Know where the emergency stop buttons are positioned in the workshop
If you see an accident at the other side of the workshop you can use the emergency stop button to turn off all electrical power to machines.
Always wear an apron as it will protect your clothes and hold loose clothing such as ties in place.
Before you can use equipment and machines or attempt practical work in a workshop you must understand basic safety rules.
These rules will help keep you and others safe in the workshop.
Safe Ed (left) always thinks about working safely. On the other hand, Ed the Handyman (right) never considers safety.
Be aware of what other drivers around you are doing, and expect the unexpected.
Assume other motorists will do something crazy, and always be prepared to avoid it.
Keep a 2-second cushion between you and the car in front of you.
Before beginning a long drive, always get enough sleep and eat a snack or meal. Highly caffeinated beverages are not necessarily the best way to stay awake while driving. While initially you will feel more alert, the effects can recede with time, and your attention may wander although you remain awake.
Pull over and take breaks every couple of hours, even if you don't feel sleepy. Grab a snack, get some fresh air and stretch your legs by walking around. If you need to, take a quick nap.
If you can, share the driving responsibilities with someone else. This will allow you to keep an eye on each other while driving and also enable you to nap without losing time. If you're driving alone, turn on the radio or put on some music, and keep your window cracked open. You may want to refrain from using your cruise control if you're driving alone at night -- having to concentrate on maintaining your speed can help you stay awake.
If you do have to pull over, move your vehicle off the road. Never park on the shoulder or in the breakdown lane for any reason except an emergency.
Know the laws along your route concerning cell phone use while driving. While it may be legal in one place, it may be illegal in another, and ignorance is not typically an acceptable excuse for a violation. Here's a handy chart of cell phone laws by country and U.S. state (keep in mind that this information can change at any time). However, even if it's legal to talk on a cell phone where you're going, it's usually safest to use a hands-free device.
Keep an eye on the skies, and if you can, plan a route around inclement weather. A minor detour could actually wind up saving you major time.
Use a smartphone app such as Waze or Google Maps to guide you around traffic jams.
Not even a GPS app is infallible, especially in remote areas, so we recommend bringing a detailed map or road atlas as a backup just in case.
If you are driving a rental vehicle, familiarize yourself with the car and all of its equipment (horn, brakes, hazard lights). For an amusing but true look at this issue, see The First 10 Minutes of Your Car Rental.
Lock all of your valuables (especially items that are clearly gifts) in the trunk or glove compartment and stow all luggage in the trunk. For more ideas, see Nine Ways to Keep Your Car Safe on the Road.
Familiarize yourself with local traffic laws, which vary from state to state and especially overseas. Is it legal to make a right turn at a red light? What are the rules on yielding to pedestrians? For more on driving abroad, see International Car Rental Tips.
Before setting off on a long car trip, be sure your vehicle is in prime condition -- that tires are properly inflated, all fluids are at their proper levels and you have a full tank of gas. (For particularly long road trips, you may want to have your mechanic do a more thorough check.)
Consider becoming a member of AAA or CAA, or signing up for your car insurer's roadside assistance program. You won't regret it when your car breaks down on a lonely back road.
Keep costs down by conserving gas as you drive. Minimize sudden starts and stops, empty your car of all unnecessary weight, and slow down -- in most cars it takes much less fuel to drive 55 miles an hour than it does to drive 70. For more ideas, see Save Gas and Money.
You should have a good understanding of your working environment
and the instructions given by your supervisor. When evacuation
is required in an emergency, you should keep calm and find out:
Avoid going to any area with insufficient lighting as there may be some
dangerous places which have not been provided with fencing.
Wear protective equipment.
Do not drink or take drugs while working.
Pay attention to personal hygiene.
Do not play in the workplace.
Report to your supervisor immediately if you notice any unsafe condition.
When there is a risk of eye injury, such as in concrete breaking or using abrasive wheels, you should wear suitable eye protectors.
For your own safety and interest, use the personal protective equipment provided by your employer.
Wear a safety helmet on a construction site.
If you sustain an injury or feel not well while at work, even if it is minor, go to the first aid room right away for medical treatment and notify your supervisor.
Do not operate equipment you are unfamiliar with Seek help from shop staff.
The only stupid question is the one that goes unasked.
