Monthly Archive: November 2017

Tips for Working Near Electrical Cables

Do a risk assessment in advance to determine the hazards involved in the work activity. This should involve tasks relating to excavations through to working on or near the cables. Think about how electric cables could be disturbed, perhaps by the use of sharp tools, or by being crushed by machinery. Obtain the necessary drawings from the utility company so...

Stress overtakes MSDs in Britain’s workplaces

The frequency rate of work-related stress and mental health problems among workers in Great Britain rose in 2016-17 to 1,610 per 100,000 workers, according to the latest Health and Safety Executive (HSE) injury and ill health statistics. This is the highest rate for at least the past 11 years. Stress symptoms Stress affects different people in different ways, and everyone...

Prevent Injuries to Workers from Moving Machinery Parts

Hand and arm injuries caused by machinery parts are far too common, even in this day and age. Take the time today to check all of your machines for hazards, and ensure that any moving parts are properly guarded. Do a risk assessment to identify the hazards presented by each of the machines on site. See where a worker could...