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    Managing Activities – Assignment 2 Health and Safety Legislation There are three main pieces of legislation that cover health and safety in the workplace. They are; • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 • Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 The Health and Safety at Work Act puts duty on the employers "to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work" (legislation.gov.uk). For P&G this means that they will have to make sure that in all of their factories the machinery is safely operated and maintained, that all chemicals are used, handled and stored safely, and that all staff are adequately trained to ensure health and safety.…

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    focus on workplace health and safety and why it is important to promote and adopt the health and safety practices in businesses and companies. The paper also discusses the reasons health and safety practices should be promoted by organizations and business, and the effects of ignoring them. Health and safety procedures in the workplace are necessary for the safety of both the employees and the managers or CEOs. Workplace violence is a constant concern for organizations and businesses…

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    Nixon signed into law the Occupational Safety and Health Act. This act was designed to ensure workers were working in conditions that were safe and not harmful to the employees’ health. Since the creation of OSHA workplace injuries and deaths has been reduced by 66%. This is an incredible increase if you consider that means 66% more workers get to go home to their families at the end of the day. In 2014 4,679 workers were killed on the job, that is about 13 workers every day in 2014 (United,…

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    Pharmaceutical industry involves a lot of hazardous substances and chemicals, that are highly dangerous on the people’s health who are likely to be in contact with these substances during their work. So in 1974 ‘The Health and Safety Law’ was made to protect the people against risks at work and created a protective environment, as it looks after the customer and staff members from any dangers might occur. Although in 2002 the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations law (C.O.S.H.H)…

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    information is being collected. Mr. Scott and Mr. Shrute invested in “Keystroke Logger,” in order to monitor all employees’ outgoing email messages, without informing their employees that they were using the software. Furthermore, Mr. Scott and Mr. Shrute should have developed a privacy policy that outlined what was expected of their staff members in relation to their conduct on the internet. Mr. Scott and Mr. Shrute were also in violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act when they…

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    P2 Assess the health and safety risks facing the practitioner when maintaining computer systems. Health and safety risks When carrying out and performing computer maintenance there are many health and safety risks that are involved with different steps of the process. There are many ways that the technician or practitioner can overcome these risks and minimise the health and safety effects on all users. The safety equipment available helps reduce the risks to the user and technician performing…

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    Health and Safety Exit Card Before you start working you must complete this Health and Safety Exit Card. If you don’t know the answers to these questions, find out the answers. It is important that you know them. Ask your teacher for help if you need it. 1. What are some common causes of injury on the job for teenagers? Common injuries teenagers sustain while on the job include sprains, lacerations, fractures, and contusions. 2. What are your rights as far as health and safety are…

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    Occupational Health and Safety Procedures Clinic Procedure if there is a fire "1. Assist any person in immediate danger - if safe to do so 2. Close the door 3. Call the Fire Brigade on: 000 4. Attack the fire if safe to do so 5. Evacuate to assembly area 6. Remain in assembly area to ensure everybody is accounted for" (APPLY SAFE WORKING PRACTICES - Learning Material, 2015) p.23 Clinic first aid procedure if there is an accident and someone is hurt 1. Apply first aid to the…

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    When it comes to the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, the main objective is to make that all employees are given an environment that is free of hazards. This would include toxic chemicals exposure, extreme levels of noise, danger when it comes to mechanics, stress when it comes to cold and heat, and unsanitary condition. I can say that at my place of employment, they do their best to keep us safe. I have experienced two incidents that it was beyond the control of my employer but…

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    The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 is the main piece of health and safety legislation. It places a duty on all employers to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the following: • Health; the body and mind protection of employees. • Safety; the protection of employees from physical injury. • Welfare; provide suitable facilities to employees. Under the H&S at Work Act 1974, employers, employees, self-employed and the Health and Safety Executive all have responsibilities.…

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