Manage Hazard

In recent year’s hazard and risk management in the workplace has gained a lot of attention not only for the large Mining and Industrial industries but also for the local corner store. Whether you have no staff or 1000 staff, regardless of your industry, hazards are lurking around every corner and they are definitely not discriminatory in whom they affect. The best approach to hazards is prevention is better than cure.

What is a Hazard?

A hazard is a situation or process in the workplace that has the potential to harm the health and safety of people or to damage plant and equipment. The situation could involve a task, chemical or equipment used.

Some of the most common workplace hazards are:

  • Equipment & Machinery hazards
  • Physical & Manual handling hazards
  • Chemical and biological hazards
  • Human factors
  • Housekeeping.
  • Control of waste
  • Traffic movements
  • Materials handling and storage
  • Contractors and visitors
  • Spillage procedures
  • Fire
  • First aid
  • Evacuation procedures

What is Hazard Management?
Hazard management is a continuous process that can be used to improve the health and safety of all workplaces.

Hazard management is fundamentally a problem-solving process aimed at defining problems (identifying hazards), gathering information about them (risk assessment) and solving them (risk control). This is followed up by checking to see that the controls were successful (evaluation) and reviewing the whole process (review) after a period of time or when something changes.

FACT:
Workplace illness and injury costs Queensland alone a staggering $4.7 billion annually. With over 100 deaths and 85,000 injuries due to workplace incidents reported in Queensland each year. Workplace health and safety must be a priority for everyone every day in every workplace.

It’s not only the people who work for you and with you that are affected

 It’s their families as well...

 

 

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