Dear all,
Now I am come with one interest video now a days all of menís(90%) are using helmet while they driving vehicle(two wheelers).I do know why females not use/wear helmet while traveling in two wheelers why????????. . . Please see the attached video how many of womenís are travelled without helmet. . . Whenever u goes outside with your precious wife & kids/ friends (THEY ARE MORE IMPOTANT IN YOUR LIFE) please advice them to wear helmet. . .
Dear dipil,
High power worker video its really terrible . . . Thanks for your video. . .
Thanks & Besafe.
Raghu
29th December 2010 From United States, Fpo

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Dear all, Now i come with how to use extension ladder video. . . U can use this video in our training sessions its gives the good/best result to us. . . Keep on sharing. . . Thanks & Besafe Raghu
29th December 2010 From United States, Fpo

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here is video of hot work that was missed before.
29th December 2010 From India, Udaipur

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Good morning to all, Another one from myside regarding Machine guard. . .Mr.Hansa thanks for your hot work video. Thanks & Besafe Raghu
30th December 2010 From United States, Fpo

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Dear all, Agai one more from myside regarding Ladder Safety Tips. . . Thanks & Besafe Raghu
30th December 2010 From United States, Fpo

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Dear All
Wishing you a great, happy and prosporous New Year... May God bless each one of you to fulfill your dreams in the upcoming days...
I am leaving to my native today... As I am from mobile can't able to attach files... Will be back actively into forum discussions from 17th Jan...
Hope Mr. Raghu, Mr. Firoz, Mr. Rao, Ms. Hansa, etc will keep on moving this thread ahead actively...
Thanks and once again wish you happy New Year 2011.
30th December 2010 From India
Dear Dipil, thanks for wishes.. Dear Raghu, Hansa, Rao and Tenrry Wishing all of you a very happy joyous and safe new year ahead. Here is another interesting video on road safety.... Regards, Firoz
31st December 2010 From India, Bangalore

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Dear all,
May the dawning of this New Year 2011, fill your heart with new hopes, open up new horizons and bring for you promises of brighter tomorrows. May you have a great New Year 2011. . .
Dear Dipil,
Thanks for your information lets enjoy spend time with your family & friends. . .
Dear all,
Again one more from side regarding PPE.Mr.Firoz thanks for your power nap video. . .
Thanks & Besafe
Raghu
31st December 2010 From United States, Fpo

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Dear Srinivasa Rao, What u ask i sending the same to u. . .Your last post "Dry scotch pine tree fire" its not open/working can u upload again. . . Thanks & Besafe Raghu
31st December 2010 From United States, Fpo
Dea Raghu, Again I uploaded the video " Dry Scotch Pine tree Fire". Also I forwading the same to your mail.
31st December 2010 From India, Calcutta

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Dear Srinivasa Rao, Thanks for quick responce. . . Dear all, I am out off site today i am available by IPHONE i cant upload any videos/files today will catch u 2mrw. . . Thanks & Besafe Raghu
1st January 2011 From United States, Fpo
Dear all, My first contribution/post on this year 2011. . . Thanks & Besafe Raghu
2nd January 2011 From United States, Fpo

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Dear all, Another one from myside regarding helmet. . . Thanks & Besafe Raghu
2nd January 2011 From United States, Fpo

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Good morning to all,
How many of our employees have knowledge to using ladders . . . I have attached safety usage of ladder tips video its help to train our employees. . .
Keep on sharing. . .
Thanks & Besafe
Raghu
3rd January 2011 From United States, Fpo

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Dear all, Wishing you all a very happy,prosporous & Safe New year head. keep the pace going & hope we build a good culture of sharing. Regards, Hansa Vyas
3rd January 2011 From India, Udaipur
Good morning to all, Another one from myside regarding Safety ladder lock. . . Keep on sharing. . . Thanks & Besafe Raghu
4th January 2011 From United States, Fpo

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Dear All, Please find another one on road safety. Regard, Firoz
4th January 2011 From India, Bangalore

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Happy New Years to Everyone
Here are few of my programs I have wrote if they can be of use in your safety program great
It takes minutes to prevent an incident but it take years to recover from an incident
5th January 2011 From Canada, Calgary

