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Toolbox talk on working near underground cables.

Underground cables are cables laid under the ground. They are not visible to people. Live underground cables pose a safety risk during unplanned and poorly managed excavations in an area. Poor management of excavation around underground cables may result in fatal consequences, and disruption of that utility will have devastating consequences for the people using it.

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How do we make the health and safety policy accessible to all workers

Health and safety policy is an important document that all organisations should comply with in fulfilment of the occupational health and safety management system requirements. the ISO 45001:2018 Standard.

According to the ISO 45001: 2018, occupational health and safety management standard, the organisation should create, maintain and implement a health and safety policy. And the health and safety policy has to be communicated to workers in the workplace.

slipping and falling

Consider these five things in your environment surfaces to reduce slipping.

Slipping is sliding unintentionally on the floor for a short distance which may or may not lead to falling. Slips can happen anywhere, at home, office, workplace or on the road. 

Slip is one of the hazards that can happen in the workplace. Paying close attention to slip hazard is necessary to prevent harm to persons.

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30 hand safety tips to prevent hand injury

To understand the importance of the hand, take a brief moment to think of a work or an activity you can comfortably do at the workplace without using your hand. Do you think there is any?

With this, you can agree there is virtually nothing you can do without your hand as a tool. 

So, hand safety is paramount to prevent harm or damage while working

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Eye strain toolbox talk

The Eye is one of the human organs that is responsible for sight. Your visibility is a function of how effective your Eye is. The Eye is among the most used tool in the workplace because you have to see what you are doing or what you are to do before you embark on it. In addition, you have to supervise the job with your eye. 

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What does it mean to have safe places of work?

What does it mean to have safe places of work? According to the law in most countries of the world, employers have the responsibility to provide safe places of work. The legal requirements expect the employer to maintain this aspect in their workplace. Also, C155,… Read More »What does it mean to have safe places of work?

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Company fined after worker loses parts of fingers

On August 2021, A 55-year-old operator working a night shift with a manufacturing company called Alpha Solway Limited lost parts of his two fingers when his hand got caught in a facemask-producing machine.  What leads to the loss of fingers? The Operator spotted a problem… Read More »Company fined after worker loses parts of fingers

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Exeter farmer fined after teenage worker injured on dumper

A farmer, Mr Richard Palfrey hired two teenage workers, 19 and 16 years old to work on his farm. The work is to move material with a dumper as part of improvement works at Upper Kingswells farm in the village of long down in Exeter. While Operating the dumper, it overturned on a steep incline. The 19-year-old ended up in an intensive care.

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