(a) What is meant by the phrase ‘health risk assessment’?
(b) (i) Illustrate the different ways in which chemical hazards may exist.
(ii) Illustrate the major kinds of hazard which arise from the use of chemicals.
(iii) Outline the preventatives measure for safe working with chemicals.
Managing Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), is the task and duty of the employer. The employer must show strong leadership and commitment to OSH activities in the organisation and make appropriate arrangements for the establishment of OSH management system. There are five key elements which should be considered in the setting up of health and safety management system.
Illustrate and describe how each of these steps should be carried out.
Psychosocial problems might lead to health related troubles for the worker and lower productivity for the organization. It is therefore advisable to address psychosocial issues at work in integrated and effective way, to contribute to better health and improve productivity in the workplace. Elaborate on this proclamation.
(a) A telecommunication company needs to route approx 500 metres of cables by a service tunnel on a customer’s site. In this service tunnel is a large amount of asbestos pipe insulation, in very poor situation.
(i) Determine the hazards pertaining to this operation and state who may be harmed and how?
(ii) Compute the risk level for each hazard (based on a three-point scale).
(iii) Recommend proper control measures for this operation.
(b) List all ten principles of sensible risk assessment.