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If you witness at-risk behaviour and you ignore it, or walk by it, your silence has told that person their behaviour is acceptable. Peer pressure is extremely effective in changing group and individual behaviors.We want to create a culture that...Learn more
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Safety Induction Video - 36 Workplace Health & Safety Training Topics
Labeling something a 'priority' means that it can be rearranged. It’s human nature to shift priorities according to the pressing demands of the moment. But values remain constant. The vision of keeping everybody safe is that Safety is a value linked...Learn more
Can you hear me now?,” the catchphrase used by Verizon, has become part of our culture. Cell phone use has expanded into every activity in our lives, from emergency communication to picking products from a grocery shelf. It sometimes seems people...Learn more
Unsafe practices can easily creep into the workplace. Sometimes it’s due to worker inexperience. Other’s it may a result of time pressure to complete a job. Regardless of the cause, if you notice that safe working practices are being compromised you...Learn more
Personal protective equipment includes respirators, safety glasses, gloves, helmets, chemical suits, steel toe boots and fire resistant clothing. Wearing them is imperative, but so, too, is making sure that they're the right fit. Some PPE, such as...Learn more
Children can drown in just a few inches of water. So, it is imperative that they are supervised at all times when they are in and around water. Backyard pools must be fully fenced, with a self latching gate. Have a phone and first aid kit on hand....Learn more
Your work parking lot can be a dangerous place, especially at night. Cut your risk factor by using the building's main entrance, parking in the most high-visibility area you can and walking in and out with a companion. Keep all valuables out of...Learn more
Travel smart by labeling your luggage, and make an inventory of luggage contents and carry it with you. Make copies of all of your important documents and carry them with you, and leave an extra copy at home. Be aware of airport security procedures....Learn more
When packing for a trip, ensure that you pack your own bag. Leave sharp objects, such as scissors, at home. Charge your technology before packing it and have it ready for inspection. Carry your own bags and never carry someone else's bags through...Learn more
Floor Marking Tape is the best solution for creating an intuitive, easy to navigate wayfinding plan around any sized facility. For wayfinding principles, best practices and to learn how to create and effective wayfinding program at your facility,...Learn more
Around 10% of workers have some degree of hearing loss. Employer's can show consideration by placing their desk in a quiet area, rearranging foot traffic routes to reduce noise levels, and have the worker sitting against the wall, so as to be able...Learn more
Heavy equipment that is used on a construction site can pose a potential work hazard. Reduce the risk by following some common sense precautions. Never assume that the operator of a crane, forklift, backhoe, trencher, hi-lft or other heavy vehicle...Learn more
An engineering control is a change that is made to a workstation, tool or piece of equipment in order to eliminate or reduce exposure to a chemical or physical hazard. It may also involve changing the way that a job is done. Examples of engineered...Learn more
Check with MDS before storing or removing a chemical. Check if it needs to be kept away from anything including light, water, air, high or low temperatures, or other chemicals in order to prevent a dangerous reaction. Storage areas should be...Learn more
Before a job is over, you need to do a safety check. Ensure that there are no loose parts, debris or unsecured components. Check that the job will not be unduly effected by inclement weather. This is especially important when working at heights.