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Dear Raghu and Rao,
Both videos are very good. Keep posting.
Dear Penny,
Thanks for the wishes and wishing you the same.
Your presentations will be very useful for training programs. Thanks once again.
@ Neha,
We all welcome you to this forum. This forum is meant for propogating safety awareness by sharing knowledge and resources. You will find some funny videos in this thread. ould request you to brouse the pages in this thread.
I am posting a video which is humourous.
Regards
Firoz
6th January 2011 From India, Bangalore

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Dear Kundu , Firoz & Penney,
Thanks for your (children hazard/5 levels of lucky) video.Mr.penney well write ups specially Flag Person don"t fall down its nice. . .
Dear all,
Another one from myside "The Best Bus Driver in the World". . .
Keep on touch. . .
6th January 2011 From United States, Fpo

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Dear all, Plz find the video of crane topple attached. Regards, Hansa Vyas
6th January 2011 From India, Udaipur

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Dear All
Great participation... I become so happy...As I am from mobile not able to download ans see... However just keep up the pace...
Request to all benefit takers, who following the thread, just put your word of appreciation or comments regarding the videos please... it will help us to move further... Surely will help to keep this movement alive...
Once again thanks to all... Especially to Mr. Raghu, Mr. Firoz, Mr. Rao, Mr. Terry & Ms. Hansa...
Thanks a lot...
Keep on sharing and keep up the pace....
6th January 2011 From India
Hi Dipil,
Do you remember in Starting we use to get frustate/annoyed that no one is adding any comment or reply or any post on the topics.I think people use to think why to share my assest with others. but i think now with the addition of more & more participants the thinking has changed.
What i feel now is we all are enthusiastic to add more & more to site so that everyone is benifited & they too feel like sharing the oceans of knowledge with all of us.
i also feel happy & request you all to contiue with this spirit of sharing.
All the best.lets promise This new year we will share & do whatever we feel will benefit all of us in implementing safety culture & protecting people from accidents, hazards,etc.Because we all share a common platform of Safety proff. & all prombelems & challenges are more or less same.
So lets take hand in hand & solve each others problem.
Regards,
Hansa Vyas
6th January 2011 From India, Udaipur
Dear all, plz find the attachment on bulldozer. Regards, hansa
6th January 2011 From India, Udaipur

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Dear Hansa
As you rightly said, the situation changes a lot, when I compare with last year... Lets hope that it will improve further... I am just promising that will participate into the forum with all my efforts and knowledge and will deliver my best to it...
Request to all share about this site to your known safety pro's... Make this place a great platform for knowledge sharing / gaining...
Keep up the pace...
6th January 2011 From India
Dear dipil & Hansa,
Nice to seen your reply. Thank you so much. I greatly appreciate your generosity.When I joined this community/forum that time almost daily 8000 of our members available @ online. Now a day it was changed /increased specially morning & evening more than 21000 members available @ online. I hope /trust at least 15% (3150) of our EHS guys participate/gained daily but in our forum only participate few members actively (we can count by fingers).Please come forward benefiters/gainers at least wrote/put on your commands/scraps its help to participate our members actively.
I am very happy about one thing however somebody gets benefit from itself its help to save precious human life & environment somewhere.
Do keep on sharing worth/useful information’s.
Big thanks to all our participations. . .
6th January 2011 From United States, Fpo
It is great to see so many smiling faces and happy workers for 2011 with a littel humour and safety training maybe it will be a incident free year for all companies
6th January 2011 From Canada, Calgary

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Good morning to all, Another one from myside regarding "Importance of helmet". . . Dear Hansa, Thanks for your "bull dozer (crane collapse)" video. . . Keep on sharing. . .
7th January 2011 From United States, Fpo

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Dear Dipil, Raghu, Madam Hansa Vyas, Genny and all,
Happy new year to all.
I am a regular visitor to this site since my joining, almost visiting twice in a day.
Do not get frustrated, if active participation is found poor. Others may have low resources. Be positive. You all are doing such devotional work. Keep on going. Your planted saplings have became giant trees and are giving lots of fruits to others.
Here with I am attaching a file having extension of .3gp related how a little incident turns into fatal.
Regards,
Hasmukh P. Valand
7th January 2011 From India, Ahmadabad

