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OHS_in_Libraries_handout.pdf

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This document would be very useful to our librarian friend as a training aid as again it gives him the ability to learn how to identify risks in his workplace. Not only does it help him identify risks but it will also help him categorize those risk to further understand how one risk can then impact on many different areas of the workplace. This document will also assist in teaching our librarian how to manage those risks and how to prevent them, This document is very useful in the fact that not only does it touch on the physical risk that he may potentially face it also discusses the psychological risks that he can be potentially faced with in his workplace. An understanding of these risks will assist him in identifying the symptoms in himself or in his fellow employees.

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CCOHS: Products & Services: Health & Safety Guide for Libraries - Table of Contents

CCOHS: Products & Services: Health & Safety Guide for Libraries - Table of Contents | Importance of first aid training and paramedic safety | Scoop.it
Health & Safety Guide for Libraries - Table of Contents
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This document gives librarians access to a wealth of information concerning potential hazards in their workplace and what can be done to prevent these risks from becoming incidents. This document address a variety of issues such as manual handling injuries, dust hazards, electric hazards and ergonomic hazards in the workplace. It will assist our librarian friend by showing him how to identify these risks and assess them; but also by showing him how to minimise that risk or avoid it entirely.

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Workplace health and safety guidelines for people working in libraries / [Industry Awareness Unit, Division of Workplace Health and Safety, Department of Employment, Training and Industrial Relatio...

This docment outlines procedures and policies that will help create a moreTrove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.

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This document outlines procedures and policies that will help our librarian friend learn more about how to prevent incidents from happening in his work place. This document will also help him to learn procedures and different techniques of doing things that will ensure that the work he performs is conducted in a safe manner both for himself and for those around him.

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Bull Rider

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As part of recreational activities this young man participates in a rodeo event known as bull riding. There are numerous workplace health and safety issues that he faces every time he rides. He faces injuries from being thrown from the bvull and hitting the ground in an awkward postion or being thrown into the fence. he also faces injuries from being trampled or stood on by the bull once he comes off. One of the biggest issues he faces is being chased and gored by the bull once it has thrown him off if he does not have a distraction available in oreder to enable him to get away. He also faces injury from strains and sprains from having the bull twist and buck underneath him causing strains through his shoulders and back. Many measures have been put inplace to try to prevent these injuries but in a sport such as this when animals are involved there is only so much you can do to minimise the risk. The individual accepts that there is a level of risk when they enter this sport.

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Rural Merchandising

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This girl works in a business that is focussed on rural merchandising. In the course of her work she faces many workplace health and safety issues everyday. Due the the large size and weight of the products that she deals with injuries such as back strains and shoulder injuries are very common if the correct equipemnt and lifting techniques are not used effectively. Because this business also has a drive thru in order to cater to customers who are in a hurry the risk of injury from being struck by a vechile or being bitten by one of the animals that may be contained within the back of the vechile is also a serious issue and guidelines have been put in place to prevent such an event occuring. Because the operation of a forklift is also sometimes needed for lifting some the the stock this person is also at risk of having an accident in the forklift if the correct precautions and procedures are not followed.

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Conference held to lower rate of paramedic injuries

Sat Nov. 13 2010 6:47:23 PM ctvottawa.ca A national conference to develop methods for decreasing the number of paramedics injured on the job was held Saturda...
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Ambulance Crash Test - Paramedic Head Injuries on Cabinet

Ambulance Crash Test Video - Example of How Cabinets and Ledges Cause Paramedic Injuries During Emergency Vehicle Collisions.
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Of particular interest in emergency vehicle collisions is the fact that paramedics and patients are often unrestrained while life saving medical interventions are performed in the back.  Even if the paramedics or the patient are restrained, the fact that they are not in a traditional vehicle with it's airbags and other protective features - and also that patients and paramedics are often not facing forwards - means serious injuries can occur. 

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OHS Step 11 First Aid Training

11 of 100 Simple Health and Safety Actions to make the workplace safer, this step discusses the need for first aid training and coverage in the workplace.
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4 Benefits Of First Aid Training In The Workplace | Gibson

4 Benefits Of First Aid Training In The Workplace | Gibson | Importance of first aid training and paramedic safety | Scoop.it
Most large organizations provide health and safety training, but first aid and CPR training is often overlooked, while it can be very effective.

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This article highlights the importance of all employees receiving some form of first aid training. Having employees trained in first aid ebables a safer workplace as first aid officers can prevent some incidences from occuring or can treat minor injuries that do occur and in doing so can identify how those injuries were caused so that they wont happen again. Training employees in first aid could also give them the ability to save a life if they were put in that situation.

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One Third of Skilled Nursing Patients Harmed in Treatment - ProPublica

One Third of Skilled Nursing Patients Harmed in Treatment - ProPublica | Importance of first aid training and paramedic safety | Scoop.it
One Third of Skilled Nursing Patients Harmed in Treatment ProPublica One-in-three patients in skilled nursing facilities suffered a medication error, infection or some other type of harm related to their treatment, according to a government report...
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Occupational Safety and Health Concerns in Library Work Places

Presented at MAHLAP Seminar on “The Challenge of the Medical and Health Librarians in the Next Millennium,” held at the Science and Information Technology In...
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This document again will help our librarian friend by teaching him what hazards are most common in his workplace and how he can identify those hazards. By being able to identify hazards in his own workplace our librarian can prevent those hazards from being incidents by being able to assess the risk that they pose and by minimising that risk either by removing the hazard or by reducing the potential risk that that hazard poses. This will assist him in creating a safer work environment for himself and for his fellow employees.

