The Aims and Benefits of Occupational Health and Safety Management

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The aims and benefits of Occupational Health and Safety Management As known to all, there are always such-and-such potential hazards in people's work activities or work environment, which may cause property damage, be harmful to environment, affect human’s health and even cause injury or accident. People call the possibility of one or some danger causing incidents and its possible consequence as risk. The object of contemporary occupational health and safety management is the occupational safety and health risks. These hazards may be chemical, physical, biological, related to human work efficiency and others, the factors of which include personal factor, equipment factor, environmental factor and organizational and management factor.…show more content…
How likely is it to happen? o It could happen any time - very likely o It could happen sometime - likely o It could happen but very rarely – unlikely o It could happen but probably never happen – very unlikely How bad is it likely to be? o Kill or cause permanent injury o Cause long term illness or serious injury o Cause someone to need medical attention o Cause someone to need first aid WorkCover provides a Risk Assessment Matrix to assist in the assessment of hazards in the workplace. (Over page) Hazards can be rated on a scale of 1 to 6 using the risk assessment matrix. o 1 is high risk o 6 is low risk Once a hazard has been identified and the risk assessed, suitable control measures should be put in place to eliminate the risk to employees’ health and safety. (Source: Hazpak: Making Your Workplace Safer, WorkCover NSW) The risk assessment matrix |How severely could it hurt | | |someone? |How likely is it to be that bad? | |

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