Occupational Health and Safety Practice Program Evaluation

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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICE Plan and evaluate programs to promote occupational health and safety practice

Student Name: Yi Li

Assessment Task 1

Place of work or work placement

Te kotuku kit e Rangi

Target group for the programmes to promote occupational health and safety practice

Te kotuku Ki Te Rangi, Managers and Team Leader, All staffs, Health and safety officer.

Key stakeholders (role, and details of what inputs they require or can provide to the potential health and safety programme)

Stakeholders

What their input could be

Te kotuku Ki Te Rangi

Committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all employees, which include training, safety program.

Team Leader and Managers

Knowledge of current or best practice for different activities and tasks in the workplace.

Concerns or issues relating to levels of sickness or injury in the workplace.

All staffs

Follow the safety procedure; participate in the safety program, training. Report if there is any potential hazard or injury in the workplace.

Health and Safety officer

Knowledge of existing health and safety systems and what information they contain.

  • Demographic profiles of the target group

Demographic Profile

Information it links to

Proportion of staff aged between 20-35 years old

A report highlighting the high rate of accidents due to the affects of lack of heal and safety knowledge and working experience.

Proportion of staff aged between 35-45 years old

Statistics about the higher rate of stress related illness amongst older people

Proportion of staff aged between 45-55 years old

Statistics about the higher rate of illness amongst older people

Demographic Profile

Information it links to

Proportion of staff gender of male

A report highlighting the high rate of accidents due to the affects of lack of heal and safety knowledge and working experience.

Proportion of staff gender of male

Statistics about the higher rate of stress related illness amongst older people

Demographic Profile

Information it links to

Proportion of staff Language as first language.

30 staffs are happy to use English to communicate with others by face to face communication technology.

Proportion of staff Language as second language.

Only 4 staffs like to use non-English language to communicate with others. Thus it should be carefully explain training details for them.

  • Output of searches of relevant literature

The relevant literature has been gathered in the research as follow:

  1. Teaching Guide Workplace Fire Safety for staff
  2. WORMALD Assessing electrical fire risks in the workplace
  • Any relevant content from courses have attended

The student cannot find any relevant courses about Fire risks in the workplace.

  • Peer networking

According to staff’s age of organization, the student chose face to face communication with the relevant staff. The researcher arranged interview with a selection of staff across the organization as a way to gather information relevant to promoting health and safety. There were five staffs participate in the interview at workplace, the relevant fire hazard questions were answered by them, such as: Examples of injury and illness that have occurred in the workplace and why? What do you think the most dangerous aspect that needs to be improved in the organization? And the students recorded all the answers as notes.

  • Other information sources including databases, libraries, accident and/or incident reports
  1. The website: Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment website
  2. Review the Health and Safety training records.
  3. Research reports containing statistics about injury or illness
  • Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) experience rating records
  1. The website: http://www.acc.co.nz/for-business/experience-rating/index.htm )
  2. ACC366 Implement Safer Workplace Practices
  • Indentified impacts of other existing or proposed program

The student asked the health and safety officer and team leader in the house. They approached that there was a workshop program in the organization for the staff called “How to prevent the fire in the workplace”, but not many staff participated in the program.

Assessment Task 2

Indentify issues or situations that have the potential to result in injury and/or health problems

  • Indentify issues

The organization is lack of training fire extinguishers, and fire exits.

The situation in Te kotuku Ki Te Rangi has just opened a new house which is based Avondale. However, the house is very old, and has potential safety issues. And also, the organization had no health and safety plan to avoid might cause lack of manpower, legal dispute, even the employer will be charged. Thus, the manager and employer should develop a health and safety plan to their residents and staffs.

Clearly show that the information enables you to determine potential health promotion and injury prevention strategies.

  • No staff training and plan on health and safety strategy.

Student used gathered qualitative information by interviewed with the staff and team leader; the information showed that staffs have no relevant knowledge about fire hazard. By review the documents in the office, there is no staff training and plan on health and safety, no signs to show the fire exits, staffs do not know how to use fire extinguishers. Thus the issues or situations that have the potential to cause injury or health problems will vary by organization.

  • No notice of hazards.

After Student observation in the facility, found no fire hazards notice in the house. Such as fire extinguishers and fire exit. By review internet reports containing analysis of fire injury, makes student concerns about particular work placement that could cause injury or health problems. When the fire came, people will not know where the fire exit is, and where the extinguishers are placed. Thus they could be improved in terms of their safety.