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ALIA 12th National Library Technicians Conference 2003

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12th ALIA National Library Technicians Conference
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This document was published after a conference where workplace issues in libraries was discussed. This document outlines some of the most common workplace health and safety injuries or incidents that can occur in the library work environment and offers advice to libraries about how to prevent or how to deal with these incidents if they do occur. Because this conference is held by people who work in the same work environment the ability for those people to understand the challenges faced by librarians is much higher. This also means that librarians find this document easier to relate to as they may find it more relevant than generic workplace health and safety documents.  

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Barrel Racer Injuries

Barrel Racer Injuries | Importance of first aid training and paramedic safety | Scoop.it
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This young girl is a barrell racer which is a sport on the rodeo circuit. In the course of performing her sport she is faced with many potential workplace safety issues. She is exposed to injury from falling off her horse and landing on the ground or on a barrell. She is also exposed to injuries from falliong off her horse and having him fall on her or trample her once she hits the ground. She is exposed to sprain and strain injuries from having to direct the horse at high speed and she is also exposed to injuries from having her legs run into the barrells as she completes the course. There are measures that can reduce this risks such as the rul that all rider under 18 must wear a helmet when they are competing and ambulance crews are always on scene and on standby in case something should happen. Again the individual accepts that there is some risk when they undertake this sport.

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Librarian at risk

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This man is a librarian. In the course of his work he faces many workplace health and safety issues that many people may not be aware of. Due to the nature of work that librarians do through the course of his day he is exposed to potential strain injuries from lifting heavy boxes or from lifting piles of books if the incorrect lifting technique is used. He is also exposed to shoulder strain injuries from shelving book at heights above his limit; he is also faced with potential head injuries from falling books or objects from high shelves. Also be cause the use of a computer is an essential part of his work he is also exposed to computer strain injuries to the eyes or arms and legs due to incorrect placement of equipment. He is exposed to slip, trip and fall hazards from customers leaving belongings in walkways or from cables leading to computers being in a high traffic area.

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Five People in their workplace

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This man is a soldier in the Australian Army who works in stores and equipment. In his job he faces many workplace health and safety issue every day. The obvious one sare injuries from activites he undertakes as a part of his every day work such has heavy lifting and manual labour, sprain and strain injuries from physical training, eye strain from working at a computer for the majority f his day and vechile injuries from driving heavily armoured motor vechiles. But he is unique in the snese that his workplace health and safety changes dramatically when he is deployed over seas. Then he faces the added risk of IEDs and gun fire as well as injuries from heat related illnesses.

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Australian paramedic attacked by victim

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Paramedic Care I Workforce safety and Wellness

Delmar: Foundations of Paramedic Care Vol 1 ch 3.
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Workplaces are not First Aid Ready

87% of workplace are not First Aid READY - putting their business at risk by not being able to respond in an emergency. Find out more at http://www.stjohnvic...
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5 Reasons Why First Aid Training is Important

Human bodies are susceptible to injuries, illnesses and trauma. We never know when any injury may happen to us or the people we love or those who are around us. Thus it is always good to have some amount of basic knowledge to take care of critical situations, to keep it from going from bad to worse or till the medical help arrives. Administering first aid to victims in the event of accidents, mishaps and occurrences during office and school hours or in the case of some accident is encouraged. One must know the basics of administering first aid and this knowledge is gained by getting trained. Listed below are the 5 top reasons why first aid training is so important. '• Increases safety: The basis of first aid training is 'prevention'. It is always better to be safe than to be sorry. Knowledge of first aid promotes the sense of safety and well being amongst people, prompting them to be more alert and safe in the surroundings they dwell in. Awareness and desire to be accident free keeps you more safe and secure, reducing the number of causalities and accidents. '• Helps save lives: If a person who is trained to give first aid administration happens to see any casualty in his vicinity, immediate action can be taken and lives be saved. While it is natural for most of us to rush to support any injured person, a trained person is more reliable, confident and in control of himself and his actions while in trauma situations. '• Helps relieve pain: Some injuries require a very simple solution like applying ice pack or a quick rub. A ride to the emergency room is not necessary, at least not for some time. In such cases, calling a person trained in first aid courses is more reliable. They can help reduce the pain by performing simple procedures and can help relieve pain at least temporarily. '• Makes people more secure: Knowing that you can save your own life when required, or that of the people you know or those in trauma during some emergency helps you relax more and be more secure. The sense of security promotes a healthy and a more confident environment around you where you and the people around you would feel more secure. The presence of such people provides reassurance to the others in the situation. '• Prevents the situation from becoming worse: A trained person would know how to keep the situation from becoming bad to worse. They will provide temporary treatment which will keep the condition of the victim from deteriorating, till professional help arrives. Knowledge of first aid promotes a healthy, secure and a safer environment, and instills confidence amongst people, their families, their colleagues and associates. Basic first aid knowledge is very helpful in dealing with trauma situations. Not just the medical help they provide, but the confidence they exhibit is very helpful during casualties. Being trained to provide first aid is useful to oneself and society.
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Health Technology Management In Developing Countries

The CMBES Outreach Committee is working to raise awareness of the importance of Health Technology Management in Developing countries.
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This video shows the issues that third world countries are facing in truing to improve their health care facilities. The equipment they have is either to old or is faulty. Just think how much of a work place that holds for workers going to to do their job; to try and help people when half the time due to lack of or faulty equipment the health care providees end up sick or injired themselves. This is because there is no workplace health and safety legislation like there is here in Australia. Health care in developing countries will only get worse if this issue continues to be ignored and more health care workers will become sick or injured. 

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