What are Reportable Incidents
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What are Reportable Incidents

Reportable Incidents are severe incidents that occurs in connection to work. All employers are required to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye. A fatality must be reported within 8 hours. An in-patient hospitalization, amputation, or eye loss must be reported within…

What are Safety Procedures

What are Safety Procedures

Safety procedures (Safe work procedures) are specific steps that guide workers through a task  in a chronological order from start to finish. Safety procedures are designed to reduce work risk by minimizing potential exposure. Safety procedures are usually developed by a team of professionals including management staff and workers. The basis for developing safe work procedure…

What are Aspiration Hazards in the Workplace

What are Aspiration Hazards in the Workplace

Aspiration hazard is any substance that has the potential to enter the trachea and lower respiratory system through the oral or nasal cavity during inspiration (breathing-in) causing asphyxiation, injury, or negative health effects. There are different categories of aspiration hazards, ranked according to their level of toxicity and range in severity from mildly dangerous to…

How to Calculate the Total Fall Distance of Your Lanyard

How to Calculate the Total Fall Distance of Your Lanyard

This article aims to educate us on how to calculate the total fall distance. What is Total Fall Distance of a Lanyard (TFD) The total fall distance of a personal arrest system (Like your body harness) is the sum of free fall distance and deceleration distance. According to the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), personal fall arrest…

What is Heat Stress: Symptoms and Prevention

What is Heat Stress: Symptoms and Prevention

Heat stress occurs when the body’s heat regulating mechanism starts failing, making it difficult for the body to regulate an maintain a safe body temperature. The body reacts to heat by increasing the blood flow to the skin’s surface, and by sweating. In Heat stress condition, this heat regulation process is overstretched making it difficult…

Environmental Hazards: Types, Causes and  Control Measures

Environmental Hazards: Types, Causes and Control Measures

Environmental hazards are substances, states, or events that have the potential to threaten the surrounding natural environment / or adversely affect the health of people living in the environment.  Environmental hazards include natural disasters such as storms and earthquakes. Environmental hazards are also said to be any single or combination of toxic chemical, biological, or…