It's no secret that technological advancement makes our lives easier; we can drive to work, we sit in an office chair having our computers do all the complex work we used to do ourselves, we then drive home and spent the evening sat in front of our TV's. As well as making our lives easier, these technological advancements may also be to blame for the worryingly increasing levels of obesity in the population. I say 'may' because while it's obvious they do contribute in a big w
Hello again. A good few months ago I mentioned a case where an office cleaner died from Chlorine gas exposure. The gas was produced through a chemical reaction when the poor guy, not knowing the dangers, mixed two different cleaning chemicals. It's clear, and unfortunate, that the cleaner didn't have the training or information to be safely using the chemicals he used to do his job daily. He should have known that mixing the two chemicals together would be dangerous. It says
I want to address personal protective equipment (PPE) and the fact that many workers 'forget' to use it. What you need to understand about PPE is that it's the last line of defence against hazards.
PPE is enforced when there is no other possible way to prevent injury and refusing to use it is putting you in harm's way.
I have heard many excuses as to why workers don't want to wear their PPE; "It's too hot, it's too heavy, it's in the way and slowing me down."