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Pete, Tank Cleaner.

Pete, Tank Cleaner. | OHS Quest 2 | Scoop.it
Lynne Thompson's insight:

This is Pete, Pete is a tank cleaner and is based at Moore Park Beach Qld. The hazards I expect Pete will have to manage daily are as follows:

  • Electrical
  • Falling from heights
  • Confined spaces
  • Cuts
  • Dangers whilst using power tools and pumps
  • Sun exposure
  • Possible dangers getting out of tanks
  • Fitting down into tanks

After speaking with Pete about his business, he has explained hazards he faces daily:

  • Pete uses safety electrical boards, so the risk of electrical dangers are managed
  • Falling from ladders
  • Confined spaces
  • Pete's main danger is stepping on the pressure hose while he is on the roof, the pressure hose does not bend into the mould of the roof and if you step on the hose it can be very dangerous and falling from the roof is possible. Pete uses a harness while working on the roof
  • When using the roof harness this creates a risk of stepping on the harness rope, they are aware of this risk, and that helps reduce it
  • Road and traffic hazards, Pete services a large area and drives many km's per week
  • Trips, falls
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Using high pressure equipment

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Ricky, Carpenter.

Ricky, Carpenter. | OHS Quest 2 | Scoop.it
Lynne Thompson's insight:

This is Ricky, Ricky is a carpenter from Moore Park Beach. These are the OHS issues you might expect to find in this environment:

  • Nail Gun injuries
  • Slips and trips
  • Burns or death from Electrical equipment
  • Falling from heights
  • Feet injuries, dropped tools
  • Eye injuries
  • Small cuts to large injuries
  • Sun burn
  • Other trades and attitudes can get heated and create a risk

After a discussion with Ricky, I understand other OHS issues

  • Falling from a roof
  • Cutting hands on tin
  • Power tool injuries
  • Drills can grab and break bones
  • Back injuries from bending over
  • Using ladders
  • The wind can create a hazard with tin and ply board
  • House keeping
  • The public can create a hazard if they enter the site
  • Temporary work platforms
  • Falling through a frame structure
  • Large developers are paying well under the Sq  Mtr rate, if we want work we have to accept rate, then struggle to make any money,  safety can be compromised.
  • Breathing, dust
  • Rain, while roofing can create a great risk of falling
  • Heavy lifting

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Kym, Medical Receptionist.

Kym, Medical Receptionist. | OHS Quest 2 | Scoop.it
Lynne Thompson's insight:

This is Kym. Kym works in reception at a medical centre in Bundaberg. This is my insight demonstrating the OHS issues that may be found in this environment:

  • Illness from other patients
  • Infection from sharps
  • Slips and trips
  • Fire
  • Posture
  • Eye sight problems resulting from staring at computer screen
  • Stress when busy
  • Stress as a result of abusive customers
  • Air conditioning issues

After discussions with Kym I understand there are other OHS issues I have not mentioned:

  • Paper cuts
  • Aggressive Patients
  • Abusive Patients
  • Stress when having to use the police switch (this is a button they can press and have police on the premises within minutes) the switch is used if they believe they are threatened, usually abusive customers
  • Sharps
  • Germs, they have face masks for adults and children
  • Vomit, customers can be provided with vomit bags
  • Falls from ladders, if maintenance is not available to change light bulbs then the staff must do so, if the lights go out in the hall ways there is no other lighting and it can be very dark. If bulbs are not changed then this can become a serious hazard for customers
  • Infection - possibly Hep C - they must wear gloves when cleaning the toilets
  • Infection - If a nurse is not available then the staff complete the urine sample testing, gloves must be worn
  • Injuries to feet, they must wear covered in shoes
  • Fire

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Barney, Private Investigator.

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Lynne Thompson's insight:

This is Barney, Barney is a Licensed Private Investigator under the Security Provider Act 1993. The OHS issues I understand Barney would have to deal with on a daily basis are as follows:

  • Eye sight sitting at computer
  • Posture
  • Air conditioning when working in the office
  • Driving to jobs, road hazards
  • Angry clients during interviews
  • Pressure from Insurance companies
  • Emotional issues regarding injured claimants

After interviewing Barney, I now understand more hazards Barney has to deal with every day:

  • Driving hazards - Barney drove over 40,000 km's last year
  • Fatigue
  • Abusive claimants
  • Dangers from claimants that have proven mental issues
  • Work site hazards - all hazards, all types of worksites
  • Traffic hazards when investigating road accidents
  • Fire Hazards
  • Breathing - resulting from investigating after a fire or attending work sites
  • Posture - completing reports at computer
  • Stress, having to complete reports in a specified time frame

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Jamie at play, fishing.

Jamie at play, fishing. | OHS Quest 2 | Scoop.it
Lynne Thompson's insight:

This is Jamie, when Jamie is not busy working , he enjoys deep sea fishing. This is my insight of the OHS issues I would expect to find in this environment:

  • Drowning
  • Fish hook injuries
  • Lost at sea
  • Sinking
  • Sun burn
  • Cuts caused from the fish they catch, sharp fins and teeth
  • Bruising as a result of the sea being rough
  • Slips and trips
  • Fire
  • Ventilation issues, fumes from boat motors
  • Sharp Knife injuries
  • Wind burn

After speaking to Jamie about his fishing trips and the OHS issues, here is a list of hazards he deals with:

  • The sun
  • Height of the swell
  • Reliability of weather reports
  • Hooks going through your skin
  • Sharp Knife cuts
  • Infections from fish spikes
  • Sharks
  • Other boats not watching where they are going
  • Other boats without the proper navigational lighting when motoring at night
  • Falling overboard
  • Equipment failure, GPS
  • Radio contact
  • Electrical failure
  • Boat motor mechanical issues
  • Sea sickness
  • Other crew being sick
  • Germs and toileting
  • Unexpected waves can cause capsize
  • Being knocked overboard


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