Safety at work

Safety at Work

5 Rules you have to follow when introducing a designated smoking area for employees

Smoking is a practice engulfed in fiery debate. Around the world, laws are becoming stricter and stricter in an effort to promote the overall well-being of every individual, especially for those who choose not to smoke

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-04-17

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Control these five pollutants before they become a threat to office ventilation

Are your employees experiencing headaches, dizziness, sinus congestion, itchy or watery eyes, scratchy throats and an inability to concentrate at work? Poor ventilation in your office can be the source of all these symptoms.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-04-17

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Storage of chemicals on farms

With the chemical order picked up and delivered and now home on the farm it's time to make sure it is stored correctly and safely.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-04-16

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Chemical safety on farm: use right personal protective equipment

Chemicals can get into our bodies in so many different ways causing poisoning and long-term illness.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-04-16

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Prevent the spread of illness in your workplace!

According to the Centers for Disease Control, up to 20% of Americans come down with the flu each year, causing workers to miss a staggering 111 million workdays as a result and costing employers billions in lost wages and productivity

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-04-11

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Practical tips on how to use portable ladders safely

Portable ladders can be a sensible and practical option for low risk, short duration tasks. Most incidents involve a ladder being used incorrectly or inappropriately.

Author FlaaimDate:2019-04-11

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Three reasons you must have a drug-free workplace policy

Drug abuse is a very serious problem which I know, you don't want in your workplace. A 2012 study shows that 75% of drug users have a job and there's a high chance they work for you! If you think you're immune to the countless problems drug abuse can cause, think again!

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-04-10

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Accident Prevention with Safety Signs

Health and safety in the workplace is an essential thing for businesses of all sizes to take responsibility for. Not only is it best practice, it's the law

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-04-09

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Dos and don'ts for working with asbestos

When working with asbestos, not only do you have to be extremely careful for your own personal safety, but there are also strict rules and guidelines that you must adhere to.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-04-09

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How to Prevent Injuries at your Office

Work related injuries can happen to anybody and anytime. Most of us think that such work injuries only happen to people on work in industries, construction sites or factories. It cannot happen to the people working in an office in front of a computer or doing some kind of file work.

Author Guest PostDate:2019-04-09

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Office Safety: Tips and Measures

The best security of any office depends on its functionality. A good office design is must, to have total safety and security for your employees.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-04-09

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How to Stay Safe on Summer Vacation

Staying safe is key to having a fun, exciting and enjoyable summer. Who wants to spend the summer in a hospital recovering from a head injury, with a cast on that must be kept dry or feeling nauseous? No one does.

Author Guest PostDate:2019-04-08

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Practising using a Fire Extinguisher

You may not think at first that practising how to use of a fire extinguisher is actually much use. But come the time when you might actually need to locate and use one, you could be very glad that you were made to practice the act of using and handling an extinguisher in the first place.

Author Guest PostDate:2019-04-07

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Top Ten Industrial Injuries

Working in an industrial environment with lots of heavy machinery or hazardous chemicals around is dangerous. No matter how careful you are, and how many precautions your employer takes, there's still some risk of injury

Author Guest PostDate:2019-04-07

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Health and Safety Tips When Working On Steel Buildings

There are lots of metal buildings these days. Everywhere you turn your head too you will see one or more of these buildings. What is not so clear, however, is how these buildings are put up and the implications they pose on steel builders.

Author Guest PostDate:2019-04-06

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How to keep your office kitchen safe

An office might not seem like a dangerous environment, but it's important to keep all communal areas safe. Faulty appliances, hot water and slippery surfaces can lead to injury so keep track of your property with asset tags and make sure all areas are well-maintained.

Author Guest PostDate:2019-04-06

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Health Benefits of an Ergonomic Office

If you work 40 hours a week throughout your adult life, you'll spend about 10% of your life at the office. That's why it's so important to make sure your workspace is a healthy, comfortable place to be:

Author Guest PostDate:2019-04-06

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Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips, trips and falls are a regular source of workplace injuries

Author Guest PostDate:2019-04-05

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A guide for preventing Industrial Dermatitis

Industrial dermatitis is one of the most common and most widespread skin diseases that workers in the UK suffer from. Symptoms can range from dry, chapped skin to bleeding and cracked skin that makes it impossible for the sufferer to continue in their employment.