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Dear Hasmukh P. Valand,
Thanks a lot for your words/comment.Keep on participating share/gain knowledge from itself. . .
Thanks for your Accident video(unfortunately its not open in my PC i will check in LT). . .
Lets enjoy another one from myside "Always Wear a Seatbelt". . .
Keep on touch. . .
7th January 2011 From United States, Fpo

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How do we measure the wealth of knowledge is it by the quantity or the quality

Everyone who use this thread and link is rewarded some by share others by reading and share with there fellow workers and others by the key element of what this program is designed around NOT GETTING INJURED on the job or by causing a incident

Also no two people learn or absorb information the same for some it is simple video and that it there key for others it is a power point presentation and class presentation on a defined subject

And for some like me is is see the diverse training field of safety around the world. Although all my materials are written and produced by me I get huge results and deep satisfaction in just knowing that my materials I write in Canada is helping someone somewher else in the world and they get to go home safely to there families and sleep in a comfortable home with people who want them again and tommorrow and always

Safety is not a pay stub or a optional subject its about people protecting people friends neighbours family

TP

PS here is one I did as a reminder on lifting and hoisting materials

Always lift right and always remember to look up where is the power lines
7th January 2011 From Canada, Calgary

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One of our members needed a little humor in there program although I dont usually laugh at people incidents there is some time a need for humor to lighten the load of others or drive a message home. I hope these help out ( a word of caution there is fine line between humor and hurting someone feelings)

But beyond general “feel good”, morale-boosting humor factor, I believe there several ways humor in workplace can create a safer work environment:

Humor is an effective stress buster

Stress is totally in eye of beholder? – it’s events themselves that create stress, it is totally our interpretation of events that causes us stress.? And since humor is an effective way of changing how we look at things, tapping into our sense of humor can reframe day--day challenges and help us see problems in a more grounded, realistic light. Humor, in other words, helps us keep mole hills as mole hills long before they threaten erupt into mountains.

We also need remind ourselves that a stressful situation happens, we have 100% control over how we react that situation. Humor helps us gain a sense of control over our emotions by allowing us choose a more positive reaction.

So what does all have do with safety?? A lot, I’d suggest.

Stressed out people don’t think clearly,? tend more mistakes, and often do things in a hurry-all of which can lead more accidents in workplace.

Simply put:? stress can blind us hazards around us; whereas humor can enlighten us by helping us keep cool, calm and collected.?

Online Safety Training Material Repository <link updated to site home> ( Search On Cite | Search On Google )

Osh.net - Safety Humor Sites

Safety Humor - Forklift Work Platform.

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Warnings and usability Ergonomics & safety humor

Ergonomic jokes. Ergonomics & Human Factors humor.
7th January 2011 From Canada, Calgary
Dear TG Penny,
This is the right attitude for serving the society. If any can save himself or can save someone's life by learning or reading or by anymeans, our aim is fulfilled.
Thanks a lot for sharing wonderful website addresses.
Regards.
Hasmukh P Valand
8th January 2011 From India, Ahmadabad
Dear Penney, Thanks a lot for your links. . .Another one from myside Wear A Helmet - Or Die ... Your Choice...... Keep on sharing. . .
8th January 2011 From United States, Fpo

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We have a whole lot of follower and people who read our small ramblings on safety there is only one part of the recipe we have left out of our daily conversations ( although variety is always nice, its like fresh fruit and vegetables in season) we should ask our readers what ten things are the keys incident causes in there work place what ten things have they seen like ladders or slips trips and falls or scaffolds or just humour versus lecture materials to get our point across

We too must do a risk assessment in our education materials so we can better serve those who read from these pages

Hence once that is done we can offer the best of the best world wide

No reader will have the same and we always try to answer the questions with the best materials known so it doesnt have to be taught over and over again

Im sure once people say what they need our list of education materials will be the next and only training page for there companies to look at or for training

The ten worse or injury related training items ten things that cost the company the most amount of monies in down time or incidents

