Conducting an ergonomic assessment is the foundation upon which you will build your ergonomics process. Your ergonomics improvement efforts will never come to fruition without you effectively assessing roles and duties in your workplace for musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) risk factors.
Perhaps as the result of a lack of information, many people view the topic of ergonomics as a ‘soft’ subject – that by giving credence to it and supporters of sound ergonomic principles, you are giving in to those who want a ‘cushy ride’ at the workplace. But, you’d be doing both you and your employees a disservice by ignoring the issue completely.
At the end of last year we covered a range of topics related to confined space entry. Today, we’ve compiled a list of the common terms and definitions for this area of occupational health and safety.
Hello to you, and all the best for staying safe this year. This is our first new blog for 2018, and as such, we’re looking ahead to the trends we can expect from the occupational health and safety industry.
With many of us traveling to holiday destinations, or to visit loved ones, we need to be aware of the greatest danger on our roads right now.
Before any person enters a confined space, you must isolate any potentially hazardous services. Today we take a look at the two main methods of isolation.
The first question you might ask is why ventilate? There are many good reasons to ventilate, but environmental stability tops the list. David Angelico, president of Air Systems, has this to say: ‘Ventilation of a confined space should be done to stabilise the environment. This provides us a reference point for the most important piece of confined space equipment – the atmospheric monitor. This “stabilisation” of the confined space atmosphere minimises the speed at which the atmosphere can or will change and maximises the reaction time by the worker to evaluate the change and decide if they need to exit the confined space.’