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 workers are using  their human strength excessively to push the concrete loaded wheel barrow through and fro from the concreting site and they were also observed without wearing any eye protection

The unsafe practices identified are as follows:
1) Workers could suffered from potential body musculoskeletal stress in the long run due to excessively relying on their human strength for conveying wheel barrow loaded with concrete cement to and fro from the work site
2) )Failure to make use of eye protection personal protection equipment

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