ABC Company New Employee OH & S Manual About the Manual OH & S is Occupational Health and Safety. Occupational health and safety is about providing and maintaining a work environment that is safe and without risks to health. The term ¡®occupational health and safety¡¯ reflects the emphasis on both occupational health and occupational safety. Occupational safety involves protecting people from danger such as falls, strains, being hit by objects or electric shock. Occupational health has a broader focus, and can include a range of factors that may contribute to ill health in the work environment. As new employees, OH & S Regulation is much more important because they may don¡¯t know anything or just know a part of them about how to protect themselves and other workmates when working in the workplace. If one doesn¡¯t know how to keep oneself in a safety situation, it¡¯ll certainly lead to the accident. After reading this manual, you may have a general idea about how to keep yourself and other workmates in a safety workplace. Objectives of the OH & S Act In all jurisdictions there are several specific Acts and Regulations dealing with health and safety in the workplace. The underlying objectives of each separate legislation are very similar ¡ñ To secure the health, safety and welfare of persons at work, including employer, employees and the self-employed ¡ñ To protect persons at work against risks to health or safety ¡ñ To assist in securing safe and healthy work environments ¡ñ To eliminate, reduce and control at the source, risks to the health, safety and welfare of persons at work ¡ñ To provide for the involvement of employees and employers and associations representing employees and employers in the formulation and implementation of health and safety standards ¡ñ To promote education and awareness of occupational health and safety Employee duties It is each worker¡¯s duty to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and others while working. This means that each employee is responsible for: What they do ¨C their actions What they do not do ¨C their omissions When safe working procedures are required, they must be followed. In addition, employees must not deliberately or recklessly interfere with or misuse safety equipment that is provided. They must not deliberately put at risk the health and safety of others. Employees can help to make the workplace safer by working with their employer to promote health and safety. As part of their duties under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the employee must: ¡ñ Follow the health and safety policies provided by the employer and keep up to date with any changes
1.4 – State why and when health and safety control equipment, identified by the principles of protection, should be used relating to types, purpose and limitations of each type, the work situation, occupational use and the general work environment, in relation to:
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Ensuring the health and safety of employees is of primary importance to the Organization. Organization is committed to maintaining safe facilities, sponsoring appropriate training programs, and providing necessary safety equipment. In addition, Administration and staff shall cooperatively develop appropriate procedures and regulations for ensuring employees' health and safety, with special emphasis on the handling of potentially hazardous equipment or substances and for investigating and reporting any accidents and mishaps. All newly employed staff shall be required to comply with the physical examination. Every employee must provide annually, at a minimum, an updated health history of current health problems.
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