Assessment Task 3

Develop practical strategies that clearly link to the information have gathered and analyzed

  1. Develop staff training and plan on health and safety
  2. Develop notice of hazards. Re: fire extinguishers and fire exit.

Develop complementary strategies that over education, the work environment and policy.

  1. Education: Develop staff training; all staff will be educated about health and safety knowledge.
  2. Policy: Develop health and safety policy, fire procedures. Everyone has their own duty if dereliction will be charged.
  3. Environment: Develop new equipment, facilities in the organization, such as disabled access.
  4. Develop notice on the board, re: no smoking, emergency exit.
  5. Develop health and safety plan, all staff must participate in the plan, re: attend to the training, work shop.

Outline how you propose to market the proposed program within the workplace.

  1. Talk with health and safety officer, manager and team leader. Let them understand the current health and safety issues in the organization, and to propose a new program is necessary. Ask them to advocate and lead the staff pay attention to the health and safety program, and notice how important it is. Everyone has to follow the health and safety policy.
  2. Arrange meeting with staffs, analyses the exits health and safety issues, explain why changes is important to staffs, and what changes they need to follow in the new program. For example, they need to responsible for them in the work place by follow the health and safety policy, to reduce the risk of fire hazard and other incident. Request staff to participate in the health and safety training, educate staff and get the certificate in health and safety. For example, they must sign the attendance sheet when they come to training, and the officer has to confirm the name list, connect the person who is absent.
  3. Notice on board, to remind all employees bewared of incident and accident. Such as No smoking, emergency exit.

Gain commitment from management (on behalf of management and staff), and other key stakeholders to this marketing approach

The student gained the commitment from Manager and team leader in the house. The researcher fully explains the strategy to the Manger and team leader. Analyze the possible solution of exist health and safety issues.

Assessment Task 4

Evaluation objectives for three areas- process, impact, and outcome

  • Develop
  1. Ensure all incidences of hazards are recorded immediately; check if they are completed within one month.
  2. The health and safety programs will be implemented using a mix of communication and training courses within two week.
  • Impact
  1. All staff understand the hazard risks, and able to protect themselves and clients from hazards within one week of completing the training.
  2. All staff attends to the training program, everyone know their own duty if dereliction will be charged within one week of completing the training.
  • Outcome
  1. No same incident or accidents caused by five hazards and health and safety issues after they follow the health and safety plan, and completed the training within one month.
  2. A 25% reduction in staff absences due to communicable illnesses six months after program implementation.

Evaluation objectives must be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-limited

To achieve 100% attendance of all staff at the health and safety training being held during March and April, the session will be repeated three times to allow for staff being on at different times.

Methods for evaluating the achievement of the program objectives

Evaluative Methods

Definitions

Interview with 5 staff and Manager

The manager can have interviews with staffs to evaluate their knowledge and skills. Ask them what need to be improved in the program.

Questionnaire with staffs

Staff does not have to indicate their names; the answer will be more real. Thus the employer can have a correct evaluation about the program.

Observation

The observation is researcher with a purpose and a plan under natural conditions. Is under natural conditions, purposeful, planned way subjects’ speech and behavior were observed, recorded to determine their psychological characteristics of psychological research methods.

Analysing and interpreting statistics, including identifying trends.

Looking at the numbers – for example a decrease in accidents reported across a 5 year period could be considered to be a downward trend.

Assessment Task 5

Proposed resources

Equipment

  • First Aid, Alarm, Sign, Fire extinguisher
  • A suitable room can accommodate all staffs and managers.
  • Accident/incident report templates
  • Attendance sheet
  • Job description

Time

  • The time has to be available for both health and safety officer and staffs.

Human Resources

  • Cross functional employees for program development and program evaluation teams, training course facilitators Environment

Standard (Policy and procedure)

  • Officer should print it out to all trainers.

Print/electronic resources

  • Companywide email, newsletter, poster on staff room wall, produced in house, or sourced externally from government agencies.

Assist all the relevant parties in evaluating the safety and wellbeing of the resident

Assist all the relevant parties to review the residential care plan:

Resources Required

Short-term costing

Medium term costing

Long term costing

Training

Total per person

Total cost per hour

Nil

Nil

Standard (policy and procedure)

Nil

Nil

Nil

Time

3 hours for training, one month for program

Nil

Nil

Staff

15 staffs and manager

Nil

Nil

Equipment

  • First Aid ( new 30d)
  • Computer (200d)
  • Alarm (500d)
  • Sign (30d)
  • Fire extinguisher (100d)
  • New window (500d)

Nil

Nil

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICE Plan and evaluate programs to promote occupational health and safety practice

Student Name: Yi Li

Assessment Task 1

Place of work or work placement

Te kotuku kit e Rangi

Target group for the programmes to promote occupational health and safety practice

Te kotuku Ki Te Rangi, Managers and Team Leader, All staffs, Health and safety officer.

