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Proper_Lifting_Techniques.pdf

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A significant proportion of Ash's work requires him to lift heavy objects. These objects can be various weights, sizes and shapes. By incorrectly lifting these objects, Ash increases the risk of injuring himself.

 

One of the biggest causes of back injury, particularly at work, is lifting or handling objects incorrectly. Learning and following the correct method for lifting and handling objects can help prevent back pain (NHS 2013).

 

As most of these objects are stationary on the ground, more force is needed in order to lift them. This places a high level of pressure on the lower back if incorrect lifting methods are employed. The lower back can then become susceptible to injury.

 

Lower back pain from muscle strain usually is caused by any type of movement that puts undue stress on the lower back. Frequent causes include lifting a heavy object, lifting while twisting, or a sudden movement or fall (Ullrich 2007).

 

This article can help Ash with his lifting technique. It steps him through each of the different stages of lifting an object safely which will minimise Ash's risk of sustaining a back injury. By minimising the amount of effort he places into lifting objects, Ash will be able to lift more objects with less fatigue. This will also improve his productivity.

 

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Back-pain/Pages/Prevention.aspx

 

http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/lower-back-pain/pulled-back-muscle-and-lower-back-strain

 

 

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How to Handle Broken Glass | Reliable Glass & Screen

How to Handle Broken Glass | Reliable Glass & Screen | Saving Ash - Hazards of a glassy | Scoop.it
Reno Glass, Glass Repair, Window Installation, Window Repair
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Lifting 30 kg racks of glasses above the heads of patrons and himself can be regarded as hazardous behaviour. Although it is a part of Ash's job, there is a risk that he may drop the rack.

 

This  not only has the potential to injure someone, but will almost certainly result in a mass of broken glass. This broken glass in itself is another hazard, as patrons may sustain cuts on contact.

 

A cut refers to a skin wound with separation of the connective tissue  elements. After you suffer a cut you often bleed. Other concerns with a cut include infection, pain, damage to structures beneath the skin, and future scars (Cunha 2014, p. 1).

 

By acquiring information from a company which deals in the reparation of glass products, Ash can learn effective methods for the clean up of broken glass. This could be used in addition to other safety guides as there may be additional techniques he can use, in order to remove the hazard more effectively.

 

The scooped article makes note of the removal of people and obstacles prior to handling broken glass. This  information is helpful as it is an important step in preparing the area for clean up and reducing further incidents from occurring. 

 

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/cuts_or_lacerations/article_em.htm

 

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Slips, trips, falls | Disability Safe

Slips, trips, falls | Disability Safe | Saving Ash - Hazards of a glassy | Scoop.it
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Carrying heavy objects around a pub can leave a worker vulnerable to slips, trips and falls. These can be caused by various hazards.

 

Some examples of these hazards are:

 

*wet surfaces (spills),

*objects on the floor,  and

*intoxicated patrons.

 

Combining any of the above hazards with the low level lighting commonly found in a pub, increases the likelihood that an incident could occur. Any incident in this setting, has the potential to cause injury to both staff and patrons.

 

Spills should be cleaned up immediately– especially oil. If it can't be clean up  immediately, it should be covered with salt and a ‘wet floor’ hazard sign, should be put in place (ACC 2008, p. 6). Ensuring spills are cleaned up immediately, reduces the chance of Ash and others slipping. 

 

In order to prevent tripping Ash should report hazards that might cause slips or falls to his supervisor (ACC 2008). This will give his supervisor the opportunity to put control measures in place.

 

I feel this article will be of great assistance to Ash, as it provides him with the information he needs in order to effectively manage slips, trips and falls in his work environment. By effectively managing the hazards associated with these risks, he reduces his chance of incurring an injury.

 

http://www.acc.co.nz/PRD_EXT_CSMP/idcplg?IdcService=GET_FILE&dID=3471&dDocName=PRD_CTRB091480&allowInterrupt=1

 

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Do a Risk Assessment | WorkSafe ACT

Do a Risk Assessment | WorkSafe ACT | Saving Ash - Hazards of a glassy | Scoop.it
Overview Risk management is an important way to protect your workers and your business, while at the same time complying with the law. It helps…
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I feel this article will help Ash get a better understanding of the difference between a hazard and a risk. By being able to identify that difference, he will be able to put the necessary management systems in place.

 

These systems are necessary in order to manage or prevent the hazards which may cause injuries in the workplace. An analysis of the risks in the workplace is called a risk assessment (Health and Safety Executive 2012, p. 1).

 

A risk assessment is an important step in protecting your workers and your business, as well as complying with the law. It helps you focus on the risks that really matter in your workplace – the ones with the potential to cause real harm (Health and Safety Executive 2012)

 

By being able to effectively assess the risks involved with each hazard, Ash can categorize the urgency of each. Once he has done this, he will then be able to appropriately address multiple hazards if they happen to occur simultaneously.

 

 

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg163.pdf

 



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Intoxication_guidelines_At_a_glance_Bar_staff.pdf

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Working in a pub means Ash is exposed to intoxicated people on a regular basis. These people can often display hazardous behaviour that may cause injury to themselves and others. Intoxicated patrons may be unable to stand or walk correctly. This can result in them colliding with other patrons or falling to the ground, which places both themselves and others at risk of injury (CBS 2013, p. 3).

 

Some of the other signs of intoxication according to CBS 2013 are :

 

* Slurred words,

* Incoherent speech,

* Stumbling,

* Lack of coordination, and

* Disorderly behaviour.

 

This article can help Ash better manage intoxicated patrons by giving him a guideline to work off. It also contains information to a site in which he can download a pdf outlining the ways he can identify an intoxicated person.

 

Ash can then alert security of intoxicated patrons and have them removed before they can injure themselves or others. This eliminates the hazard and any associated risks.

 

http://www.cbs.sa.gov.au/assets/files/Intoxication_guidelines_in_plain_english.pdf

 

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