Like driver awareness or risk assessment

Proper PPE or risk associate to wearing or not inspecting them properly or not getting proper PPE

Or paper work or forms or formates to use and make it easier to report and assess incidents

Emergency response or planning

Chemical hazards fires or damage including storage or environmental issues like dykes

Chemical properties and mixztures or long lasting health issues to workers, even simple items like pizza knee for cement workers and the risks

These are only examples there are thousands but once you weed them down sort them out they will be small list to solve and educate others, Im willing to bet that out of a thousand items in safety that could be asked or reviewed you could tap root or drill down your training and solve a thousand issues with less than 15 items associate to training

Any thoughts gentlemen!
8th January 2011 From Canada, Calgary
Short cuts will you beat your life on it

Everyone takes a shortcut at one time or another. You cross the street between intersections instead of using the crosswalk or jump a fence instead of using the gate. But in many cases, a shortcut can involve danger.

If you are told to go to a particular work area, your employer expects you to take the safe route, not the shorter, hazardous one. If there isnt a safe way to get where you need to go, let your supervisor know. The supervisor will see to it that you are provided a safe means of access. It’s your responsibility to avoid dangerous shortcuts and to warn against anyone else you see taking them.

Even if the job will only take a few minutes, it isn’t worth risking your safety and health for those few minutes. Wear personal protection to safeguard your body parts. Use proper, well-maintained equipment. Don’t improvise to save time. Ladders, steps, and walkways are built to insure your safety, as well as for your convenience. Use them. Don’t go from one elevation to another by climbing a column or sliding down a rope. The safest way isn’t always the shortest way, but it’s the surest way.

Ask yourself where is the lift plan

YouTube - Close call for highway construction crane

lift devices are just as important was what you are lifting with

YouTube - Stupid people and heavy equipment dont mix.

YouTube - Hilarious crane accident!

Plus where did the dog go never mind why wasn’t the area secured

horse play has no part in safety either never mind lack of ppe spotters or just get off the site

YouTube - tow truck fails trying to move stuck over sized load in tulsa oklahoma

do it right the first time all the time

YouTube - Accident Almost Kills Drill Rig Operator
9th January 2011 From Canada, Calgary
Good morning to all,
Dear Penney,
Thanks for your all inputs/data"s.don’t take short cuts video & safety alerts we add on our training sessions. . .
Another one from myside --- Paper cut-safety@work --- . . .

Keep on sharing. . .
9th January 2011 From United States, Fpo

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Further to my pdf I sent on Isolation and Lock out Tag out here is a reminder to all teams it is not just about electicity

Isolation lock out can be moving equipment etc

The key to always have in your mind where is the energy is it shut down even the key that turns on the motor vehicle is it locked out tagged out

Key Energy Control Terminology

A review of some key definitions from the O H & S standard can be helpful in understanding the elements of an effective lockout/tagout (LOTO) program:

An authorized employee locks or tags machines or equipment in order to perform servicing or maintenance.

An affected employee is required to use machines or equipment on which servicing is performed under the Lockout/Tagout standard or whose job requires them to work in the area where such servicing and maintenance is performed.

An energy-isolating device prevents the transmission or release of energy, such as a manually operated electrical circuit breaker, a disconnect switch, a line valve or any device used to block or isolate energy. An energy-isolating device is considered capable of being locked out if it is designed with a hasp or other means of attachment to which a lock can be affixed; has a locking mechanism built into it; or can be locked without dismantling, rebuilding, or replacing the energy-isolating device or permanently altering its energy control capability.

Lockout is the placement of a lockout device on an energy-isolating device, in accordance with an established procedure, ensuring that the energy-isolating device and the equipment being controlled cannot be operated until the lockout device is removed.

A lockout device uses positive means, such as a lock, blank flanges and bolted slip blinds, to hold an energy-isolating device in a safe position, thereby preventing the energizing of machinery or equipment.

Tagout is the placement of a tagout device on an energy-isolating device, in accordance with an established procedure, to indicate that the energy-isolating device and the equipment being controlled may not be operated until the tagout device is removed.

A tagout device is any prominent warning device, such as a tag and a means of attachment, which can be securely fastened to an energy-isolating device to indicate that the machine or equipment to which it is attached may not be operated until the tagout device is removed.

