JCU policy stipulates that all staff, including casuals, as well as students are required to communicate work-related incidents, injuries or hazardous situations using RiskWare.
A work-related incident or hazard has two key elements:
A work-related incident is finite and often isolated event which may cause injury, illness, property or environmental damage or some combination of all four in varying degrees from insignificant to catastrophic consequences, but is managed during the normal course of operations and within normal reporting lines, processes and procedures.
A work-related incident can be:
A work-related hazard may be anything arising out of and during the course of employment that has the potential to cause injury or illness to people, or damage to plant or equipment.
The reporting of work-related incidents and identification of work-related hazards is critical to achieving a safe workplace: it prompts action to prevent any future accidents and injuries.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Health, Safety and Environment team for assistance or advice by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call us:
JCU Townsville (07) 4781 5290
JCU Cairns (07) 4232 1219
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