Wednesday, December 28, 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 (assume the father)  was horse playing at his workplace with his 3 year old boy where the father ( the worker) was seen  guiding the 3 year old boy by holding his hands guiding him to weld on a steel structure without any personal protection equipments. The 3 year old boy was and the workers both were found bare footed and without the proper leather hand glove, safety shoes and fire retardant coverall.

The unsafe practices identified are as follows:
1)Horseplay at work with a 3 year old boy
2).Failure to make use of PPE such as leather gloves ,leather coverall, safety shoes
3) Fail to provide fire extinguisher at the welding area for fire emergency purposes

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