This book sets out what you need to know in order to set up and maintain an occupational health and safety system within an organisation. It reflects the current trends in OHS with an all-new chapter on risk management. Now in its 6th Edition, this easy-to-read book is a practical guide to OHS risk management. It explains all the basic legal requirements, systems and techniques that will enable an organisation to successfully manage risks to health and safety. Also covered are principles and obligations in relation to a range of key issues including injury management.
· Clear explanation of how to fulfil legal requirements for hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
· Substantially revised chapter on performance measurement, evaluation and review, including incident/accident investigation, reporting and recording; and new material on positive performance measures
· New section on fire and emergencies, in light of today’s heightened state of alert, post 9/11, the Bali bombing and SARS
· Three chapters on managing 18 key risks, including manual handling, hazardous substances, safety with plant and equipment, stress, violence, emergency preparedness, shiftwork, vehicle safety and more
Comprehensive list of sources of advice and assistance.