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Fun Ways to Promote Safety at Work

Building a mature culture at work needs serious effort from all members in the company. This is a long journey and needs patience. This big move starts from promoting safety at work.

Promoting safety is a serious effort. But, you can do it in various fun ways.

Choosing the right fun ways to promote safety at work will also take time. It is because you need to test and evaluate it until you reach a final conclusion about its effectiveness. Continue reading…

An Easy to Follow Checklist for Safety Audit

Honestly, facing a safety audit can be a hard work for most of us. There is a feel of fear that appears every time a safety audit will be conducted.

Perhaps, most of us think that nonconformity found during the safety audit will create a new job load.

Truly, it is not.

The truth is that safety audit helps you improving safety in the workplace by revealing safety problems that you have not been found yet.

Or problems that you could not find so far.

Why is Checklist for Safety Audit Important?

Basically, you don’t have to worry about safety audit if you know how to face it.

With an easy to follow checklist for safety audit on hand, you do not have to worry whenever facing a safety audit.

A checklist for safety audit will guide you how to make a good preparation, act during the audit and follow up the safety audit finding.

So, make a checklist and use it when you will face a safety audit.

Optionally, you can use the following checklist.

The Safety Audit Checklist

safety audit reportHere is the checklist:

  • Check the last safety audit findings. Have the corrective actions and preventive actions for each finding been done completely?
  • Prepare appropriate evidences. Each corrective action and preventive action shall have evidences. The evidences can be documents or photos. Prepare them all.
  • Prepare progress report. If you have not finished implementing corrective action and preventive action, don’t forget to prepare a progress report with evidence.
  • Check all related documents. Ensure all related documents to audit are established, controlled and updated.
  • Supporting data available. Records, measuring data and test data are available and can be accessed easily.
  • Open your mind during the audit. Say the truth, never lie to the auditor. This helps audit process runs smoothly.
  • Join the closing meeting. The auditor will explain the audit finding before releasing the formal report. During the closing meeting you have a chance to get a more detail explanation for each finding. You will not get such explanation from the formal report. So, you had better to join the closing meeting.
  • Follow up new findings. It is recommended that you act immediately after receiving the audit report. Don’t postpone to take action.

10 Inspiring Turnaround Safety Slogans

Safety slogan has a high flexibility in area of implementations. It can be used in production, laboratory, construction and during turnaround. For turnaround, we will use turnaround safety slogans.

Turnaround is a regular plant maintenance that is usually carried out every year or perhaps more than one year. During the turnaround, many jobs are done in a same time frame. Besides that, more workers are also involved with various level of skills and expertise.

In frame of safety, probability of an incident to happen during the turnaround is enough high. Continue reading…

Best Chin Straps For MSA Hard Hats

Are you using MSA hard hats right now? If yes, it had better to use chin straps for MSA hard hats, not other brands.

With the same brand – MSA – the hard hat and chin strap will be easily installed.

You can choose MSA elastic Chin Strap. It can be used for any MSA hard hat model. Any type.

Why is MSA Elastic Chin Strap best? Here are the reasons:

  • it is elastic
  • it is non-metalic chin strap. It can be used with dielectric headgear
  • it is flexible construction and adjustable design for long term usage
  • it is easy to install
  • it is light weight, only 22.7 g.

If you walk through amazon.co.uk, you will find the chin straps for MSA hard hats easily. Check it here.

Why Are Chin Straps for MSA Hard Hats Important?

chin straps for MSA hard hatsChin straps ensure hard hats or safety helmets stay in your head. It keeps hard hat from falling down when you climbing up or change you head position.

You should check the chin strap regularly to make sure it is in good condition and still able to secure hard hat on your head. Aging or damage chin strap will loose its elasticity.

If this happens, replace it immediately with new one.

Chin strap helps the function of headband to keep your hard hat works.

Don’t forget to have several chin straps as stock for immediate replacement.

19 Tips on How to Prevent Fire Accidents in Industries

Fire accidents in industries are ones of the major business risks. They can cause a business to stop in just a matter of hours or days. No matter how big or small the industries, the impact is the same.

Very huge.

