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  • Eyes & Ears Protection in the Workplace
    and from foreign objects flying into them such as might result if you were using a chainsaw to cut down a tree and a piece of wood from it flew up and cut you or even entered your ear and got lodged within the ear due to the speed and force with which it entered it Therefore once again you need to ensure that your ears are not only protected from noise but from possible objects that could fly up into them too Ear Protection The two main forms of ear protection are ear muffs and ear plugs and if you re in certain jobs where you need either constant protection from extreme levels of intermittent noise such as working on or close to the runway of an airport or operating the likes of a pneumatic drill Ear muffs will not only better protect you in terms of the intermittent exposure to the noise in drilling they will also protect you from ear injuries such as cuts and bruises caused by flying debris or stones which have been thrown up Ear plugs are more likely to be worn where the level of noise is not quite as loud but still above the acceptable level to work without ear protection and where the noise is more constant such as in a factory with multiple machines running at the same time Both of these issues are covered by health and safety legislation so be sure to know your rights and that your employer provides you with the correct protective equipment Previous Page Next Page You might also like Safety for Restaurant Workers The Risks to Hair Salon Workers Dermatitis Have Your Electrical Items Been PAT Tested Staying Safe When Handling Cash A Guide to Working With VDUs Visual Display Units Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Why not be the first to leave a comment for discussion ask for advice or share your story If you d like to ask a question one of our experts workload permitting or a helpful reader hopfully can help you We also love comments and interesting stories Title Miss Ms Mrs Mr Dr Rev d Prof Other never shown Firstname never shown Surname never shown Email never shown Nickname shown Comment Validate Enter word Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our Experts Avoiding Accidents Work with Substances Transport High Risk Workplaces Health Issues Safe Environment Working with People HR Matters Site Information Latest Comments WorkplaceSafetyAdvice Re Dealing with Employee Theft EvertonBoy Your Question My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen 16 February 2016 Scole Re Dealing with Employee Theft I m am pregant can my emplpyerget rid of me because I am on a temporary contract 16 February 2016 EvertonBoy Re Dealing with Employee Theft My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen to him Im so

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  • Expectant Mothers in the Workplace
    a midwife advises it This time off must be paid but after the initial appointment employers can ask to see evidence of future appointments or classes such as an appointment card or letter Pregnant women should ask their health worker for information relating to work since there are time limits for informing employers of pregnancy and planned maternity leave If a woman is absent from work due to pregnancy related sickness within four weeks of the baby s due date this will trigger her maternity leave automatically even if she had planned to work until closer to the birth By law pregnant women cannot work during the first two weeks after giving birth Factory workers must not work for four weeks A woman s entitlement to maternity leave and maternity pay varies according to the length of time she has worked for an employer and her usual earnings Partners may be entitled to paternity leave but again there are time limits for informing employers of their intention to take leave All pregnant women are protected from any unfair treatment due to their pregnancy and if an employer fails to properly protect the health and safety of a pregnant woman it is automatically regarded as sex discrimination Employers must address any possible risks such as awkward work spaces handling or carrying heavy objects or exposing a pregnant woman to potentially violent customers or clients Since the risks can vary for every job an individual risk assessment is vital Previous Page Next Page You might also like Health and Safety Management Systems Workplace Safety Representatives Do You Have the Correct Fire Extinguishers First Aid Training for Work Workplace Safety Fines and Court Cases Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice kirky Your Question Hi am 27 weeks pregnant I work on a bar 12pm till 8pm alone am made to clean the bar with highly concentrated cleaning products lift barrels open shutters reach high for the alcohol and deal with anti social costumers is this even legal my boss as not dun no risk assment Our Response In the first instance you would need to talk to your employer directly about this Also as specified in the article you could also discuss any potential risks with your GP or midwife since they can provide a medical certificate advising that you must not be exposed to specific risks WorkplaceSafetyAdvice 9 Sep 15 2 42 PM Hi am 27 weeks pregnant I work on a bar 12pm till 8pm alone am made to clean the bar with highly concentrated cleaning products lift barrelsopen shutters reach high for the alcohol and deal with anti social costumers is this even legal my boss as not dun no risk assment kirky 8 Sep 15 3 11 PM Hi i am 7 months pregnant and my employer has given me a 8pm to 2 am possition working in an empty building to make sure no intuders come in this building has been abandoned an has jo

