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5S

5S

What is 5S One of the most powerful Lean Manufacturing Tools and a cornerstone of any successful implementation is that of 5S, but what is 5S and its 5 Steps of Seiri, Seiton, Seiso, Seiketsu and Shitsuke? 5S is a simple tool for organizing your...
Abrasive Wheel Safety

Abrasive Wheel Safety

Abrasive Wheel Introduction: The purpose of this guidance is to give advice on precautions for the prevention of accidents in the use of abrasive wheels, in particular injury resulting from either wheel breakage or contact with...
Accident Prevention

Accident Prevention

Accident Prevention Workplace accident prevention plans and control of hazards is the result of a well designed and executed safety and health program. One of the keys to a successful program includes unbiased, prompt and accurate workplace accident...
Aerial Lift Safety

Aerial Lift Safety

Aerial Lift safety Overview: Aerial lifts are commonly used in construction, inspection, athletic events and repair services to lift University employees to an elevated work position. Proper operation and use of aerial lifts can...
Aerosol Safety

Aerosol Safety

Aerosol safety Introduction: Aerosol cans are widely used for delivering personal care products, paints, lubricants, insect repellent, gardening and automotive goods to consumers. They are stored in general purpose warehouses,...
All Signage's

All Signage's

Signage : Asbestos Signage : Battery Signage : Barricading Signage : Bio hazard ...
Arc Flash Safety

Arc Flash Safety

Arc Flash Safety What is an Arc Flash? An arc flash is a short circuit through air that flashes over from one exposed live conductor to another conductor or to ground. Simply put, an arc flash is a phenomenon where a flash...
Asbestos Safety

Asbestos Safety

Asbestos safety What is asbestos: Asbestos is a term used for the fibrous forms of several naturally-occurring minerals. All asbestos deposits originate from cystallisation of molten rock which, on cooling, produces the various...
Back Injury Prevention

Back Injury Prevention

Back Injury Prevention How can we prevent back injury resulting from MMH? To prevent occupational back injuries, it is essential to identify the factors of MMH that make the worker more susceptible to injury or that directly contribute...
Barricades Color

Barricades Color

Barricades are something you see everywhere you go - from banks to furniture stores to factories. They can be as simple as rope strung across an opening, or a welded framework protecting people from an open manhole. Most of these barricades are just...
Battery Charging Safety

Battery Charging Safety

Battery charging safety Introduction: This page contains straightforward advice on how to use rechargeable batteries safely. Following it can greatly reduce the risks involved. The advice is aimed at supervisors, technicians,...
Bio-Medical Hazardous Waste

Bio-Medical Hazardous Waste

Bio-Medical Hazardous waste Introduction: Biomedical waste originates from human or animal health care, medical research, medical teaching facilities, funeral establishments, laboratories and other facilities. A portion of that...
Blood Borne Pathogens

Blood Borne Pathogens

Blood borne Pathogens Blood borne pathogens are microorganisms such as viruses or bacteria that are carried in blood and can cause disease in people.Blood borne Pathogen control in the workplace is an essential program to keep employees safe if they...
Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide What is Carbon Monoxide (CO): Carbon Monoxide (also known as CO) is a colorless, odorless poisonous gas and is a common yet preventable cause of death from poisoning worldwide. Approximately half of the deaths...
Case Studies

Case Studies

Case studies Industrial accident Industrial accidents are severe mishaps that result in injuries to people and damage to property or the environment. For example, an explosion or fire at a pyrotechnics manufacturing facility is an industrial...
Chain Saw

Chain Saw

Chain saw Safety tips for felling (cutting down a tree): These tips apply specifically to felling trees that have a diameter less than the length of the chain saw blade, although some will apply generally to felling larger trees....
Chemical Industry

Chemical Industry

Chemical Industry Accidents, Investigation & Videos: Introduction: Major industrial chemical accidents are low frequency, but highly significant events in terms of loss of lives, injuries, environmental impact and material damage....
Chemical Industry AI&V'S

Chemical Industry AI&V'S

Industrial Accident, Investigation and videos OSHA strongly encourages employers to investigate all incidents in which a worker was hurt, as well as close calls (sometimes called "near misses"), in which a worker might have been hurt...
Chemical Safety

Chemical Safety

Chemical Safety What are chemical substances: A chemical substance is a material with a specific chemical composition. Water is an example of a chemical substance - it always has the same number of hydrogen and oxygen (e.g. H2O)....
Cold Environment

Cold Environment

Cold Environment-General Working in cold environments can be not only hazardous to your health but also life threatening. It is critical that the body be able to preserve core body temperature steady at + 37°C (+ 98.6°F). This thermal balance must b...
Combustible Dust

Combustible Dust

Combustible dust Introduction: This guidance document provides advice on the prevention and mitigation of dust explosions and fires. Many materials we use everyday produce dusts that are flammable and in the form of a cloud c...
Compressed Gas Cylinder

Compressed Gas Cylinder

Compressed gas cylinder What are compressed gases: Thousands of products are available which contain gases and mixtures of gases stored under pressure in cylinders. Most of these gases are classified as "compressed gases" according...
Confined Space

Confined Space

Confined space What is confined space: Generally speaking, a confined space is an enclosed or partially enclosed space that: is not primarily designed or intended for human occupancy has a restricted entrance or...
Confined Space Rescue Plan

Confined Space Rescue Plan

Confined space rescue plan Overview: This lesson discusses procedures for confined space rescue operations and emphasizes the need for safe operating procedures . Practice and proficiency using mechanical- all will advantage systems,...
Confined Space Tool Box talk

