Manage Risk

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MANAGE RISK PROJECT 1 Introduction Company overview I am a human resource manager in PANCHIO SMOOTH FOOD LTD. Panchio Food is the leading manufacturer of chocolate in Australia. The story of Panchio chocolate began on a small town in the Western Australia, where humble shepherds perfected age-old chocolate-making techniques passed down from father to son. In Australia since 1969, Panchio has acquired an enviable reputation for traditional specialty style chocolate. Now Australia’s largest chocolate producer, Panchio still uses old family recipes to create their chocolate. Built on those strong foundations and with further moderniztion and development for our product range, Panchio Food is now positioned at the…show more content…
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Act stipulates that workplaces must be healthy and safe for all workers. Employers should get rid of any hazardous materials that may cause harm to the health of the staff. To transform the workplace into a hazard-free zone, you must first identify the various types of hazards in the workplace. Biological hazards result from unhealthy exposure to viruses, bacteria, parasites or fungi. Employees who handle allergens and toxins without proper protection may also expose themselves to this hazard. Other forms of biological hazards include exposure to diseases such as hepatitis, influenza, HIV/AIDS, Lyme disease and tuberculosis. Allergies, cancer and skin irritation are some of the possible effects of biological hazards on human health. People working in medical facilities and sewage plants, for example, are prone to this type of hazard. Chemical hazards exist in the form of gases, dust, corrosives, vapor and liquids. These chemicals can become dangerous to employees, when inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Chemical hazards can cause breathing problems, skin irritation or burns. To protect workers from chemical hazards, employers need to supply their employees with protective clothing. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Act, employees must also receive proper training on how to identify chemical hazards in their workplaces. Fire is one of the most common
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