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Confined Space Scenarios

Confined spaces can be found in almost any industry and activity, from ship building and repair, to general construction and oil and gas facility commissioning and maintenance. Even a seemingly safe place such as a shipping container could be considered by some health and safety professionals as a confined space, depending upon the scenario at hand.

Classifying System Safety

Delving into a more comprehensive approach to differentiating work at height systems, in the following article Mark Da Silva explores Gallagher’s classification of systems type (Gallagher, 2000:79-83).

Fit For The Future

The low oil price is redefining the worldwide oil and gas industry, sharpening the focus around cost and efficiency and challenging current practices. This presents an opportunity to explore the way in which competence and safety are delivered to ensure the global workforce is fit for the future.

Achieving Zero Harm

Every industry is exposed to varying degrees of risk. However, it is widely understood that operating companies should take appropriate action to mitigate existing levels of risk as much as they can and protect their workers.

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Bad Vibrations

Our hands are one of our primary points of interaction with the world around us. We cook and clean with them, we write and eat with them, we say hello and hold our loved ones with them.

Finding the Right Balance

Accidents happen. Each one provides us with a unique opportunity to learn and take appropriate action to prevent recurrence. Andrew Sharman suggests that many organisations minimise the potential value they could gain from these incidents due to the way their culture responds to them. In this article he explores how a just culture and felt leadership in health and safety at work can help us get the balance just right.

Holistic Height Safety

Brian Butler offers advice on taking a behavioural approach to health and safety. He also discusses the factors impacting the industry today - highlighting how new ways of working at height are positively influencing site safety.

Sound and Vision

Noise presents a hazard in many workplaces around the globe. In this article Andrew Sharman stumbles upon an amazing new technology to assess noise risks and realises that the same approach can also build a better culture of safety, too.

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Friction, Footwear and Falls

Slips, trips or falls on the same level (STFL) rival manual handling injuries as the most common cause of non-fatal major injuries to employees. Solutions are often inexpensive, easy to devise and put in place and their benefits are considerable.

Mining Safety

Mining disasters are big news. There is something about men and women buried alive that captures the imagination and horrifies people - and well it should.

Detecting Deadly Gases

All around the world, a large number of people die every year as a result of inhaling toxic gases encountered in their various fields of operations.

The High Costs of Hearing Loss

Noise exposure is one of the most common health risk factors, and workers are exposed to sound pressure levels capable of producing hearing loss. Occupational noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a major compensable industrial disease and entails substantial economic costs.

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Solo Safety

Working with no colleagues around is becoming increasingly normal, but is it safe?

Welding Safety

Welding is perhaps one of the most obviously dangerous activities going, so the importance of having the correct PPE and training takes centre stage.

Heads Up

When you think of head protection you may first think of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The PPE element for head protection seems like an oxymoron. Why would you risk protection of the most important part of your body, and for what reason? If you’re protecting your head for the job you are currently doing; this now seems to disappear into some irrelevance.

Training Tutors

This article discusses general challenges among NEBOSH students, as well as the key challenges that exist in the three units of the NEBOSH IGC certificate. GC II element analysis offers tutors effective strategies to adopt when delivering training sessions.

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Playing at Safety

Regardless of an organisation’s size and sector, training is an essential activity.

A Safety Evolution

James Pretty focuses on training and development, through the lens of his personal experiences.

Show What You Know

Lifting operations are safety critical, whether conducted offshore or at an onshore work site, and are the most common cause of incidents.

PPE Certification

The aim of this article is to provide economic operators, such as manufacturers, importers and distributors, with information concerning European legal requirements of placing personal protective equipment, in particular head protection equipment, within the European Union internal market.

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Confined Space Safety Hazards

The Oxford compact English dictionary defines enclosed as an area that is “shut in on all sides” and “secluded from the outside world”.

Constructing Height Safety

A Vision of Safety

Thousands of workers each year suffer from work related eye injuries that range from minor injuries like dust in the eye resulting in temporary conjunctivitis, to serious injuries that cause the loss of one or both eyes.

Chemical Protective Attire

Ali Sadeddin presents guidelines for the selection and use of chemical protective clothing.

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Mindful Safety

In many countries, slips, trips and falls are the most common causes of workplace injury, causing on average as much as 40% of all reported major injuries.

Solar Radiation

Over the past few years, the challenge of working in the summer’s heat has been significantly increased with the holy month of Ramadan occurring in the hotter months, particularly between June and August.

In Trainers We Trust

You may have the best intentions to provide your staff with the finest training available, but how do you know what quality you are getting from training providers? Do you know the experience of the person delivering the training?

Why We Take Risks

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Airborne Asbestos

Hazards to Hearing

Demystifying noise induced hearing loss, Declan Chukwuma Umege looks at the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system.

Constructing Safety

Designing Safety Footwear

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Safety Hazard Detection

Multicultural Challenges

Selection Of The Fittest

Equipped to Handle Hazards

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Chemical Considerations

Training For Life

High Priorities

Precision Detection

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What Goes Up

Petrochemical Hazard Control

Talking About Training Transfer

Safe System Selection

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Eliminate Slip Hazards

Climbing To Safety

Training In A Tight Spot

Health From The Dentist's Chair

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Building a Clean Environment

Reusable Medical Textiles

It’s a universal fact that healthcare facilities around the world are under pressure to contain costs while maintaining or improving services offered. One means to contain and even reduce costs is to increase your organisation’s use of reusable medical textiles.

A Behaviour Focus for Excellence

So what’s the difference between healthcare professionals and aviators? Maybe not that much. Practitioners in both professions can experience intense, highly stressful situations and conditions where wrong data or inappropriate decisions can place themselves and others at risk.

Achieving Best Practice

Erik Birkhoff shares his industrial observations to help workforces achieve best practice when working at height.

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Insights Into Best Practice

How meaningful is safety and ergonomics' training? As the healthcare industry evolves, demand for healthcare workers in hospitals, physician offices, nursing homes and a variety of other healthcare settings is increasing faster than supply.

A Silver Lining

Infection control in hospitals is of paramount importance. Controls extend to the use of specific medicines, to the control of the environment, to the control of medical devices and materials.

Medical Workwear and Footwear

Brian McCarthy looks at the global span of the technical textiles industry, highlighting its history and diverse applications, including the importance of novel technologies to hygiene in the medical workwear and footwear sector.

Handling Infection Control

From the operating theatre to the intensive care unit, Dr Seamus McHugh and Dr Mark Corrigan look at the current controversies and novel technologies surrounding gloves and hand hygiene.

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