Author Guest PostDate:2019-04-05

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Gutter Cleaning Safety

In preparation for a winter season of rain or a summer season of bushfires, gutter cleaning is an important home maintenance step.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-04-05

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Top Five Causes of Injury to Young Workers in Australia

Young people have never been known as a demographic that is especially safety-conscious. That characteristic is famously reflected in the high premiums that young drivers pay when they first get behind the wheel.

Author Guest Post Date:2019-04-05

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Protect Your Eyes When Working With Chemicals

It is important to protect your eyes when working with chemicals. Most chemicals found in the workplace can be dangerous if they get into your eyes.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-04-04

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If your company works with HBAs, make sure you stick to these nine safety obligations

If you produce, process, use or handle hazardous biological agents (HBAs) in your work place, you need to comply with the Regulations for Hazardous Biological Agents Act. Failure to do so will result in a fine or even imprisonment. Read on to find out what your obligations are so you can comply.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-03-28

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Don't make these two costly mistakes when using a scaffold

If you work with scaffolding, don't make these common mistakes! You could face criminal prosecution and even have civil proceedings instituted against you if there're accidents or fatalities

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-03-28

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The real cost of substance abuse in the workplace

No business, regardless of its size or location is immune to the countless problems drug abuse can cause. Some costs are obvious. Others are less so, but equally as harmful. Read on to discover the real cost of substance abuse in the workplace and what you can do to curb it

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-03-28

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Here's why you need a Standard Operating Procedure in your company

Did you know that your company needs a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) as a step-by-step guide to ensure your employees perform tasks correctly and safely? Here's why having a SOP will help you comply with the law and ensure your employees perform their tasks efficiently.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-03-28

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Help your employees reduce hand injuries by using these two safety measures

According the Health and Safety Advisor, accidents don't just happen. They're caused when employees don't pay attention and aren't thinking of what can go wrong before it does go wrong.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-03-28

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Five ways to ensure your night shift employees stay awake

'Your night shift workers are two to five times more likely to fall asleep on the job,' says The Health and Safety Advisor. This isn't good for your company as it means less productivity and the chance of potentially fatal accidents increases too.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-03-28

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What does road safety have to do with occupational health and safety?

If your employees drive company cars, pay close attention. Road safety has everything to do with occupational health and safety. But why is this the case? Read on to find out

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-03-27

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Four health and safety rules for locking machines

To comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), make sure your employees follow these four rules when locking out machines

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-03-27

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Are your employees aware of these 12 lifting equipment safety rules?

Do you use lifting equipment in your company? If so, it's your responsibility to ensure the equipment is made correctly, of sound material, of adequate strength, free from patent defects and is constructed in accordance with accepted technical standards.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-03-27

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Are the three people responsible for generator safety in your workplace aware of their duties?

A gas or petrol leak in your generator can cause a massive explosion and completely wipe out your company! Are you prepared to take that risk? Make sure the three people responsible for generator safety are compliant so you can ensure this never happens to you.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-03-27

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Conveyor Safety In A Warehouse

Teaching your employees conveyor safety in a warehouse work environment will help reduce the number of injuries that occur each year. A conveyor may not seem that dangerous when you look at it but they can be deadly if they are not used properly.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-03-26

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If you use chemicals in your office, you must follow these nine safety rules

Even if you don't work in a factory there are dozens of harmful chemicals in your office environment. These include cleaning chemicals (for desks, computer screens and whiteboards) and other wipe-out chemicals (such as Tippex).

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-03-26

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Do you know the real cost of not providing first aid training to your first aider?

The law requires you to have at least one first aider at work if you have ten employees. So there's no arguing with the fact that you must have someone trained in first aid. But do you know what will happen if something goes wrong and you haven't given them training?

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-03-26

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When it comes to first aid, you have three responsibilities

Part of your health and safety responsibilities is to appoint a first aider. This person is responsible for helping when ever other employees have workplace injuries.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-03-25

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Health and safety is a team effort! Use these four tips to get your employees on board

You may feel like you have to be a one person army when it comes to running your business. You feel like it's up to you to singlehandedly manage everything.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-03-24

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Do your employees know they have a health and safety responsibility to each other as well?

