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Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS)/ AS 4801:2001

Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS)/ AS 4801:2001

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TASK 3: Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS)/ AS 4801:2001.Complete the following tasks using the example of a construction company in Australia orelsewhere.
3.1: Determine the legislative requirements for the company’s operations (federal and statelegislations) that are required by the AS 4801 (one page).
Safe Removal of Asbestos (NOHSC: 2002)
Code of Practice for the Management and Control of Asbestos in the Workplace (NOHSC:2018)
Adopted National Exposure Standards for Atmospheric Contaminants in the OccupationalEnvironment (NOHSC : 1003)
Guidelines for Integrating OHS into National Industry Training Packages
 National Standard for Construction Work (NOHSC 1016)
Prevention of Falls in General Construction
 National Code of Practice for the Control of Workplace Hazardous Substances (NOHSC:2007)
Workplace Injury and Disease Recording Standard in the Workplace
 National Standard for the Control of Major Hazard Facilities (NOHSC 1014)
 National Standard for Manual Tasks
 National Standard for Occupational Noise (NOHSC: 1007)
Guidance on the Principles of Safe Design for Work 
 
3.2: Describe at least 10 risks for company’s operations in accordance with the AS/NZS 4801(one page).
1.
Falls from heights – These usually happen when guardrails, harnesses and safety netsystems are not in place.
2.
Musculoskeletal disorders – In construction these may manifest after repetitive straininjuries, cumulative trauma disorders, segmental vibration (hand-arm vibration) or others.This accounts for 1/3 of all reported serious workplace injuries
3.
Exposure to hazardous chemicals – These are commonly caused by wrongful or erroneous communication of the hazards the chemicals in the area can cause
4.
Occupational lung disease – These may be caused by insufficient oxygen conditions,harmful dusts, smokes, mists, fogs, vapors and sprays.
5.
Unexpected start-up of machinery or equipment – These occur when equipment or machinery have not been properly locked out or tagged out, causing injury to theemployee.
6.
Electrocution – This happens when the human body comes in contact with a bareconductor and electricity flows through the body.
7.
Occupational hearing loss – These may be caused by explosions and thermal injuries(such as slag burns sustained when a piece of welder’s slag penetrates the eardrum, or continuous exposure to noise in excess of 85 decibels.
8.
Power tool accidents – These involve the potential hazards presented by the equipment’smoving parts involving rotary movements (power saw), nip points (blades or staples), or tool projections (electric drills)
9.
Excavation Accidents – 
10.
Motor Vehicle Accidents – These major safety hazards risk the health and safety of theworker as well as that of the equipment, both of which are considered vital andeconomically essential to construction
 
3.3: Develop a risk assessment chart and assess all the risks identified under 3.2 (one page).IDRISK NAME
PROBABILITYSEVERITYRISK VALUERANK 
( 1 to 10)( 1 to 10)
Probability xSeverity
1
Falls from heights
10101001
st
 2
Musculoskeletal disorders
95455
th
 3
Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals
15510
th
4
Occupational lung disease
2369
th
 5
Unexpected start-up of machinery or equipment
46247
th
 6
Electrocution
89722
nd
 7
Occupational hearing loss
3398
th
 8
Power tool accidents
77493
rd
9
Excavation accidents
56306
th
 10
Motor vehicle accidents
68484
th
3.4: Describe at least 2 actions for all the risks identified under 3.2 (one page).RISKACTIONS
Falls1.Fall protection at six feet from the lower level must be implemented.2.Fall protection can be ensured by guardrail systems, safety net systems, positioningdevice systems and warning line systems.Musculoskeletaldisorders1.Implement an Ergonomics Program to prevent work-related musculoskeletaldisorders.

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