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Organizational Legal Requirements on Workplace Health and Safety

   

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Organizational Legal Requirements on Workplace Health and safety: Compliance with WHS
Acts, Regulations, and Codes of Places
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Table of Contents
Executive Summary..................................................................................3
Introduction and Purpose of the Report...........................................................4
Otsuka pharmaceutical company Ltd: Company Profile........................................4
Research Methodology...............................................................................5
WHS Policies, Procedures, and Programs..........................................................5
Hazard identification..................................................................................6
Risk assessment.......................................................................................6
Risk control...............................................................................................7
WHS Consultation....................................................................................7
Specific WHS Hazards and Their Associated Risks.............................................7
WHS training..........................................................................................8
Role of the PCBU.....................................................................................8
Recommendations....................................................................................9
Conclusion.............................................................................................10
Bibliography..........................................................................................11
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Executive Summary
Healthy and safe workplaces are undeniably more enjoyable to work in than those work
environments with grey health and safety hazards and risks. This is because health hazards and
risks are inherent to workplaces and indeed pose great health and safety risks to both employees
and other people. To this end, organizations are obligated to develop effective workplace
policies, regulations, strategies, and programs to effect the promise of health and safety to
organizational stakeholders. The Australian Safe Work Australia (SWA) has been obligated to
come up with model Work Health Safety (WHS) legislative framework and other materials on
the same meant to help organizations develop their own internal workplace health and safety
regulations. Amongst some of its success has been the development of The Work Health and
Safety Act 2011 and the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 which have been adopted by
all the Australian state, territory and federal governments to cater for the needs of healthy and
safe workplaces. This paper reports on the success of Otsuka; global pharmaceutical company
Ltd with interest in Australia in meeting its legal requirements in complying with WHS Acts,
regulations and codes of practice. This is through its efficient hazard identification, risk
assessments, risk control, and training programs that have led to healthy and safe workplace
environments for its employees and others.
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Organizational Legal Requirements on Workplace safety: Compliance with WHS Acts,
Regulations and Codes of Practice
Introduction and Purpose of the Report
In Australia, the Safe Work Australia (SWA) is obligated to come up with model Work
Health Safety (WHS) legislative framework and other materials on the same meant to help
organizations develop their own internal workplace health and safety regulations and codes of
practice. The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011
have been instrumental to this end by requiring organizations’ duty holders to eliminate or
minimize workplace health and safety risks through consultation and cooperating with
employees [Australian Government 2018ab]. Drawing on this yardstick, this paper is a report to
the management of Otsuka pharmaceutical company on its legal requirements to comply with
WHS Acts, regulations and codes of practice for purposes of advancing safety workplaces for its
employees and others.
Otsuka pharmaceutical company Ltd: Company Profile
Otsuka pharmaceutical company Ltd is a conglomerate pharmaceutical company
established in 1964 by Busaburo Otsuka and is involved in the manufacture and supply of
healthcare products. The company is headquartered in Tokyo, Naruto and Osaka, Japan but has a
worldwide interest with major operations in Australia, Europe, American, and Asia. As of 2017,
Otsuka boasted of having 5634 employees. [Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, 2018]. The
company is headed by a board of directors and regional presidents with many managers who are
mandated to manage its many products and business interests. The employees typically oversee
the daily operations of the company in various departments.
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