Friday, December 23, 2011

Unsafe Work Practices

Hazards is a condition ( unsafe act/unsafe condition)  with the potential to cause harm or injury and it can happen anytime and anywhere. Examples of common WSH hazards includes 

1.Falling from height hazards, 2.Struck by objects,3.Electrical Hazards
4.Machine Hazards, 5.Mechanical Hazards of tools and equipments
6.Fore & Explosion Hazards,7)Noise Hazards,8)Confined Space Hazards
9)Ergonomic Hazards,10)Chemical Hazards,11)Thermal Hazards
12)Radiation Hazards

In the photographs, it was observed that one worker was performing cutting/grinding on scaffolding without donning safety harness and another worker was seen working just beneath the  cutting/grinding worker without safety harness and fall protection personal protection equipment and without spark protection

The unsafe practices identified are as follows:
1).Failure to make use of fall protection as personal protection equipment .  In this case  the PPE is determine as safety harness and sparks protection PPE
2)Failure to make use of eye protection as personal protection equipment
3)Failure to ensure fire extinguisher is at cutting/grinding  site for fire emergency purposes

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