Scaffolds are a major source of injuries and fatalities in working places. To prevent worker’s injuries and fatalities, caused by falls from scaffolds are a big challenge in the construction industry. The main causes of scaffolding accidents include failures at attachment points, parts failure, inadequate fall protection, improper construction or work procedures, high winds, temperature extremes or the…Continue
Added by Md. Enamul Huque on June 24, 2014 at 10:49am — No Comments
In order to help enforce a safer workplace, the Alberta government has introduced a new role: occupational health and safety (OHS) peace officers. These trained officers can issue tickets and enforce safety violations to any worker or worksite employer who is found violating safety workplace safety rules & regulations.
Added by Chris on June 23, 2014 at 12:09pm — No Comments
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 introduced the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in order to “to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.”
OSHA aims to implement these standards by conducting audits all over the country. OSHA compliance officers inspect a company without notice, to check its…Continue
Added by Sam Lyndon on June 19, 2014 at 6:11am — No Comments
ISQEM have listed on their EHS blog 100 safety slogans that you can use on posters, training slides and HSE briefings.
Always remember its best to keep the use of slogans to a minimum and not to change them too often. Plus where…
Added by Wayne Harris on June 13, 2014 at 7:32am — No Comments
Knee injuries are very common these days. They occur when a person slips, falls or trips at work. Such accidents can damage the kneecap. The knee is a joint that connects the lower parts of leg to the upper parts, enabling walking. It is known to be the largest joint in the body. The anatomy of the knee is extremely complex. An injury like a fracture can cause a lot of pain and swelling. It can cause walking and mobility problems. The right type of treatment can help people with such…Continue
Added by Lee Kirton on June 4, 2014 at 6:47am — No Comments