Only one person should operate a machine at any one time.Consultation at the machine is allowed but only one set of hands are on the machine.
Never work by yourself. Another person must be in the machine shop area. (Student or Professional) It is unsafe and also against the law.
Do not sit while operating machines.
Never leave a machine running and unattended.
Machines must be shut off to remove tools and setups,Machines should be off and tools removed before cleaning.
Do not work in the shop if you are impaired by drug or alcohol use, tired or in a hurry.
Horseplay is forbidden. Please use common sense. No loud noises and yelling while others are working with the equipment.
Read and obey all operational signs and warnings.
Do not try and stop machines with your hands. (Lathe chucks and drill press chucks) Wait for them to come to a stop.
Concentrate on your work. Distractions cause injury,Report all broken tools and equipment to lab personnel.
Do not use broken or dull tools,Always clamp work pieces in the machine.
Always use a brush or hook to remove chips from a running machine. Never use your fingers.
Keep precision measurement tools away from the machine tables. No chips or coolant on them Adhere to the rules governing each individual machine.
Sleep deprivation can increase your risk of injury.
Our work is never so urgent or important that we cannot do. Take time to do it safely.
Everyone is obligated to refuse unsafe work.
Everyone is obligated to raise concerns about the hazards seen.
All levels of supervision are accountable for safety performance.
Avoid prolonged periods of looking at computer or other screens.
Which way to carry your phone for radiation reduction, and monitoring and limiting the amount of time your child or teen spends using their device.
Avoiding calls and texts from anonymous numbers to steer clear of phishing and other scams, learn strategies for monitoring your kids cell phone use to stay on top of potential problems, and teach your kids about smart mobile usage.
Flight mode turns off the wireless transmitter thereby reducing exposure to exposure to radiation fields. Make it a habit to either switch to flight mode or turn it off altogether when not in use.
When your phone has to work hard to find a signal, more radiation is emitted. Some phones can ramp up their emissions 1000-fold when the signal is weak. Use the phone outside when possible and avoid use in basements, elevators or a closed area like a parked car.
Your phone is working the hardest when trying to connect. Dial or use your speed dial and then extend your arm until you hear the recipients voice. Same happens when you answer a call. Hold the phone away from you until a connection is completed.
It is important to evaluate the goals and practical usefulness of a womens self-defense program before signing up. Here are two tips:/li>
Awareness: Your first line of defence. Most people think of kicks to the groin and blocking punches when they hear the term "self-defence". However, true self-defence begins long before any actual physical contact. The first, and probably most important, component in self-defence is awareness: awareness of yourself, your surroundings, and your potential attacker's likely strategies.
The criminal's primary strategy is to use the advantage of surprise. Studies have shown that criminals are adept at choosing targets who appear to be unaware of what is going on around them. By being aware of your surroundings and by projecting a â€śforce presenceâ€?, many altercations which are commonplace on the street can be avoided.
(a)Avoid martial arts studios unless you specifically wish to train in the traditional martial arts techniques and are prepared for a long-term commitment. Many women's self-defense programs teach watered-down martial arts techniques that are complex and unrealistic under the stress of an actual attack.
(b)The self-defense program should include simulated assaults, with a fully padded instructor in realistic rape and attack scenarios, to allow you to practice what you've learned.
The self-defense program should include simulated assaults, with a fully padded instructor in realistic rape and attack scenarios, to allow you to practice what you've learned.
"Sixth sense". "Gut instinct". Whatever you call it, your intuition is a powerful subconscious insight into situations and people. All of us, especially women, have this gift, but very few of us pay attention to it. Learn to trust this power and use it to your full advantage. Avoid a person or a situation which does not "feel" safeâ€“you're probably right.
Escape: Always your best option. What if the unthinkable happens? You are suddenly confronted by a predator who demands that you go with himâ€“be it in a car, or into an alley, or a building. It would seem prudent to obey, but you must never leave the primary crime scene. You are far more likely to be killed or seriously injured if you go with the predator than if you run away (even if he promises not to hurt you). Run away, yell for help, throw a rock through a store or car windowâ€“do whatever you can to attract attention. And if the criminal is after your purse or other material items, throw them one way while you run the other.