Simple LOTO indicates a single source of energy. Complex LOTO signifies that there are multiple sources of energy. Group LOTO means that multiple crews are involved in the lockout/tagout procedures.

Core Components of Machine Safety and Lockout/Tagout Programs

The basic components of machine safety and lockout/tagout are documented procedures, employee training and retraining, and periodic review. A formal, written Lockout/Tagout Program should be developed and implemented if employees are required to perform hazardous maintenance or repair of machines and equipment. The program should include machine-specific procedures for shutdown and re-energizing equipment and training for affected employees. Procedures will vary depending on the industry and types of machinery and equipment, but all employees should be trained to recognize a locked and tagged electrical source and to understand how the LOTO process affects their specific work areas and the company’s overall operations. Periodic review of all procedures is essential to ensure compliance and to allow for necessary changes.

An effective Lockout/Tagout Program should include these basic steps for safely de-energizing equipment:

Notify all affected employees that the equipment will be shut down.

Shut down the equipment by normal stopping procedures.

Isolate all the equipment’s energy sources.

Lock out and tagout the energy isolating devices with assigned, individual locks.

Verify absence of energy source

Release or restrain any storedenergy by grounding, blocking, bleeding down, etc.

Assure that no personnel are exposed, and then testthe equipment to assure that it will not operate.

To restore the equipment to service:

Assure that all employees have been safely positioned or removed from the area.

Verify that equipment controls are in neutral.

Remove lockout devices and/or tags and re-energize the machine or equipment.

Notify affected employees that servicing is complete and the equipment is ready for use.

Important Steps for Implementation of a Lockout/Tagout Program

The following are some important actions to consider for your company’s Lockout/Tagout Program:

Initiate immediate awareness and policies for working on de-energized equipment

Look closely at company operations and learn what your workers are actually doing

Document all sources of electricity by studying the original building plan and “as built” drawings, if available. If plans and drawings are not available, walk through the entire facility to trace energy sources, track conduit and identify potential exposure to live parts

Use interim hazard warning labels on electrical equipment

Work on improving and enhancing safe work practices, procedures, and training, incorporating knowledge gained from field inspections and NFPA 70E recommendations

Review existing LOTO procedures to ensure they include all control panels

Review previous employee LOTO training, keep logs, and assess whether any personnel require retraining

Train all electrical workers and any related personnel in Arc-flash hazard awareness

Perform audits on tools, equipment and employee training

Conduct tool audits to make sure all employees have safe tools for the job, and determine if new tools are needed

Conduct arc-flash hazard analysis to determine flash protection boundary on switchboards, panel boards, industrial control panels, motor control centers, and other related equipment

Assess PPE requirements based on the boundary results from arc-flash hazard analysis. Require appropriate clothing and apparel for electrical workers and provide necessary PPE.
9th January 2011 From Canada, Calgary
Dear Penney,
I appreciate the information and advice you have given, as well as the links you have shared with me. Your expertise and help have been invaluable. . .Thank you very much. . .
Keep on sharing. . .
Dear all,
Another one from myside regarding --- focus on safety ---
10th January 2011 From United States, Fpo

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Every known web site and Chemical safety site for chemical safety and msds material on the web
Where to find MSDS on the Internet
11th January 2011 From Canada, Calgary
Dear Penney,
Thanks for your MSDS link its horrible to us specially its helps who searching for MSDS. . .
Dear all,
Another one from myside regarding --- Safety Orientation For Construction ---
Keep on sharing & gaining. . .
11th January 2011 From United States, Fpo

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Dear All,
Pl find 4 Minute office fitness exercise for Computer users,
Best Regards,
B.S.Gopala Krishna
Environment,Safety & Occupational Health Consultant.
Mobile No:97313 98860
Residence NO:080 2348 5012
11th January 2011 From India, Bangalore
Learning from others when bad things happen BP Petroleum is no different

government investigation into the Gulf of Mexico oil spill looks at specific factors such as how deep a cement plug was set and whether additional barriers should have been installed. But the root causes of the incident that killed 11 workers focus on common subjects for workplace safety: management, communication, previous near-misses, safety culture and government regulation.

