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Some industries, such as mining, are more prone to workplace injury than others. Cheap promises of reduced expenditure can lead to substantial financial consequences. Hand protection needs to be assessed on the extent to which it reduces worker injury and subsequent costs, not simply as a product with a desirable price point.
Oxygen deficiency hazards are critical safety risks that can be greatly reduced with diligent mitigation. By taking the right steps to ensure you are aware of potential risks, and can precisely determine their extent, accurate mitigations can then be taken to reduce your hazard.
Industrial operators are faced with a challenging task — to create flexible production workflows with a high level of automation, while at the same time ensuring that their people, machines and plants stay protected.
According to Safe Work Australia's 2015 statistics, falls from heights are the third-highest cause of fatalities in the workplace. There are a number of vital responsibilities within the workplace to be aware of to minimise this risk. Are you aware of yours?
The interface between human and machine is becoming a key risk factor for workplace incidents. It's difficult to properly assess the human side of that risk and easy to incorrectly blame the person, rather than look more deeply at the full picture of workplace, worker, work and equipment.
Selecting the best chemical glove protection for the task at hand is anything but easy. There are over 60 million registered chemicals — and every unique set of chemicals requires specific chemical protection.
Modern sensor technologies present new opportunities to detect a hazard before an accident occurs. Road and traffic authorities are now able to mitigate risks of oversized vehicles, overheating brakes, speed, driving conditions and traffic density. Anti-collision safety laser scanners are now used in the warehouse for forklifts in narrow aisles and on the docks for safe container-terminal operations.
Most businesses do not have an effective electrical infrastructure maintenance plan. Inept maintenance practices result in a rise of equipment costs and increases in downtime.
Drug and alcohol consumption is a major source of risk for many industries, particularly those with high rates of workplace injuries. One in 10 Australians regularly drink to the risk of harm and a similar number have consumed alcohol at work.
Of the workplace hand injuries that require hospitalisation in Australia, more than half involve open wounds. This makes the choice of a cut-protective glove type a key consideration for HSE officers.
Of all of the issues facing today’s process manufacturers, ensuring safe operations and guaranteeing shutdown when necessary are paramount. Companies that do not plan and manage process operational risks face fines, production outages, equipment damage and serious injury or loss of life.
One of the major responsibilities companies have towards their employees working in confined and hazardous spaces is to guarantee their safety.
Safety showers and eyewash stations are used in a variety of industries where corrosive or injurious chemicals are manipulated as well as where operations involve the use of air- or water-reactive liquids.
Health and Safety Advisors are the heart of the organisation in terms of knowledge about health and safety issues and preventing incidents. However, they are still humans, which means that they, too, can make mistakes.
Total cost associated with acquiring, fielding, using and maintaining a gas detection program needs careful evaluation. Many variables should be factored prior to any organisation making a purchase decision...