Workplace Health and Safety

Workplace health and safety programs aim to provide employees with a safe working environment. Employers implement several safety programs, hazard identifications, inspections, and safety tracking to ensure the well-being of the workers.

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What are the safe working practices and procedures to be followed whilst preparing and tidying up your work area?

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1) Check that your work area is clear or clean up before you start. 2) Clear away waste materials safely. 3) Check for contamination on bench tops. 4) Check for slip/ trip hazards. 5) Checking that tools are safe to use before returning them to the storage area or report defects for the technician to repair. 6) Return safety equipment to the correct storage area.
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What must workers follow Where no specific standards apply to a workplace situation?

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If a workplace has no specific standards to apply to a situation, the US employee must follow OSHA's General Duty Clause. The employee must ask for guidance from the employer. The employer should follow a standard code of conduct.
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3 What are the warning signs for the main groups of hazardous substances defined by the classification packaging and labelling of dangerous substances regulations?

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What are the warning signs for the main groups of hazardous substances defined by the classification packaging and labelling of dangerous substances regulations?
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What are the Seven main groups of hazardous substances defined by classification's packaging and labelling of dangerous substances regulations?

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the seven main groups are: Harmful, Irritant, corrosive, Extremely flammable/Flammable, Explosive, Oxidising and Very toxic/Toxic.
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Why is it important to follow the manufacturer's instructions when using products tools and equipment in a salon?

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If you don't follow manufacturer's instructions, you may misuse the product, tool or equipment and hurt someone or damage something.
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Why is it important to follow health an safety procedures?

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to avoid accidents procedures are developed and writen after face sevaral problems.
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Would a four-day workweek make people more or less productive?

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Trials of four-day weeks have had both results, so there’s no simple answer. In August of 2019, Microsoft Japan conducted a test where they moved 2,300 office workers to a four-day workweek for one month in an effort to improve efficiency. The report they released this November stated that there was a 39.9 percent increase overall in sales per worker, with 92 percent of the workers responding positively to the change. Another positive example comes from a San Francisco-based software company called Monograph. In 2016, it implemented a four-day workweek where employees can choose which day they want to take off. Moe Amaya, one of Monograph’s cofounders, told HuffPost that so far it’s been very successful and that there are "no plans to change, potentially ever." While there are numerous other studies and examples citing the potential benefits of a shorter workweek, most agree that the resistance from American companies to adopt the practice comes down to habit and the bottom line—a four-day workweek could put companies at a competitive disadvantage to those still working the traditional five. One notable failure of the four-day workweek was when a U.S. programming education company called Treehouse tried it in 2015. They went back to 40-hour weeks just a year later. "There was a lack of work, like, literally a lack of work ethic," Treehouse founder Ryan Carson later said to explain the decision.
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What are the roles and responsibilities of a subcontractor?

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Sub contractors must firstly assess the workplace ensuring that it is safe and up to the standards of the Health and safety work act 1974. Once assessed they can then enquire about the roles and responsibilities of their forth comming job.
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What can you do personally to contribute to workplace safety security and health?

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make suggestions to improve the workplace if there are any dangers. Make sure everything is locked and put in place.
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Why is it necessary to have effective accident and incident reporting prodedures that are understood by all employees?

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Effective reporting procedures are need so that management can understand what is going wrong in the workplace and take action to fix problems. If procedures are not understood by all employees there is no way they can be effective since some people who should be following them will not understand that they need to.
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What are some safety hazards in a computer lab?

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The first thing that comes to my mind are the ergonomic issues. Proper seating, posture, Monitor Height and Distance, Mouse pad with wrist rests. Cable Wiring for trip hazards. Emergency lighting for evacuation. Fire Extinguishers. Also frequent breaks for prolonged computer projects. Stand and stretch, including fingers every 30-45 minutes. Stretch your eyes by focusing on something far away, perhaps out a window.
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Where and when should you get health and safety assistance?

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You should seek additional health and safety assistance when you do not have the knowledge or training to deal with a condition or circumstance that could impact health and safety, or if you have a question you are unable to answer. Know the limits of your knowledge and seek help if something takes you outside those limits.
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Which two factors determine the risk level in the Risk Assessment Matrix?

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Probability and severity determine the risk level in the Risk Assessment Matrix.
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Where can additional health and safety assistance be found?

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Through the state or federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), one's insurance carrier, or the local fire department.
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When engineering and administrative controls are not feasible or effective in reducing job related hazards the use of PPE is required TRUE OR FALSE?

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When engineering and administrative controls are not feasible or effective in reducing job related hazards the use of PPE is required.
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What is the difference between a Material Safety Data Sheet and a Chemical Safety Data Sheet?

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There may be no difference between a Material Safety Data Sheet and a Chemical Safety Data Sheet, except the title. Whether there is a difference depends on who compiled the document and what purpose they had in mind.
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What are pieces of legislation?

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e.g. healthy and safety at work act 1974
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How do you handle and store tools safely or correctly?

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The correct (safe) way of handling and storing a tool depends on what kind of tool it is and how big it is. You cannot describe safe tool handling and storage until you know that.
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Why is it important to record and report incidents in the workplace?

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Your record and report incidents in the workplace so that they can be examined and, where possible, actions taken to prevent something similar happening in the future.
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What are the training opportunities that are available in the workplace?

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The workplace involves all kinds of training opportunities. If you work for a small company you may be able to receive training in many job functions other than the one you were hired for, because they often need people to fill in when someone is out. If you work for a large company, the opportunities for formal training, and even education leading to a Certificate or an academic degree may be present. People who start as laborers are sometimes able to learn a trade (welding, mechanics, carpentry, etc) and are also sometimes able to move into management, receiving various forms of training and education along the way. Not every employer facilitates this, and you have to watch for opportunities and be willing to speak up, make suggestions and volunteer.