The commission appointed by President Obama will present its full report on Jan. 11. But it released one chapter of the report a few days earlier.

The report says the incident on April 20, 2010, was avoidable and that most of the mistakes at the Macondo well can be traced back to “a single overarching failure — a failure of management. Better management by BP, Halliburton and Transocean would almost certainly have prevented the blowout.”

Among the highlights from this chapter of the report:

Three things could have prevented the blowout. “But mistakes and failure to appreciate risk compromised each of those potential barriers.”

“BP’s management process did not adequately identify or address risks created by late changes to well design and procedures.” Changes in plans at Macondo “appear to have been made by the BP Macondo team in ad hoc fashion without any formal risk analysis or internal expert review.”

“BP, Transocean, and Halliburton failed to communicate adequately. Information appears to have been excessively compartmentalized … BP did not share important information with its contractors, or sometimes internally even with members of its own team.”

“Transocean failed to adequately communicate lessons from an earlier near-miss to its crew … from an eerily similar near-miss on one of its rigs in the North Sea four months prior to the Macondo blowout.”

“Decisionmaking processes at Macondo did not adequately ensure that personnel fully considered the risks created by time- and money-saving decisions.”

This chapter also notes that in the full report, BP’s corporate safety culture will be addressed. “It is also critical that companies implement and maintain a pervasive top-down safety culture that reward employees and contractors who take action when there is a safety concern even though such action costs the company time and money.”

The government doesn’t get a pass in this report:

“Government also failed to provide the oversight necessary to prevent these lapses in judgment and management by private industry.”

“The root cause can be better found by considering how efforts to expand regulatory oversight, tighten safety requirements, and provide funding to equip regulators with the resources, personnel, and training needed to be effective were either overtly resisted or not supported by industry, members of Congress, and several administrations.”

Government “lacked personnel with the kinds of expertise and training needed to enforce regulations effectively.”
11th January 2011 From Canada, Calgary
Outside workers and exercise dont stretch your body after the key is before, why you ask think of the risks

Manual tasks always warm up do those stretches before your body stretches

Manual tasks are more than just lifting or carrying an object. They also include:

• lifting

• lowering

• pushing

• pulling

• carrying

• moving, and

• holding or restraining any object, animal or person.

Manual tasks can include a wide range of activities, such as pulling a lever, restraining an

animal, or holding and operating a power tool.

Research has identified five ‘direct’ risk factors related to manual tasks that can cause or

contribute to musculoskeletal disorders. These are:

• forceful exertions

• working postures – awkward and static

• repetition

• duration, and

• vibration.

One of these risk factors must be identified in the task in order for a

risk of injury to exist. However, the more risk factors identified the greater the risk.

Forceful exertions put high levels of stress on muscles and body tissues. This includes force

exerted by the body or force impacting on the body. Examples include lifting a very heavy or

awkward load from the ground (e.g. lifting a person or a 40 kilogram cement bag), or force to

the lower limbs resulting from jumping out of a vehicle.

Working postures

Awkward postures are postures where joints are at or near the extreme of their movement,

(e.g. your head bent to the side so your ear is by your shoulder). Exposure to awkward

postures can cause damage to the muscles and other tissues when they occur in combination

with forceful exertion, another awkward posture (e.g. back bent and twisted), repetitive

action, or if held for a prolonged period.

Static or fixed postures such as prolonged sitting or standing can sometimes be more

fatiguing than tasks that require moderate movement. Your body has to work hard to hold the

posture (leading to quicker muscle fatigue), putting greater stress on other tissue and giving

your body less flexibility to deal with unexpected changes. Awkward postures are often

caused by poorly designed work area(s), tools, equipment or work practices.

Repetition and duration involves making the same type of movement over and over (e.g.

frequent lifting or working on a production line) or holding a position for a long time. There

are even greater risks when repetition is combined with awkward postures, forceful exertions,

fast movement, and/or cold conditions.

The work cycle is the time taken to perform the task once without interruption. Tasks

involving short cycle times of less than 30 seconds and performed for more than one hour are

considered to be a risk, because the same muscles and other soft tissues are being used

continuously.

