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					   Inspections and risk mapping
• We can make walk through inspections, or
  area, task or hazard specific inspections
• As we go we need to make notes and
  drawings to help us make a report
• As we do this we need to ask workers about
  their opinions regarding hazards, health
  problems or accidents and ideas for
  improvements
• We can organise the investigation and
  information about risks as follows…..
           Physical Hazards
• Falls from heights,scaffolds, roofs, ladders,
  trips and slips
• Excavation hazards and confined spaces
• Machinery, entrapment, cuts
• Transport (forklifts, hoists, cranes)
• Electricity
• Manual handling and lifting, repetitive work
• Noise and vibration
        Chemical Hazards
• Solvents (paints, laquers, varnishes,
  strippers, glues)
• Pesticides (e.g. timber treatments)
• Dust (wood, cement, MMF, silica, gypsum)
• Lead and other metal fumes (welding)
• Diesel and carbon monoxide
• Cement
• Asbestos
             Biological Hazards
•   Contaminated water supply
•   Malaria
•   Dengue
•   Weil’s disease (rats)
•   HIV AIDS
•   Infectious diseases, such as hepatitis or
    tuberculosis
        Psychosocial hazards
• Poor work organisation
• Stress, being exposed to risks
• Bullying
• Work overload: long hours, shift work, fast
  pace,lack of breaks, productivity pressure,
  monotonous work
• Lack of information and training
• No, or poor, participation and consultation
  Main OSH observations on site
• Housekeeping: order and tidiness
• Safety organisation: safety officer, safety
  rep, safety committee, information and
  training
• Working habits and PPE
• Falls protection: scaffolding, roof work,
  interior shafts: edge protection, guard rails,
  boarding
     Main observations on site
• Welfare: water, latrines, clothing, eating
  and washing facilities
• Machinery, equipment and tools
• Excavations: shored up, stop blocks
• Electricity and lighting

				
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