Your right to fight. Unfortunately, no matter how diligently we practice awareness and avoidance techniques, we may find ourselves in a physical confrontation. Whether or not you have self-defense training, and no matter what your age or physical condition, it is important to understand that you CAN and SHOULD defend yourself physically. You have both the moral and legal right to do so, even if the attacker is only threatening you and hasn't struck first. Many women worry that they will anger the attacker and get hurt worse if they defend themselves, but statistics clearly show that your odds of survival are far greater if you do fight back. Aim for the eyes first and the groin second. Remember, though, to use the element of surprise to your advantageâ€“strike quickly, and mean business. You may only get one chance.
Pepper spray: Pros and cons. Pepper spray, like other self-defense aids, can be a useful tool. However, it is important to understand that there can be significant drawbacks to its use. For example, did you know that it doesn't work on everyone? Surprisingly, 15-20% of people will not be incapacitated even by a full-face spray. Also, if youâ€™re carrying it in your purse, you will only waste time and alert the attacker to your intentions while you fumble for it. Never depend on any self-defense tool or weapon to stop an attacker. Trust your body and your wits, which you can always depend on in the event of an attack.
Home invasions: A crime on the rise. The primary way to prevent a home invasion is simply to never, ever open your door unless you either are certain you know who's on the other side or can verify that they have a legitimate reason for being there (dressing up as a repair person or even police officer is one trick criminals use). In the event that an intruder breaks in while youâ€™re home, you should have a safe room in your house to which you can retreat. Such a room should be equipped with a strong door, deadbolt lock, phone (preferably cell phone), and a can of pepper spray or fire extinguisher.
Avoiding a car-jacking. Lock all doors and keep windows up when driving. Most car-jacking take place when vehicles are stopped at intersections. The criminals approach at a 45-degree angle (in the blind spot), and either pull you out of the driver's seat or jump in the passenger's seat.
A travel tip. Violent crimes against women happen in the best and worst hotels around the world. Predators may play the part of a hotel employee, push their way through an open or unlocked door, or obtain a pass key to the room. As with home safety, never open your door unless you are certain the person on the other side is legitimate, and always carry a door wedge with you when you travel. A wedge is often stronger than the door it secures.
Safety in cyberspace. Although the Internet is educational and entertaining, it can also be full of danger if one isn't careful. When communicating on-line, use a nickname and always keep personal information such as home address and phone number confidential. Instruct family members to do the same.
Many people are choosing to DIY when repairs need to be done in their home. With the increase in home handymen, or handywomen, comes more risk because non-professional plumbers naturally will not think about some of the safety precautions. It is critical to take safety steps to ensure that you get the job done unscathed, as well as to make sure that the job is done correctly.
Since plumbing usually does not involve electricity, many people do not think to turn off the electricity. Keep in mind that water and electricity do not mix. This is especially important if you are doing something near a power source.
Do Not Panic:If something goes wrong, like a pipe bursting, do not panic. You need to take the steps to correct the issue as quickly as possible and panic will prevent this. Take a little time before even starting the task to think about some things that could go wrong and then make a few rough strategies to fix these.
Make Sure Your Eyes are Protected:When you are cutting into things and have the risk of water spraying everywhere, it is important that your eyes are protected. There is always the risk of things flying at your face and when you are wearing protective goggles you can pretty much eliminate the risk of eye damage.
Protect Your Ears:Plumbing work can get loud and the ears can become damaged with too much loud noise. Things like power saws and other equipment can become loud and ear damage can occur without you even noticing it. Wearing earplugs will help protect your hearing.
Protect Your Lungs: When doing plumbing work, you are sure to run into some type of dust and/or chemical fumes. If chemicals are being used, a respirator is something you may want to consider. If you will only run into dust, then a basic face mask is enough to prevent breathing in the dust.
Make Sure You Have the Right Tools: Using the wrong tools can result in injury. For example, if you need a chisel, use a chisel and not a screwdriver. The screwdriver could slip when you are hammering, resulting in slamming the hammer on your hand. The wrong tools could also damage the thing you are working on, causing more issues and costing you more money.
Have Emergency Numbers and a Way to Call Them Handy.
Accidents happen and you need to be prepared to get help if necessary. Numbers like poison control should be handy, as well as utility company numbers. Keep a phone nearby just in case something happens and you need to call quickly.
