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Lucien Nel, M.Sc., CIH, CSP Director Safety Health Quality & Risk March Consulting Associates Inc.
Introduction relevance; technological change; demands Fundamentals Importance; terms; concepts; 15 min break; workplace; management Conclusion threats; maintenance; mantra; final thoughts Reading list
You are the teachers, leaders and workers of the future
You will have to decide how to do the work safely Very rarely will you meet all three criteria Meet any two of these criteria
Transportation Communication and electronic technologies Medicine
1. Learning new things all the time 2. Better and faster information access 3. Aided in making life easier, safer and healthier 4. Better decision making A. Too much information to be useful B. Social and political difficulties C. Unknown health effects D. Safety problems E. Decision paral ysis (Brauer, 1994)
New hazards Increased accidents New unproven concepts, design & materials Health impacts (U.S Department of Labor, 2008 )
Embraces the benefits Regulation and litigation Structured health and safety organizations Insurance
Society accepts the benefits but not all the risks Society places demands on engineers to reduce risks Engineers require training in workplace safety, due diligence and product liability in addition to their electrical training to meet these demands
Safety, accident Danger, hazard and risk Hazard control Risk reduction Source Transmission medium Receiver Incident Anatomy of a Hazard
United States Department of Labour (OSHA)
Hospital patients require special mention because they may have electronic equipment attached inside and outside their bodies. Small currents may leak from the instruments to other instruments with a potential to cause injury and death Why is this such an “At risk group”? How can the risk be reduced?
Electricity is one of the leading causes of fire ARC Flash ARC Flash Arcing in the presence of flammable or combustible aerosol Grain elevators Fiery mines Chemical factories Petrochemical plants Gas stations service stations
Safety triangle (incident : accident ratio theory)
Review work to be done Tour the site Write down hazards and analyze them Develop a plan to control hazard
Eliminate the hazard by removing it or removing people Reduce the hazard by substitution Safety device / warning device Warning labels & procedures PPE
Lock-out tag-out Fall protection Confined space entry
Work permits / orders Ground penetration permits Hot work permits Confined space entry permits Safety permits Tie-in permits Special / Unique permits
Prevent slips trips and falls Maintain fire safety Appropriate storage of tools and equipment Contain potentially hazardous materials and equipment
Policy Programs Procedures Work Instructions
Schedules & planning sessions Resource deployment Coordination with production / operation / construction Corrective action planning & verification of completion
Poor work planning threatens the safety of workers including engineers
To be successful, take the safety knowledge you gained from this seminar, build on it, and apply it throughout your studies and especially when you are in the workplace
No task is so important that we cannot take the time to do it safety
With this knowledge, will you be able to: Do things safety and still meet public expectations of: expediency; appropriateness; and, fiscal responsibility.
Knowledge and proper planning will get us there safely
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