Workplace Safety Health

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Workplace Safety Health Introduction It is the policy of the company to ensure every person working in the organization at any place works in a minimum risk situation and environment. To achieve the objective, the company needs to make effort in ensuring compliance with training, hazard control, and prevention of accidents. Safety in the organization is a shared responsibility. The success of the company’s effort is to mitigate personal injury and damage planting will primarily depend on the safe work policies and practices, safety guidelines, and enforcing safety as a condition that governs the practices of safe trade work. The quality assurance, environmental and safety policies will guide and promote every aspect of the business within the company as well as offering quality products for the company (Fischbeck, Paul amp. Scott, 67). The company will review WHSMP randomly and as needed periodically for conformance to the company’s requirements, customer, and legislative. The management evaluates the effectiveness and efficiency of their Workplace Health, and Safety by reviewing the outcomes of improvement and operation tasks, preventive, corrections, and non-conformance actions taken, and also the outcomes of self-activities and audit activities. The points for the review include attention of the supervisor in ensuring the safety working practices. Additionally, the paper outlines the crucial resources needed to attain a successful outcome. Also, the paper describes the activities that need planning in order to gain safety commitment. Consequently, the paper offers a solution to handle Avesta safely in the workshop and at a construction site (Gender issues in safety and health at work: a review, 53). As per section 18 of Work Health and Safety ACT 2011, the ACT captures what is reasonably applicable in ensuring safety and health. The reasonably practices ensure safety and health meaning that at a given time, it is reasonably able to be carried out in relation to making sure safety and health is attained (Stranks amp. Jeremy, 119). It is considered weighing the relevant matters that include, the hazard likelihood, the extent of harm that comes from risk or hazard and what the concerned person knows or ought to know about the risk or hazard, and ways of minimizing and eliminating risks. Other relevant matters include suitability and availability of ways to minimize or eliminate risk. Consequently, after the assessment of risk and available methods of minimizing or eliminating risk, the cost associated with ways of minimizing or eliminating risk, including if the cost is disproportionate to uncertainties (Chelius amp.James, 43). The company will identify and offer resources needed in maintaining the activities of WHS both off-site and in-house. The company will need to provide appropriate utilities, supporting services and equipment. The resources will ensure that all processes and activities are performed in a safe way. Also the maintenance and production tasks have reduced risk impacts for personnel and also on the environment. The resources are machinery installation, machine control, and machine guards (Selwyn amp.Norman, 37). To gain the safety commitment the following activities need to be performed: Assessment and management of risk, by defining the risk exposure, defining their probability, defining their consequences, and calculating the risk score and rating. Secondly, the site is identified and assessed in terms of its risk. The prospective site hazards in the work are chemical contacts. fatigue, physical injury, and working near or over water (Stranks amp. Jeremy, 67). Additionally, the PPE needed for the activities include the barricade and warning signs, fire blanket and sun protection. Consequently, the safe work techniques needed for these activities but not limited include manual handling, working with ladders, and also working near fuel lines and chemicals. Other activities that will be carried out include site briefing of the operations, wearing PPE to assist in moving objects, wear shirts that are long sleeves, drinking cool water as needed during the day, and assessing the load weight before lifting it (Stone amp. Katherine, 53). Safe handling of Avesta can be done through wearing long gloves that are chemical resistant, wearing the gloves that are chemically resistant, wearing eye protection like full seal goggles. Additionally, the hazard can be reduced by reviewing MSDS and report abnormal situations occurring or any particular event that happens during the application. After finishing the job, the eye protection is removed last. Other cautions that need to be considered include a setup, surfaces that needs cleaning, Gel application, and clean up. When setting up the equipment’s place the job that need passivation in the sections set aside in the workshop, and also prevents splash contact with items that are nearby. The surfaces that need treatment include cleaning with a hard brush, with solvents, remove the foreign materials from the surfaces and allow the job to dry before applying gel (A nationwide survey of the occupational safety and health workforce. 67) Reference A nationwide survey of the occupational safety and health work force. Cincinnati: U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Center for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. 2008. Print. Fischbeck, Paul S., and R. Scott Farrow. Improving regulation: cases in environment, health, and safety. Washington, DC: Resources for the Future, 2001. Print. Gender issues in safety and health at work: a review. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2003. Print. 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