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Free Safety Training is an open health and safety training community and blog to spread Health and safety awareness. We also offer online HSE training courses at lowest possible cost, even for free of cost.

Occupational diseases and conditions

Occupational diseases and conditions are classified according to their causative factors and the type of work undertaken. These factors may be of a physical, chemical, biological or work-related origin. Exposure to physical phenomena, such as noise for instance, may result in workers suffering noise-induced hearing loss. On the other hand, people handling hazardous chemical substances…

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Dermatitis causes, symptoms and treatment

The term dermatitis, fundamentally, means inflammation of the skin. Dermatitis is the most common form of occupational disease and prevention rests very much on levels of personal hygiene, the use of a range of skin protection agents and health surveillance procedures where people may be exposed to the risk of contact with certain physical, chemical…

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Gross misconduct – health and safety

Gross misconduct from a health and safety viewpoint implies the flagrant and/or continuous disregard for health and safety requirements and established precautions in a workplace or work activity by an employee. Typical examples are: smoking in an area where there may be a fire hazard; continuous failure to wear an item of personal protective equipment;…

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Fire safety and prevention an introduction

Every year fire and its effects represent substantial losses to organizations. It is essential, therefore, that everyone is familiar with fire procedures and the measures to prevent fire. Making fire safety provisions is legal as well as moral responsibility of employer. I am explaining the basic guide for fire safety and its prevention, you can…

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Basics of construction safety

Implementation of construction safety work practice in day-to-day activities in construction industry is must follow rule for every employee and employer. The fatal injury rate is much higher in construction industry in compare to other industries in this category. Construction is high hazard industry wide range of activities with high safety risk including working at…

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Who is competent person?

Under the MHSWR, a competent person shall be regarded as where he has sufficient training and experience or knowledge and other qualities to enable him properly to assist in undertaking those measures. The onus is on the employer to decide whether persons are competent to undertake designated tasks and duties. The expression competent person occurs frequently…

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Personal protective equipment ropes

  While thinking about personal protective equipment ropes come first in mind. Ropes may be constructed from natural fibre, wire or man-made fibre. Natural fibre ropes are made from materials of vegetable origin, such as manila hemp, sisal, coir and cotton, and manufacturers do not normally provide a certificate stating the safe working load (SWL)….

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Health and safety benchmarking

A benchmark is a reference point which is commonly used in surveying practice. More recently the term has been used to imply some form of standard against which an organisation can measure performance and, as such, is an important business improvement tool in areas such as quality management. Health and safety benchmarking follows the same…

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Early signs of alcohol / drug abuse

Alcohols are not made only to be consumed but they have many industrial importance. Also, the other drugs if one thinks rationally will take and let it influence you in a way that the person feels it does not affect his/her body negatively. Symptoms Although in the world nowadays apart from elite socializing parties or…

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Drastic effects of alcohol at workplace

Alcohol is a kind of depressant which slows down the central nervous system. It decreases the motor coordination in the brain which stops the intellectual performance. However, it is used in parties and entertainment sessions. Their positive approach is mainly when it is used as taste enhancer in foods and a drunk in small quantity…

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