Many companies have to prepare a big amount of money to pay a fire insurance premium to reduce this fire risk.

Besides that, a lot of firefighting facilities needs to be prepared to prevent or protect the company from the risk.

And the good news is that you still have many chances to prevent fire accident from happening, even through a small step.

Major Causes of Fire Accident

According to NPFA, there are five major causes of fire accident. You have to focus your efforts on these five major causes to prevent fire from happening.

  • Combustible dust
  • Hot work
  • Flammable liquid and gases
  • Equipment and machinery
  • Electrical hazards

But, this does not mean that you can ignore other causes even they are small. You have to take care for every potential fire risk that may turn into fire accident.

 

How to Prevent Fire Accidents

You should focus you effort on preventive actions. It means taking necessary steps before fire accident happens.

The following tips focus on how to prevent fire accidents in industry:

  1. Develop employee awareness. If every employee in the company has high level of awareness, your effort will be easier. So, make a program to improve employee’s awareness against fire accident including the usage of safety slogans.
  2. Avoid hot work at site. Prohibit hot work at the site is best way to prevent fire. Eliminate this necessity by handover it to outside location.
  3. Keep your workplace clean. Have a house keeping plan and stick with it. This work is simple but effective to prevent fire.
  4. Use explosion proof electrical equipment. All equipment installed in hazardous area shall be explosion proof type. This is very important in order not to generate spark.
  5. Have a good training program. This includes fire safety training. Be consistent with the program to keep employees skill and ability at high level.
  6. Keep one supervisor at site. State in the procedure that one supervisor shall stay at site when a job is in progress.
  7. Eliminate the usage of flammable material. If it is not possible, substitute the flammable material with less flammable.
  8. Store flammable and combustible materials properly. Provide proper packaging (leaking-proof), safe storage area and complete fire suppression system.
  9. Keep a minimum inventory of flammable and combustible materials as low as possible. Do not over your storage area with both kind of materials since it increases the fire hazard level.
  10. Eliminate ignition sources. This relates with hot work control, electrical hazard control and maintenance activity. Focus on those things
  11. Have a perfect maintenance program.
  12. Make sure the grounding system works well. Check the design and have a regular inspection on every grounding system ability. Replace immediately if you find damage grounding system.
  13. Avoid electrical overload. Sometimes, employees forget to control this hazard. Generally, it occurs when a large number of jobs are done at the same time such as in yearly plant maintenance where the usage of electrical-powered equipment rise significantly with limited power source.
  14. Get recommendation from fire safety specialist. Thanks to fire safety audit by your fire insurance company. They will dispatch fire safety specialist and expert to assess your plant. So, the audit finding will be highly valuable. Or you can hire fire specialist to inspect your plant if it is not enough.
  15. Perform fire safety patrol daily. Unsafe condition can be easily found through daily safety patrol. Engage all employees to do this activity every day.
  16. Avoid explosive atmosphere. Have you hear combustible dust explosion at Powderpart Inc in last 2013? This is a kind of hazard that is associated with explosive atmosphere. Housing keeping and clean up are keys to prevent such condition.
  17. Prohibit smoking at site. Some company still allow their employees to smoke in the plant site by fixing a limited smoking area with maximum protection and control. But, total prohibition might be the best solution to prevent fire hazard.
  18. Dispose waste properly. Be aware with ready to burn waste suppose used absorbent containing flammable liquid. Set up a proper way to dispose it safely.
  19. Keep fire hydrant and fire extinguisher in good condition and in place. When a small fire appears, put it out immediately with proper extinguishing media. So, always maintain fire hydrant and fire extinguisher in good condition and ready to use at any time.

3 Popular Removable Side Shields for Glasses

Wearing safety glass is a must to protect your eyes from chemical splash or flying particle that may attack your eyes from side. However, your safety glass can only protect you completely if it has side shield. If not, you have to provide removable side shields for glasses as your quick solution.

Don’t replace your safety glass even it has no side shield. You can use removable side shields for glasses to make it as perfect eye protection.

Using removable side shields for safety glass also gives flexibility since you can easily detach it when you don’t need to use it. Continue reading…

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