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Document ID (ISN)78553
CIS number 02-741
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Trethewy R., Atkinson M., Falls B.
Title Improved hazard identification for contractors
Bibliographic information Dec. 2000, Vol.16, No.6, p.507-520. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract The formal identification of workplace hazards is a fundamental principle on which successful safety management is founded and an essential component of OHS legislation in Australia. Environment legislation requires a similar control of workplace hazards. However, contractors do not always have the ability of to carry out this process in a formal way and to document an appropriate safe work procedure. Also, the requirement to review such procedures is also problematic for those who control a workplace. For some contractors, hazards can be so ingrained in the work process that they are considered the "norm". In addition, more subtle injury mechanisms such as repetitive lifting may be completely ignored due to the perceived inability to control such hazards at source. This article reports on some useful methods to assist contractors in hazard identification.
Descriptors (primary) hazard evaluation; plant safety organization; building industry
Descriptors (secondary) Australia; legal aspects; safety by design; subcontractors; safe working methods
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Construction industry and civil engineering
Risk evaluation