Statistics show that unsafe acts are the most common cause of workplace...MORE INFO
Statistics show that unsafe acts are the most common cause of workplace accidents. Despite the introduction of training programs and safe work practices and procedures, controlling unsafe acts has proven to be difficult. The reason for this is that unsafe acts involve the Human Factor, that is, they occur as a result of people’s attitudes and behaviours.
Behavioural Safety offers a way to reduce the incidence of unsafe acts by modifying people’s behaviours and improving their attitudes towards safety.
This program is designed to provide an understanding of Behavioural Safety and to show how a Behavioural Safety program works.
The program looks at:
RUNNING TIME: 12 minutes
It should be the priority of every organisation, and every individual...MORE INFO
It should be the priority of every organisation, and every individual within an organisation, to protect the health and safety of their colleagues and the public, and to ensure their workplace minimises environmental damage, in all its forms.
This program examines how organisations can be aware of their impact on the environment and methods that can be implemented to reduce environmental damage.
Topics included in the program:
Knowing the ways in which your workplace can affect the environment, and staying aware of the ways you can prevent environmental damage from your work, is the first step to creating a more eco-friendly workplace.
RUNNING TIME: 11 Minutes
Every year, vast quantities of chemicals are sold and shipped, for use in...MORE INFO
Every year, vast quantities of chemicals are sold and shipped, for use in workplaces around the world.
And, with a global level of trade comes a need to ensure that the hazards pertaining to chemical products are clearly communicated - regardless of where in the world those products are being put to use.
While national laws and regulations relating to chemicals may be similar, they are often different enough to require multiple sets of Labels, Safety Data Sheets, and other information when being traded internationally.
All this creates the potential for confusion - which, when dealing with hazardous chemicals - could have disastrous consequences in the workplace.
Developed at the UN level, the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (or GHS for short) aims to develop a single, globally harmonised system to address:
This program provides an overview of these elements as your workplace makes the transition to the GHS.
DURATION: 13 Minutes
There are literally thousands of different substances used in the...MORE INFO
There are literally thousands of different substances used in the workplace.
Cleaners, adhesives, paints, solvents, pesticides, inks, lubricants and fuels are just some examples. And of course, they come in different forms: powders, granules, solids, liquids and gases.
This program covers:
The objective of this program is to highlight the major hazard areas associated with the use of hazardous substances and by so doing, increase awareness of the standards for worker responsibility in observing and being active in daily safety procedures.
RUNNING TIME: 10 Minutes
There is human involvement in virtually every accident and incident, however...MORE INFO
There is human involvement in virtually every accident and incident, however in many cases it is not the direct primary cause.
The intention of this program is to examine the human factors involved in accidents, incidents and mistakes in the workplace.
Topics included in the program:
Not all accidents are preventable, but careful forethought and planning, combined with strict adherence to safe work practices will minimise the frequency and severity of accidents and incidents.
RUNNING TIME: 9 Minutes
A Job Safety Analysis is a safety tool. It helps people to logically...MORE INFO
The JSA is one of many tools that can be used in the workplace to improve overall safety.
RUNNING TIME: 15 Minutes
Manual handling contributes directly to a significant percentage of...MORE INFO
Manual handling contributes directly to a significant percentage of work-related accidents and injuries. This safety short covers some important questions to consider before manual handling takes place.
RUNNING TIME: 3 Minutes
Mental health, while an important factor in workplace health, is often...MORE INFO
Mental health, while an important factor in workplace health, is often overlooked. This safety short covers some concepts and techniques that can promote good mental health in the workplace.
RUNNING TIME: 2 Minutes
Not all workplace hazards can be fully controlled or eliminated.When hazards...MORE INFO
Not all workplace hazards can be fully controlled or eliminated.
When hazards in the work environment cannot be ‘engineered out’, or when guards, shields and other safety devices have limited effectiveness, there will often be a need to wear personal protective equipment.
It is important to understand that personal protective equipment is not a substitute for hazard control, but the last safety option to be implemented after all other practical safety measures have been considered and applied.
Personal protective equipment therefore is rarely used in isolation and is often incorporated into safety procedures as an added protection should an accident occur.
This program examines in detail:
In each section we examine why, when and how the protection is worn.
Long and short term illness, major and minor injuries, poisoning, electric shock and so on, can all be prevented at times with the use of appropriate personal protective equipment.
This program is designed for all personnel who are required to wear personal protective equipment. It is a general program suitable for induction or to reinforce the need to wear items of personal protection.