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  • WorkplaceSafetyAdvice Password Reminder
    password details immediately by email If you have not registered previously please Register Here User Info Your Email Address Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our Experts Avoiding Accidents Work with Substances Transport High Risk Workplaces Health Issues Safe Environment Working with People HR Matters Site Information Get Our Newsletter onclick return fbs click rel nofollow Contact Us Sitemap About WorkplaceSafetyAdvice Home You should seek independent professional advice before

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  • Chemicals in My Eye Caused Partial Blindness: Case Study
    Rushing to the emergency eye wash station I doused my whole face and eyes for five minutes But each time I stopped the flow of water the pain returned Suffering no more pain I called for help two of my colleagues ran to provide assistance The Damage It is a slight pun but the next 24 hours were really a blur for me and my family I was taken to the local hospital where doctors checked everything out The medical teams that treated me decided I needed specialist care and transferred me to the specialist eye clinic Visits from consultants and senior registrars and numerous technicians performing numerous tests occupied the next two days Finally the consultant told me the news permanent scarring to the tissues of the left eye and permanent loss of sight in that eye How had I been so stupid Actually it is quite easy It takes a moment to make a decision that will change your life forever On that Friday morning I decided that it would take too long to get a new pair of goggles from the stores engineer so I decided to use the existing pair I knew they were badly damaged It was that decision that changed my life forever It was later concluded that the damaged seal on the goggles had allowed the chemical to get into my eye Personal protective equipment is there to help It is important that such equipment is in good condition and if it isn t then a task should not be started until replacement equipment is found Had I waited for a new pair of goggles my weekend would have probably progressed the way I had intended it taking my son to that football match Next Page You might also like Cleaning a Piece of Machinery Led to a Crush Injury Case Study Leg Trapped in Lifting Sling Propelled Me Into the Air Case Study Moving Heavy Machinery Caused My Injury A Case Study Lack of Risk Assessment Led to My Injury A Case Study Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Why not be the first to leave a comment for discussion ask for advice or share your story If you d like to ask a question one of our experts workload permitting or a helpful reader hopfully can help you We also love comments and interesting stories Title Miss Ms Mrs Mr Dr Rev d Prof Other never shown Firstname never shown Surname never shown Email never shown Nickname shown Comment Validate Enter word Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our Experts Avoiding Accidents Work with Substances Transport High Risk Workplaces Health Issues Safe Environment Working with People HR Matters Site Information Latest Comments WorkplaceSafetyAdvice Re Dealing with Employee Theft EvertonBoy Your Question My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen 16 February 2016 Scole Re Dealing with Employee Theft I m am pregant can my emplpyerget

