Why is OHS so important?
OHS is very important to ensure that safe practices are followed in workplaces. These are vital to prevent injury, illness and death at the workplace.
It is important to keep records of all workplace accidents or incidents so that the organisation or workplace is able to learn and improve or design and develop new policies and procedures as well as having proof that is upholding its responsibilities to workers and the OHS Act. If a worker has a compensation claim or any legal action is taken against the organisation records must also be available as evidence for the organisation.
Explain wath an whs/OHS incident is and wath an accident is? An OHS incident is an unexpected event that did not cause an injury or damage but had the potential to. An accident is unplanned event that may or may not cause injury or damage. It interrupts an activity or the completion of a certain task.