Practice Before Doing: Before you start the actual job, get used to the tools you will need to use so that you are confident in using them. You do not want to just learn that new saw when it is time to get work done as this adds more pressure which can lead to mistakes.
Protect Your Hands: Chemicals, tools and hot water are all potential hazards to your hands. Be sure to wear gloves that are appropriate to what you might run into. For example, gloves that protect against chemicals generally differ than gloves that can protect hands from hot water. If it also a good idea to wear long pants, long sleeves and shoes to protect all of your skin.
Know Your Plumbing: It is important to know things like the type of pipes used in your home, where the on/off valves are and where the pipes are behind the walls so that you can quickly access what you need. You also want to be able to quickly get to things if something were to go wrong.
Parents should teach children basic traffic rules and make sure they ride in safe places.
Children younger than 10 years of age should not ride near traffic.
Wear sports sunglasses, which can stop dust and bugs from getting into your eyes.
Wear bright, reflective clothing to make it easier for drivers to see you.
Wear padded gloves to protect your hands from developing blisters or being injured by debris.
Wear padded shorts and use a comfortable seat to reduce buttock pain.
Avoid riding at night, and use appropriate lights if you ride during times of the day when visibility is poor or in weather conditions that reduce visibility.
Always stay alert and look out for anything in your way.
Educate yourself about farm equipment. Read and follow all instructions according to the equipment's operation manual. Attend farm safety workshops in your local area to become familiar with specific equipment and products. Contact your local Cooperative Extension or Farm Bureau office for information about programs, training and other resources relating to farm safety.
Conduct regular equipment inspections, as this act can prevent farm-related injuries by identifying problems and hazards early.
Use seat belts while operating all farm equipment, especially tractors with a ROPS. Do not allow additional passengers to ride on the tractor with you.
While operating tractors and other farm equipment, be very cautious on rural roadways. Look for oncoming cars while making wide turns. Watch for potholes, ditches and steep hills. Be sure to keep equipment at least 20 feet from any overhead power lines or wires that support poles.
Use protective gear when operating machinery and appropriate protective gear for handling chemicals or other hazardous materials. Make sure the protective equipment is approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) or the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).
Be familiar with hazardous chemicals. Take extra precaution when handling chemicals such as anhydrous ammonia, carbon dioxide, methane gas and hydrogen sulfide. Click here for information on chemicals.
Beware of electrical hazards ,According to the American Society of Safety Engineers, electrical hazards are very common on farms and can easily cause a fatal accident. Routinely inspect equipment, outlets, and electrical panels. Check wires and connections for damage from mice or other rodents.
Know your chemicals , Crop Life recommends learning and staying up-to-date on all chemicals used on your farm. Take special precautions and wear appropriate protective gear when handling any chemicals.
Dress for safety ,Avoid wearing loose clothing that can become entangled in equipment, says Hobby Farms. Also, wear gloves, protective goggles, and hearing protection. When working in dusty environments, wear a face mask or a respirator.
Respect livestock , The better you understand animal behavior, the less likely you are to be caught off guard by aggressive behavior, says Hobby Farms. Practice good animal husbandry; animals that are sick, in pain, or in distress are more likely to be aggressive. Take extra precautions when breeding or birthing animals.
If using a boat to fish, wear a life jacket and make sure each passenger wears one, too.
Inspect waterfronts daily the natural environment is subject to change without notice.
Don't fish in areas where it is not permitted. These areas have been declared off limits to protect wildlife, vegetation, or for your safety.
When choosing a site for fishing, always consider safety factors. Because fishing is practiced in a variety of environments, evaluate factors specific to safety in each environment.
Bring along extra safety items such as water, flashlights, maps, and a cell phone or radio.
Always wear foot gear appropriate to the conditions.
Stay dry, warm and protected from the elements. Wear a waterproof sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 15. Wear thin layers of clothing that progress outward to include water and wind protection as the final layer.
Use appropriate insect protection measures, including proper clothing and repellents.
Keep fishing knives sharp and cover the blade when not in use.
Handle fish carefully,Use caution when baiting and removing hooks.
Give safety tips to the new joiners.
Open door carefully and hold handrails new steps.
Reports hazards(harmful, dangerous situations), unsafe conditions immediately to reporting officer.