The office can prove to be a dangerous work place. It can result in cuts, burns, slips, trips, falls, crush injuries, repetitive strain injuries and eye strain. To keep yourself and your fellow workers safe in the office follow these...Learn more
Hydrogen sulfide is a flammable, colorless gas that smells similar to rotten eggs. Odour, though, is not a reliable indicator of the hazard posed because our sense of smell can become fatigued. When released into the air, hydrogen sulfide remains in...Learn more
Good hygiene on the job is all about preventing accidental exposure caused by the inhalation or ingestion of hazardous substances. Workers who consistently apply good hygiene practices when working with chemicals or other hazardous substances will...Learn more
It is critical that supervisors in all work situations fully assume the mantle of being a role model in terms of safety. Whether you know it or not, your employees are constantly looking to your example and taking cues from the things you say and...Learn more
Tailgate safety meetings are short daily meetings that take place on field projects. The main purpose of these meetings is to alert workers of any potential hazards, accidents and unsafe working conditions. They can also be used to provide workers...Learn more
Job safety analysis is an accident prevention technique that should be used in conjunction with the development of a set of job safety instructions, safe systems of work and job safety training. Work measurement is used to break a job down into its...Learn more
The hazard presented by a substance is its potential to cause harm. A hazard is associated with the degrees of danger, and is quantifiable. The risk from a substance is the likelihood that it will cause harm in the actual circumstance of use. This...Learn more
An awareness of the differing degrees of hazard will enable appropriate control measures to be developed and implemented. Immediate physical danger can manifest itself through very short term injury accidents, such as hand amputation in a power...Learn more
Often, when the law requires particular items of a workplace to be thoroughly examined and tested it requires that the works be carried out by a competent person. There is no precise guidance in law as to what constitutes a ‘competent person’....Learn more
Overturning is a definite risk when operating a truck or forklift on the factory floor. This often occurs when maneuvering with the load elevated or at too high a speed. Other causes of overturning are: Sudden brakingWheels striking an...Learn more
Within an organization, there are several ways by which risks may be identified. These include workplace inspections, which are undertaken with the aim of identifying risks and promoting remedial action. Many different individuals and groups within...Learn more
Independent safety audits can be used to identify risks. The term independent here refers to those who are not employees of the organization being audited, but who, from time to time, undertake either general or special workplace audits or...Learn more
Walking is something that has immeasurable health benefits, but that many desk bound people do too little of. Many people do not realize that walking burns almost as many calories as jogging does. It also eases back pain, slims down the waistline,...Learn more
Small hand tools are a leading cause of on the job accidents. Reduce your risk by following some simple safety guidelines.Wear the appropriate personal protective equipment at all times, even if doing a very quick job. Eye protection should be worn...Learn more
Keep yourself and staff safe by following some basic security measures. Follow a buddy system when walking to or from your vehicle in the parking lot, late in the evening or at night. Limit parking lot access to controlled points. The lot needs to...Learn more
Drowning is responsible for taking the lives of 300 people every year in the United States. Furthermore, most of those drownings occur in the summer months. Young people are most likely to drown or have a near drowning incident. The highest death by...Learn more
A number of practical techniques can be used as part of normal day-to-day operational and maintenance procedures that will achieve significant reductions in the noise emitted, will cost very little to implement and can provide worthwhile savings in...Learn more
Noise pollution is a major workplace hazard which affects many workers. Once the nature and magnitude of a noise problem has been identified, a noise control program can be put in place. The three key priorities are to:Engineer the problem out by...Learn more
When designing and placing warning signs, follow these basic criteria:Only use warning signs when and where neededMake sure that all warning signs are clearly understandable and that they stand out from the background in order to attract...Learn more
Workers handling or using chemical substances should be provided with information about the substance and training in the techniques necessary to minimize the risk faced. As a result, training and instruction should be given in:The characteristics...Learn more
Every place of work that uses, stores or handles hazardous substances should prepare an emergency plan to cover all reasonably foreseeable events such as fire, major spillage or toxic release. The plans can be at two levels, one for the immediate...Learn more
For every hazardous chemical, measures must be developed to ensure that under all foerseeable operating conditions no one, whether employee, visitor, contractor or member of the public, is exposed to any substance in a concentration that may injure...Learn more
The conditions under which work is carried out on construction sites is largely dictated by the weather, ranging from soaking wet to hot, dry and dusty. In all cases, suitable protection for the health of workers must be provided. There are also a...Learn more
Before work in undertaken on a construction site, there are a number of matters that should be checked: Provide site security – it is especially important to stop children from getting into the construction siteCheck the nature of the ground before...Learn more
Sick building syndrome refers to the condition where you feel unwell while at work. However, when you leave, the symptoms clear up. The longer you stay in the building where your work is located, the worse the symptoms get. Conversely, the longer...Learn more
There are various ways that chemicals can cause a hazard, including burning the skin or eyes on contact, catching fire and burning, becoming explosive through the rapid expansion of gasses and being poisonous. All workers must be taught to follow...Learn more
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