Duration is the amount of time a person is exposed to a risk factor (e.g. vibration, awkward

postures) without a break. Long periods of activity increase the strain and wear and tear on

the body. Duration may be considered a significant risk factor when a task is performed

continuously for one hour or longer.

Vibration

Exposure to continuous or high intensity vibration is a concern as it increases the strain and

wear and tear on the body.

There are two sources of vibration exposure according to the contact points between the body

and the vibrating equipment:

• Hand/arm vibration can be caused by vibrating hand tools such as grinders, drills and

circular saws, particularly if they are not properly maintained or not appropriate for the

task. It can result in fatigue, pain, numbness, tingling, decreased sensation in the fingers,

hand and arm.

• Whole body vibration commonly results from sitting or standing on work surfaces that

vibrate such as trucks, forklifts, tractors or platforms. It is associated with general

discomfort and lower back pain.

Preventing manual tasks injuries

Workers' compensation statistics show that one-third of all occupational injuries in Australia

occur during manual tasks. This injury rate has not been reduced by traditional approaches,

which concentrated on correct lifting techniques, and saw the weight of an object as the only

source of danger. The most successful approach is a systematic one, which aims to ‘design

out' the whole range of possible causes of injury during manual tasks.

Common causes of manual task injuries include:

• lifting gates

• pulling taut liners curtains

• handling freight (including overuse injuries which develop over time), and

• restraining loads (use of ‘dogs’ and chains).

Common manual task injuries include:

• strains and sprains

• hernias

• disc herniations, and

• aggravation of degenerative conditions.

Checklist for the prevention of slips, trips and falls.

If any of these hazards are ticked, action needs to be taken.

Floors

�� Can water be walked onto smooth floors (e.g. foyers) on rainy days?

�� Are there any hard, smooth floors in wet or oily areas?

�� Are there any leaks of fluids onto the floor from processes or machines?

�� Is poor drainage causing pooling of fluids?

�� Are there any floor surface transitions not easily noticed (any ridge that is as high as a

footwear sole or higher)?

�� Is there any ice or water on cold room floors?

�� Is the floor slippery when wet?

�� Are any anti-slip paint, coating profiles or tapes worn smooth or damaged?

�� Are there any isolated low steps (commonly at doorways)?

�� Are there any trip hazards due to equipment and other objects left on the floor?

�� Are there any raised carpet edges or holes worn in carpets?

�� Are there any tiles becoming unstuck or curling at the edges?

�� Are there any holes or unevenness in the floor surface?

Stairs and ramps

�� Is the lighting insufficient for ramps or steps to be seen clearly and without glare?

�� Do any steps have too small a rise, tread or an excessive nosing?

�� Are any step edges (nosings) slippery or hard to see?

�� Are the steps uneven, or are there excessive variations in step dimensions?

�� Are handrails inadequate on stairs?

�� Are ramps too steep, or too slippery?

Lighting

�� Is there insufficient lighting in passageways and at flooring transitions, ramps or stairs?

�� Does the lighting throw distracting shadows or produce excessive glare?

Outdoor areas

�� Is there a build up of moss or other vegetation on pathways?

�� Are there any surface transitions not easily noticed (any ridge that is as high as a footwear

sole or higher)?

�� Are there potholes in footpaths or walkways?

Housekeeping

�� Is there a build up of polish on floors?

�� Is there an excessive residue of detergent?

�� Do workers have to walk on floors wet from washing?

�� Are wet floor signs not available or not used correctly?
11th January 2011 From Canada, Calgary
Stretches for the Office Works so you don’t look out of place or feel silly among your fellow workers

A lot of works sit needlessly in pain because I don’t want to look silly in the office so here are a few that wont draw attention to you but still do the job or stretching, like a two minute coffee-chi break

Facial Exercises

Eye Roll & Rub: Stretches & strengthens the muscles controlling your eyes; improves local blood flow; relieves sore, tired eyes.

Face Acupressure & Massage: Enhances blood flow around your eyes, relieves sore, tired eyes, headache, blocked nose, insomnia & stress.

