The paper “ Occupational Health and Safety - Advanced Human Resource Perspective” is a fascinating example of a business assignment. The purpose of the OHS Act is to provide safety, health, and welfare of workers and all persons lawfully present at workplaces. According to the ACT, Employees, workers, and everyone in the workplace has responsibilities (Section 3.10) Every employee at the workplace shall ensure there is the protection of his own safety and health and that of other people who may be affected by his or her actions or lapse at the workplace.
He or she must cooperate with the employer or a person in charge of any duty imposed by this OHS Act or regulation made here. Every employee should wear protective clothing and use protective equipment to prevent his health and safety. All employees must also adhere to health and safety procedures, instructions, and requirements by the person in charge, for his own safety. Any situation an employee believes would bring a hazard and is not in a position to protect it should be reported to the supervisor.
Any injury or accident occurring in connection to the employee’ s work should be reported to the supervisor. An employee should ensure that he is cooperative to any requirement or duty imposed on his employer to ensure it is performed. An employee who breaks the provisions of the OHS Act commits an offense and can be convicted to a heavy fine or serve jail terms (Section 13.17). According to the OHS Act, an occupier ‘ is the person in actual occupation of a workplace, whether as the owner or not and includes an employer’ (Section 6.12).
Every occupier shall ensure that all people working in his workplace have safety, health, and welfare. Occupiers should provide and maintain systems and procedures of work that are safe and supporting health. They should also ensure that there is the absence of health risks connected to the use, handling, and storage of articles and substances transportation. Information, instructions, training, and supervision of health and safety should be provided to all employees at work. Occupiers in control should provide maintenance at the workplace in a safe and no health risks condition.
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