Confined Space Tool Box talk

Tool Box talk: Confined space co2-awarness confined-space cs-ventilation cs-accident-example cs-air-exchange cs-atmospheric-testing-quickcard cs-know-the-dangers-cs cs-permit-required-quickcard-english...
Construction Safety

Construction Safety

Construction safety: Construction Nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation on any given day. The fatal injury rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average...
Corrosive Material

Corrosive Material

Corrosive materials Corrosives are materials that can attack and chemically destroy exposed body tissues. Corrosives can also damage or even destroy metal. They begin to cause damage as soon as they touch the skin, eyes, respiratory...
Crane

Crane

Cranes safety Introduction: A crane is a tower or derrick that is equipped with cables and pulleys that are used to lift and lower material. They are commonly used in the construction industry and in the manufacturing of heavy equipment....
Dangerous Reactive Liquids & Solids

Dangerous Reactive Liquids & Solids

Dangerous Reactive liquids & solids What are dangerously reactive liquids and solids: Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) 1988 criteria define dangerously reactive liquids and solids as those that can: undergo vigorous...
Dos & Don't Abrasive Wheel

Dos & Don't Abrasive Wheel

Dos & Don't s - Abrasive wheel • DO always HANDLE and STORE wheels in a CAREFUL manner. • DO VISUALLY INSPECT all wheels before mounting for possible damage. • DO CHECK MACHINE SPEED against the established maxim...
Driving & Ergonomics

Driving & Ergonomics

Driving and Ergonomics Sitting in a car seat the same as sitting in a chair: No, even though you are sitting, they are different activities. When you use the steering wheel, your hands and arms are higher than when you are working...
Driving Tips

Driving Tips

Driving Tips Cellular telephone while driving cause more accidents: In general, driver distraction is one of the leading causes of traffic accidents. Using and talking on a cellular phone requires a large amount of attention and can be a contributing...
E Waste

E Waste

E- Waste safety Introduction: The definition of e-waste is essential to Step as an organization as well as its activities and its contributions to the world-wide solution of the e-waste problem. There is global inconsistency in...
Electrical

Electrical

Electrical Safety Work safely with or near electricity: The voltage of the electricity and the available electrical current in regular businesses and homes has enough power to cause death by electrocution. Even changing a light...
Electrical Do & Donts

Electrical Do & Donts

Dos and Dont's - Fire safety-Electricity 1. Use I.S.I. certified appliances. 2. Use good quality fuses of correct rating, miniature circuit breakers and earth leakage circuit breakers. 3. Use one socket for one appliance. 4....
Electrical TBT

Electrical TBT

Tool box talk: Electrical AC-DC Arc flash prevention Battery safety down power lines Electrical boxs Electrical burns Electrical power tools Electrical shock Extension cord safety...
Equipment TBT

Equipment TBT

Tool box talk: Equipment  forklift-trucks  grainderabrasive-saws  machine-gaurds  nail-guns  pinch-points  unloading-trucks  working-around-cranes
Ergonomics

Ergonomics

Ergonomics Ergonomics is the science of fitting jobs to people. Ergonomics encompasses the body of knowledge about physical abilities and limitations as well as other human characteristics that are relevant to job...
Ergonomics 2

Ergonomics 2

Ergonomics 2 SECONDARY RISK FACTORS Environmental Conditions: Cold Temperatures People who work outdoors – on construction sites, doing avalanche surveys, or work on loading docks – face additional risk of injury aggravated by ...
Excavation

Excavation

Excavation work is hazardous. This guideline provides information on the potential hazards involved in excavation work so that workers and employers can work together to create a safe, injury and fatality free work site. DEFINITIONS: Excavation: ...
Exercises for Back

Exercises for Back

Exercises for a Healthy back Important is exercise in preventing low back injury: The key to preventing lower back injury and pain (LBP), whether work-related or not, is physical conditioning. "Getting into shape" involves the overall conditioning...
Fall Protection

Fall Protection

Slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. They cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities. Active participation by management, supervisors and employees is...
Fall Protection Sinage's

Fall Protection Sinage's

                   
Fall Protection TBT

Fall Protection TBT

Tool Box talk: Fall protection FP-Ariel lift FP-Fall arrest FP-Fall prevention FP-Fall retrivel FP Holes & skylights FP-Inspect fall protection system FP-Lanyard FP-Location of falls FP-Open side floors...
Fire Extinguisher Tool Box Talk

Fire Extinguisher Tool Box Talk

Tool box talk - Fire extinguisher elements-of-combustion extinguisher-types-use fire-guard-not-guarding-himself fire-prevention-tips fire-prevention-flammable-chemicals fire-prevention-flammable-liquids fire-prevention-heating...
Fire Safety

Fire Safety

Fire safety Introduction: Each year, more than 4,000 Americans die in fires, more than 25,000 are injured in fires, and more than 100 firefighters are killed while on duty. Eighty three percent of all civilian fire deaths occurred in...
Fire Sprinkler System

Fire Sprinkler System

Fire sprinkler system History of Fire Sprinklers: Officially developed and used by Henry Parmalee in 1874 to protect his piano factory. Used clay and wood pipes with holes drilled into them. A tank on the roof of...
Fireworks Safety

Fireworks Safety

Fireworks Safety Introduction: Diwali is thoroughly enjoyed by people of all age groups as they love the splendor and sparkle of fireworks. The earthen lamps that we light on Diwali night are generally placed on balcony and window ledges....
First Aid