Back & Neck Exercises

Back Twist: Loosens & limbers your back, neck & hips; aligns your vertebrae; enhances blood flow.

Back Arch: Stretches & strengthens your back & neck; relieves pain & stiffness.

Forward Backward Bend Stretches & strengthens the front AND back of your body from head to toe; encourages blood flow to your face & head; a great energizer AND relaxer!

Upper Back Loosener: Loosens your upper back & shoulders; a chronically tense area for many people.

Neck Twist: Loosens & limbers your neck & shoulders; relieves stiff neck & associated headaches.

Leg Exercises

Back Of Leg Stretch: Stretches your hamstring & calf muscles to relieve leg and low back pain; stimulates important energy meridians flowing from your spine to your feet.

Thigh Burner: Stretches & strengthens your inner thighs, lower back & pelvic region; balances the leg stretch, above.

Forward Lunge: Stretches & strengthens your front & outer thighs, low back, knees & ankles; balances the effects of the back of leg stretch, above.

Ankle & Feet Exercises

Ankle Stretch & Roll: Stretches & strengthens your ankles & surrounding tendons & ligaments; stimulates important energy channels & boosts blood flow in your lower legs & feet.

Acupressure For Feet: The soles of the feet contain pressure points & reflexology areas corresponding to major body parts & areas. Massaging your feet is relaxing, energizing and highly therapeutic.

It is recommended that you try all the above stretching exercises for the workplace to see which one(s) best suit your particular work situation and health condition.
11th January 2011 From Canada, Calgary
Here is the same information with the links built into it

Sorry for the confussion guys and gals

Stretches for the Office Works so you donít look out of place

Facial Exercises

Eye Roll & Rub: Stretches & strengthens the muscles controlling your eyes; improves local blood flow; relieves sore, tired eyes.

Face Acupressure & Massage: Enhances blood flow around your eyes, relieves sore, tired eyes, headache, blocked nose, insomnia & stress.

Back & Neck Exercises

Back Twist: Loosens & limbers your back, neck & hips; aligns your vertebrae; enhances blood flow.

Back Arch: Stretches & strengthens your back & neck; relieves pain & stiffness.

Forward Backward Bend Stretches & strengthens the front AND back of your body from head to toe; encourages blood flow to your face & head; a great energizer AND relaxer!

Upper Back Loosener: Loosens your upper back & shoulders; a chronically tense area for many people.

Neck Twist: Loosens & limbers your neck & shoulders; relieves stiff neck & associated headaches.

Leg Exercises

Back Of Leg Stretch: Stretches your hamstring & calf muscles to relieve leg and low back pain; stimulates important energy meridians flowing from your spine to your feet.

Thigh Burner: Stretches & strengthens your inner thighs, lower back & pelvic region; balances the leg stretch, above.

Forward Lunge: Stretches & strengthens your front & outer thighs, low back, knees & ankles; balances the effects of the back of leg stretch, above.

Ankle & Feet Exercises

Ankle Stretch & Roll: Stretches & strengthens your ankles & surrounding tendons & ligaments; stimulates important energy channels & boosts blood flow in your lower legs & feet.

Acupressure For Feet: The soles of the feet contain pressure points & reflexology areas corresponding to major body parts & areas. Massaging your feet is relaxing, energizing and highly therapeutic.

It is recommended that you try all the above stretching exercises for the workplace to see which one(s) best suit your particular work situation and health condition.
11th January 2011 From Canada, Calgary
Emergency situations at work---we are not talking about a small mess or incidents were talking about major events and property loss
Here is some free training brand new for 2011 for you to us and be trained on
This system works, I know I have used it several times and it gives you confidence above and beyond others in these types of events
Alberta Emergency Management Agency: Incident Command System Self-study <link updated to site home> ( Search On Cite | Search On Google )
11th January 2011 From Canada, Calgary
Dear penny,
Great write about construction worker exercise. . . Thanks a lot. . .
Does u have any presentation regarding grounding . . . like
Why grounding is required
How its helps to protect from electruction
How it works
Importance of grounding
How to we check the grounding & earthing its fix/works properly or not
Keep on sharing. . .
Thanks in advance. . .
12th January 2011 From United States, Fpo

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