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Safety & Health at Work SN1794

Assignment

10/3/2013

Joy Mc Inerney

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Explore the role of communications and training in promotion and provision of health and safety in the workplace.
3. Outline the principles and procedures of good housekeeping in the work place
4. Noise, dust and fumes are hazards whish commonly found in the work place for one of these hazards outline the risk associated with the exposure to this hazard and control measures which might be used in the workplace. Identify at least three hazards which are commonly encountered in your workplace and briefly describe how these are controlled.
5. Explain the typical contents of a first aid
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Identify at least three hazards which are commonly encountered in your workplace and briefly describe how these are controlled.
Dust in the workplace can be very hazardous and harmful to the health of the staff and patients. Dust can appear under bed, on cabinets, shelves and on fixtures and fittings. Exposure to excessive dust can lead to respiratory problems and skin irritation depending on the degree of exposure to dust. Dust can be prevented from accumulating by good housekeeping practices and prevent skin irritation and respiratory problems. (www.hse.gov.uk)
Hazard
Risk
Control Measures
Spillage
Slips and falls
Spillage should be cleaned up immediately
Blocking of Emergency Exits
In case of an emergency no one will be able to use the emergency exits.
Store items in the correct place and keep exits and entrances clear
Loose electric cables
Trips and falls.
Loose electric cables should be covered and out of the way.
(Class notes)

Question 4
Explain the typical contents of a first aid kit and their uses.
Content
Quantity
Uses
Adhesive Plasters
20
Cuts
Triangular Bandages
2
Sprains, fractures’ and elevation
Sterile Eye Pads
2
Eye injuries
Safety Pins
6
To keep bandages in place

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