First Aid

First Aid Globally, millions of people die each year as a result of accidents or serious injury. Unfortunately, many of those deaths could have been prevented had first aid been administered at the scene immediately, before the emergency...
First Aid AED

First Aid AED

Automated External Defibrillator: Overview: To understand how AEDs work, it helps to understand . The heart has an internal electrical system that controls the rate and rhythm of the heartbeat. With each heartbeat, an electrical signal...
First Aid Allergies

First Aid Allergies

First aid - Allergies: Definition: An allergy occurs when the body overreacts to an allergen or ‘trigger’ that is typically harmless to most people. Examples of allergies include hay fever, asthma, eczema, hives and food allergy. Est...
First Aid Anaphylactic Shock

First Aid Anaphylactic Shock

First aid : Anaphylactic shock Food Allergy Overview A food allergy is an immune-mediated adverse reaction to a particular food. For someone with a food allergy, eating or swallowing even a tiny amount of a particular food can cause symptoms such...
First Aid Animal Bites

First Aid Animal Bites

First aid - Animal bites Overview: Many different types of animals ranging from dogs, cats, hamsters, raccoon, ferrets, and squirrels can bite adults and children. Many times, bites are from the family pet. Definition:...
First Aid Bites

First Aid Bites

First aid : Bites Many different types of animals ranging from dogs, cats, hamsters, raccoons, ferrets, and squirrels can bite adults and children. Many times, bites are from the family pet. Most states require that animal bites be reported, therefore,...
First Aid Bleeding

First Aid Bleeding

First aid - Bleeding Overview: Bleeding is the loss of blood from the circulatory system. Causes can range from small cuts and abrasions to deep cuts and amputations. Injuries to the body can also result in internal bleeding, which can range...
First Aid Blisters

First Aid Blisters

First aid : Blisters Blisters are fluid-filled bumps that look like bubbles on the skin. You may develop a blister on your foot when you wear new shoes that rub against your skin or on your hand when you work in the garden without wearing gloves....
First Aid Bones & Joints Injuries

First Aid Bones & Joints Injuries

First aid : Bones and joint injuries Introduction: A fracture is a break or crack in a bone that can be caused by an accident, fall, or blow. Symptoms include a snapping sound as bone breaks, bone protruding from skin,...
First Aid Burns

First Aid Burns

First aid : Burns Definition: A burn is damage to the skin or underlying tissue caused by heat. There are 3 levels of severity; 1st (Superficial), 2nd (Partial thickness), 3rd (Full thickness). There are three levels...
First Aid Chemical Burns

First Aid Chemical Burns

First aid : Chemical burns Chemical Burns Overview A chemical burn is irritation and destruction of human tissue caused by exposure to a chemical, usually by direct contact with the chemical or its fumes. Chemical burns can occur in the home, at...
First Aid Choking

First Aid Choking

First aid for choking Choking Overview Choking is a blockage of the upper airway by food or other objects, which prevents a person from breathing effectively. Choking can cause a simple coughing fit, but complete blockage of the...
First Aid Cold

First Aid Cold

Colds : What are colds: Everyone gets a cold from time to time. Children get more colds than adults. Colds usually last 1 to 2 weeks. You can catch a cold at any time of year, but they are more common in late winter and early spring. There...
First Aid CPR

First Aid CPR

First aid -CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Definition Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a procedure performed in an emergency when the heart stops, with the goal of prolonging circulatory and lung function. The Importance of...
First Aid Cuts & Wounds

First Aid Cuts & Wounds

First aid -Cut and wounds Introduction: Cuts are open wounds through the skin. Normally the skin is under slight, constant tension as it covers the body. A cut is a forceful injury to the skin. Many people accidentally cut themselves...
First Aid Dental

First Aid Dental

Dental Injuries to the mouth and/or teeth can result from a fall on the face or a direct blow, such as a punch. A blow under the jaw can result in bitten lips or tongue. Such injuries can be associated with severe bleeding, which can be a risk to...
First Aid Diabetes

First Aid Diabetes

Diabetes Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a set of related diseases in which the body cannot regulate the amount of sugar (specifically, glucose) in the blood. The blood delivers glucose to provide the body with energy to perform all of a person's daily...
First Aid Drug Overdose

First Aid Drug Overdose

Drug-Overdose The effects of any drug will vary depending on the nature of the substance, the age, weight and general health of the patient, and whether any alcohol was consumed at the same time. Many young people are exposed to the risks of taking...
First Aid Eye Injury

First Aid Eye Injury

Eye Injury Eye injuries can range from the very minor, such as getting soap in one's eye, to the catastrophic, resulting in permanent loss of vision or loss of the eye. These types of injuries often occur in the workplace, at home, in other accidents,...
First Aid Fainting

First Aid Fainting

Fainting What is fainting? Fainting is a sudden, brief loss of consciousness. When people faint, or pass out, they usually fall down. After they are lying down, most people will recover quickly. The term doctors use for fainting is syncope (say...
First Aid Frostbite

First Aid Frostbite

First aid - Frostbite Overview: Frostbite occurs when tissues freeze. This condition happens when you are exposed to temperatures below the freezing point of skin. Hypothermia is the condition of developing an abnormally low body...
First Aid Head Ache

First Aid Head Ache

Head ache Headaches are one of the most common pain-related health problems in both children and adults. You may have a headache along with another minor health problem such as a sore throat, cold, or sinus problem. Types of headaches The most...
First Aid Head Injury

First Aid Head Injury

First Aid-Head injury Introduction: The brain is a soft and delicate organ. A hard blow to the head can injure the brain or spinal cord even when there are no visible signs of trauma to the scalp or face. That’s why all head i...
First Aid Heat Rash

