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OSA Magazine | Issue 7

Chemical Protection

Chemical incidents can be of various types. Some result in the need for minor first aid while others are disastrous accidents, involving the use of hazardous chemicals – which can be toxic, flammable or reactive.

Choosing Gloves To Protect Skin

The Health and Safety Executive is an independent regulator with a remit of ‘putting those who put others in danger before the courts’. The HSE also provides support to businesses. Here they share their wisdom about the use of gloves as a form of PPE, while suggesting numerous alternatives.

Combustible Dust

Manufacturing industries don’t appear high risk like the oil, gas, petrochemical, and mining sectors. Appearances are deceiving. After all, how dangerous is shopping at the grocery store while navigating the aisles, or comparing department store prices on electronic products, gadgets, and wizardry?

Fall Arrest

Falls from height have been a major cause for concern in Singapore. As of August 2 of this year, there have been 15 such fatalities, in which four were from the construction industry. Putting safety provisions in place for your workforce will not only safeguard your employees, but help to prevent costly accidents in every sense.

Flame Retardant Clothing - A Guide

This article aims to provide simple facts to the reader in relation to the popular issues surrounding flame retardant fabrics and garments, especially those used in the oil and gas industries.

Soil Testing and Analysis

Introduction Dealing with contaminated land has long been one of the more challenging elements of brownfield land projects, with remediation requirements needing to be balanced against increasingly complex regulation and, in more recent years, set against a difficult financial outlook.

The Ins and Outs of Confined Space Rescue

If a man was drowning in a rough sea, would you jump in to save him? Might it cross your mind that you could drown as well? In more than 60% of reported confined space fatalities, the would-be rescuer also loses their life. The following are true stories of worker fatalities as reported to NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health).

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