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untitled CONAMPROS | Revista Mundo del Trabajo Good Work through Effective Design Project Background Principles of good work design are a key element of the Safe Work Australia members collaborative project Good Work through Effective Design. This project contributes to the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 and the national action area Healthy and Safe by Design. Particular focus has been placed on achieving the strategic outcome of 'eliminating or minimizing risks and hazards by ensuring all work, work processes and systems are well designed'. Comcare and Workplace Health and Safety Queensland are leading phase one of the Good Work through Effective Design project, to produce a set of principles for good work design. Progress to date Phase one of the project is almost complete, with a set of draft principles now developed from a well-supported evidence base and refined through consultation with an expert panel, Safe Work Australia's Broader Reference Group and the broader Comcare scheme. For additional information We are interested in your thoughts

NIOSH Directory of Engineering Controls Engineering controls protect workers by removing hazardous conditions or by placing a barrier between the worker and the hazard. Examples include local exhaust ventilation to capture and remove airborne emissions or machine guards to shield the worker. Well-designed engineering controls can be highly effective in protecting workers and will typically be independent of worker interactions. NIOSH researchers help prevent occupational disease and injury by conducting engineering control technology evaluations and developing practical, solutions-oriented control technology interventions. This directory page links to NIOSH engineering control related webpages, projects, programs, tools and resources created to improve workplace health and safety. Engineering Control Topics Hazards Where Engineering Controls are Effective Noise, Falls, Silica, Aerosols, Asphalt fumes, Formaldehyde, Hazardous Drugs, Lead, Asbestos, Carbon Monoxide, Nitrous Oxide, Glutaraldehyde, more…

Small business :: SafeWork SA Work health and safety (WHS) is a key management responsibility for every small business. As a small business owner and operator you are responsible for: making your business safeensuring WHS is part of your business planning. Better WHS outcomes also improve your bottom line and help make your business more successful. As a starting point, use this seven step guide and checklist (PDF 498kb) to consider WHS in your workplace, see how it currently rates and how it can be improved. Step 3 in the guide is about the S.A.F.E. approach to managing hazards (PDF 83kb), a continuous problem-solving process aimed at defining problems, gathering information about them and solving them. A written WHS Policy that is simple and developed by the PCBU, in consultation with workers, goes a long way towards showing everyone's commitment to making a workplace as safe as it can be.

Open Floor Plan Part II - Ergonomics in Design The last time we covered this topic, we focused on the opportunities that arise with the dynamic assignment of workspaces. We highlighted that open floor plans were a great advance in the evolution of workplace layout, especially back when there was a lot of basic taskwork that leashed employees to their desks and a small group of other employees they needed to interact with. They were all there, just a shout away. But there were problems too. The Boston Globe Magazine dedicated an issue to this challenge. The bigger driving factor, however, has been the pervasive idea that open offices encourage collaboration, spark creative conversation, and increase productivity. The article provides some statistics that we didn’t that quantify the benefits of the open floor plan. But their survey also enumerates the negatives. Your Turn So add this to what we talked about last time and you have a much wider and deeper picture about open floor plan offices. Image Credit: tpsdave Related

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