During your employees' safety induction training and OHS training, you must train them on their health and safety responsibilities.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-03-24

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Do your employees understand the value of working together to prevent accidents?

When it comes to maintaining health and safety, watching what's going on is by far the most effective way to control things. Sadly though, you can't always be there to watch things

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-03-23

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When in doubt, never leave your employees out of health and safety discussions

As an employer, you can't know everything that happens in your workplace. Even if you do regular risk assessment, you still might not see all the dangers.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-03-23

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When it comes to health and safety, LEAD BY EXAMPLE

You've prepared your health and safety procedures and you're ready to get your employees to comply. You want them to wear their PPE and follow safe working procedures.

Author FlaaimDate:2019-03-22

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Demonstrating safety behaviour: The best way to get safety results

People learn by example and that's why the best way to teach is through strong examples. This applies from a baby learning to talk or your employees learning to follow health and safety rules.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-03-22

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Winter's more than just cold; it increases your risk of workplace disasters too

Have you ever been so cold, to the point of uncomfortably cold, that you can't concentrate properly?

Now think about your poor employees working outside in this freezing weather... they're probably more interested in getting their hands warm than working safely.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-03-21

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Seven guidelines to keep employees work area neat, clean and hazard free

You need to make housekeeping and hygiene a priority in your workplace. If you don't, your employees will get sick or injured. And company productivity will suffer as a result.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-03-16

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Test your fire drill or emergency evacuation alarm today!

There's been a spate of office fires and entire warehouses burning down lately. Luckily, thanks to fast-working rescue teams, there've been very few injuries from these fires as employees have been evacuated quickly.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-03-16

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Importance of Employee Safety in the Workplace

Employee safety in the workplace must be put as top priority. Safety is an issue that both employees and employers must take very seriously.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-03-11

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Five safe driving tips to avoid accidents

Avoid accidents and teach your drivers these five safe driving tips

Driving is often considered a high-risk activity with accidents occurring all the time on our roads.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-03-09

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Two methods to promote safety on the roads for truck drivers

Does your blood run cold when you hear of >another truck accident on our roads?

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-03-08

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Seven tips for your workers to reduce their risk of heatstroke

Do you have employees who work outside? If so, then you need to be fully aware of the possibility of heatstroke.

Author FlaaimDate:2019-02-28

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Use this procedural checklist if a fatal incident occurs in your workplace

No employer likes it when workplace incidents happen in their workplace, especially not fatal ones.

Author FlaaimDate:2019-02-27

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Two situations where medical surveillance is a must

You're required by law to look out for the health and safety of all your employees, and that includes carrying out medical surveillance in the workplace

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-02-27

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Could the chemicals you work with slowly be killing your workforce?

If you work with chemicals, you know they're dangerous. You've heard horror stories about chemicals that dissolve metal or melt human flesh. But the truth is, in many cases, the real dangers of working with chemicals are more subtle and can affect more than those using them.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-02-26

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Creating a fall protection plan: Use these rules to enforce compliance

One of the steps you must take when creating a fall protection plan is to enforce compliance. Here are the rules you can use to do this.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-02-14

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How to ensure your forklift operators are properly trained

If you use forklifts in your business, you need to ensure every forklift operator is properly trained and that he possess a valid license. But how can you ensure this happens quickly and efficiently. Read on to find out.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-02-13

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Four factors to consider before you test employees for drugs

Employers conduct drug tests for a number of reasons. The reasons include deterring and detecting drug use, providing concrete evidence for intervention and referral to treatment or disciplinary action.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-02-13

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Three signs your worker is losing his hearing

Noise pollution is a health and safety risk. And like all risks, you need to take steps to protect your employees.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-02-12

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14 Safety Rules When Using Scaffolding

Here are 14 safety rules your employees must follow when using scaffolding

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-02-05

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2 steps you need to follow when dealing with potentially hazardous chemical substances in the workplace

If your company works with potentially hazardous chemical substances, then you have to be extremely careful! Because one little error can lead to:

Author FlaaimDate:2019-02-02

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Why is Health and Safety in the Workplace Important for Employers?

