In the United States, the term health and safety is referred to as occupational health and occupational and non-occupational safety and includes safety for activities outside of work. In common-law jurisdictions, employers have a common law duty to take reasonable care of the safety of their employees.
Construction work is hazardous Land-Based job. Some construction site jobs include: building houses, roads, tree forts, workplaces and repair and maintain infrastructures. This work includes many hazardous task and conditions such as working with height, excavation, noise, dust, power tools and equipment.
Our first priority is to protect the safety and health of our employees, contractors and the public. Due diligence underpins our activities to help ensure we meet or exceed applicable health, safety and environmental (HSE) laws, regulations and international standards.
Resource recovery – reducing, reusing and recycling your waste is important for the environment, and it can also be profitable. It decreases the amount of waste for disposal, saves space in landfills, and conserves natural resources.
Noise at work can cause hearing damage that is permanent and disabling. This can be hearing loss that is gradual because of exposure to noise over time, but also damage caused by sudden, extremely loud noises.Hearing loss is not the only problem.
Use good posture. Sit up straight, feet on the floor; if you're using a keyboard, keep your wrists straight. Keep files, drawers, and cabinets clean, organized, and closed to prevent spilled material and tripping.
Electrical hazards can cause burns, shocks and electrocution (death). Assume that all overhead wires are energized at lethal voltages. Never assume that a wire is safe to touch even if it is down or appears to be insulated. Call or ask someone to call the local electric utility company and emergency services.
Fire safety is the set of practices intended to reduce the destruction caused by fire. Fire safety measures include those that are intended to prevent ignition of an uncontrolled fire, and those that are used to limit the development and effects of a fire after it starts.
Manual handling of loads, manual material handling involves the use of the human body to lift, lower, fill, empty, or carry loads. The load can be animate or inanimate. Most manufacturing or distribution systems require some manual handling tasks.
Environmental management system (EMS) refers to the management of an organization's environmental programs in a comprehensive, systematic, planned and documented manner. It includes the organizational structure, planning and resources for developing, implementing and maintaining policy for environmental protection.
A confined space is a place which is substantially enclosed (though not always entirely), and where serious injury can occur from hazardous substances or conditions within the space or nearby (e.g. lack of oxygen).
Loading or unloading on the public highway and use of vehicles where the highway is classed as a temporary workplace, during road works etc. is regarded as 'workplace transport.This Training will help people involved in workplace transport reduce the chances of accidents happening. It is mainly aimed at managers and identifies some of the safety problems for common vehicle operations. Drivers, operators and their safety representatives will also find it useful.
Road traffic safety refers to the methods and measures used to prevent road users from being killed or seriously injured. Typical road users include: pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, vehicle passengers, horse-riders and passengers of on-road public transport.
Personal protective equipment is protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer's body from injury or infection. The hazards addressed by protective equipment include physical, electrical, heat, chemicals, biohazards, and airborne particulate matter.
Vulnerable workers. HSE defines vulnerable workers as those who are at risk of having their workplace entitlements denied, or who lack the capacity or means to secure them. Health and safety should not be used as an excuse to justify discriminating against certain groups of workers.