First Aid Heat Rash

First aid - Heat rash Definitions: Heat rash — also known as prickly heat and miliaria — isn't just for babies. Heat rash affects adults, too, especially during hot, humid weather. Heat rash develops when blocked pores (sw...
First Aid Hydro Colloids

First Aid Hydro Colloids

Hydro colloids Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to worry about getting scars from your wounds and burns? Wouldn’t it be great if you had hospital style dressings at home? Wouldn’t it be great if you had a wound dressing the made the pain go...
First Aid Hypothermia

First Aid Hypothermia

First aid - Hypothermia Over view: Hypothermia happens when someone’s body temperature drops below 35°C (95°F). Normal body temperature is around 37°C (98. 6°F). Hypothermia can become life-threatening quickly, so it’s important to trea...
First Aid Indigestion

First Aid Indigestion

Indigestion Indigestion is a term that describes a feeling of fullness or discomfort in the upper abdomen. Signs of indigestion may be vague but can also include belching, heartburn, bloating, and nausea. Also called dyspepsia (and non-acid dyspepsia),...
First Aid Influenza

First Aid Influenza

Influenza What is influenza (flu): Influenza (flu) is a viral infection. People often use the term "flu" to describe any kind of mild illness, such as a cold or a stomach virus, that has symptoms like the flu. But the real flu is different. Flu...
First Aid Insects Bites

First Aid Insects Bites

Insects Bites Insect bites and stings carry the risk of allergic reactions, infections and skin injury. The bites introduce a venom to the body that will often cause the skin around the bite to swell and itch. When bites are received wash the area...
First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit Introduction: First aid kits are a legal requirement for every workplace. It must also be clearly marked in a green box with a white cross on it. Your staff should all be made aware of where their nearest first aid...
First Aid Lice

First Aid Lice

Lice What are lice? Lice are tiny insects that live on humans and feed on blood. When a large number of lice live and multiply on a person, it is called an infestation. Three different kinds of lice live on humans: Head lice are usually...
First Aid Lighting Strike

First Aid Lighting Strike

Lighting strike Lightning strikes are weather-related medical emergencies. Lightning is consistently among the top five weather-related killers. In typical years past, lightning killed more people in the United States than any other natural disaster...
First Aid Medicine Safety

First Aid Medicine Safety

Medicine Safety Understanding how your medicines work, and being alert to the following things can save your life, and help avoid medicinal mishaps. Medicine safety is no joke, read below for tips to keep you safe and informed. When you’re still i...
First Aid Meningitis

First Aid Meningitis

Meningitis What is meningitis? Meningitis is inflammation of the lining around the brain and spinal cord. It is usually caused by an infection. The infection occurs most often in children, teens, and young adults. Also at risk are older adults...
First Aid Muscle Cramps

First Aid Muscle Cramps

First aid -Muscle cramps What are muscle cramps? A muscle cramp is a strong, painful contraction or tightening of a muscle that comes on suddenly and lasts from a few seconds to several minutes. It often occurs in the legs. A...
First Aid Nausea & Vomiting

First Aid Nausea & Vomiting

Nausea and vomiting Nausea is an unpleasant wavelike feeling in the back of the throat and/or stomach that may lead to vomiting. Vomiting is throwing up the contents of the stomach through the mouth. Retching is the movement of the stomach and esophagus...
First Aid Near Drowning

First Aid Near Drowning

Near Drowning What is near-drowning? Near-drowning is a common but out-of-date phrase for surviving a drowning event. Drowning happens when a person is underwater and breathes water into the lungs. The airway (larynx) can spasm and close, or...
First Aid Nose Bleeds

First Aid Nose Bleeds

First aid - Nose bleeds Overview: Most nosebleeds are not usually serious and can be stopped with home treatment. Most nosebleeds occur in the front of the nose (anterior epistaxis) and involve only one nostril. Some blood may...
First Aid Poison

First Aid Poison

Poison We live in a world where we are surrounded by poisons- we can inhale them, swallow or ingest them, absorb them through our skin, or have them injected into our bodies. Each year about 2.5 million poisonings are reported to poison control centers...
First Aid Rib Injury

First Aid Rib Injury

First aid- Rib Injury Structure of the ribs: The ribcage consists of 24 curved ribs arranged in 12 pairs. Each pair is attached to a vertebra in the spine. At the front of the body, the first seven pairs of ribs are...
First Aid Seizures

First Aid Seizures

Seizures The brain controls how the body moves by sending out small electrical signals through the nerves to the muscles. Seizures, or convulsions, occur when abnormal signals from the brain change the way the body functions. Seizures are different...
First Aid Shock

First Aid Shock

First aid - Shock What is shock: Shock is what happens when the heart and blood vessels are unable to pump enough oxygen-rich blood to the vital organs of the body. Although every illness and involves shock to some degree, it...
First Aid Snake Bite

First Aid Snake Bite

First aid - Snake bite Overview: Snakes are remarkable animals, successful on land, in the sea, in forests, in grasslands, in lakes, and in deserts. Despite their sinister reputation, snakes are almost always more scared of you...
First Aid Sprain

First Aid Sprain

First aid - Sprain Definition: A sprain is an injury to the ligaments around a joint. Ligaments are strong, flexible fibers that hold bones together. When a ligament is stretched too far or tears, the joint will become painful...
First Aid Tick Bites

