WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY– Distance Learning Course

By: ACS Distance Education  07/08/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

There are 10 lessons in this course: 1. Introduction • Nature and Scope of Workplace Health and Safety • Work Related Fatalities • Duty of Care: employer, employee, other person, manufacturer • Significance of Illness • Protective Equipment; personal protection, machinery, equipment, signs and information • Further Information and Resources 2. Legislation • Legislation across different countries: Australia, UK, Canada, USA, NZ etc • Examples: Worksafe Australia, Health & Safety Commision UK, Occupational Health & Safety Commission USA, etc • International Commission on Occupational Health 3. Protective Equipment • Introduction • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) • Selecting and Maintaining PPE • Hand Protection • Eye Protection • Hearing Protection • Respiratory Protection • Body Protection • Knee Protection • Foot and Leg Protection • Sunscreen • Head Protection • Machine and Equipment Guards • Flooring • Protective and Temporary Barriers • Temporary Signs • Protecting Hearing 4. Handling Chemicals • Storage and Disposal • Transporting Chemicals • Protecting theEnvironment • Protective Clothing • Safe Use and Mixing Chemicals • Toxicity of Pesticides • Safe Application of Pesticides • Hazardous Substances • Personal Protective Equipment Plan 5. Handling Equipment • General Safety Rules • Manual Handling • Employer Responsibilities • Employee Responsibilities • Safety with Different Types of Equipment • Handling Tools and Equipment Safely • Machinery Safety • Machine Hazards • Machine Guards • Welding Equipment, Compressors, Conveyor Belts • Horticultural Equipment; Mulchers, bruch cutters, mowers, chainsaws • Tool Maintenance • Safety with Electricity 6. Handling Objects • How to Lift • Strategies for Manual Handling • Skin Penetrating Injuries • Risk Categories • Preventative Measures • Treating Wounds: First Aid • Case Studies of Manual Handling Injuries 7. Using Computer Work Stations • Using VDU's • Eyesight • Repetative Strain Injuries • Carpel Tunnel • Headaches • Radiation • Creating a Healthy Work Station • Rest Breaks, Stretching, Posture 8. Working Alone • Duty of Care, Responsibilities • Common Tasks Undertaken by a Lone Worker • Mobile Workers • Risk Assessment • Risk Management 9. Standards and Rules • Introduction • Identifying Risks • Hazard and Risk Management • Workplace Policy • Risk Assessment Safety Audits • Identifying Risks • Audit Forms • Safety Audit • Safety Outdoors; fire, bites, potential accidents, cuts, strains, poisoning, allergies, etc • First Aid; Shock, Fainting, Fractures, Strains, Sprains, Heat Exhaustion, etc • Skin Cancer • First Aid Supplies 10. Signs and Signals • Introduction to standard signs and signals • Conventions in different countries; UK, Australia Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Business-and-Management/WORKPLACE-HEALTH-SAFETY-VBS103-266.aspx Or email us at [email protected] for more information

Keywords: correspondence courses, distance education, Distance learning, Study Courses

Contact ACS Distance Education

Email

Print this page

Other products and services from ACS Distance Education

15/07/2014

Marketing Psychology

This ebook is for any marketing student or professional or even a business owner hoping to develop more knowledge on marketing psychology and consumer behaviour. http://www.acsebooks.com/products/2317-marketing-psychology-understanding-consumer-behaviour.aspx


15/07/2014

Marketing Psychology

This ebook is for any marketing student or professional or even a business owner hoping to develop more knowledge on marketing psychology and consumer behaviour. http://www.acsebooks.com/products/2317-marketing-psychology-understanding-consumer-behaviour.aspx


15/07/2014

Working with Animals- New Ebook

If you enjoy interacting with animals, are interested in biological science, or are passionate about wildlife, pets or farming; you


15/07/2014

Working with Animals- New Ebook

If you enjoy interacting with animals, are interested in biological science, or are passionate about wildlife, pets or farming; you


10/07/2014

Plants and Permaculture (Permaculture II)

Plants and Permaculture (Permaculture II) has recently been upgraded and improved to include a more detailed focus on plants in


10/07/2014

Plants and Permaculture (Permaculture II)

Plants and Permaculture (Permaculture II) has recently been upgraded and improved to include a more detailed focus on plants in


10/07/2014

Animals in Permaculture Systems (Permaculture III)

Animals in Permaculture Systems (Permaculture III) has been upgraded. We are pleased to announce that this substantially improved 100 hour


10/07/2014

Animals in Permaculture Systems (Permaculture III)

Animals in Permaculture Systems (Permaculture III) has been upgraded. We are pleased to announce that this substantially improved 100 hour


27/06/2014

Beautiful new eBook on Carnations and Dianthus

Learn to grow and care for carnations and dianthus with this beautifully illustrated eBook.


27/06/2014

Working with Animals - Brand new eBook

Want a career working with animals? This eBook can help you find out which is the right career for you.


Landscaping and Gardening in the Shade from ACS Distance Education thumbnail
23/05/2014

Landscaping and Gardening in the Shade

Shady Garden? Then why not find out how to improve the flowers and shrubs growing in your garden.


14/04/2014

Growing and Knowing Nuts

Discover the many different varieties of nuts that you many not have ever heard of. Learn unique ways of using nuts and cooking with nuts.


14/04/2014

Growing and Knowing Nuts

Discover the many different varieties of nuts that you many not have ever heard of. Learn unique ways of using nuts and cooking with nuts.


14/04/2014

Growing and Knowing Nuts

Discover the many different varieties of nuts that you many not have ever heard of. Learn unique ways of using nuts and cooking with nuts.


25/03/2014

Growing & Knowing Fuchsias

Get to know fuchsias better. 124 pages of brilliant colour pictures and information about fuchsias. This ebook is a must read for anybody interested in fuchsias.