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Occupational Health and Safety for a mining company

OH&S Assignment

Part A -(report style)

Within a mining company, research and identify the five main causes of injury.
Analyze the information, identify the potential causation factors.

Write a report to the mining company stakeholders, ensure all legislative requirements are addressed in your report.
Gather and organize the injury data and attach as an appendix to your report together with any other information you deem relevant.

Include in your report table and graphs showing the area of injury, severity and average time lost.
Also include a distribution list identifying all relevant stakeholders and interested parties, explain why you think this information is relevant or important to them.

Recommended sources of information:
? OH&S Acts & Regulations Western Australia
? Australian Bureau of Statistics
? Department of Consumer and Employment Protection
? Worksafe Website e.g. search for 'State of the Work Environment' and other information
? Industry Websites

Other Library ResourcesGeneral Links and Other Resources
? http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/wa/consol_act/osaha1984273/
? www.worksafe.wa.gov.au
? http://ec.europa.eu/environment/seveso/index.htm
? http://www.osha.gov/comp-links.html
? http://osha.europa.eu/en/legislation/
? http://www.ccohs.ca/legislation/
? http://www.austlii.edu.au/
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Part A

Discuss the organizational roles, responsibilities and considerations toward the consultation process to implement the recommendations as defined in Part A. Include in your discussions;
? Strategies and tools
? Barriers to communication
? Legislative requirements (make reference)
? Any relevant issue resolution procedure
? Knowledge of the legal framework within the organization

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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
1.0 Executive summary
Within a mining industry, manual tasks are a major health risk and occupational safety which is already recognized. Musculoskeletal disorders arising from manual task injuries account for about a third of all the injuries within a mining workplace. About two thirds of these manual task injuries are serious resulting to about 14 days of work being lost. Indirect and direct cost injuries account for about 40 percent of the total claims costs of compensation and 45 percent of the total days lost attributed by manual task injuries.
There are several recommendations which must be considered to ensure that safety is promoted within a mining work place such as reducing the extent of risk severity associated with manual task injuries. A leadership role should be taken by the RSD to ensure implementation and development of the strategies and activities required. Secondly, all stakeholders should be engaged in the process of risk management process so as to facilitate the development of a tripartite Manual Task Working Group. Thirdly, certain products should be given a priority in the RSD website such as summary of the useful references as this facilitates the process of accessing the information. Fourthly, manual task education activities should be carried out with an aim of establishing forums for employees on how to promote safety within a mining work place. Finally, within the mining industry, an updated version of a manual task literature should be in existence to ensure that employees are aware of the current best work practices that will assist in reduction of injuries within a work place.

TABLE OF CONTENTS page number
Executive summary
2.0 Introduction....................................................................3
3.0 Analysis of accident/injury data............................................3
3.1 Introduction....................................................................3
3.2 Background...................................................................3
3.2.1 Source of data................................................................4
3.3 Extent of manual risk injuries................................................4
3.4 Cost of manual risk injuries..........................................7
3.5 Detailed analysis.......................................................8
3.5.1 Nature of the industry................................................8
3.5.2 Part of the body........................................................8
3.6 Recommendations......................................................9
3.7 Summary and conclusion.............................................9
4.0 Review of the information...........................................10
4.1 Introduction.............................................................10
4.2 Reviewing industrial and scientific literature.........................10
4.2.1 The extent of manual task injury.............................................11
4.2.2 The extent of manual task literature...............................................11
4.2.3 Injuries arising from performing manual task......................................11
4.2.4 Risk causes.............................................................................12
4.2.5 Manual task risk management.........................................................12
4.2.6 Manual task and risk control............................................................14
4.2.7 Summary and conclusions....................................................................15
5.0 Recommendations................................................................................16
References
Appendices

2.0 Introduction
The main aim of this study is to aid in information gathering so as to scope the strategies, directions, and activities which will be used in reducing injuries associated with a work place especially the musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) which arises from performing tasks manually. There are two major steps undertaken in this study that is; analysis of the injury data and the review of the current literature. The recommendations on the activities, strategies and directions have their basis on the gathered information.
The Australia Safety and Compensation Council declared a manual standard for manual tasks in the year 2007 and also a national code for the prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders from carrying out manual tasks at work. These two documents supersede the National code of handling for manual practice 2005 (1990), National standard for manual handling 1001(1990), and the National code of practice for prevention of occupational overuse syndrome 2013(1994). It should be noted that the terms manual task and manual handling can be interchangeable used.
3.0 Analysis of accident/injury data
3.1 Introduction
The main aim of this analysis is to identify the priority areas, ...

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Occupational health and safety for a mining company is examined.

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