Occupational Spine Injuries and Deterrence of Back Pain

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...]

Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome

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By dint of prolonged or repeated or frequent use of hand-held power tools like power drills, saws, pneumatic drills, and jackhammers, the constellation of vascular, neurological and musculoskeletal signs and symptoms that may occur in workers (farmers, forestry workers, stone drillers, stone cutters and chippers, quarry drillers, aircraft engine … [Read more...]

Heat Stroke and Control Ploys

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The physiological condition, following heat exhaustion, caused by prolonged exposure to high temperatures, in which people experience extreme thirst, nausea or vomiting, muscle cramps, headaches, hot dry skin, physical exhaustion, high fever, fast deterioration in the level of response, physical collapse and coma. in the raise of body temperature … [Read more...]