HEALTH SAFETY at EMTSS Namibia
What is HEALTH SAFETY?
Occupational safety and health, also commonly referred to as occupational health and safety, occupational health, or occupational safety, is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the safety, health, and welfare of people at work.
The goal of the BLS for Healthcare Providers Course is to train participants to save lives of victims of cardiac arrest through high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The AHA designed the course to prepare healthcare professionals to know how to perform CPR in- and out-of-hospital settings. This course comprises of 36 modules and teaches the skills of CPR and Choking for victims of all ages, including ventilation with barrier devices, pocket masks, bag-valve-mask devices with supplemental oxygen, and the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED).
Frequently Asked Questions
What is health and safety?
The term Health and Safety is generally used to describe Occupational Health and Safety, and relates to the prevention of accidents and ill health to employees and those who may be affected by their work.
What is health and safety and why is it important?
Health and safety are measures employers must take protect the mental and physical wellbeing of workers and non-workers. The Health and Safety at Work Act protects employees, customers, and visitors in your premises. Ideally, employers aim to eliminate or significantly prevent accidents happening in the workplace.
What is the meaning of safety and health at work?
Workplace health and safety is about promoting positive wellbeing, in terms of their comfort, happiness and contentment not simply preventing people from getting ill and having accidents. And it places several serious responsibilities on employers.
What safety means to me?
“Safety means keeping yourself and others free from harm or danger. It means taking care not to fall or bump or run into things. It also means to avoid accidents by being careful with what you are doing.”
Why is health and safety important at work place?
Workplace safety promotes the wellness of employees and employers alike. Better safety equates to better health. Healthier employees do tasks more efficiently, and they are happier in general. There are very few accidents in a safe working environment.
What is risk in safety?
Risk is the chance or probability that a person will be harmed or experience an adverse health effect if exposed to a hazard. It may also apply to situations with property or equipment loss, or harmful effects on the environment.
What is the need for safety?
The need for safety was acknowledged as a basic human need by Abraham Maslow in his ‘Hierarchy of Needs’. Safety needs represent the second tier in Maslow’s hierarchy and these needs include the security of body, of employment, of resources, of morality of family, and of health.
What is example of hazard?
A hazard is something that can cause harm, e.g. electricity, chemicals, working up a ladder, noise, a keyboard, a bully at work, stress, etc. A risk is the chance, high or low, that any hazard will actually cause somebody harm. For example, working alone away from your office can be a hazard.
What is difference of hazard and risk?
What are the 3 basic health and safety rights at any workplace?
The Occupational Health and Safety Act entitles all employees to three fundamental rights: The right to know about health and safety matters. The right to participate in decisions that could affect their health and safety. The right to refuse work that could affect their health and safety and that of others.
Can you name the 5 steps to risk assessment?
Identify the hazards. Decide who might be harmed and how. Evaluate the risks and decide on control measures. Record your findings and implement them.
What is the 6 pack in health and safety?
The Six Pack is the term generally used for the six most commonly quoted health and safety regulations. These came into effect following six EU directives in 1993, and were updated in 1999. They comprise the: Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999: the main set of regulations.
Who is responsible for health and safety?
Business owners and employers are legally responsible for health and safety management. This means they need to make sure that employees, and anyone who visits their premises, are protected from anything that may cause harm, and control any risks to injury or health that could arise in the workplace.
What are the 7 safety tips?
- Use the proper tool for the job.
- Always wear the proper PPE for the work task.
- Never work on live equipment.
- Make sure chemicals are properly labeled and stored.
- Communicate safety hazards to other personnel.
- Stop work when needed to address hazards.
What is safety measure?
Definition. An action, procedure or contrivance designed to lower the occurrence or risk of injury, loss and danger to persons, property or the environment.