First Aid Tick Bites

First aid - Tick bites Introduction: Ticks are small spider like animals (arachnids) that bite to fasten themselves onto the skin and feed on blood. Ticks live in the fur and feathers of many birds and animals. Tick bites occur...
First Aid Tonsillitis

First Aid Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis Your tonsils are two infection-fighting centers located in the way back of your throat, one on the right another on the left. These bundles of lymphatic tissue work hard to keep you from getting sick ‘catching’ germs and bacteria that ent...
First Aid Wrist Injury

First Aid Wrist Injury

First aid - Wrist Injury Overview: The wrist is made up of the two bones of the forearm (the radius and ulna) and eight carpal bones (scaphoid or navicular, lunate, triquetrum, pisiform, trapezium, trapezoid, capitate, and the...
Flammable Materials

Flammable Materials

Flammable materials Flammable and combustible liquids: Flammable and combustible liquids are liquids that can burn. They are classified, or grouped, as either flammable or combustible by their flash points. Generally speaking, flammable...
Forklift

Forklift

Forklift A forklift is also known as a lift truck essentially because it’s a truck that can lift loads using a set of forks. A forklift can be used in numerous places such as warehouses, factories, farms, shipping yards and m...
Hand Tools Safety

Hand Tools Safety

Hand Tools A hand tool is any tool that is not a power tool – that is, one powered by hand (manual labour) rather than by an engine. Some examples of hand tools are garden forks, secateurs, rakes, hammers, spanners, pliers, s...
Hazard Communication

Hazard Communication

Hazard Communication In order to ensure  chemical safety in the workplace , information must be available about the identities and hazards of the chemicals. OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires the development and dissemination of ...
Hazardous Communication Tool Box Talk

Hazardous Communication Tool Box Talk

Tool Box Talk - Hazardous Communication benzene chemical-identification-control chemical-labels-and-colours co2-awarness danger-hazardous-chemicals dermatitis emergency-eye-wash-use handling-chemical-spills...
Hazardous Materials

Hazardous Materials

Introduction Hazardous materials (hazmat) are any material that has properties that may result in risk or injury to health and/or destruction of life or facilities. Many hazardous materials (hazmat) do not have a taste or an odor. Some can be detected...
Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste

A waste is a by-product of your work or research that has no further use. If you work with chemicals, you are probably a hazardous-waste generator. A hazardous waste is any waste regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Some examples...
HAZOP

HAZOP

Hazard and Operability (HAZOP) What is HAZOP? Systematic technique to IDENTIFY potential HAZ ard and OP erating problems. A formal systematic rigorous examination to the process and engineering facets of a production facility....
Hearing Protection

Hearing Protection

Hearing Conservation and Hearing Protection is achieved through preventative measures. To reduce occupational hearing loss, all employees, who work in potentially noisy areas, are provided hearing protection, training and annual hearing tests. OSHA hearing...
Heat Stress

Heat Stress

Heat stress Workers at risk of heat stress include outdoor workers and workers in hot environments such as firefighters, bakery workers, farmers, construction workers, miners, boiler room workers, factory workers, and others. Workers at greater risk...
HIRA

HIRA

HIRA (Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment) The purpose of this guideline is to provide a systematic and objective approach to assessing  hazards and their associated risks that will provide an objective measure of an identified hazard as well ...
HIRA List

HIRA List

HIRA (Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment) Topics Access for 5th floor to 6th floor Al-door&window Assembly of gallery Backfilling Batching plant Bin building erection Blasting Brick work Chipping work...
Hot Work

Hot Work

Welding and Hot Work , such as brazing or grinding present a significant opportunity for fire and injury. All precautions of this program must be applied prior to commencing any welding or hot work by company employees or contractors. Hot work presents...
Housekeeping

Housekeeping

Attention to general cleanliness, storage and housekeeping can prevent numerous accidents. Specific housekeeping requirements and good housekeeping efforts are a part of the company fire prevention and accident prevention program. All Employees share...
HSE Guidelines

HSE Guidelines

HSE Guidelines This page (http://www.hsewebsite.com/hse-guidelines.php ) contains the most updated versions of the Health Safety & Environmental Guidelines (known as the "HSE Guidelines"). They are intended to be living documents...
HSEMS

HSEMS

Health Safety & Environment Management System (HSEMS) Health, Safety and Environment  (HSE)  is an umbrella term for the laws, rules, guidance and processes designed to help protect employees, the public and the environment from harm. In the workplace, t...
Hydrogen Sulfide(H2S)

Hydrogen Sulfide(H2S)

Overview Hydrogen Sulfide or sour gas (H2S) is a flammable, colorless gas that is toxic at extremely low concentrations. It is heavier than air, and may accumulate in low-lying areas. It smells like "rotten eggs" at low concentrations and causes...
IH (Industrial Hygiene)

IH (Industrial Hygiene)

Introduction Industrial hygiene has been defined as “that science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of those environmental factors or stresses arising in or from the workplace, which may cause sickness, impaired h...
Industrial Ventilation

Industrial Ventilation

Definition Ventilation is the mechanical system in a building that brings in "fresh" outdoor air and removes the "contaminated" indoor air. In a workplace, ventilation is used to control exposure to airborne contaminants. It is commonly used to...
ISO 14001

ISO 14001

ISO 14001 What is an environmental management system ? An environmental management system helps organizations identify, manage,monitor and control their environmental issues in a “ holistic ” manner. Other ISO standards that look at ...
ISO 22000

ISO 22000

What is ISO 22000? ISO 22000 is a Food Safety Management System that can be applied to any organization in the food chain, farm to fork. Becoming certified to ISO 22000 allows a company to show their customers that they have a food safety management...
JHA

