OSH Awareness and Office Safety Training
ABOUT THE COURSE
OSH Awareness and Office Safety Training is applicable to anybody in industry and commerce. A brief overview of the legislation will be provided to the participants and they will be introduced to fundamentals of good safety and health practices in the workplace. Safety in the workplace is everyone’s responsibility. This responsibility would mean that each individual need to be aware of the risks and hazards such as fire hazards, ergonomic and others in workplace as well as to be familiar with the control measures to be taken.
Working in the office itself has produced a whole host of stress-related symptoms and musculoskeletal strains. As an example, sitting or working for prolonged hours at a poorly designed computer workstation can cause pains in the neck and back, shoulders, wrists, hands, eyestrain and a general feeling of tension and irritability.
At the end of the course, participants should be able to:
- Conform to Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994
- Recognize common safety and health hazards and take the necessary preventive measures to avoid injuries and diseases
- Understand safety & health requirements as specified by laws and Company
- Co-operate with management in meeting safety goals
- Introduction and overview of OSH Legislation and Guidelines
- Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994
- Accident theory, prevention and control
- Liabilities of accident
- Hazards of Workplace
- OSH Policy
- Safety and Health Committee
- Fire Safety
- Reporting of Accidents and Unsafe Act
- Introduction to Guideline on Occupational Safety and Health in the Office 1996.
- Effects of unhealthy and unsafe office environment
- The office environment: – temperature, humidity, ventilation, contaminated air, ozone and photocopier, sick building syndrome, lighting, colour, office space
- Welfare facilities: – cafeteria, food preparation, storage, sanitary convenience, first aid
- Office accidents and ways to prevent them
- Manual handling
- Design of workstation
- Rest breaks while working with computers. (Practical Exercise)
- Aggression, Violence and Sexual Harassment.
- Office Safety Checklist
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Occupational Safety and Health Practitioners
- Executives, Clerks and Office Workers
- Safety and Health Officers