INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT 2
1. The purpose of this assignment is to enhance learners’ ability to evaluate the importance of section 15 (OSHA act 1994) and section 24 (OSHA act 1994) in managing occupational safety and health at the workplace.
SECTION 15 (OSHA act 1994).
2. In this section the act stress on the General duties of employers and self-employed persons to their employees. It comprise of :
a. The duty of every employer and every self-employed person to ensure, so far as is practicable, the safety, health and welfare at work of all his employees.
b. The provision and maintenance of plant and systems of work that are, so far as is practicable, safe and without risks to health.
c. The making of arrangements for ensuring, so far as is practicable, safety and absence of risks to health in connection with the use or operation, handling, storage and transport of plant and substances.
d. The provision of such information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure, so far as is practicable, the safety and health at work of his employees.
d. So far as is practicable, as regards any place of work under the control of the employer or self-employed person, the maintenance of it in a condition that is safe and without risks to health and the provision and maintenance of the means of access to and egress from it that are safe and without such risks.
e. The provision and maintenance of a working environment for his employees that is, so far as is practicable, safe, without risks to health, and adequate as regards facilities for their welfare at work.
3. What is says, as the employer, you are responsible to protect your employees from workplace-related risks and hazards. You should keep them informed of what they are working on. And in an event of an accident, you and your employees must know what to do.
SECTION 24 (OSHA act 1994).
4. In this section the act stress on the general duties of employees at work. It shall be the duty of every employee while at work :-
a. To take reasonable care for the safety and health of himself and of other persons who may be affected by his acts or omissions at work.
b. To co-operate with his employer or any other person in the discharge of any duty or requirement imposed on the employer or that other person by this Act or any regulation made there under.
c. to wear or use at all times any protective equipment or clothing provided by the employer for the purpose of preventing risks to his safety and health.
d. To comply with any instruction or measure on occupational safety and health instituted by his employer or any other person by or under this Act or any regulation made there under.
5. It also stated that if a person who contravenes the provisions of this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding one thousand ringgit or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months or to both.
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