JHA

Job Hazard Analysis Who needs to read this booklet? This booklet is for employers, foremen, and supervisors, but we encourage employees to use the information as well to analyze their own jobs and recognize workplace hazards so they can report them...
JSA

JSA

Job Safety Analysis(JSA) A job safety analysis (JSA) is a procedure which helps integrate accepted safety and health principles and practices into a particular task or job operation. In a JSA, each basic step of the job is to identify...
JSA Topics

JSA Topics

Click the below links for JSA's acoustical-ceilings-t-bar aerial-lift air-ambient-monitoring air-compressor angle-grinder arc-welding asbestos-inspections-field-operations band-saw-portable bandsaw-18inch...
Ladder

Ladder

Ladder Ladders are used when employees need to move up or down between two different levels. Slips, trips, and falls are significant contributors to accidents. Slips, trips, and falls can occur when wrong ladder selection is made...
Ladder TBT

Ladder TBT

Tool box talk : Ladders Extension ladder Fixed ladder Ladder proper access Ladder warning labels Ladder-Climbing Ladder-types&categaries Metal ladder Step ladder Tie off ...
Lead Safety

Lead Safety

Overview Lead overexposure is one of the most common over exposures found in industry and is a leading cause of workplace illness. The reduction of lead exposure is a high strategic priority. OSHA five year strategic plan sets a performance goal...
Lifting

Lifting

Lifting Safety: Lifting equipment is any work equipment for lifting and lowering loads, and includes any accessories used in doing so (such as attachments to support, fix or anchor the equipment). There are three key terms used...
Links

Links

 Useful Health & Safety Sites For your convenience, we provide the following links to reliable sources of health and safety information on the Internet. Health Safety and Environment British Occupational Hygiene Society BOHS - Society ...
Lock Out & Tag Out

Lock Out & Tag Out

OSHA requires employers to establish a Lockout Tag out program and use procedures for affixing appropriate lockout devices or tag out devices to energy isolating devices, and to otherwise disable machines or equipment to prevent unexpected re-energizing,...
Lock Out & Tag Out TBT

Lock Out & Tag Out TBT

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Machine & Equipment Safety 1

Machine & Equipment Safety 1

Introduction It is crucial to understand why machine and equipment safe guards are to be used on machines. An operator or maintenance worker must be informed as to the location of the safe guards on the machines, and should also be provided information...
Machine & Equipment Safety 2

Machine & Equipment Safety 2

Some Common Safeguarding Applications Power transmission guards: Power transmission parts typically consist of belts, pulleys, chains, sprockets, gears, shafts, and couplings. Contact with these moving parts accounts for a large number...
Materials Handling

Materials Handling

Materials Handling For an effective materials handling and storage program, managers must take an active role in its development. First-line supervisors must be convinced of the importance of controlling hazards associated with materials handling...
Metal Mesh Sling

Metal Mesh Sling

Sling - Metal Mesh slings Metal mesh slings are widely used in metalworking and in other industries where loads are abrasive, hot, or will tend to cut web slings. Unlike nylon and wire rope slings, metal mesh slings resist abrasion and...
Natural & Synthetic Fiber Rope Sling

Natural & Synthetic Fiber Rope Sling

Sling - Natural and Synthetic fiber rope sling Natural and synthetic fiber rope slings are used primarily for temporary work, such as construction and painting jobs, and in marine operations. Fiber rope slings are pliant, grip loads...
Office Safety

Office Safety

Introduction The purpose an Office Safety program is to provide guidance to office managers and office staff on the elements of safe office work. The office is like any other work environment in that it may present potential health and safety hazards....
OHSAS 18001

OHSAS 18001

OHSAS 18000 is an international occupational health and safety management system specification. It comprises two parts, 18001 and 18002 and embraces a number of other publications. OHSAS 18001 is an Occupation Health and Safety Assessment Series ...
Organic Peroxide

Organic Peroxide

Introduction An organic peroxide is any organic (carbon-containing) compound having two oxygen atoms joined together (-O-O-). This chemical group is called a "peroxy" group. Organic peroxides can be severe fire and explosion hazards. This question-and-answer...
OSHA Caution Signs

OSHA Caution Signs

OSHA CAUTION SIGNS goggles positively must be worn when operating this machine osha sign no pedestrian traffic osha sign ear protection area osha sign read the label before using osha sign always...
OSHA Danger Signs

OSHA Danger Signs

OSHA DANGER SIGNS flammable osha sign do not enter authorized personnel only osha sign chemical storage area keep out osha sign use only with adequate ventilation osha sign no smoking or open...
OSHA Mandatory Signs

OSHA Mandatory Signs

MANDATORY SIGNS keep this area litter free sign lift heavy objects correctly sign protective footwear must be worn sign switch off when not in use sign stack correctly sign ear , eye and...
OSHA Notice Signs

OSHA Notice Signs

OSHA NOTICE SIGNS keep door closed at all times osha sign equipment in your department must be thoroughly cleaned after each days work osha sign avoid contamination wash your hands osha sign smoking permitted...
OSHA Prohibited or No Signs

OSHA Prohibited or No Signs

PROHIBITION SIGNS no snorkling equipment sign do not open sign do not use horn sign no smoking sign pedestrians prohibited sign do not touch when in use sign no swimming sign ...
OSHA Quality Control Signs

OSHA Quality Control Signs

OSHA QUALITY CONTROL SIGNS hold osha sign awaiting inspection osha sign be proud of the job you do! osha sign accepted osha sign do it right the first time we don't always get a second chance!...
OSHA Quick Cards