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  • Cleaning a Piece of Machinery Led to a Crush Injury: Case Study
    cut meant that power still flowed to the machinery even although the pump had been turned off A Straightforward Task Gone Wrong On this occasion Joe was very unlucky He turned off the pump but didn t shut down the generator He wrapped a rag around his wrist and started to clean the white disc A few seconds later the spindle started to turn Joe wasn t quick enough to get his hand free the rotating spindle caught the rag and started to pull it around The rag gripped tighter and tighter around Joe s wrist and hand breaking one bone after another Joe could feel the bones snapping the pain was intense He shouted for help but because of the remote location of the site there was no one to hear his call He couldn t escape the rotating spindle and he didn t have the strength to hold back the power of the machinery Tighter and tighter it gripped and bone after bone was shattered Luckily two boys out for a cycle ride heard his cry for help They rushed over to the machinery and instructed by Joes frantic calls they managed to work out how to turn off the pump Finally the rotating shaft stopped turning Joe was free at last But not before his wrist had been dislocated eight bones in his hand broken and serious bruising and nerve damage to his arm How Had a Simple Task Turned to Disaster Complacency perhaps Or to be more exact a complete disregard for the power and force of moving machinery The lesson from this accident is simple Never work on or near to machinery unless it has been completely turned off and isolated How easy is it to fiddle about with electrical equipment without first removing the plug from the supply Probably too easy Joe will never again tamper with equipment that is still plugged into the power source Neither should you Next Page You might also like Chemicals in My Eye Caused Partial Blindness Case Study Leg Trapped in Lifting Sling Propelled Me Into the Air Case Study Moving Heavy Machinery Caused My Injury A Case Study Lack of Risk Assessment Led to My Injury A Case Study Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Why not be the first to leave a comment for discussion ask for advice or share your story If you d like to ask a question one of our experts workload permitting or a helpful reader hopfully can help you We also love comments and interesting stories Title Miss Ms Mrs Mr Dr Rev d Prof Other never shown Firstname never shown Surname never shown Email never shown Nickname shown Comment Validate Enter word Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our Experts Avoiding Accidents Work with Substances Transport High Risk Workplaces Health Issues Safe Environment Working with People HR Matters Site Information Latest Comments WorkplaceSafetyAdvice Re Dealing with Employee Theft EvertonBoy Your Question My brother has stole 100

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  • Lack of Risk Assessment Led to My Injury: A Case Study
    so many people at a safe distance We really needed an area where it could perform safely Accident Mary said she realised at one point that the creature was turning around unexpectedly and she ran forward to ask people to give it some room I was gesturing to people to get back when it suddenly turned just as the crowd pushed forward I was forced closer and as it turned I was struck in the side of the head by its metal shoulder It then grazed me as I tried to squeeze past The man inside the creature didn t even know that he had hit me but I was almost knocked out I was really dizzy my head was bleeding and a workmate had to help me to the staff toilets to clean up She said when she reported the accident and told her manager that she felt the creature needed closer supervision and a safe performance area he told her that since it had only one more performance to give it didn t warrant bringing in barriers or roping an area off I definitely think that it posed a real danger to both the public and members of staff We were not even given any training on crowd control and I was completely out of my depth As part of its menacing act the creature rushed at people and a lot of the children watching were scared Lucky Escape Fortunately I wasn t seriously hurt said Mary But it could have been so much worse People often say that companies have gone overboard on risk assessments and that sort of thing but it certainly made me realise how important these procedures are Any activity or work that could pose a danger to employees or members of the public should not begin until a risk assessment has been carried out and if there are five or more employees the risk assessment needs to be completed in writing Previous Page You might also like Cleaning a Piece of Machinery Led to a Crush Injury Case Study Chemicals in My Eye Caused Partial Blindness Case Study Leg Trapped in Lifting Sling Propelled Me Into the Air Case Study Moving Heavy Machinery Caused My Injury A Case Study Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Why not be the first to leave a comment for discussion ask for advice or share your story If you d like to ask a question one of our experts workload permitting or a helpful reader hopfully can help you We also love comments and interesting stories Title Miss Ms Mrs Mr Dr Rev d Prof Other never shown Firstname never shown Surname never shown Email never shown Nickname shown Comment Validate Enter word Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our Experts Avoiding Accidents Work with Substances Transport High Risk Workplaces Health Issues Safe Environment Working with People HR Matters Site Information Latest Comments WorkplaceSafetyAdvice Re Dealing with Employee Theft EvertonBoy Your Question My

