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Russell McKenzie the Electrician

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This report will address physical and chemical hazards that are associated with electrical maintenance jobs and how to prevent those hazards from occurring at workplace. It is a responsibility of employers to ensure that all workers are protected by issuing safety instructions to avoid physical injuries or hazards at workplace. Health and safety hazards for electrician include: Exposure to lead, solvents, solder and other toxic materials. Other risks are electrical burns and fatal electrical shock, increased risk of injury from working in confined places. Other hazards include exposure to toxic fumes from welding, risk of falling from working at heights, injuries from trip, slips and falls. Other common hazards are injuries from working with hand tools, power tool and equipment. Also repetitive manual handling, injuries from flying particles and heavy lifting are other OHS hazards involved in this career. Hazards preventive measures include use licensed electrician only to conduct electrical repair and installation, check extension cord before use, and check electrical wiring system before cutting through any wall or ceiling. Wear protective clothing and helmet when operating on site. Use strong ladders when working on roofs, wear safety goggles to protect eyes from flying particles. Also inspect power tools and equipment on regular basis. Wear proper shoes when at heights to prevent slip, trips and falls. Use the right extension cord for the job and ensure that all electrical components stay dry.

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Ian Thompson the Truck Driver:

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This report will examine some chemical and physical hazards that are associated with truck driving career and also preventive guidance set out by the employers to alleviate OHS hazards identified in this career. The common hazards are highway crashes and on the job fatalities. Potential causes are fatigue, occupational stress, violence and chronic disease. Long working hours and irregular shifts and day off patterns and many consecutive nights away from home and family affect the work condition of truck drivers and this also resulted to poor performance at work, luck of proper judgment on the road due to fatigue caused by inadequate sleep or rest. The employers are responsible for safety of the truck drivers and other road users as well because many fatalities could involve multiple vehicle accidents between trucks and small vehicles. OHS safety guidelines set out by the company to prevent such hazards is to reduce long hours driving and provides adequate rest to truck drivers. Other hazards are variety of chemicals especially those drivers who deliver unhardened concrete which expose them to Chromium and Alkaline substances, putting them at risk for allergic skin reaction and chemical burns. Also fuel tanker drivers often experience acute headaches, dizziness or nausea after exposure vapors released during fueling operation. Again it’s the responsibility of the company to ensure that drivers follow safety instructions such as wearing of protective clothing, boots and face musk when defueling or refueling on site.

 

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OHS Nurse

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Amanda  Johnson the OHS Nurse:

 

This report will examine potential biological hazards that health care workers are exposed to in the work place. These exposures include medical waste, microorganism, viruses or toxins from biological sources that can affect health of medical workers in the work place. Over the past decades there have a number of outbreaks linked to infectious diseases such norovirus, Ebola virus and influenza. These outbreaks have affected health workers such as frontline nurses and others in health and community care workplaces around the world. Some of these infections resulted to some fatalities such as injuries or death of some nurses due to immediate exposure to those hazards. However, employers have a responsibility to protect their employees and control these biological hazards in the workplace. Also this report will examine in details how these hazards affect health workers or nurses in the workplace and OHS prevention mechanism employed to mitigate those hazards. The Use of preventive methods includes wearing goggles when in contact with patient or blood or body fluids. Wearing of gloves also help to prevent contact with contaminated blood. Face musk are worn to prevent against infections from airborne disease such as Tuberculosis.  OHS hazards prevent guidelines suggest that nurses like David need to be more alert at work, familiarize themselves with hazards prevention procedures in the operating or anywhere in hospital and implement proper hazard prevention techniques to minimize  occurrence of occupational hazards such as injuries from sharp medical objects, blood and  body fluid contact.

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OHS- Pilot

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Maria Johnson: pilot - 10 years

 

Captured on the above photo is Captain Maria Johnson preparing her aircraft for a departure from Brisbane to Los Angles, USA. For many years now, Captain Maria have been flying taking a wide variety of passengers to many destinations around the world for 10 years now with Emirates Airlines. Maria job does not just involve flying the aeroplane, it means that at the start of each flight, she has to gather all her flight information which includes route, weather information, flight plane and also some cabin crew and flight crew brief prior to departure. Pilots are known to work in a high-risk environment. At every flight, Maria is faced with a number of hazards that could threaten the safety of the flight and passengers safety. Hazards that could be encountered include bad weather on route, possible hijacking, engine or technology failures, and at some cases pilots errors could occur. As part of Marias' responsibilities, she has to ensure that her company OHS procedures are implemented and tested correctly. Some of OHS procedures include, No Smoking on board flight, seat belts are wormed at all time during take off and landing (Unless advised otherwise), all electronic devices are switched off at all times, and evacuation procedures are followed at an emergency. It is then important that Maria avoid accident's by following the airline safety procedures by having access to the right aviation safety equipment.

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OHS - Meat Factory worker

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Margaret Thompson - meat worker - 7 year

 

Margaret Thompson has been working at local meat factory for 7 years now. Margaret works as a boner in the boning room. which involves cutting of meat into different sizes using different types of knives. This tasks is challenging for her especially when the production is increased by slaughtering more cattle. OHS range of hazards include sharp knives which can cause some injuries to Margaret and her workmates if not used appropriately, Some protective clothing and work aprons are also worn to prevent body injuries. Other OHS hazards include pieces of broken bones on the kill floor and also when using cutting saw which could split and cause some eye injuries. Margaret wears safety goggles to protect her eye and safety boots to prevent foot injures. Machineries are also a hazard to all workers and requires regular training and briefing every 6 months to maintain high safety standard. Some health and physical checks are also done before commencing work at meat factory to ensure that every worker is healthy and fit to conduct his/her duties. As part of OHS procedures, Margaret also wears safety helmet to prevent unexpected head injuries while inside meat plant. Personal hygiene is imposed to avoid meat contamination and ensure that all meat product are safe before entering to the market. Although challenging, Margaret enjoys her work everyday and now looking forward to progress onto senior role some years to come.

