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HSE Blog topics on health and safety, Occupational health and safety, quality, security and the environment. The blogs are mainly on what is in the workplace and off-the-job safety topics. This HSE blog is a compendium of knowledge that will position professionals in the workplace who expose themselves to one form of hazard or the other. 

Hazards are mainly the things, object, arrangement, conversation, or situation that has the potential to cause harm to people and give rise to damage to assets and the reputation of the company.

Anyone can also read the topics and equip themselves with timely information for safeguarding their life and properties.

The information in this section will equip the reader positively in the manner below.

  • The reader will gain information on how to reduce workplace accidents.
  • Improve the worker morale at work. 
  • There will be an improvement in the company’s reputation because of the knowledge gained from reading this book.
  • The emergency response procedure will improve since the reader will gain more than enough from this section to build a formidable emergency team.
  • There will be an improvement of the individual productivity and that of the company through the knowledge and information from this section.
  • There are some topics on legal requirements for every company to meet up with and the minimum requirements for them.
  • The knowledge from here will better position someone to manage risks and hazards around them. 

Take your time and browse any of the HSE blogs of your choice and enjoy yourself while reading them. 

COVID-19 PANDEMIC PICTURE

19 Things Employers Can Do To Protect The Employees Against Covid-19 Pandemic In A Workplace.

The covid-19 pandemic is among the greatest disease outbreak the world has ever known in history.

As infectious as it is, it has killed thousands of people globally.

In recent times, there have been cases of events involving infectious diseases such as

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) – The first occurrence of this viral disease happened in 1976 in a village near the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

And after that, the world recorded the second outbreak of the Ebola virus Disease in 2014 in South Sudan of Africa.

We have Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). This is caused by a coronavirus called Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-COV).

It has symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

Then, we have the Norovirus illness which is foodborne and occurring in the US.
And it causes diarrhoea and gastroenteritis among people of all ages.

Severe acute respiratory syndromes (SARS); Very fatal and were identified in China in 2002 and believed to be caused by a virus but the specific agents are yet to be identified.

We have Swine influenza virus-although a respiratory disease of pigs. It had a resemblance to the human influenza virus.

And then, Tuberculosis (TB) and it’s the second most common cause of death globally.

Let’s see how Covid-19 spreads. And then we can say out the 19 things an employer can do to protect the workers from being infected.

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Nebosh IGC Exam

How To Pass Your Nebosh IGC Exam : 5 Top Tips To Consider

To pass a Nebosh IGC exam is very simple. It is achievable and not unusual as most people think. Many candidates who have written the exam passed it successfully. For you to be successful in the exam, it requires some passing tips to achieve the feat. The tips when followed passionately will make a candidate to pass the IGC Nebosh Exam at one sitting.

few tips on conducting a tool box talk

few tips to keep in mind when conducting a toolbox talk

Toolbox talks are safety presentations done on-site before the start of any work in the morning or start of any work shift. It could be called a tailgate meeting or a safety brief.

Normally, the presentation should be less than 10 minutes.

The talk highlights the job to be done, the hazards associated with the job and the safety precautions to be followed to prevent harm and ensure that the workers work safely on the job.

what you need to know about lone working

What you need to know about lone working in a workplace

Lone working from fixed establishments or work away from a fixed base involves a lot of safety risks.

Fixed establishments are small shops, and kiosks, working from home and or working separately from others in a factory.

Work away from a fixed base can be agriculture or forestry work, service work such as a collection of rent, repair and maintenance work, or work for social workers.

In the UK alone, an estimated more than 8 million people are lone workers. And the figure alone amounts to 22% out of the 31.2 million working population of the UK.

In other words, 8 million people and above in the UK are being exposed to safety risks and hazards associated with lone working. And that’s a very great number of people.

Nevertheless, here is a list of what you need to know about lone working.

  • What is lone working?
  • Where can you see lone-working Jobs?
  • The protection an employer can offer to lone workers.
  • Conclusion: What you need to know about lone working

What is lone working?

Lone working is defined as those who work for themselves without direct supervision.

The work exposes the workers to working alone, and they could be in a separate location from the rest of the other workers.

Lone working is legal but companies have a legal obligation to protect their workers and to promote health and safety effectively.

And any failure to do so could attract a fine or penalty.

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woodworker safety rules

5 Health and Safety Rules Every Woodworker Should Know.

5 Health and Safety Rules Every Woodworker Should Know-For some people, woodworking is an enjoyable hobby, practised in their leisure time and with a relaxed attitude. For other people, woodworking is their profession and their career, often performed in high-stress situations and under tight deadlines.

fire risk assessment

5 steps in fire risk assessment in our workplace

5 steps in fire risk assessment in our workplace. Fire risk assessment is a significant topic in fire safety. There was an article I wrote on the fire triangle where I listed out the three things that must be present for a fire to start.… Read More »5 steps in fire risk assessment in our workplace

welfare facilities-factory act

Welfare facilities in a workplace-What the Nigeria factory law says about It.

Welfare provision in a workplace is the responsibility of the employer. First of all, The Factories Act Cap F1 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 was solely enacted for the protection of the occupational safety and health of Nigerian workers in all occupations.

Permit to work procedure

Permit to work procedure

Permit to work system is a management system. This management system makes use of permits to work. The permit to work is a formal document detailing the type of work to be done. The hazards of the work and the precautions to be taken to prevent the hazard from causing harm or damage to people and equipment.

A scaffold

A Scaffold-what you need to know on it briefly.

Workers are killed most often when working at height. They make use of ladders for jobs that require a scaffold. With scaffolds, such deaths are averted and the work is done safely. Scaffolds provide access to the workplace.When you are to work at a height or an elevating level beyond the reach of normal human height.