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    Lesson 1: Communication skills The first issue being cultural diversity and communication skills. As an Indian myself, we are always, “ protect our own” and “never to bite the hands that feed you”. The Indian workers(In Assignment B) were suspicious of me with regards to the purpose of the workplace assessment and during a follow- up visits I observed that the workers ( except for the owner) did not read the recommendations in my report. Upon reflection whilst I explained to the owner, I did not take the time to talk to the workers and gain their trust. Explaining to workers what needs to be done to control any hazards or risks is important in preventing injuries. Lesson 2 Industry experience and knowledge. With Assignment C, I found that I lacked industry knowledge with regards to demographics( male dominated workforce), the work tasks itself and the equipment being used, In addition, I also struggled with the practical part of this assignment such as using appropriate equipment to monitor the workplace conditions…

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    The employer must ensure the health and safety of workers at their service in all aspects of their work, for which there will be able to develop, deploy, and implement a plan of prevention for labour risks.To assess the risks plan and execute the preventive activity.In attention to the number of workers and the nature and dangerousness of the activities carried out,a safety professional should be able to carry out the plan of prevention of any occupational risks, evaluation of…

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    Changes that are happening in the industry, when it comes to safety, will have to evolve constantly due to the changing work environment. Even if the new safety regulations are relevant today, there will come a time when we need to create new, more efficient techniques when it comes to completing certain tasks in the workplace. Some of the changes that resulted from the incident will encourage companies to spend more time ensuring everything is up to the standard. The problem with having this is…

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    What Is Self-Efficacy?

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    These components have been described by various scholars. Physical risk- psychological safety relates to the of feeling safety of an employee and deals with physical risk conditions, such as noise, physical hazard and etc. (Amponsah-Tawiah et al., 2013). Team-psychological safety relates to an employee’s feeling as a member of a team and not being rejected, embarrassed or punished by other members of the team when he/she speaks up (Edmondson, 1999). Energy psychological safety refers to…

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    1.) What responsibilities does an employer have to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for employees? Employers should follow the standards of OSHA to maintain a safe and healthy work environment for their employees. According to Donnelly (1982) the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHAct) was designed to protect over 55 million workers in 4.1 million workplaces. OSHA was put into effect by the government to ensure employers were held accountable for any safety instances that…

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    Several prior studies argue that physical risk psychological safety may relate to inner psychological safety (Makin and Winder, 2008, Lu and Tsai, 2008, Wachter and Yorio, 2013). For example, Kahn (1990) contends that physical factor relates to the psychological availability of an employee. Kahn defines that psychological availability is the sense of having the physical, emotional or psychological resources to personally engage at a particular moment (p. 1989). Accordingly, psychological…

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    Danger Of Signal Words

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    Question#1 “Signal words are a single word used to place emphasis on the relative level of hazard and alert the reader to a potential hazard they may encounter” (Haight, 2012, p. 114). The signal words used are danger, warning, caution, and notice. Danger “Danger indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, WILL result in death or serious injury” (Haight, 2012, p. 114). Example: MIL-PRF-680, Type II Warning “A warning indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, COULD…

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    Introduction I work in the long term care facility, where mostly seniors lives. Hazard assessment is the part of my job routine. Safety of the residents and staff members always comes first. The goal of the hazard assessment is to prevent injuries, accidents, and any other adverse events. I did my hazard assessment audit in this facility. In this report, I will discuss the hazards identified as priorities by my employer, risks and hazards observed during the audit, how my employer address these…

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    or organization plans on how to handle threats, hazards or disasters. Emergency management is a process that involves planning, training, prevention, preparedness, response and recovery from threats or hazards. These threats or hazards can include terrorism, fire, tornadoes, flooding etc. Emergency plans are put in place to prevent loss or damage. Emergency plans have to be created and upgraded to map out how to respond to ongoing or potential dangers. The plan has to include options for…

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    All fire doors shall be fitted with automatic door closers to the hydraulically spring operated type in the case of the spring door of fire rope and weight type in the case of sliding door. 3. Emergency exit signage (Exit sign) Exit sign is a device in a public facility denoting the location of the closest emergency exit in case of emergency such as fire. All buildings require exit signs to be permanently lit. Exit sign must be designed to be easily understandable to anyone. For the colour and…

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