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QUEST 2 Bar industry

QUEST 2 Bar industry | OHS | Scoop.it

This is my friend Taylor she works in the bar industry, she does not like working at a bar but at this stage this is all she can do until she finishes uni.

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Glass hazards
Most bars serve glass and glass has a tendency to break frequently. Taylor said she hates glass clean ups as it is so dangerous and sometimes impossible to get all of the glass as it is dark.

Trip hazards
Taylor says there are many trip hazards as it is a fast pace working environment crates and boxes are left around causing people to fall. Also another potential hazard is that there is usually stools, chairs and tables customers tend to move furniture which can also increase risk of hazards.

Alcohol & Drug hazards
Alcohol can affect people in very different ways and some people it makes violent and abusive, even though drugs are not legal there is still a chance that some people in a bar may be on drugs. Customers who become abusive can be unruly and dangerous this causes hazard to employees and customers.

 

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QUEST 2 Gym

QUEST 2 Gym | OHS | Scoop.it

Meet Jo she works at the gym and is also a personal trainer, she enjoys her job but says that there are so many safety precautions she needs to take while working.

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Injuries
People use gyms to keep their body fit and in a good health state, by exerting themselves. Jo says any form of exercise can create injury and bring up a previous injury. Jo says she knows all he clients injuries as it is a huge safety concern if you give a client an exercise that they cannot physically do.

Weights
Pumping weights is extremely popular but it is not a matter of just pushing/pulling a weight. Participants must have correct form and use an appropriate amount of weight for them; Jo says it is extremely dangerous when she sees men out in the gym trying to press ridiculously heavy weight, without a spotter and it is even worse when they have bad form.

Equipment
As we all know technology is not always reliable, in a gym the machines are relied on, but sometimes not all treadmills/bikes/rowers are working properly or at all. It is important for gyms to maintain and upgrade all their equipment regularly. Another issue with equipment is people leaving it out or in the wrong places.

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QUEST 2 Karate

QUEST 2 Karate | OHS | Scoop.it

This is Alex in the red belt, she does karate as a sport, she has represented Australia twice and coaches and trains children.

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Trip hazards
As karate is a form of exercise participants perspire leaving sweat on the training mats, it is important for everyone while training to take care and not slip.

Hygiene hazard
Karate is a full contact sport which means there is going to be blood. Alex says there is numerous times when one of the men have broken their nose and there has been blood on the mat, which needs to be cleaned instantly as it stains.

Physical hazard
It is extremely important that the instructor or opponent (when sparing) knows if you have any injuries as karate involves punches, kicks and sweeps it is possible of being injured if you do not have correct form and posture or if you do not protect and defend yourself.

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Fortescue warned to improve mine safety

Fortescue warned to improve mine safety | OHS | Scoop.it
MINE inspectors have ordered Fortescue Metals to tighten its safety procedures at all operations, as a site was reopened four days after the death of a worker.
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Elaina Carter's curator insight, March 14, 2014 5:35 AM

It should not take a loss of life for companies to implement the appropriate procedures to ensure safety at work. Regular reviews should be implemented to assist in the elimination of workplace incidents.

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Reminder for employers after fourteen workers killed in West Midlands

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is urging businesses to focus on their legal responsibility to ensure lives are not put at risk and make the safety of workers their top priority for 2014.

 

The fresh appeal comes as new figures show that 14 people lost their lives while at work across the West Midlands in 2012/13 and 1,948 suffered a major injury. This compares to 19 deaths and 2,151 major injuries the previous year.


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Skilled and Safe Workplace report launches - Voxy

Skilled and Safe Workplace report launches - Voxy | OHS | Scoop.it
Skilled and Safe Workplace report launchesVoxyTertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today released the Building Skilled and Safe Workplaces progress report - highlighting government actions to help materially lift labour ...

Via Samit Carr
Kasey OHS Quests's insight:

In a workplace everybody should have the correct skills especially if it involves danger in the job, i chose this course so i could help prevent danger in the workplace

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Marriott edges out Hilton and Accor in hotel site UX survey

Marriott edges out Hilton and Accor in hotel site UX survey | OHS | Scoop.it
Marriot International has come top in a usability report that includes eight of the world’s top hotel brands.

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Vasia Dimitropoulou's curator insight, December 10, 2013 2:15 PM

Check out how some of the main hotel chains sit in comparison to Marriott when it comes to site user experience!

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Concerns for tourism and jobs as Qantas announces cuts - ABC Online

Concerns for tourism and jobs as Qantas announces cuts - ABC Online | OHS | Scoop.it
The West Australian
Concerns for tourism and jobs as Qantas announces cuts
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Queensland unions and tourism groups are bracing for the impact of Qantas cost cutting and job losses.

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Great to see you get a start on your scoop it site Kasey! :)
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QUEST 2 Hairdressing

QUEST 2 Hairdressing | OHS | Scoop.it

Firstly, I’d like to apologise for the lack environment in her photo, I asked Jordyn to send me one of her at work and this is what I received, haha.  Jordyn is a hair dresser and she absolutely loves her job, but not so much the OHS side of it. Jordyn told me about the may aspects of OHS in her job and some of them I found to be quite odd.

Kasey OHS Quests's insight:

Chemicals
In hairdressing using chemicals is a daily occurrence and it is important for them to use safety equipment when using them. Gloves are a necessity and even sometimes depending on the chemicals a face mask is recommended, which I think is extreme as hairdressers work so closely with these chemical products every day. I know another hairdresser named Amber who had reacted so badly to one of the chemicals used that she had to stop hairdressing completely.

