• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The first will be about Health and Safety at Graham School. The second will be about Health and Safety at Scarborough Sixth Form College and the last will be about Health and Safety at CP Kelco's Knowsley Plant. The aims of this report

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Working Safely In Science A Report Of The Investigation into Health and Safety In The Workplace Introduction In this report I will explain the different precautions taken to provide a safe place of work in three different workplaces. The first will be about Health and Safety at Graham School. The second will be about Health and Safety at Scarborough Sixth Form College and the last will be about Health and Safety at CP Kelco's Knowsley Plant. The aims of this report are to see which workplace has the most hazards and precautions that they have to handle. The aim of this report are to see which workplace has the most hazards and precautions that they have to handle. Safety in science is very important. In safety you can be pro-active or re-active. Pro-active is where you stop a hazard before it happens e.g. not throwing a can onto the field so that it does not get chopped up by a lawn mower and can cut someone. Re-active is where you see an accident and do something to prevent another accident happening. A hazard is something that could or would cause us harm. A risk is where an activity has the potential to do us damage. A risk assessment is where you assess the risk of an activity. Every workplace has a Health and Safety representative who has to carry out risk assessments to keep the employees safe. In law, health and safety plays a big part. There is a Health and Safety executive who provides instructions and advice on how to stay safe in the working environment. They also have the ability to shut a place down. Hazards and Risks * A hazard is the potential that a substance, equipment or activity has to do harm * A risk is the likelihood that a hazard will cause harm under the circumstance in which it will be used. ...read more.

Middle

Mrs Penny is the Biology technician and Mr Whalen is the Chemistry technician and taking them into consideration we planned which questions to ask which person. Mr Whalen Here are the questions that I asked Mr Whalen and the answers he gave us: Q1. Do you have any harmful chemicals that students can't use? A1. The only chemical that students can't use is Bromine. He also added that even he didn't like using it because it is that harmful. Q2. Where do you store the chemicals when not in use? A2. The chemicals are stored in a secure room that is always kept locked keeping it a restricted zone. The sections of the rooms are separated to keep the types of chemicals separate and the higher the shelf the more risky that chemical is. The really highly flammable chemicals and bromine are kept in fireproof cupboards that are locked and the key is kept in that room. There is also a list on the outside of the storeroom so that if there is a fire inside the room the firemen and firewomen know what hazards there are in the room. Q3. Have you ever been in a situation where a student has been injured and how did you react? A3. He told us that there was one occasion when a student spilt a very high-risk chemical on their hands and their skin started to bubble. As he had done a risk assessment on all the chemicals and had used the hazcards he knew what to do and washed it off as soon as possible. Q4. What is the most dangerous Chemical you have and what does it do? A4. Bromine is the most harmful chemical as it is the only one that students aren't allowed to use. It is very toxic, corrosive and dangerous to the environment. It could kill you or give you chronic health problems and can burn through your skin. ...read more.

Conclusion

Also wear ear protectors because there is a lot of noise, gloves, respiratory protection i.e. dust masks to stop glyoxal getting into the nose channels as it can irritate them, protection suits when handling powder and green chemical suits when handling acids or alkalis which can burn. Two chemicals that are highly dangerous are IPA, which is flammable and so not to be smoked around. It is also explosive. Ammonium Nitrate is a fertiliser but is actually the main ingredient for making a bomb. First Aid If in contact with a chemical there are safety showers for a full body wash and also eye wash stations that have a sterile solution for cleaning your eyes. The plant has a lot of people trained in first aid and it has first aid boxes. It has a first aid room in the Admin Building. They also have people trained in the use of a defibrillator, which is kept in the Shift Managers Office. It is used to shock people's heart back into action. Emergency Procedure If there ever is an emergency the staffs are all well trained and know what to do. They have a fire alarm, which is tested every Friday morning. They also have trained first aid personnel in each department who are trained in CPR. They have to fill out an Accident Report Sheet to stop it happening again. Health and Safety is always first on the agenda at morning meetings. Conclusion My aims for this report were to see which workplace has the most hazards and precautions that they have to handle. In conclusion I have decided that CP Kelco's Knowsley plant has the most hazards and precautions to handle out of all of the three. I think that they all handle the hazards well enough though but the only difference is that even after taking the precautions CP Kelco's Knowsley plant still has a high risk where as the others do not. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Hazardous Environments section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Hazardous Environments essays

  1. A Report Of The Investigation into Health and Safety In The Workplace

    Accidents in the places where scientists work are rare. This is because scientists must follow strict regulations and procedures. These are aimed, successfully are reducing the risk of harming or damaging themselves or people near to them in the workplace.

  2. Antartica: The Last Wilderness

    Previously, oil exploration was considered unsustainable as it would cost $100 a barrel simply to extract it, however this price seems small in the current climate, putting increasing pressure on Antarctica as a resource. There is another school of thought that says that as we deplete other areas of oil,

  1. Preparation of media and reagents & aseptic technique and pure culture

    picking up some of the culture growth and transferring it to the fresh medium 4. flaming the mouths of the culture vessels and resealing them 5. reframing the inoculating loop The introduction of microorganisms into the culture medium is called inoculation.

  2. Volcano Assessment.

    The continents are embedded in these plates like currants in a bun, and the oceans lie between the continents. --------- Mountains are formed where two tectonic plates collide - the Alps and the Himalayas were formed when India collided into the southern edge of Asia.

  1. A Report Of The Investigation into Health and Safety In The Workplace.

    Bunsen burner. The fifth heading is Risk and that is where you put all of the risks associated with the Hazards you already have e.g. for Bunsen burner you would have burning your self. The next heading is Those at risk, which is where you list the people at risk while you are doing the experiment.

  2. Culturing a Micro-organism using Aseptic Technique.

    is to be taken internally, and for the same reason that a student will not lick an incubated plate that was exposed to the air, the presence of a large number of contaminants may present a potential health hazard, especially when the exact natures of the contaminants are unknown.

  1. Hand washing Practical - How clean are your Hands?

    nail brush to clean under the nails 3.8 Finally wash both wrists with opposite palm of hand, followed by rinsing the hands with plenty of water 3.9 Using a paper towel or hot air dryer (as specified upon group allocation), dry hands.

  2. Chromatography Investigation

    the green layer remained stationary and the yellow-orange layer traveled down the column rapidly. The yellow-orange layer was collected in a flask and a miniscule amount of it was transferred to a TLC plate where it was compared to authentic beta-carotene.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work