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Business Advice - Top 3 Businesses where Safety Training is Essential

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Steel and iron Industry
People working in Iron and Steel industry are always at a high risk falling from the structures they are building although all the safety measures are in place. The fatality or death rate in this job is about 50 in per 100, 000. The tools, equipments and machineries used by workers in this industry are also very dangerous in natures that also add more risks in their jobs. Some of the most common causes of illness, injury and death in the iron and steel industry:

  • Contact To Mineral Wools And Fibers
  • Slips, Trips And Falls
  • Unguarded Machinery
  • Falling Objects
  • Working In Confined Spaces
  • Moving Machinery, On-Site Transport
  • Inhalable Agents (Gases, Dusts And Fumes)
  • Skin Contact With Chemicals (Irritants, Solvents And Sensitizers)
  • Contact With Hot Metal
  • Lack of medical facilities and social protection
  • Noise And Vibration
  • Electrical Burns And Electric Shock
  • Failures Due To Automation
  • Fire And Explosion
  • High Temperatures
  • Inadequate Accident Prevention And Inspection

Now, you understand that why health and safety training in the steel and iron industry in essential. With the risks from Slips, Trips and fall to Fire and Explosion to Chemical to Ergonomics, it is a naturally hazardous industry to work in. Below, we have listed some PPE (Personal protective equipment).

  • Molten metal resistant gloves, trousers and jackets
  • Face guards or vented goggles;
  • Safety footwear
  • Respiratory protective equipment;
  • Protective helmets
  • Hearing and eye protection.

Construction Industry

Construction industry considered as the most potentially risky sector for working in the world. In UK, every day about 13 people go to work but never come back. Most of the construction accidents are easily preventable, but they are usually take place because of using faulty equipments, no safety gears or lack of safety training. A few of the common causes for accidents and injuries in construction sites are:

  • Electrical Hazards (Power Lines, Contact With Live Circuits, Poorly Maintained Power Cords)
  • Vehicle and Roadway Hazards
  • Fall Hazards (Edges, Unsafe Covers, Scaffolds, Steel Erectors, Connectors and Deckers, Protruding Rebar)
  • Heavy Construction Equipment
  • Excavation and Trenching

A company must know how to identify and be aware of all possible hazards that can be encountered during working to prevent accidents. The company also makes an effective safety program that deals with the risks as well as precautionary measures for every hazard. Health and safety training is always playing a key role in minimizing risks and dangers, particularly in construction sites, so business owners must provide various kinds of safety training such as first aid training, fire training, etc.

Oil and Gas Industry
Health and safety has been a top concern for the oil and gas industry for decades. There are several occupational disease hazards that workers and employees in the industry must be aware of. Chemicals produced and used in oil and gas can create occupational diseases of the skin, lungs and other organs, depending on the amount of time of the exposures. However, high hazardous noise levels can make hearing losses. Workers who are working in confined spaces can be seriously injured or even killed so health and safety training is extremely important in this industry because of lots of hazards and risks. Some of the major risks include:

  • Hydrogen Sulfide
  • Silica (Granite, sand, fill dirt, Hydraulic fracturing sand and top soil)
  • Noise
  • Diesel Particulate Matter
  • Confined Spaces (Storage tanks, Process and reaction vessels, Boilers, Ventilation and exhaust ducts)
  • Vehicle Collisions
  • Hazardous Chemicals
  • Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM)
  • Temperature Extremes
  • Struck-By/ Caught-In/ Caught-Between
  • Explosions and Fires

The prime objectives of the health and training are to provide workers with a safe working environment, conduct regular workplace inspections, develop and implement safe work procedures, Provide (PPE) Personal Protective Equipment and provide on-going safety training.

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