Sharps
Jordyn says she does not go one day without using her pair of scissors, clippers or razors at work and these can be quite dangerous. She says that you need to be extremely attentive when cutting hair so you don’t accidently cut yourself or your client.

Back, knee and hip strain
Jordyn says she stands on her feet 95%of her working day, this puts extreme pressure on your joints, causing strain which could affect these hairdressers for the rest of their lives. Jordyn has knee troubles and she believes it is from the hairdressing.

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QUEST 2 Subway

QUEST 2 Subway | OHS | Scoop.it

Meet Steph, she is the store manager at subway. People (me included) think subway is just a sandwich shop, how many OHS hazards could there be but to my surprise there is more than you would think.

Kasey OHS Quests's insight:

Sharps (particularly knives)
Steph told me that she has but herself with the knife a few times more than she would like. Using sharps in any scenario is dangerous but as this is such a fast pace moving business, she finds that things are left to do later, a huge OHS concern she has is that knives are always left in the sink in water, so people do not see them when they put their hand in to retrieve something.

Trip Hazards
Again due largely to the factor that this is such a fast pace job Steph finds that people always leave crates out or spills on the ground creating trip hazards everywhere.

Burns
In subway right behind the servers there are huge ovens baking bread in front of the customers. Not only are there huge ovens but microwaves that are used to toast the bread and heat the meat, it seems whenever I go to subway they only have a heatproof glove for the toaster and not the meats.

Contamination
Another OHS issue is mainly for the customer as the subway staff need to make sure they do not contaminate any food and keep all the foods at the right temperature (this is easier said than done).

 

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Kasey O'Neill's curator insight, April 25, 2014 10:23 PM

This is from my old account which stuffed up but I will be doing this on Steph at Subway as a small business

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OHS Resources | Australian Business COnsulting & Solutions

Your OHS needs are completely covered by Australian Business Consulting & Solutions, from the latest OHS news to consulting solutions to improve your business safety.
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How Offices Become Complaint Departments

How Offices Become Complaint Departments | OHS | Scoop.it
Experts in workplace psychology say that some of the inevitable complaining by employees is helpful, even necessary, but that it can also become toxic.

 


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Richard Hart's curator insight, March 7, 2013 11:07 PM

We're collecting quotes, thoughts and ideas on the topic of workplace griping, which we intend to share on-line. Care to add to the dialogue?

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5 Ways To Maintain A Safe Workplace | CAREEREALISM

5 Ways To Maintain A Safe Workplace | CAREEREALISM | OHS | Scoop.it
Make Your Workplace Safe. It is crucial that your workplace is safe and remains so. Any potential hazards need to be recognized and measures must be laid in place to deal with these hazards if a problem arises.
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As I want to be a manager I need to learn how to build or maintain a safe environment within an organisation

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Schools Under Pressure Over Occupational Health and Safety Laws ...

Schools Under Pressure Over Occupational Health and Safety Laws ... | OHS | Scoop.it
Strict occupational health and safety laws have been a burden to schools whic has lead to criticism.

Via philippe porta
Kasey OHS Quests's insight:

I believe that OCHS is positive especially in schools but sometimes is it taken a little too far in some particular environments, that it makes it so hard for the community to follow through with they end up just giving up.

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Melissa Grieve's curator insight, March 13, 2014 10:16 PM

This article is underlying the issue of schools being under too much pressure over the absurd Occupational Health and Safety regulations, which are being put in place in the workplace. This becomes a major issue, as staff will then start to feel over-burdened with the increasing level of safety-related demands. For example, the laws state that students are no longer aloud to bring their own sunscreen or liquid paper to school; along with principles being forced to keep a record of the number of glue sticks, and the kinds of chemicals and toxins that are found in the equipment that’s being used. As an OHS student, I believe that these safety regulations are ineffective and inappropriate as most likely no one will obey by them. As a OHS officer it is your job to create safety laws that are reasonable and effective, without being so time consuming that the demands are going to take over the workers initial job; in this case teaching. I believe that these regulations have gone too far; as staff will have to start working significantly longer hours at work, because of the OHS demands being put in place. These types of demands will force the workers to have to fill out hundreds of pages of OHS forms, and spend hours of time having to research the types of chemicals that are in their everyday equipment. As a result these working hours can become a major safety issue, as workers can start to become tired and fatigue; which could put themselves along with other staff members and students at risk. Staff members will have less time for the job that they are paid to do. There are Australian safety standards for the sale of chemical products, which means these safety procedures for chemicals products at the school are unnecessary.

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Marriott Hotels reimagines travel with augmented reality

Marriott Hotels reimagines travel with augmented reality | OHS | Scoop.it

Marriott Hotels is pairing a futuristic redesign of its hotel lobbies with a futuristic augmented-reality packed ad in Wired magazine.


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I would like to work in the Marriot chain in the future allowing me to travel the world

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XPLAIN's curator insight, October 24, 2013 3:44 PM

Marriott leverages AR technology for new print ad. 

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Industrial action has cost Qantas $68m

Industrial action has cost Qantas $68m | OHS | Scoop.it
QANTAS says the industrial action taken by the licensed engineers', pilots' and Transport Workers' unions has cost the airline $68 million.

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