lucy greatly enjoys Roller Derby as it keeps her active, allows her hang out with and have fun with her friends and meet exciting new people. Although is a rough environment she is very aware of the health risks and ensures that she keeps herself as safe as possible.

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