occupational health and safety Training in Kenya

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Respiratory Protection

by SafetySkills     based in Oklahoma City, OKLAHOMA (USA)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has found that there were 14.6 thousand recordable cases of respiratory illnesses in 2009. Respiratory hazards are encountered in a wide variety of professions, from construction to hospital work. There are fine particulates created by the work done on job sites that can get deposited in your lungs or cause damage. ...

Machine Guarding

by SafetySkills     based in Oklahoma City, OKLAHOMA (USA)

Operators, fabricators, and laborers accounted for more nonfatal amputations than all other occupations combined. OSHA citations for these safety infractions include missing and improper use of machine guards designed to protect workers against dangerous machine parts. In spite of the attention given to this area, violations associated with ...

Confined Space Awareness

by SafetySkills     based in Oklahoma City, OKLAHOMA (USA)

According to data collected by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) program, fatal injuries in confined spaces fluctuated from a low of 81 in 1998 to a high of 100 in 2000 during the five-year period, averaging 92 fatalities per year. Confined spaces include, but are ...

Hand and Power Tool Safety

by SafetySkills     based in Oklahoma City, OKLAHOMA (USA)

Upon completion of this learning event, employees will demonstrate knowledge of the importance of hand and power tool safety. Employees will learn the common hazards of different types of hand and power tools including: electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and abrasive-wheel tools.

Bloodborne Pathogens

by SafetySkills     based in Oklahoma City, OKLAHOMA (USA)

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that healthcare workers sustain nearly 600,000 percutaneous injuries annually involving contaminated sharps such as needlepoints, broken glass, exposed ends of dental wires, and any other contaminated object that can penetrate skin. Workers in many different occupations are at risk of exposure ...

Scaffold Safety

by SafetySkills     based in Oklahoma City, OKLAHOMA (USA)

OSHA states that an estimated 2.3 million construction workers, or 65 percent of the construction industry, work on scaffolds frequently. Protecting these workers from scaffold-related accidents would prevent 4,500 injuries and 50 deaths every year, at a savings for American employers of $90 million in workdays not lost. In a Bureau of Labor and ...

Fall Protection

by SafetySkills     based in Oklahoma City, OKLAHOMA (USA)

In 2008, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that fatal work injuries involving falls decreased 20 percent in 2008 after a sharp increase in 2007. The US Department of Labor (DOL) lists falls as one of the leading causes of traumatic occupational death, accounting for eight percent of all occupational fatalities from trauma. OSHA ...

Severe Weather and Outdoor Work

by SafetySkills     based in Oklahoma City, OKLAHOMA (USA)

Many jobs require outdoor work on a regular basis. Severe weather takes several forms, and while some parts of the country are more prone to certain severe weather events than others, it can strike anywhere. Sudden severe weather outbreaks are a hazard that affects all outdoor workers, and as with any workplace hazard, awareness is the key to ...

Back Injury Prevention

by SafetySkills     based in Oklahoma City, OKLAHOMA (USA)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than one million workers suffer back injuries each year, and back injuries account for one of every five workplace injuries or illnesses. Further, one-fourth of all compensation indemnity claims involve back injuries, costing industry's billions of dollars on top of the pain and suffering ...

Incident Investigation

by SafetySkills     based in Oklahoma City, OKLAHOMA (USA)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that there were 117 cases per 10,000 full time workers for non-fatal occupational injuries or illness in 2009. OSHA states that all incidents, whether a near miss or actual injury related event, should be investigated. OSHA sates that no one should investigate incidents without appropriate accident ...

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