Occupational Health and Safety
The management of occupational health and safety requires constant attention in all industries and workplaces. However, the need to apply safety-management systems in aged care has only recently come to prominence. This has been brought about by the requirements of industry accreditation, spiraling workers’ compensation costs and the provisions of government legislation. All industries and workplaces must achieve their respective industry standards and comply with legislative requirements. The aged-care industry is no exception and this chapter describes how a structured safety-management system can be developed to minimise risk and ensure compliance with required standards.
- Components of a safety management system
- Hazards and risks
- Accidents and incidents
- Emergency systems