Follow safety signage.
When you are lifting heavy material, it is safe to use hand trolley.
Watch out moving equipment hazards come from all directions.
Watch your steps slips, trips & fully cause disabling injuries.
Your safety secures your family. Be cautious on road.
Obey traffic signals.
Follow speed limits.
Don't use mobiles while driving / riding.
Don't take alcohol.
Drive safely and reach safely.
The workers/ people are led by the skill, energy and leadership of foreman/supervisor. So it is the duty of these people to educate the workmen about prevention of accidents.
Reducing damage to machinery and equipment.
Preventing unwanted suffering and pain to employees of the organization.
Preventing premature/untimely death of talented workers who may be an asset to the enterprise and society.
A safety programme intends to identify when where and why accidents occur. On the same lines a safety programme aims at reducing accidents and associated losses. A safety programme is initiated with the assumption that it is possible to prevent most work connected accidents.
Safety precautions to be taken during manifesting operations.
Guidance on safe cutting and welding processes.
Markings for handling and lebelling of dangerous items/ goods.
Safety procedures to be followed in electrical work.
Specifications for protective clothing, safety helmets face shields and safety equipment for eyes ears lags hands and feet etc.
Eliminate the fire hazards through good housekeeping. Dispose waste paper, rubbish & flammable materials regularly.
Keep flammable materials inside proper containers & store them properlyhttp://sindhusafetyengineers.com/.
Regularly check your electrical instruments, wirings & boards or repaired by a licensed electrician.
Do not overload electrical switches & circuits by keeping additional lights & appliances.
Do not use elevators in case of fire.
Blown fuses should not be replaced with coins, wires, or any other metal.
Unplug all electrical appliances after every use.
Strictly obey the no smoking signs.
Ensure that you have pre fire plan emergency numbers at your offices.
Never stick fingers, toys or other objects into an electrical outlet. You might get hurt by electricity.
Never place drinks on electronics because, they could easily spill.
Never climb trees near pole lines.
Stay away from places marked with wiring signs.
Electricity is a great friend and a deadly enemy.
Take care when using electricity; it has the power to kill.
When it comes to determining a vehicleâ€™s safety, crash testing isnâ€™t the only avenue to go down. Remember, crash ratings group vehicles based on similar make, model, size, and weight.
The most important indicator of vehicle safety is the operator.
Actions like correctly buckling seatbelts, avoiding distractions, and paying attention to your surroundings are what will really increase your safety rating.
compare fatality rates for vehicles that went from a lower crash test score to a higher score after a redesign.
Tests came up statistically flat between low-rated vehicles and high-rated vehicles.
First off, you should take a test drive and try on the seat belt to make sure it fits well and is comfortable.
Drink more water.
Get enough sleep.
Pick such exercises that you enjoy.
Donâ€™t drink alcohol and donâ€™t smoke.
Avoid heat stress by drinking plenty of water.
Sleep deprivation can increase your risk of injury.
Be clean and be healthy. wash hands when necessary(before and after having food).
Always wash your hands with hot soapy water for at least 20 seconds before and after handling food.
Refrigerate or freeze perishables, prepared food and leftovers within 2 hours. Do not leave them sitting out at room temperature.
Always thaw food in the refrigerator. Never defrost food at room temperature on the countertop.
Cook food to the proper internal temperature and check for doneness with a thermometer.
Store raw meat, poultry and seafood tightly wrapped on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator. This prevents the raw juices from dripping on other food.
Always marinate food in the refrigerator, not on the countertop. Discard leftover marinades that have been used with raw meat, poultry or seafood.
Replace and wash dish towels and sponges often to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria throughout the kitchen. Use paper towels to dry washed hands after handling raw foods.
Never place food on the same plate or cutting board that previously held raw meat, poultry or seafood unless the cutting board has been thoroughly washed.
Wash cutting boards and knives with hot soapy water after food preparation, especially after cutting raw meat, poultry or seafood. Sanitize cutting boards and counters with a dilute bleach solution - Add 2/3 cup bleach to a gallon of water; put in a spray bottle for easy use.
Disconnect the power before you connect.
Use lockout and tag out for electrical maintenance.
Donâ€™t overload the sockets. One of the leading causes of electrical accidents is overloading sockets, extensions.