RUNNING TIME: 17 Minutes
The control of hazards is a fundamental principle behind any occupational...MORE INFO
The control of hazards is a fundamental principle behind any occupational health and safety program. However, before hazards can be controlled, they must be identified or recognised, and then evaluated to determine the level of risk that they present. This process is known as the Recognition, Evaluation and Control of Hazards.
Hazards are present in all workplaces, and can lead to injuries, short and long-term illnesses and diseases, and sometimes even death.
Lost productivity, increased costs and, most importantly, human suffering, are three good reasons why it is vitally important to control hazards in the workplace.
The objectives of this program are to bring about:
Through improving the participants’ awareness of exactly what Recognition, Evaluation and Control of Hazards means to the individual and the organisation, and how it can improve workplace safety, the Recognition, Evaluation and Control of Hazards process can be conducted to best effect.
RUNNING TIME: 13 minutes
In simple terms a risk assessment requires the identification of workplace...MORE INFO
In simple terms a risk assessment requires the identification of workplace hazards and an evaluation of the risks they present.
The purpose of an overall workplace risk assessment is to establish whether the level of risk arising from workplace activities is acceptable, or whether additional measures need to be taken to control workplace hazards to further reduce or remove unacceptable risks.
The program includes the following Elements of a Risk Assessment:
Regardless of the hazards present, the proper application of the risk assessment process will result in a safer workplace.
RUNNING TIME: 18 minutes
What is manual handling? Simply, manual handling is the movement of items...MORE INFO
Simply, manual handling is the movement of items by human energy.
Manual handling includes lifting, holding, pushing, pulling, shifting and lowering. In fact, any form of human exertion could be included – with or without the use of mechanical aids.
The steps to deal with manual handling can often be addressed by following through a series of questions. This process, the hierarchy of control measures asks the following:
Manual handling contributes directly to a significant percentage of work related accidents and injuries. Manual handling is an issue that must be addressed as an ongoing subject in the workplace.
RUNNING TIME: 12 Minutes
We are all familiar with different committees but how do committees function...MORE INFO
We are all familiar with different committees but how do committees function and what elements combine to make an effective committee.
A committee is a group of people, usually people with a vested interest, brought together to manage, address or oversee a particular organisation, part of an organisation or a particular problem or issue.
For a committee to be effective:
The word committee is derived from the word commit, and commitment to achieve its goals and objectives is the basis of any successful committee.
The objective of this program is to highlight the importance of Workplace Safety Committees and by so doing, increase awareness of the standards for worker responsibility in observing and being active in daily safety procedures.
DURATION: 5 Minutes
This program has been produced to explain the “Safety Essentials” of...MORE INFO
This program has been produced to explain the “Safety Essentials” of workplace safety. It identifies what the essentials are, why it is important to keep them in mind, the reasons behind them, and how a good understanding of these “Safety Essentials” can help in preventing serious workplace accidents.
The program commences by addressing the importance of workplace safety and the possible consequences of workplace accidents, including the direct and hidden costs to individuals and organisations.
Main Program Sections:
The program is broken down into four main sections, each section covers one of the four “safety essentials”.
This section addresses the fundamental question of exactly how you can be harmed in the workplace.
There are some fundamental expectations that every organisation has of its employees in matters related to safety. This section details the ten rules and principles that everyone should know.
This section covers correct manual handling techniques with emphasis placed on lifting and carrying, and
Addresses what should happen in different emergency situations.
Understanding the “Safety Essentials” and applying them in your workplace is a fundamental part of any successful workplace safety program.
RUNNING TIME: 15 minutes
Some workplace hazards are obvious but work can also carry risks to mental...MORE INFO
Some workplace hazards are obvious but work can also carry risks to mental health which are less apparent. This safety short covers some of the potential causes of Work-related stress.
RUNNING TIME: 3 Minutes
There are laws and regulations that require the investigation and...MORE INFO
There are laws and regulations that require the investigation and reporting of certain types of accidents. Insurance requirements also lead to many Accident Investigations as do potential claims at common law. However, from an Occupational Health & Safety point of view, the main aim of Accident Investigations is not to fulfil these legal and insurance obligations, but rather to prevent recurrences of the same or similar accidents.
Accident Investigations therefore should be regarded as an important part of accident prevention.
This program covers:
Learning why and how accidents occur is fundamental to making improvements in both working conditions and operational methods.
The Accident Investigation process will reduce the number of workplace accidents and should be regarded as an important component of any workplace health and safety strategy.
RUNNING TIME: 12 Minutes