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Work at Height – An Important Task, But Needs Due Care

When at height, potential energy is acquired and the object is on a lookout to fall. It is with human being too, but it can be very risky for him –even fatal. Hence, all-out efforts needed to secure his body at height, arrest the fall if he slips and take all measures for his rescue and well-being. Let us study its pros and cons and take positive measures to ensure safety.

Meeting OHS Challenges Through Software

Global corporations across the world are bringing together inherent technologies that are supporting multiple safety initiatives. Although a little late in the day, safety is being looked at closely for bringing in automation and thereby, making it efficient for the safety professional as well as the organization. Software acts as a natural area of support for such organizational safety teams. Here are 3 challenges that professionals face when considering software from ASK EHS perspective.

How the Behavior Of First-Line Supervisors Can Improve Accident Prevention In the Workplace

The first line supervisor is an important link between the safety management teams and on ground work-forces. His role is crucial in implementing a successful safety culture. His behavior plays a crucial role in enhancing workplace safety that could lead to productive project execution. What are the characteristics that will decide his efficiency and performance? This post delves into some of the critical aspects of Supervisor behavior that helps build a safe work environment for the work forces.

Confined Spaces – Learning to Deal with Risks Involved

Confined spaces are prone to some the most dangerous threats resulting in worker lives being lost. In fact OSHA’s statistics determine over 600 people losing their lives in hazards related to confined spaces. These are not just alarming but disturbing numbers!

Another study done by a California company suggests that a lot of the affected victims are actually rescuers who are overcome by the emotion to save their colleagues but instead fall victim themselves. This is a case of serious concern to corporations all over the world.

Why is Hydrogen Sulfide listed in the Major Accident Hazard (MAH) category for Hydro Carbon operations?

H2S is identified as Major Accident Hazard (MAH) in Hydro carbon operations. Each day, many workers in the oil and Gas, petrochemical, construction, waste water, paper-pulp and other industries are exposed to hydrogen sulfide gas. Hydrogen Sulfide is a colorless, transparent gas with a characteristic of a rotten-egg odor at low concentrations and not detectable by odor at high concentrations. Hydrogen sulfide is the chemical compound with the formula H2S (chemical symbol).

It is highly flammable and toxic, even at low concentrations. HMIS (Hazardous Materials Identification System) and NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) gave H2S a flammability rating of 4, which is the highest rating. It is heavier than air and may travel along the ground. It can build up in low-lying areas, and in confined spaces (including enclosed, poorly ventilated areas). After a while at low or more quickly at high concentrations, you can no longer smell it to warn you it’s there. It can quickly, almost immediately, overcome unprepared workers, including rescue workers.

H2S is very poisonous, corrosive.

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