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Safety, Health and Hazards introduction

Safety, Health and Hazards introduction

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explains a brief introduction about the general safe and health in work place.
explains a brief introduction about the general safe and health in work place.

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Published by: vijay2nov on Nov 30, 2010
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S. Aravinth Vijay Jesuraj
;
M.Pharm, DPMM, (PhD)
Lecturer, ACMS
 
This standard is designed toprotectemployeeswho use hazardous materialson the job.
The legal Standards state that companieswhich produce and use hazardousmaterialsmust providetheir employeeswith information and training on theproper handlinganduse of thesematerials.
Employees have theright to knowaboutthehazardous materials used in their workarea and thepotential effectsof thesematerials upon theirhealth and safety.
 
H
AZARD²means anything that can cause harm (ex.chemicals, electricity, working from ladder, etc.)
RISK²is the chance, high or low, that somebody will beharmed by the hazard
H
AZARD CONTROL/CONTROL MEASURE²preventive actiontaken to eliminate hazard and risk
T
H
RES
H
OLD LIMIT VALUES (TLV)²represent condition underwhich it is believed that nearly all workers may berepeatedly exposed daily without adverse effect.
WORK ENVIRONMENT MEASUREMENT (WEM)²is thedetermination of environmental hazards and theirhazardous effects on workers· health, through directmeasurement of the hazards.
ERGONOMICS-Ergonomics was based on the two Greekwords,
ergos
meaning ´workµ and
normos
meaning ´thestudy ofµ or ´the principle ofµ. In other words,ergonomics means the
law of work.

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