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  1. Hazardous Substances

  2. Chemical Safety

  3. Labelling Product Name ACME CLEANER SI 4286 Chemical Reg. No. Hazard Classification Risk Phrase Safety Phrase Supplier & Contact No.

  4. Hazard Warnings

  5. Employee Duties - COSHH • Follow safe systems of work • Use safety controls • Use PPE • Ensure PPE is useable • Report any problems

  6. Golden Rules For Chemicals • Undertake assessment • Never mix • Follow instructions • Wear PPE • Maintain good personal hygiene

  7. Manual Handling

  8. How do we Define Manual Handling? • Lifting • Pulling • Pushing • Putting down • Carrying • Moving Of a load by hand or by bodily force.

  9. Hazards Associated With Handling • Task itself • Individual doing the job • Load being handled • Working environment

  10. What are the Problems? The most common causes of workplace back injuries are: • Bad posture, losing the curve of the back • Lifting with legs straight –TOP HEAVY LIFTING • Lifting off balance • Lifting weights that are too heavy • Twisting with or without a load and not using feet • Stretching or reaching • Pulling or pushing off balance or with the point of contact too high or too low

  11. Cost of Manual Handling Injuries ADD YOUR COMPANY STATS HERE

  12. Employers Duties • Avoid manual handling • Risk assess activities posing a risk of injury • Reduce risk • Provide information and training

  13. Employee Duties • Take reasonable care • Co-operate with the employer • Make full and proper use of any systems of work • Follow training guidelines • Reports anything that appears dangerous

  14. Base Movement Ensure that the movement flows in 1 motion, with practice this technique will become 2nd nature and will help prevent injuries caused by manual handling.