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Water safety: Prevention of drowning and water borne illnesses

Water safety is one aspect of safety that should be taken very seriously because water is a hazard that can pose significant risks to people. Even though water recreational activities bring joy, relaxation, and satisfaction, they can also have inherent risks. The two most significant risks in water activities are drowning and waterborne illnesses. And because of these two risks, good water safety is an important measure to prevent them.

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Tips on writing a great minute during the safety and health meeting

For most times, having a well-crafted safety and health meeting minute is as important to have a great safety success on site. Well, Minutes serving as a record for resolutions and action points from a meeting will go along way to ensure that safety measures are put in place to promote a healthy workplace. And for these, the right tips on how to write a safety and health meeting minutes is of utmost importance.

7 benefits of consulting with employees in matters relating to health and safety

7 Benefits of consulting with employees in matters relating to health and safety

With the advent of ISO 45001:2018 which place more attention on consultation with employees on health and safety matters, Aside from other responsibilities, The employers stand to benefit more when consulting with employees in their daily work activities. Read the article and see the seven benefits from worker consultation.

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8 Reasons Why Accident and Incident Investigation is Important in the Workplace

Accident and incident investigation in the workplace is an important legal requirement. And equally, an ISO 45001:2018 requirement for an employer to carry out an investigation when an incident happens. The Constituted investigation team ensures that the cause of the incident or the accident is determined, and proffers measures to prevent any future recurrence.


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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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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How To Make The Right Choice Of Fire Extinguisher For Your Home

Fire extinguishers are vital for use to quench a fire during a fire incidence. Having a fire extinguisher in our homes and workplaces is a smart idea. In some places, it’s a legal requirement for you to do so. It is important to know the right type of extinguisher you need to get, store and use to put out a fire in your home in a case involving fire damage.

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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.

Managements role in promoting good safety culture in a workplace

Safety culture just like the name implies is the attitude, perception, values, and beliefs that employees share about safety in our workplace.

In workplaces, there will always be a way people do things.The way they react to issues .the way they respond to incidents and accidents, the way they the workers work and manage productions.