OSHA Quick Cards

OSHA Quick Cards : Aerial Lift Fall Protection Over Water in Shipyards (OSHA 3452 - 2011) (English: PDF * Order Now ) Aerial Lifts QuickCard™ (OSHA 3267 - 2011) (English: HTML PDF *) Agriculture: Protecting Farmworkers from Tractor a...
OSHA Safety First Signs

OSHA Safety First Signs

OSHA SAFETY FIRST SIGNS low clearance osha sign slippery when wet osha sign this area closed off osha sign ammonia authorized personnel only osha sign employees only osha sign prevent...
OSHA Think Signs

OSHA Think Signs

OSHA THINK SIGNS there is no substitute for safety osha sign carelessness is dangerous osha sign stay alert don't get hurt osha sign make every move a safe one osha sign safety first osha sign ...
OSHA Warning Signs

OSHA Warning Signs

HAZARD WARNING SIGNS oxidising material sign poison sign danger high voltage sign radiation hazard sign guard dogs sign high noise levels sign trip hazard sign beware...
Permits

Permits

Work Permits Introduction Certain safeguards that normally protect the worker may have to be removed when repair or maintenance work is performed. When this occurs, the hazards involved need to be identified and a safe work system...
Pesticides

Pesticides

The word "pesticide" is a general term used to describe a substance (or mixture) that kills a pest, or it prevents or reduces the damage a pest may cause. Pests can be insects, mice or other animals, unwanted plants (weeds), fungi, bacteria or viruses....
PPE

PPE

Personal Protective Equipment:  There are over 75 OSHA Standards that address the need and use for Personal Protective Equipment (PPS). While PPE use can prevent injuries and illnesses, engineering controls should be the primary methods ...
Process Safety

Process Safety

3 Parts to Process Safety Process Safety Management (PSM) meet the requirements of OSHA Standard Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Substances. Process Safety Information is the technical information on the process and equipment in...
Q Fever

Q Fever

Q fever and what causes it? Q fever (Query fever) is an infectious disease that spreads from animals to humans. Q fever is caused by a microbe called "Coxiella burnetii." This microbe can survive for months and even years in dust or soil. Animals...
Respirator Fit Test

Respirator Fit Test

What is mean by respirator fit test? A fit test is a test protocol conducted to verify that a respirator is both comfortable and correctly fits the user. Fit testing uses a test agent, either qualitatively detected by the wearer’s sense o...
Respiratory Protection

Respiratory Protection

This information presents advantages and disadvantages of various types of respiratory protection devices Disposable Particulate Respirators: The NIOSH-certified disposable respirators labeled N, R, or P and may be obtained with or without exhalation...
Rigging - Fiber Ropes, Knots & Hitches

Rigging - Fiber Ropes, Knots & Hitches

Fiber rope is a commonly used tool which has many applications in daily hoisting and rigging operations. Readily available in a wide variety of synthetic and natural fiber materials, these ropes may be used as slings for hoisting materials....
Rigging - Methods of Slinging Hitches

Rigging - Methods of Slinging Hitches

Over view There are many rigging methods for different kinds of loads being handled. It should be noted that a rigging method which is suitable for handling one load might not be suitable for handling another load. In fact, each rigging method has...
Rigging Hardware Eye Bolts

Rigging Hardware Eye Bolts

Overview One of the mostly commonly used items of lifting gears, have severe limitation in usage and high level of accidents occurs as a results of misuse. Eyebolts are used in a wide variety of applications to provide lifting point on loads. Sometimes...
Rigging Material

Rigging Material

Rigging Hardware Introduction: This Standard applies to the construction, installation, operation, inspection, maintenance, and safe use of lifting equipment used in construction and industrial settings. This includes, but is not limited...
Safety Alerts 2016

Safety Alerts 2016

HSEWEBSITE.COM has created this database to provide safety-related information in the shortest possible time. We believe that communicating safety lessons learned from incidents on all our worksites and that of our stakeholders and other companies ...
Safety Audit

Safety Audit

Audit is a systematic and, wherever possible, independent examination to determine whether activities and related results conform to planned arrangements and whether these arrangements are implemented effectively and are suitable to achieve the organization's...
Safety Checklist's

Safety Checklist's

Safety checklists are documents used during safety inspections for the identification of potential hazards. OSHA has provided a wide range of checklists for the identification of potential hazards in a variety of industries and applications. Each workplace...
Safety Formulas

Safety Formulas

INTRODUCTION Purpose The purpose of this element is to provide a practical and uniform method for recording & measuring incidents and employee injuries occurring on the job. Incident and injury rates will be compiled in accordance with the American...
Safety Moment

Safety Moment

Safety Moment A Safety Moment is a brief safety talk about a specific subject at the beginning of a meeting or shift. Also known as safety minutes or safety chats, these talks can be done in a variety of ways, but are typically...
Safety Net

Safety Net

Regardless of the time spent on a roof, the risk of falling is high. Any fall is likely to result in a serious injury. Safety nets installed below a high-level work area reduce the distance that a worker can fall. They absorb the impact of the fall...
Safety Sign

Safety Sign

Safety Signs, Symbols and Colour Codes – a simple guide Welcome to Free Sign We have a large selection of OSHA and statutory signs for you to print out using your PC and it's printer. We have available the most commonly used safety signs y...
Safety Slogans

Safety Slogans

Living with your mistakes is harder than you think…. wear your safety gear. “It’s not how fast you go it’s knowing when to go slow”. Safety by Choice, Not by Chance Hearing protection is a sound investment. Are you part of the sa...
Scaffolding