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Frank Robert the road construction worker

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OHS construction worker:


This report will examine some physical hazards associated with road construction and preventive guidance employed by the company/ employer to alleviate those OHS hazards within construction site. In busy built up areas, speeding motorist, cyclists, pedestrian and road workers all interact with construction vehicles, heavy equipment and road pavers’ trucks within the road construction sites. The hazards associated road construction includes physical injuries caused by drilling equipment, accident between constructions causing injuries or death. Falling trees and rocks at construction site are also major hazards for road construction workers especially near mountain ranges where tree logging done to clear the area for new road plant. Some road workers are hit and killed by speeding motorist within construction site which is another hazards for road workers. OHS preventive guidance includes displaying road construction signs to alert motorist, wear visible clothing and helmet when at construction site. Provide adequate training to traffic controllers, engineers, surveyors and workers to ensure that all workers follow safety instructions set by the company within construction site.

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OHS Mechanic

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Tim David the Mechanic.


This report will address areas of physical hazards at the mechanical workshops and employer’s responsibilities and preventive guidelines set by the company to mitigate OHS hazards in the automotive workshop or when attending off-site service call. In this case manual handling injuries are the most common type of hazards occurring in the automotives workshops. Physical injuries can occur from handling heavy objects, heavy lifting and sustained work in awkward postures. These hazards trend occur across all types of vehicle repairs, maintenance service or installation work. Some risks are obvious, such as vehicles falling from hoist or jacks. Other hazards are hit passing vehicles while carrying out roadside service or tyres exploding during inflation. There is long term effect of breathing asbestos fibres or fumes from solvent material and automotive paints. However, these hazards and risks can be mitigated by following preventive OHS guidance to avoid them from occurring at workplace or automotive workshop. Preventive equipment includes safety goggles, wearing protective clothing like overalls, wearing steel cap boots to avoid foot injuries. Also ear plugs are strongly recommended to be worn when carrying out noisy task such as welding. It’s a responsibility of employer to implement proper OHS safety guidance to prevent work related hazards and also ensure that employees follow safety instructions at work to avoid injuries.

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OHS - Carpenter:

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Joe Martin: Carpenter - 8 years

 

Joe Martin Has been working as a local carpenter for 8 years now. Joes' task is to design and make some filing cabinets using various tools. His woodwork skills are important especially in designing of different wooden products such as chairs, dinning tables, study desk and many other products. OHS hazards in this task include his workshop tools such as nails which can cause severe injuries to the eyes, hands and legs when drilling. Joe wears safety aprons and goggles to prevent such injuries from occurring. He also wears some safety boots to prevent injuries when object falls on his foot. Other OHS hazards include cutting saw which can cause some serious injuries to hands and legs if not used properly. Hammer can cause some injuries as well and Joe is always careful when using it to remove some nails from wood. Joe's work also include some outdoor activities such as working on roofs using various tools and equipment. Some OHS hazards include falling from the roof especially when it's slippery and wet. Joe wears different safety shoes which is non slippery shoes to keep his foot firm when working on the roof. Joe also keeps First Aid kit at all times so that he can use if unexpected injuries occur. Although challenging, Joe is happy with his career as a carpenter and will continue to work at his workshop into the future.

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OHS - PE Teacher

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Brown Denham : PE teacher - 15 years

 

Mr Brown Enjoys teaching at St Mary's College. Mr Brown is a physical education teacher and at St Mary's College for 15 years now. Teaching has always been his dream and he is surely living it. A physical education teacher is involved in many activities that requires him to be fit, active and healthy. Being a teacher is hard, he claims. Being a PE teacher is challenging because your are faced with more hazards everyday. Activities for a class requires planning on risks prevention to ensure that the safety of the students and other staff is met. When carrying out an outdoor activities, the environment in which the activity is being performed in can present a range of OHS hazards to a students and staff health and wellbeing. the hazards associated include, personal injuries if PPE (Personal protection equipment) are not worn properly, dust generated from running, heights ( Climbing trees), sunburn, insects bits, sharp objects and trip hazards, bullying and violence. As part of Mr Brown responsibilities, he is required to identify the hazards associated with the outdoor activities and consult the Health and Safety Representatives (HSR) regarding these hazards. Mr Brown is to also ensure that he is equipped with appropriate personal protective equipment and relevant medication and first AID Kit available for the duration of the outdoor activity.

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KFC - OHS

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Ravil Sharma : KFC shift manager - 6 years

 

Ravil Sharma has been working at local KFC restruant for 6 years. His main duties include cooking, serving customers and cleaning. while in the kictchen, Ravil is exposed to different OHS hazards such as fire in the cooking area which can cause some serious burns if proper fire safety procedures are not implemented. As a shift manager, Ravil works closely with other staff to ensure that everybody follow safety instructions at all times until end of the shift. All staff must wear cooking apron to protect them from unexpected injuries from boiling hot water. Aprons are worn also to prevent food contemination and this is important for health and safety of consumers. Another OHS hazard is water on the kitchen floor which requires regular mopping of the kitchen floor to prevent people from slipping and injure their back, legs, arms and so forth. Ravil's work place is a closely watch environment by customers and the store supervisors to ensure that all staff are safe. Like any other environment that has hazards such as fire and gas, workplace safety procedures are strickly imposed. Although this job involved strick procedures and challenges associated with every task , Ravil is happy with his restruant career and enjoys working at KFC

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