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  • Leg Trapped in Lifting Sling Propelled Me Into the Air: Case Study
    for help but neither of the other crew members heard his call As the container was lifted off the deck the rope around his foot got tighter and he was pulled upside down into the air The momentum of the movement caused the crew member to be swung around in the air His head collided with a nearby metal container it was the noise from the impact that alerted the other crew members Immediately the load was lowered to the deck and the person untangled from the rigging Life Changing Injuries Although the injured person was quickly mobilised to shore via a helicopter his injuries were severe He suffered from a severed optic nerve a fractured skull fractured vertebrae and serious bruising Unfortunately his injuries were disabling with permanent brain damage and loss of sight What Lessons Can be Learnt From This Incident In this case there were two major lessons to be learned Firstly communication is essential when carrying out hazardous operations Although a briefing session was held the hazards were not communicated properly Secondly it is extremely important for supervisors to know exactly where their crew members are position when carrying out heavy lifts Neither the supervisor nor the banskman could confirm the positions the deck crew Knowing exactly who is doing what and where is essential for preventing accidents and injury It is not just lifting operations where this is important In fact when working with any hazardous materials equipment or processes it is vitally important that supervisors know where their people are working By taking this simple precaution lives can be saved injuries prevented and work completed safety Previous Page Next Page You might also like Cleaning a Piece of Machinery Led to a Crush Injury Case Study Chemicals in My Eye Caused Partial Blindness Case Study Moving Heavy Machinery Caused My Injury A Case Study Lack of Risk Assessment Led to My Injury A Case Study Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Why not be the first to leave a comment for discussion ask for advice or share your story If you d like to ask a question one of our experts workload permitting or a helpful reader hopfully can help you We also love comments and interesting stories Title Miss Ms Mrs Mr Dr Rev d Prof Other never shown Firstname never shown Surname never shown Email never shown Nickname shown Comment Validate Enter word Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our Experts Avoiding Accidents Work with Substances Transport High Risk Workplaces Health Issues Safe Environment Working with People HR Matters Site Information Latest Comments WorkplaceSafetyAdvice Re Dealing with Employee Theft EvertonBoy Your Question My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen 16 February 2016 Scole Re Dealing with Employee Theft I m am pregant can my emplpyerget rid of me because I am on a temporary contract 16 February 2016 EvertonBoy Re Dealing with Employee Theft My

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  • Moving Heavy Machinery Caused My Injury: A Case Study
    off work for a month before returning to work and undertook light duties for a few weeks until he was ready to return to his job The most difficult part was having to get used to using my middle finger to do all the jobs that my index finger would normally do Unfortunately I m right handed so I had to learn to write using my middle finger instead of my index finger too Life Changing Simple jobs which I had taken for granted now became difficult such as unscrewing nuts and bolts and opening screw top bottles After the accident Kevin had to meet with a panel of doctors including a consultant who assessed the damage to his right hand It was decided that the disability he had suffered made him eligible for a disability pension but only of around 50p a week for the rest of his working life So instead of receiving it weekly he was given a lump sum but this was the only compensation he received for his injury Negligence The company I worked for said they hadn t been negligent and I was told if I wanted compensation I d have to sue my co worker which I didn t follow up It took me a very long time to get used to doing menial tasks without an index finger For quite a while afterwards I d go to do something and forget that I was missing an index finger But he is now quite used to it and says it has become the source of jokes within his family I also managed to convince my young nieces that I lost my finger up my nose and that has made sure they don t develop the bad habit of picking their noses Previous Page Next Page You might also like Cleaning a Piece of Machinery Led to a Crush Injury Case Study Chemicals in My Eye Caused Partial Blindness Case Study Leg Trapped in Lifting Sling Propelled Me Into the Air Case Study Lack of Risk Assessment Led to My Injury A Case Study Share Your Story Join the Discussion or Seek Advice Why not be the first to leave a comment for discussion ask for advice or share your story If you d like to ask a question one of our experts workload permitting or a helpful reader hopfully can help you We also love comments and interesting stories Title Miss Ms Mrs Mr Dr Rev d Prof Other never shown Firstname never shown Surname never shown Email never shown Nickname shown Comment Validate Enter word Topics Work Safety Law Case Studies Ask Our Experts Avoiding Accidents Work with Substances Transport High Risk Workplaces Health Issues Safe Environment Working with People HR Matters Site Information Latest Comments WorkplaceSafetyAdvice Re Dealing with Employee Theft EvertonBoy Your Question My brother has stole 100 from the supermarket where he works and all I wanna no is what will happen 16 February 2016 Scole Re Dealing with

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