This is a question that I think many managers find themselves asking themselves a lot. There are many reasons why safety in the work place is very important.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-01-21

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Funny Construction Safety Quotes

Funny safety quotes are great in any field of work, and this includes construction safety. They can be a useful easy reminder of safety procedures.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-01-21

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6 Steps to Prevent Eye Injuries in the Workplace

Eye injuries are one of the most common injuries in the workplace.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-01-20

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What Kind of Training is Required to Erect a Scaffold?

You probably know that if your company's erecting scaffolding it must comply with construction regulations. But do you know what the law says about the type of training required to erect a scaffold? Read on to find out....

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-01-18

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14 Step Checklist to Safely Erect any Scaffolding

If you don't take steps to keep your employees safe when they work with scaffolding, you could be fined R50 000, spend a year in jail or both. Don't take that risk! Use this 14 step checklist to put up your scaffolding safely

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-01-18

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Pre-Entry Checklist for Working in Confined Spaces

A situation which requires confined space entry could be encountered in a variety of industrial operations. However, working in these conditions could be extremely dangerous as there are many workers and rescuers killed or injured each year.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-01-11

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Health and Safety Rules for Soldering

Soldering is a process that involves joining of two metals using electricity. The fusion of two metals usually involves a filler metal which has a lower melting point than the other melting.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-01-11

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Jib Cranes Safety Requirements

If you're in the construction industry and there's a crane accident, you risk employee injury or death, as well as damage to property and equipment. Keep in mind that these risks can result in huge costs, penalties, jail time and even business closure.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-01-09

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The Importance of First Aid in Construction Sites

First Aid is one of those things that are required just about everywhere. We all know about different kinds of Medical Problems: they can arise anywhere, at any time, due to just about any cause.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2019-01-05

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Major Causes Of Forklift Accidents

It is approximated that a great number of people suffer injuries due to accidents caused by forklifts. Forklifts can be fatal if the one in control does not know how to use them or if they are nonfunctional.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2018-12-28

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Top 5 Benefits You Will Get From Doing Consistent Safety Patrol

Getting updated information about safety in the plant as early as possible is very essential. Most people will rely on site operators' report to get the updated safety information, because they think that operators go to plant site regularly to check plant operation.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2018-12-28

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11 Basic Facts That You Should Know About Rupture Disk

Rupture disk is one of important safety devices that are commonly found inside chemical plant. Rupture disk or bursting disk is installed to protect system, pressure vessel or equipment from over pressure and or damaging vacuum condition.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2018-12-28

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What Are The Dangers Of Chemical Spills?

"What are the dangers of chemical spills?" You may ask that question whenever you are trying to identify hazards associated with hazardous chemical spills.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2018-12-22

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Hazardous Chemicals Driver Meetings Topics

Truck drivers who deliver hazardous chemicals require deeper safety knowledge than truck drivers in general. To enhance their knowledge about safety on hazardous chemical transport, truck driver safety meeting is usually conducted. At least it is conducted once a year.

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2018-12-22

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24 Tips On Step Ladder Safety

Accident statistic shows that a third of all reported falls from height involves ladders and step ladders. At least three hundred people a year die in simple falls from ladders

Author Alexandr GrigorevDate:2018-12-22

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Employee Safety Training - 11 Helpful Tips

Employee safety training must be the first training topic that is received by every new employee who will work in the plant site prior to receive other training programs. The company is responsible to provide such safety training.

Author FlaaimDate:2018-12-17

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Truck Camper Safety

On the job safety can be trickier than in house office safety. When part of your job involves travel from one place to another sometimes good safety practices get lost in the journey.

Author FlaaimDate:2018-10-26

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Table Saw Woodworking Safety Rules

Working in a workshop exposes one to several dangers especially from the many nails, screws, cutting equipment, heavy materials as well as drilling equipment.

Author FlaaimDate:2018-10-25

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Work-related Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a serious issue which may result owing to a number of reasons. Some people suffer from hearing loss as a result of some genetic problem while others may undergo it owing to certain illness.

