Employers have specific obligations to carry out the following: - Ensure that information is available so that chemicals can be safely used without risk to health such as martial safety data sheets. - Provide employees with instructions, training and supervision. - Provide safe systems of work, including the use of plant and equipment. Employers must also protect the health and safety of any other people who are not their employees, such as contractors and their employees, or members of the public. This includes risks arising from the application of pesticides.
Assessment activity 1 1. What are the OHS responsibilities of employees ? Employees are responsible to know how to work in ways that they will not endager their own and their coworkers health and safety .Also they have to be responsible for the safety of general public who might come into contact with the organization and it s operations .Employees are also responsible to wear the protection equipment that might be required and they have to be able to intetefy workplaces hazards and report as soon as possible to the OHS comitee and the OHS representative or management. 2. What are the employers responsibilities?
Unit 4222-264 The principles of infection Prevention and control | Why is the role and responsibility in relation to the prevention and control of infection for each of the following | 26401AC1,2 | EmployeeIt is our responsibility as employees to take precautionary measures to prevent and control the spread of infection in the workplace. This involves working safely to protect myself, other staff, clients and other people from infections. Some of the legislation and regulations that relate to the control and prevention of infection include the Health and Safety at Work Act - HASAWA, the Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health - COSHH and the Reporting of Injury, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations- RIDDOR. It is important as employees that we are aware of these so that we can work safely.We must ensure we attend all necessary trainings that our employers provide regarding infection control. If an employee comes across a hazard such as bodily fluids spilt in an area or a staff member not wearing gloves you must report it immediately to a senior staff member and not ignore it.In the workplace employees need to put these safe ways of working into practice, for example by effective hand washing, not coming into work when you’re not feeling well as you will be putting others at risk, by always wearing protective clothing.EmployerIt is the duty of the employer to provide PPE free of charge, organise training for staff, undertake risk assessment and generally is responsible for the health and safety of staff in the work environment.
2. explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection. The Health and Safety Legislation require that employers have a duty of care to protect employee for example: * Provide a safe workplace * Carry out risk assessments to assess the dangers of certain work activities * Provide training to staff * Provide PPE * Ensure regular health and safety checks are undertaken. The employer should have infection prevention control policies and procedures for the staff. The manager will support and advise the Carer in respect of these procedures
It is your employer’s responsibility to ensure that all laws and legal regulations concerning infection prevention and control are followed by employees. They must do this by undertaking risk assessment and management to identify and minimise the impact of infection hazards. Relevant training and supervision in aspects of infection and control should also be provided by your employer. The correct equipment should also be made available to ensure you are able to prevent and control infection. Relevant information relating to infection hazards and prevention and control methods are also to be provided by your employer.
The employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service. 1.2. Describe how duty of care affects own work role. My duty of care means that I must aim to provide high quality care to the best of my ability and say if there are any reasons as to why I may be unable to do so. My organisation and I have a duty of care to ensure that the service users we care for are safe, protected from abuse by other service users, staff, carers, friends and family.
I Unit 264 Outcome 1 1.1 The roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection are: - take reasonable care for their own Safety and that of others, Co-operate with the employer in respect of the Heath and Safety matter. Attend any training that is provided by the employer. Use PPE provided by the employer. Report any infection control operational difficulties. 1.2 The responsibilities of the employer in relation to prevent and control infection are:- Provide a safe work place, Carry out risk assessment to assess the dangers of certain work activities, Provide training for staff, Provide PPE, ensure regular Health and Safety checks are undertaken.
This Act is to make further provision for securing the health, safety and welfare of persons at work, for protecting others against risks to health or safety in connection with the activities of persons at work, for controlling the keeping and use and preventing the unlawful acquisition, possession and use of dangerous substances, and for controlling certain emissions into the atmosphere. This relates to creative and therapeutic activity because the person in charge has to do risk assessments to make sure nobody in the premises gets injured or hurt and how they can try and reduce the risks. This is important for the everyone because the people there might plan to do a activity and they need to make sure nobody gets hurt, this can be a therapeutic or creative activity for example; yoga, drama, dance. You need to make sure there is enough space for the people to spread out and make sure there isn’t anything lying across the ground so nobody trips. 2.
Literature on workplace safety, review of policies and procedures, MSDS, and proper disposal receptacles for contaminated and potential hazardous substances can help avoid and prevent workplace injury. One important step to preventing workplace injury at Infectious Disease Specialists is the policy implemented by the organization. Ensuring all staff knows the correct preventative steps and reporting methods is paramount to rapid response in the case of an incident. The steps taken and the effectiveness of the staff in applying the policy are crucial. These efforts will not prevent every incident, but they can help reduce incidents.
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998’ Explain the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer The main Health and safety policies and procedures with my employer are that the employer will carry out risk assessments to make sure there are no health and safety issues in the work place to protect us and to have a duty of care to others, to provide a safe and healthy place to work, to keep temperatures at a safe level to protect staff and residents, to keep equipment safe, make sure the work places are well ventilated, to make sure we have windows that can open and close, and to protect people from falls etc. Analyse the main health and safety responsibilities of self: My main health and safety responsibilities in work would be to follow the training that I have been given, to co-operate on my manager’s health and safety rules and to take reasonable care of your own and other people’s health and safety. The employer or manager: The employer has a responsibility to follow the regulation which is known as the ‘Health and Safety at Work Act 1974’. This is