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OSA Magazine | Issue 13

Chemicals In The Workplace

The Workplace Safety and Health Council investigate occupational chemical hazards.

Eye Opener

With eye and head protection in focus, Patrizia Heidegger gives us an insight into the occupational hazards faced by workers in South Asia’s shipbreaking yards.

Life Saving Devices

My personal involvement with confined spaces has included silos containing up to 300 tonnes of product used with cement.This has similar properties to water with regard to fluidity. I’ve worked with smaller silos that could contain up to 120 tonnes of ground, granulated, blast furnace slag (GGBS), a sand like substance. I’ve also worked with various other kinds of industrial equipment, including rotary dryers, scrubbers, ducting, trenches, slurry pits, bearing mills as well as battery charging bays.

Safety On The Edge

Whether you’re using personal or group controls, Francois Barton gives you an insight into height safety in New Zealand.

Stepping Towards Safety

Ninety-five percent of accidents in industry happen due to unsafe conditions. Due to many kinds of unsafe situations, accidents can occur in both your professional and non- professional life, and foot injury is one of the most common examples of the kind of injury you could sustain. The major causes of injuries are also the most common workplace hazards; these are obstacles on walkways, often the cause of falls. Such accidents on the job are expensive and also painful and can be tragic, many a time causing huge pain.

Throwing Down The Gauntlet

With a focus on the construction industry, Mark Da Silva details how to keep your hands out of harm’s way.

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