Table of Contents
- 1 What is your role and responsibility in the Health and Safety Program as an employee?
- 2 Who is ultimately responsible for your safety?
- 3 Who is responsible for workplace health and safety at work?
- 4 Why would my employer refer me to occupational health?
- 5 What are the legal requirements for health and safety?
- 6 What is the 3 legislative requirements in respect to health and safety?
What is your role and responsibility in the Health and Safety Program as an employee?
It is the duty of every employee at work to take reasonable care for the health and safety for himself as well as other persons. Every worker is in other words responsible to take care of his or her own health and safety. The unsafe acts of the worker may not negatively impact or endanger others.
Who is ultimately responsible for your safety?
In the end, the employer is ultimately responsible for safety.
What are 4 responsibilities of employees regarding workplace health and safety?
take reasonable care for their own health and safety. take reasonable care for the health and safety of others who may affected by their acts or omissions. cooperate with anything the employer does to comply with OHS requirements.
Who is legally responsible for health and safety in the workplace?
Business owners and employers are legally responsible for health and safety management. This means they need to make sure that employees, and anyone who visits their premises, are protected from anything that may cause harm, and control any risks to injury or health that could arise in the workplace.
Who is responsible for workplace health and safety at work?
Workplace safety is mainly the responsibility of the employer. It’s their duty to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of their staff. While some worksites come with greater risks than others, even the safest workplaces need all staff to help manage risks.
Why would my employer refer me to occupational health?
Referral to see or speak to an Occupational Health Practitioner is usually because a health problem has been identified which has caused you to be absent from work or affected how you are able to work. The health problem is not necessarily due to your work, but sometimes may be caused or aggravated by work.
What are some examples of occupational health?
Occupational health services include employee wellness, pre-placement testing, ergonomics, occupational therapy, occupational medicine, and more.
What are the five main responsibilities of the employer under the health and safety at Work Act 1974?
What are the employer responsibilities for The Health and Safety at Work Act?
- A safe system/way of performing work.
- A safe place to perform the work in.
- Safe equipment and machinery to perform the work.
- They must ensure work colleagues are competent in their roles.
- They must carry out the relevant risk assessments.
What are the legal requirements for health and safety?
Employers in establishments (that are under the Shops and Establishment Act) must maintain cleanliness of the premises including washing, white washing etc., ventilation, lighting (natural and artificial), and precaution against fire. They are also responsible for supervision to prevent any form of accidents.
What is the 3 legislative requirements in respect to health and safety?
making ‘assessments of risk’ to the health and safety of its workforce, and to act upon risks they identify, so as to reduce them (Regulation 3); appointing competent persons to oversee workplace health and safety; providing workers with information and training on occupational health and safety; and.