wasabi2k:Geektastic:Fabian: Very basic rule of health and safety
Decide how you will manage the hazards. Your priorities are:
- Eliminate the hazard if possible. For example, replace a toxic chemical with a non-toxic substitute or replace a noisy machine with a quieter one.
- If you can’t eliminate the hazard then isolate it. For example, fit protective guards around dangerous machinery parts.
- If you can’t eliminate or isolate the hazard then minimise it. For example, require people to wear protective ear muffs, hard hats, goggles, masks and boots when working in dangerous areas.
- Include a process for monitoring the health and safety of employees exposed to hazards.
just remember those 3 words.
I thought the correct three words for H&S in NZ were "She'll Be Right"?
The 2 day H & S courses they run here at work suggest otherwise.
The annual death rate in forestry and farming - and the overall statistic that you are 6 times more likely to be killed or injured in a NZ workplace than a UK one - would suggest even more otherwise...!