Risk Assessment


Identifying and assessing occupational risks and finding suitable ways to create hazard-free work environment for all is the critical part of workplace safety management. A workplace complying with all required safety measures to handle any type of hazard and health risk always report less number of incidents and accidents compared to others which … [Read more...]

5 things you need to know about NEBOSH

Students and professionals aiming for a successful career in safety and health industry automatically choose the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) course as the certification gives them recognition all over the world across a large spectrum of industries. Let’s find out why should delegates do this course and … [Read more...]

Occupational Spine Injuries and Deterrence of Back Pain


Spine Tune is the Fine Tune for your Better Life! Our spine system is a column of 26 bones -24 separate vertebrae interspaced with cartilage, and the additionally the sacrum and coccyx. The vertebrae are Cervical (7 vertebrae in the neck), Thoracic (12 vertebrae in the chest) or Lumbar (5 vertebrae in the lower back), and between the vertebrae … [Read more...]

Hand Protection


Keep an eye peeled to armor your hands; you can’t even peel a banana without your thumb! The hand is one of the most complex parts of your body- the movement of the tendons, bones, tissues and nerves allow you to grip and do an array of complex jobs. Unfortunately, hand injuries account for approximately 45 percent off all workplace accidents. … [Read more...]

Occupational Plantar Puncture Injury


The human foot is a marvel of mobility, with 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles and tendons that work together to propel the body forward while supporting its weight. Plantar puncture wounds occur commonly during the summer months when people walk around barefoot and among the people work in the construction industry. One in ten … [Read more...]

Workplace Ergonomics and Principles


The study of the design of a workplace, equipment, machine, tool, product, environment, and system which takes into consideration of human being’s physical, physiological, biomechanical, and psychological capabilities and optimizes the effectiveness and productivity of work systems while assuring the safety, health, and well being of the workers … [Read more...]

Occupational Needlestick and Sharps Injuries


The real or potential harm resulting from an unintended prick or cut with a needle or sharp previously used to take blood or give an injection. This percutaneous injury may transmit over 20 pathogens and of these pathogens, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) are the three most common diseases transmitted. A single … [Read more...]

Efflorescence of Indoor Air Quality and its Attributes

Pollutants released into the air, as opposed to land and water pollutants, are the most detrimental. Air pollution is the fourth largest threat to human health behind high blood pressure, dietary risks and smoking. Inhaling polluted air takes away at least 1-2 years of typical human life. Tiny particles know as PM2.5, have a diameter of less than … [Read more...]

Safe Warehousing and Storage


Any tool such as hoe, fork, and spade or with whatever, that you have to take action to control the health and safety risks in your workplace except where the cost of doing so is’ grossly disproportionate’ to the reduction in the risk. You can work this out for yourself, or you can simply apply accepted good practice (‘Reasonably Practicable’- HSE … [Read more...]

Wood Dust-Occupational Exposure and Control Ruses


Gymnosperms have no flowers or fruits, and have unenclosed or naked seeds on the surface of scales or leaves, while Angiosperms, also called as flowering plants, have seeds that are enclosed within an ovary (usually a fruit). Gymnosperms are haploid, have spiky, needle-like leaves and are softwood and Angiosperms have a triploid vascular tissue, … [Read more...]