What Does HAZMAT Stand For?

What Does HAZMAT Stand For?

HAZMAT stands for Hazardous Materials. The HAZMAT test is a written test designed for anyone involved in the shipment of hazardous materials. According to government regulations, hazardous material may include Toxic chemicals, Fuel, Nuclear waste, Biological agents, Chemical agents, Radioactive agents, etc. Generally, hazardous materials are substances that may pose a reasonable health risk to…

5 Proven Ways To Ensure Workplace Safety

5 Proven Ways To Ensure Workplace Safety

Workplace safety explains the collective plans, procedures, and actions adopted to prevent or control the hazards present in the workplace. The workplace is always encompassed with hazards of different sorts with their accompanying risk. The risk could be high, medium or low. Depending on the level of risk, suitable control measures need to be adopted…

Occupational Exposure: Examples and OEL

Occupational Exposure: Examples and OEL

Occupational exposure explains contact with a potentially harmful physical, chemical, or biological agent as a result of one’s occupation. This exposure could result in several levels of danger; mainly danger to health. Occupational Exposure Examples Occupation: Hazardous agents exposed to: Asbestos cement industry Asbestos Carpentry and joinery; Furniture and cabinet making Wood dust Paint stripping;…

What are Natural Hazards?

What are Natural Hazards?

Natural hazards are naturally occurring physical phenomena caused either by rapid or slow onset events that might hurt humans or the environment; these events can be geophysical, hydrological, climatological, meteorological, or biological. Classification Of Natural Hazards Geophysical hazards: These are hazards driven by geological (i.e. Earth) processes, in particular, plate tectonics. Examples are earthquakes, landslides,…

4 Keys To Improving Health And Safety Culture

4 Keys To Improving Health And Safety Culture

Safety culture according to Wikipedia is the attitude, beliefs, perceptions, and values that employees share in relation to health and safety in the workplace. It can also be said to be the product of individual and group values, attitudes, perceptions, competencies, and patterns of behavior that determine the commitment to, and the style and proficiency…

What is Process Safety

What is Process Safety

Process Safety is a term commonly used in the process industries to describe the safety requirements related to the design and operation of hazardous processes. This article aims to highlight some key areas of the subject matter. The areas will include: Elements of the process safety management system and Some process safety areas (Hazid, Hazop,…

How To Write A Good Incident Report

How To Write A Good Incident Report

Incident investigation and incident report process is an integral element of the health and safety management system. It is a reactive measure adopted to monitor the effectiveness of the health and safety management system. Note that Incidents include: Accidents, near misses, dangerous occurrences, etc. Our interest in this article is on Accident. What is an Accident…

Confine Space Entry Hoist: What is Used for and Types

Confine Space Entry Hoist: What is Used for and Types

Confine space entry hoists are designed for manhole and confined space entry, retrieval, and rescue applications. We have portable hoist systems designed for quick and easy set-up, to permanent installations intended for frequent use. There are different types of confine space entry hoists, i will highlight some of them. Types of Confine Space Entry Hoist…