Key stakeholders (role, and details of what inputs they require or can provide to the potential health and safety programme)

Stakeholders

What their input could be

Te kotuku Ki Te Rangi

Committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all employees, which include training, safety program.

Team Leader and Managers

Knowledge of current or best practice for different activities and tasks in the workplace.

Concerns or issues relating to levels of sickness or injury in the workplace.

All staffs

Follow the safety procedure; participate in the safety program, training. Report if there is any potential hazard or injury in the workplace.

Health and Safety officer

Knowledge of existing health and safety systems and what information they contain.

  • Demographic profiles of the target group

Demographic Profile

Information it links to

Proportion of staff aged between 20-35 years old

A report highlighting the high rate of accidents due to the affects of lack of heal and safety knowledge and working experience.

Proportion of staff aged between 35-45 years old

Statistics about the higher rate of stress related illness amongst older people

Proportion of staff aged between 45-55 years old

Statistics about the higher rate of illness amongst older people

Demographic Profile

Information it links to

Proportion of staff gender of male

A report highlighting the high rate of accidents due to the affects of lack of heal and safety knowledge and working experience.

Proportion of staff gender of male

Statistics about the higher rate of stress related illness amongst older people

Demographic Profile

Information it links to

Proportion of staff Language as first language.

30 staffs are happy to use English to communicate with others by face to face communication technology.

Proportion of staff Language as second language.

Only 4 staffs like to use non-English language to communicate with others. Thus it should be carefully explain training details for them.

  • Output of searches of relevant literature

The relevant literature has been gathered in the research as follow:

  1. Teaching Guide Workplace Fire Safety for staff
  2. WORMALD Assessing electrical fire risks in the workplace
  • Any relevant content from courses have attended

The student cannot find any relevant courses about Fire risks in the workplace.

  • Peer networking

According to staff’s age of organization, the student chose face to face communication with the relevant staff. The researcher arranged interview with a selection of staff across the organization as a way to gather information relevant to promoting health and safety. There were five staffs participate in the interview at workplace, the relevant fire hazard questions were answered by them, such as: Examples of injury and illness that have occurred in the workplace and why? What do you think the most dangerous aspect that needs to be improved in the organization? And the students recorded all the answers as notes.

  • Other information sources including databases, libraries, accident and/or incident reports
  1. The website: Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment website
  2. Review the Health and Safety training records.
  3. Research reports containing statistics about injury or illness
  • Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) experience rating records
  1. The website: http://www.acc.co.nz/for-business/experience-rating/index.htm )
  2. ACC366 Implement Safer Workplace Practices
  • Indentified impacts of other existing or proposed program

The student asked the health and safety officer and team leader in the house. They approached that there was a workshop program in the organization for the staff called “How to prevent the fire in the workplace”, but not many staff participated in the program.

Assessment Task 2

Indentify issues or situations that have the potential to result in injury and/or health problems

  • Indentify issues

The organization is lack of training fire extinguishers, and fire exits.

The situation in Te kotuku Ki Te Rangi has just opened a new house which is based Avondale. However, the house is very old, and has potential safety issues. And also, the organization had no health and safety plan to avoid might cause lack of manpower, legal dispute, even the employer will be charged. Thus, the manager and employer should develop a health and safety plan to their residents and staffs.

Clearly show that the information enables you to determine potential health promotion and injury prevention strategies.

  • No staff training and plan on health and safety strategy.

Student used gathered qualitative information by interviewed with the staff and team leader; the information showed that staffs have no relevant knowledge about fire hazard. By review the documents in the office, there is no staff training and plan on health and safety, no signs to show the fire exits, staffs do not know how to use fire extinguishers. Thus the issues or situations that have the potential to cause injury or health problems will vary by organization.

  • No notice of hazards.

After Student observation in the facility, found no fire hazards notice in the house. Such as fire extinguishers and fire exit. By review internet reports containing analysis of fire injury, makes student concerns about particular work placement that could cause injury or health problems. When the fire came, people will not know where the fire exit is, and where the extinguishers are placed. Thus they could be improved in terms of their safety.

