1. MSHA Update: Fire Prevention in Mining Sites with Better Conveyor Belts
Better selection of conveyor belts may just save a life.As a matter of fact, they can save hundreds of lives in a mining site by preventing fire hazards.That is, if they have an improved flame-resistant quality.
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently published a final rule implementing the use of belt air.This is based on a recommendation given by…(read more)
2. Safety for Maintenance Workers: PPE for Gardeners
Among various jobs in the maintenance industry, gardening is probably the most fun. Not only can you work outdoors, you also get the chance to be in touch with nature. If you think about it, gardening can be one relaxing job.
But you can barely relax when you’re faced with hazards like heat stress, blindness, amputation and falls. That’s right. Apparently, the most fun maintenance job can be…(read more)
3. Manufacturing Safety: Safe Operation of Robots or Robotics Systems
Forget dogs.Robots are humans’ best friends.They may not be fond of fetching twigs or licking your feet, but you can rely on them when it comes to accomplishing tasks half the time. This is the very reason why they are ideal helpers in factories and other manufacturing facilities. Not only can an industrial robot be designed to finish jobs assigned to ten people, it can be very useful in…(read more)
4. Ergonomics in Grocery Warehouses: Safe Handling of Products and Packages
Grocery shopping can be a worthwhile activity.It can even be fun and therapeutic, especially when you don’t have to shove your way past other customers just to get your chosen brand of cereal or laundry detergent.
What we don’t know, though, is that it takes a lot of work to make the products we need presentable on shelves and counters in grocery stores. In fact, just in handling and carrying these…(read more)
5. Equipment Safety: OSHA Standards in the Safe Use of Laser
The construction industry benefits from the many wonders of laser technology.In construction sites, laser is used in leveling and elevatio
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set general requirements for the use of laser.These requirements are…(read more)
6. Equipment Safety: Guidelines in Working in a Machine Shop
Cuts, burns, blindness, electrocution, amputation, name it.Almost every kind of hazard can be found in a machine shop.There’s no telling what could befall any machinist, technician or apprentice as they go through their day-to-day job. That is, unless they learn to control all hazards that may cause them their health, or worse, their life.
If you happen to be working in a machine shop…(read more)
7. Chemical Safety: Guidelines in Charging Batteries
Imagine a world where batteries don’t exist.Vehicles won’t run as fast as they do.Heavy machinery would take time to operate.Different industries in the whole world won’t be able to finish tasks with best results at the least amount of time.
But despite their indispensability, batteries can be a big threat to any worker’s health.Their chemicals have the potential to burn the skin, poison the lungs and irritate the digest system. That’s why special safety precautions must be applied when…(read more)
8. Mining Safety: Tips on Working Safely with Methane
A day in the mine is always a day of adventure.Working underground or near excavations presents many hazards, most of which can lead to fatalities. One among these hazards is overexposure to methane.
Methane has the ability to kill in two ways.One, it can easily cause an explosion when ignited with a spark or a flame.Two, in high concentrated levels, it can…(read more)