Author FlaaimDate:2018-09-29

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Lifting operations near power lines

Electrocution hazards have consistently caused more fatalities on construction sites than any other type of accident. Jobsite safety begins with overall awareness of your surroundings at all times.

Author FlaaimDate:2018-09-17

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Safe ways to strip formwork

There are currently more than 6000 people working in the concrete construction industry. Any of these people could potentially be affected by a devastating injury from falls or falling objects. But these injuries can be avoided.

Author FlaaimDate:2018-09-17

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Hazardous chemicals in the manufacturing industry

Over the past four years, there have been more than six and a half thousands injuries in workplace because of poor handling or storage of hazardous chemicals.

Author FlaaimDate:2018-09-08

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Sprains and strains prevention

Let's talk about sprains and strains, and how it prevent. To keep it brief, they cost businesses money 405 million a year at last count not to mention the personal impact on those who are injured.

Author FlaaimDate:2018-09-08

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Preventing burns and scalds in the kitchen

Burns and scalds - that is a very common safety hazards. Follow these safety tips make your kitchen is more safe.

Author FlaaimDate:2018-09-07

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How to save the environment and generate an extra income for your company

Everyone knows that recycling helps reduce your company's carbon footprint. But, did you know that recycling can generate an additional income for your business too?

Author FlaaimDate:2018-09-07

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Three essential duties your Health and Safety Supervisors must perform

Your company's Health and Safety Supervisors are crucial when it comes to health and safety management.

Author FlaaimDate:2018-09-02

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How to Lift Objects Safely

How to avoid workplace injuries with careful workplace ergonomics and specifically working techniques and lifting procedures in your workplace.

Author FlaaimDate:2018-09-02

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Generator safety rules

Follow these keys to compliance with temporary worker safety

Author FlaaimDate:2018-08-31

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Forklift hazards and control measures

Forklifts hazards and control measures are vital to consider to achieve a safe working place. To prevent any form of injury and damage to properties, high disaster standards should frequently be improved.

Author aiyajuddyDate:2018-08-19

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Gas cylinder storage safety regulations

Before you start to use your gas cylinder, it is important to know how to safely store and use it so as to avoid emergencies like explosions which in some cases could even lead to fatalities. The following are some safety regulations should take:

Author HelightDate:2018-08-10

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How to prevent these 2 common causes of workplace accidents?

In order to prevent workplace accidents from occurring, you need to first understand what causes them.

Author Infinity12Date:2018-08-05

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Drilling Machine Safety Precautions

The drilling machines are quite a dangerous machine when you are using them in your shop or workplace. Make sure you have the following safety tips at hand, so that you follow every detail on how to use the machine. When you follow these safety guidelines, you can be assured there won’t be an accide

Author PaulopatDate:2018-07-29

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Guideline to Mobile Crane Operators

Observe the following safety guide to mobile crane operators:

Author Nakuru032Date:2018-07-29

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Overhead Crane Safety Procedures

Do you want to know about safety procedures for an overhead crane? Well, we will give you the tips that you have been looking for.

Author Wilkinsgu12Date:2018-07-29

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Safety requirements when working with a chainsaws

The chainsaw is a standout amongst the most effective and profitable compact power devices utilized as a part of the business. It can likewise be a standout amongst the most unsafe.

Author MouricemarksDate:2018-07-29

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Workplace Hazards of Truck Drivers

The job of a commercial truck driver is one of tremendous responsibility. Truckers are responsible for handling large trucks and tractors/trailers on the road safely. When they fail to do so accidents occur and many are injured or killed as a result.

Author SungusiaDate:2018-07-27

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Benefits of First Aid Training in the Workplace

First Aid is one of the skills that workers should have in a workplace. Research has associated First Aid Training of employees to a number of benefits. Some of these benefits include the following:

Author AidenjoshDate:2018-07-08

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If your company isn't up to speed on the legal requirements for working at heights you're asking for trouble

If your employees work at heights, they could be in danger. That's why there are safety regulations for this situation. If your company isn't up to speed on these regulations, it could be in danger of DoL fines.

Author ZirlanzerDate:2018-06-29

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