Good Practice for Manual Handling and Hand Safety

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Published on August 21, 2014

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Good Practice for Manual Handling & Hand Safety. (2 days) Course Description: This high-impact and value added course provides an interesting perspective into occupational health, safety, employees welfare, identifying the duties of employees and employer, and explains what to do in minimizing the risks of injuries and accidents due to Manual Handling activities and Hand Safety practices. Who Should Attend: This course is to help those who are about to work, or have begun to expand into Health & Safety matters – to understand the importance of body health and overall safety as well as the potential hazards they face at their related workplaces (office, laboratories, workshops, etc). Course Content: The course identifies employers and employees responsibilities respectively for looking after themselves and others, to help them understand why they are carrying out their identified duties while explaining what is expected of them to ensure that they contribute to the safety of the workplace. Participants will be able to understand the need to prevent accidents caused by improper Manual Handling processes, identify how their role fits into the control and management of the workplace based on ergonomics principles, understand the need for work risk assessments and method statements and appreciate the need to perform safely. Furthermore it will raise awareness of the need to be reporting of unsafe acts to prevent an accident or further reoccurrence of unsafe acts. Course Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course, the participant should be able to: 1. Understand the regulations and standards of Occupational Safety & Health regarding Manual Handling and Ergonomics. 2. Define the types of hazards and sources of hazards at workplace and how to prevent potential hazards due to Manual Handling 3. Explain the roles and functions of ergonomics. 4. Discuss the effects of poor working conditions and unhealthy environment to the employees 5. Discuss the causes of workplace accidents, the requirements for safeguarding those accidents and identifying the methods to prevent accidents. 6. Develop various practical ways and counter measures to improve work activities. Course activities for participants: Group project, group presentation, video shows, self-assessment activity. Duration: This is a 2-Day event . Trainer & Facilitator: Associate Professor Abdul Shukor bin Abdullah.

COURSE MODULES – Good Practice for Manual Handling & Hand Safety. DAY ONE Module 1. Introduction to Occupational Safety & Health, Manual Handling and Ergonomics. • Overview of Occupational Health & Safety within the context of Malaysian environment. • Current issues, statistics on workplace related accident and injuries, major concerns • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) 1994 related to Manual Handling • Sections 15, 16, 24, 25 of OSHA 1994 – Regulations from DOSH, Malaysia • Manual Handling issues in a controlled environment workplace. • Typical accidents and injuries caused by manual handling activities. Module 2. Manual Handling Hazard Identification and Control Measures • Type of Hazards, Risks and Potential Accidents associated with Manual Handling • Hazard Identification & Recording Methods • Workplace Inspection Checklist • 7 factors for causing Manual Handling related injuries and long term pains • Practical Session – Manual Handling Hazards Identification Process DAY TWO Module 3. Ergonomics – To minimise the risk to body pains and injuries to hands. • An introduction to Ergonomics and its relation to OSHA 1994 Regulations • Sources and Symptoms of Ergonomics Hazards at workplaces • Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) and Body Pains • Ergonomics Hazards and their effects to employees and the organisation • Counter measures and solutions to preventing injuries to employees.

• Practical Session – Workplace Ergonomics Assessment Module 4. Practical Counter Measures to Avoid Injuries due to Manual Handling • Steps to prevent Injuries • NIOSH Lifting Guidelines • 5 Hierarchy of Control components • Root Cause Analysis • Management of Back bones Module 5. Course Review Session and Action Plans Prepared by: Assoc. Prof. Abdul Shukor

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