Scaffolding

Scaffolding Safety Introduction Every year nearly 100 fatalities and 10,000 injuries occur world over on scaffolds despite numerous safety regulations aimed to prevent such incidents. If you work on scaffolding, you must be able to recognize...
SDS (MSDS)

SDS (MSDS)

Safety Data Sheets The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) (29 CFR 1910.1200(g)), revised in 2012, requires that the chemical manufacturer, distributor, or importer provide Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) (formerly MSDSs or Material Safety Data Sheets) for...
Sign & Labels

Sign & Labels

ANSI Z535 and the OSHA 1910.14 Specifications for Accident Prevention Safety Signs require the use of safety signs to indicate specific hazards that, without identification, may lead to accidental injury to workers and/or the public, or lead to property...
Signage : Forklift Floor Signs

Signage : Forklift Floor Signs

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Signage : Forklift Traffic Sign's

Signage : Forklift Traffic Sign's

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Silica Safety

Silica Safety

Introduction Crystalline silica is an important industrial material found abundantly in the earth’s crust. It is a mineral that occurs in several forms. Quartz, the most common form, is a component of sand, stone, rock, concrete, brick, block, and m...
Slings

Slings

INTRODUCTION What is the purpose of this guide? The purpose of this guide is to assist employers and employees in the proper selection, use, and maintenance of slings and in the recognition of hazards associated with their use.  This guide ...
Slip, Trip & Fall

Slip, Trip & Fall

Same level slips, trips and falls are occupational hazards that can be found in almost every type of work setting. It is estimated that 3.8 million disabling work injuries are caused each year by slips, trips, and falls, accounting for 12 percent to 15...
Synthetic Round Sling

Synthetic Round Sling

Sling - Synthetic round sling Synthetic round slings offer a number of advantages for rigging purposes.  The most commonly used synthetic round slings are made of nylon- or polyester-type yarns.  They have the following properties i...
Synthetic Web Sling

Synthetic Web Sling

Sling - Synthetic web sling Synthetic web slings offer a number of advantages for rigging purposes.  The most commonly used synthetic web slings are made of nylon- or polyester-type yarns (Fig. 7).  They have the following properties i...
TBT - Slip, Trip & Fall

TBT - Slip, Trip & Fall

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TBT Forklift

TBT Forklift

Tool Box Talk Blind Spots Changing Forklift Batteries Crushed Between Two Forklifts Electric Pallet Jack Safety Forklift Driver Found Guilty Forklift Near Misses Forklift Parking Forklift Safety Rules Horseplay...
TBT Power Tools

TBT Power Tools

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Tire Precautions

Tire Precautions

Important to know when removing wheels Loosen wheel nuts before lifting vehicle off the ground. Raise vehicle only a few centimeters (one inch) from the floor when doing operations on a freewheel or frame-contact lift. Block a...
Tire Safety

Tire Safety

The History of the Tire The very first tires were bands of iron placed on the wooden wheels of carts and wagons. Luckily, with the discovery of rubber things changed. It was in the mid 1800’s that the first tires made using rubber appeared. They w...
Tool Box Talk

Tool Box Talk

Tool Box Talk (TBT) Definition - What does Toolbox Talk mean? A toolbox talk is an informal safety meeting that is part of an organization's overall safety program. Toolbox meetings are generally conducted at the job site prior...
Tool box talk : Excavation & Trenching

Tool box talk : Excavation & Trenching

Call before you dig Equipment getting on and off Excavation requirements Excavation requirements-1 Excavations hand exposing buried facilities marking underground facilities Sloping shoring three point...
Tool Safety

Tool Safety

Portable, bench or floor mounted power tools and equipment need routine maintenance, inspection and adjustments to ensure safe operation. Tool bits, blades and other changeable parts must be kept sharp and free from damage. Electrical systems, belts &...
Tower Crane

Tower Crane

Introduction Tower cranes are widely used for lifting operations in the construction industry. Statistics show that tower cranes contribute to quite a number of serious accidents. Property damage and bodily injuries can be avoided if they are properly...
Ultra Violet Radiation

Ultra Violet Radiation

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is similar to visible light in all physical aspects, except that it does not enable us to see things. The light that enables us to see things is referred to as visible light and is composed of the colors we see in a rainbow....
Video's

Video's

Free Resources Stay Safe With Our Free Resources The resources you’ll find on this page were created by industry leaders and a variety of safety organizations that are experts on the subject. This library contains videos designed for single or g...
Washing Vehicles

Washing Vehicles

Safety tips for washing vehicles Wear safety-toe, non-slip sole rubber boots. Wear hearing protection. Protect skin when using solvents. Use appropriate hand protection for the materials being used. Remove immediately...
Welding

Welding

Electrical welding Follow electrical safety procedures to prevent electrical hazards. Electricity used in welding is available as: single phase, 120 Volts (V) or 240 V; and triple phase 575 V in Canada and 480 V in the USA....
Wire Rope Sling

Wire Rope Sling

Sling - Wire Rope Sling Wire rope is often used in slings because of its strength, durability, abrasion resistance and ability to conform to the shape of the loads on which it is used. In addition, wire rope slings are able to lift hot...
Work Place Stress

Work Place Stress

We hear a lot about stress, but what is it? Taber's Cyclopedia Medical Dictionary defines stress as "the result produced when a structure, system or organism is acted upon by forces that disrupt equilibrium or produce strain". In simpler terms, stress...

 

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