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Stress

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Stress is a feeling you have when you face a situation you think you cannot manage. You can feel anxious, irritable, forgetful, sleepless and unable to cope. There are many different ways to deal with stress, once you understand the causes. A regular daily routine that includes a nutritious diet, exercise and regular sleep also help.
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Stress can effect anyone at anytime, being overworked or juggling to many things such as work and study or even having family problems can lead to stress. It is important was a risk management side to ensure staff get adequate rest between shifts and are not worked more than the maximum amount of hours your allowed to work someone. 

 

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Risk management with Cold rooms.

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Working to cold places is sometimes unavoidable. The key to working in cold rooms is to regulate how long someone is in the cold for. 

 

You can do this by regularly rotating workers stocking shelves in the cold room. This is so workers aren't exposed to cold temperatures for long periods. It is also important to have procedures in place in case workers have to be exposed to cold temperatures for long periods. 

Procedures for this would be giving the workers access to large coats to keep the workers warm.

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Lifting : Risk Management.

Lifting : Risk Management. | OH&S hazards in everyday lives | Scoop.it
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Quest 3: I have chosen Adam who works at a bottle shop.

 

As a large part of Adams job is stocking fridges with cartons of alcohol. Everyone should be aware that cartons aren't exactly light. So lifting the cartons correctly is very important to avoid injuries.

this article gives a step by step on correct lifting techniques.

 

Adam works for BWS which is owned by Woolworths, I would assume that a company this size would, have risk management in place for manual handling. I one these would be running through correct lifting techniques before they start working for the company. 

 

One big problem is workers don't lift objects properly, younger workers might get away with it while they are young. But every time they lift an object incorrectly, it puts strains on mainly the back. Increasing the risk of serious damage.  

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OH&S safety in retail sales

OH&S safety in retail sales | OH&S hazards in everyday lives | Scoop.it
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This is Deanna she is a sales consultant for Telstra.

 

In her job there are a few hazardous issues this are.

-RSI from repetitive use of computer keyboards.

-fatigue from working long hours and for standing and sitting for long periods of time.

 

They way to minimise this is to ensure she has sufficient amount of breaks to give her a chance to relax.

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Safety in Sports

Safety in Sports | OH&S hazards in everyday lives | Scoop.it
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My friend Keegan, plays the sport of wheelchair basketball. he has played this sport for 4 years.

 

He said  there are a few hazardous issues in the sport of wheelchair basketball. these include.

 

-Collisions from people going for the ball but end up hitting another person chair.

-Dehydration.

- Falling out of the wheelchair.


two out of three of these your never really going to eliminate these from the sport. This is because of the nature of the sport and how small the court is that collisions happen, especially when one of the rules in the game is if your stationary in front of someone and they hit you, then it is a foul against them ad you get the ball. 


Dehydration can be avoided with regular fluid intake.

 

People often get tipped out of there wheelchair from collision's this is dangerous, because players are strapped into the chair and they can only break there fall with there arms. there is also a high risk of head injuries when falling out from hitting there head on the floor or another chair as they fall.

 

Keegan only last week suffered a conclusion from that same thing happening. You could put helmets on the players to stop this from happening but knowing players they wouldn't wear them. However there is rules in place where if a foul is bad enough it can warrant a Fragrant foul. Two fragrant fouls and the player is ejected and can take no further part in the game. Or if the foul is straight out dangerous it can warrant a straight ejection.

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Slips, trips and falls: Risk management

Slips, trips and falls: Risk management | OH&S hazards in everyday lives | Scoop.it
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Slip, trips and falls are quite common and result in many accidents each year. Slips, trips and falls can reduced by simple controls being in place. These are eliminate the hazard, substitution, personal protective equipment, isolation and engineering controls.

 

The most important one I think is eliminating the risk by removing the hazard from the area, this control measure will always be effective. However there is times when the risk can't be removed so other risk management procedures need to be followed. e.g. signage to let people know the floor is wet. Simple things like that can make a huge difference. 


 

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Repetitive Strain Injury: Risk management.

Repetitive Strain Injury: Risk management. | OH&S hazards in everyday lives | Scoop.it
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it is important that workers take regular breaks, it is also important for workers to perform some stretching to exercises to relax the muscles. The risk management of RSI is to make workers more aware of the issue and educate the workers as what to do and not what to do. 

 

It is key to remember that we aren't superman and doing the wrong thing will result in problems in the future.

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OH&S in the workplace

OH&S in the workplace | OH&S hazards in everyday lives | Scoop.it
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This is Andrew he is a Fitter and turner on the LNG project.

Some of the hazards that are in the environment are:

-Electrical hazards from damaged leads.

-Fatigue from working 6 days a week 10 hour days.

-Dehydration from working in the sun and in confined spaces.

 

In andrews workplace there are procedures to make sure faulty leads aren't being used. this procedure is check the lead for faults, check the testing tag is in date, then plug the lead into a RCD box and check the RCD box trips out. If all is ok than it is safe to use.

 

fatigue is something that needs to be managed and making sure that people aren't working more than 13 days in a fortnight.

 

Dehydration is managed by making sure workers keep there fluids up.

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safety in the workplace

safety in the workplace | OH&S hazards in everyday lives | Scoop.it
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This is Adam, Adam works in a bottle-shop while studies exercise and sports science.

 

In his job from there are a few hazardous issues these are:

Manual Handling

repetitive movements (RSI)

 

Manual handling is a massive part of adam's job, every shift he has to perform manual handling tasks he was informing me.

Manual handling is dangerous if the lifting techniques aren't done properly. If not done properly there is a significant increase on the likely-hood of injuries occurring.

 

Another issue is repetitive movements from picking boxes and moving them around this can cause what we all know as RSI.

This can be minimised by having regular breaks and lifting things correctly, as well as the use of manual lifting aids such as lifts and trolleys.

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safety in food industry

safety in food industry | OH&S hazards in everyday lives | Scoop.it
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This is Desiree she works at Jimmy john's its a sub shop like subway in America.

 

Desiree said three main hazards at her workplace are:

Cross contamination from not changing gloves regularly, which if this happened would cause the customer to have food poisoning.

 

Another hazard is ensuring that people are competent in using the slicer. The slicer slices up all the meats, breads and onions. The training of this equipment is very important, so that there aren't law suits against the company. Because they were told to use this equipment when they were un-trained to do so.

 

the third hazard is ensuring that the knifes are stored properly to avoid injuries to the workers.

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