Assessment Task 3

Develop practical strategies that clearly link to the information have gathered and analyzed

  1. Develop staff training and plan on health and safety
  2. Develop notice of hazards. Re: fire extinguishers and fire exit.

Develop complementary strategies that over education, the work environment and policy.

  1. Education: Develop staff training; all staff will be educated about health and safety knowledge.
  2. Policy: Develop health and safety policy, fire procedures. Everyone has their own duty if dereliction will be charged.
  3. Environment: Develop new equipment, facilities in the organization, such as disabled access.
  4. Develop notice on the board, re: no smoking, emergency exit.
  5. Develop health and safety plan, all staff must participate in the plan, re: attend to the training, work shop.

Outline how you propose to market the proposed program within the workplace.

  1. Talk with health and safety officer, manager and team leader. Let them understand the current health and safety issues in the organization, and to propose a new program is necessary. Ask them to advocate and lead the staff pay attention to the health and safety program, and notice how important it is. Everyone has to follow the health and safety policy.
  2. Arrange meeting with staffs, analyses the exits health and safety issues, explain why changes is important to staffs, and what changes they need to follow in the new program. For example, they need to responsible for them in the work place by follow the health and safety policy, to reduce the risk of fire hazard and other incident. Request staff to participate in the health and safety training, educate staff and get the certificate in health and safety. For example, they must sign the attendance sheet when they come to training, and the officer has to confirm the name list, connect the person who is absent.
  3. Notice on board, to remind all employees bewared of incident and accident. Such as No smoking, emergency exit.

Gain commitment from management (on behalf of management and staff), and other key stakeholders to this marketing approach

The student gained the commitment from Manager and team leader in the house. The researcher fully explains the strategy to the Manger and team leader. Analyze the possible solution of exist health and safety issues.

Assessment Task 4

Evaluation objectives for three areas- process, impact, and outcome

  • Develop
  1. Ensure all incidences of hazards are recorded immediately; check if they are completed within one month.
  2. The health and safety programs will be implemented using a mix of communication and training courses within two week.
  • Impact
  1. All staff understand the hazard risks, and able to protect themselves and clients from hazards within one week of completing the training.
  2. All staff attends to the training program, everyone know their own duty if dereliction will be charged within one week of completing the training.
  • Outcome
  1. No same incident or accidents caused by five hazards and health and safety issues after they follow the health and safety plan, and completed the training within one month.
  2. A 25% reduction in staff absences due to communicable illnesses six months after program implementation.

Evaluation objectives must be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-limited

To achieve 100% attendance of all staff at the health and safety training being held during March and April, the session will be repeated three times to allow for staff being on at different times.

Methods for evaluating the achievement of the program objectives

Evaluative Methods

Definitions

Interview with 5 staff and Manager

The manager can have interviews with staffs to evaluate their knowledge and skills. Ask them what need to be improved in the program.

Questionnaire with staffs

Staff does not have to indicate their names; the answer will be more real. Thus the employer can have a correct evaluation about the program.

Observation

The observation is researcher with a purpose and a plan under natural conditions. Is under natural conditions, purposeful, planned way subjects’ speech and behavior were observed, recorded to determine their psychological characteristics of psychological research methods.

Analysing and interpreting statistics, including identifying trends.

Looking at the numbers – for example a decrease in accidents reported across a 5 year period could be considered to be a downward trend.

Assessment Task 5

Proposed resources

Equipment

  • First Aid, Alarm, Sign, Fire extinguisher
  • A suitable room can accommodate all staffs and managers.
  • Accident/incident report templates
  • Attendance sheet
  • Job description

Time

  • The time has to be available for both health and safety officer and staffs.

Human Resources

  • Cross functional employees for program development and program evaluation teams, training course facilitators Environment

Standard (Policy and procedure)

  • Officer should print it out to all trainers.

Print/electronic resources

  • Companywide email, newsletter, poster on staff room wall, produced in house, or sourced externally from government agencies.

Assist all the relevant parties in evaluating the safety and wellbeing of the resident

Assist all the relevant parties to review the residential care plan:

Resources Required

Short-term costing

Medium term costing

Long term costing

Training

Total per person

Total cost per hour

Nil

Nil

Standard (policy and procedure)

Nil

Nil

Nil

Time

3 hours for training, one month for program

Nil

Nil

Staff

15 staffs and manager

Nil

Nil

Equipment

  • First Aid ( new 30d)
  • Computer (200d)
  • Alarm (500d)
  • Sign (30d)
  • Fire extinguisher (100d)
  • New window (500d)

Nil

Nil

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