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What is a Hazard?
Before we study identifying, analyzing and controlling hazards in the workplace, it’s important to know what a hazard is as, “a danger which threatens physical harm to employees.” Expanding on that basic definition we can think of a hazard as an: unsafe workplace conditions or practices (dangers) that could cause injuries or illnesses (harm) to employees.
A hazard may be an object (tools, equipment, machinery, materials) or a person (when distracted, mentally/physically incapable). It’s important to know that a hazard is only one part in the “accident formula” above. It takes a hazard and exposure to the hazard before an accident can occur.
At your workplace, if you look around your workplace, you will be able to locate a few hazardous conditions or work practices without too much trouble. Did you know that at any time an OSHA inspector could announce his or her presence at your front door to begin a comprehensive inspection. What would they find? What do they look for? Now, if you used the same inspection strategy as an inspector, wouldn’t that be smart?
Understand Legal: relevant current legislation, regulations and directives pertaining to mining and occupational health and safety.
Mandatory Codes of Practice.
South African National Standards and other relevant Standards.
Controlling Workplace Hazards
Governance requirement for hazards
Actions in case of exposure
Prevention of exposure to hazardous substances
Responsibilities of employer and employee
Impact of non compliance
Understand the material safety data sheets (MSDS) for hazardous substances
eye effects and
heath effects (skin, ingestion, inhalation).
Emergency procedures to deal with hazardous substances
first aid measures,
fire fighting and
Handling and storage procedures of hazardous substances
Exposure controls/personal protection measures
Disposal methods for the hazardous substances
Transportation of the hazardous substance
Risks associated with workplace hazardous substances.
Impact on people and environment
Conduct risk assessment
Dangers and methods of dealing with the possible exposure of persons to hazards
Control workplace hazardous substances.
The production, processing, use, storage, handing and transporting of hazardous substances
Disposal practices for hazardous substances
Control measures to prevent exposure
Emergency preparedness plans
Reporting of Hazards and non-compliance
Professional animated videos of the complete course content in short video lessons.
Complete training guide
Workbook to support the learning
Formative assessment – Quiz after sections of content to test your understanding
Practical: completion of all workplace exercises