Hazards exist in every workplace and by effective identification of hazard, employees will be better prepared to control or eliminate them and prevent accidents, injuries, property damage and downtimes. In the context of McDonald its employees should take care from various hazard which are as follows-
A Laboratory Safety Checklist
All personnels in the country engaged in commerce are covered by occupational safety and health act. It means all employers and employer must follow certain safety related regulations set forth by OSHA. By use of this laboratory checklist, McDonald employees safety regulation and arrangement are as follows-
Do Mc Donald walking and working surfaces meet these requirement
1. Working areas, passageways, storerooms, service rooms in clean, orderly and sanitary condition
2. Workroom floors clean and dry.Drainage maintained and dry standing places provided.
3. Floors free from protruding nails, splinters, holes and loose boards
4 Sufficient exits for leaving in case of fire or other 1910.36b1 emergency, with alternate escape means provided
5 Fire alarms provided where necessary.
Work health and safety auditing is systematic, ongoing and periodic review of the whole occupational health a d safety management system. It includes the policies and programs which promotes work health a d safety and prevent workplace accidents incidents and work related illness. In other word it can be said that audit are conducted to determine the effectiveness of management system and to identify the strength and opportunity for the improvement in the health and safety of employees at workplace.
Management System Audit- This is very important audit in order to implement health and safety policies and procedure in the organisation. It have a wider scope and although addressing hazards and risk control. It includes workplace structure, planning activities, responsibilities, implemented procedures, review cycles and measurement and evaluation issues. (Karjalainen, Blencowe and Lillsunde, 2012) Generally occupational health and safety management system has some of following characteristics-
As per the above discussion it has been ascertained that Mc Donald have conducted an effective management system audit through which entire process of organisation such as workplace structure, planning activities, responsibilities, implemented procedures, review cycles and measurement and evaluation issues has effectively analysed in order to provide an effective health a d safety to employees and staff member (Kondo, South and Branas, 2015). As per the survey of Mc Donald it has been founded that cited venture effectively consider on the health a d safety policies and practices. But in some area it has unable to build appropriate arrangement for employees safety and protection. For example, Mc Donald has lacked of Workroom floors clean and dry. Drainage maintained and dry standing places provided. On the other hand, corporation has not Sufficient exits for leaving in case of fire or other emergency, with alternate escape means provided. In addition to this, in the restaurant of Mc Donald it has unable to develop a proper arrangement of fire alarm.
So it can be said that in order to provide effective health and safety, McDonald is still lacking in some areas. In order to improve occupational health and safety,McDonald should consider on the various strategies. These strategies are as follows-
Following aspects may largely affect to the McDonald 's occupational health and safety.
As per the above discussion it has been ascertained that there are various strategies which support in providing health and safety to employees in the Mc Donald. By use of this mentioned strategies, Mc Donald can develop an effective occupational safety and protected environment. These mentioned strategies can be implemented and consider of following factors-
As per the above discussion it has been ascertained that Mc Donald can follow various strategies in order to implement occupational health a d safety. In order to implement these strategy corporation have to develop effective control and coordination among the activities and function of management. In this order, corporation can use the regular checking activity. Through this activity, management can ensure that control measures actually work or not in the organisation. By use of regular checking, management can make necessary changes at the workplace.
From the above report, it can be concluded that, occupational health and safety is very important in every organisation which provide a safe and secure working environment. Corporation should adopted various effective legislation and practices of health and safety so as its employees can manage their work in safe and secure manner. It has been concluded that employees are responsible to take reasonable care for their own health and safety. In addition to this, employees can not intentionally or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided at the workplace for OHS. It has been concluded that organisation should develop strategies to improve occupational health a d safety of workplace such as awareness, training a d development, advisory services etc.
Journals & Books
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Guzman, J. and et.al., 2015. Economic evaluation of occupational health and safety programmes in health care. Occupational medicine, 65(7), pp.590-597.
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Karjalainen, K., Blencowe, T. and Lillsunde, P., 2012. Substance use and social, health and safety-related factors among fatally injured drivers. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 45, pp.731-736.
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Lowes, L. and Hulatt, I., 2013. Involving service users in health and social care research. Routledge.
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