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Thursday, October 28, 2021

October 28, 2021

Chlorine Gas (Cl2) Safety-Toolbox Talks

Chlorine Gas (Cl2) Safety

Exposure to a concentrated (rich or potent) quantity of chlorine can be toxic and irritate the skin, eyes, nose and mucous membranes. Chlorine need not be a serious hazard if the people working with it are properly trained and competent in its handling. Below mentioned are some technical guidelines for assuring the safe handling of chlorine.

  1. Make a provision of appropriate, essential and clear instruction and supervision to workers accountable for chlorine equipment.
  2. Provide proper and approved self-contained Breathing Apparatus (BP’s) in areas where Chlorine gas (Cl2) is stored or utilized.
  3. Keep all Breathing Apparatus (BP’s) stored outside the immediate chlorine area.
  4. Prepare Emergency Escape Plans (EEP) from areas where there might be a chlorine emission.
  5. Always remember to move uphill and upwind.
  6. Never store combustible or flammable materials or substances near chlorine containers and or storage areas.
  7. Never apply to heal directly to a chlorine container.
  8. Never attempt to weld an empty Chlorine gas (Cl2) pipeline without purging it with air first.
  9. Install safety showers and eyewash stations near chlorine equipment.
  10. If there is an emergency leakage of Chlorine occurs, at least two persons should make the repairs, and never try to handle it alone.
  11. Don’t spray water on leaking containers; it can make the leak worse.
  12. While entering an equipment area, take shallow breaths until you are sure that there is not a further chlorine gas leak.
  13. Always trust and or rely upon chlorination equipment for direct disposal of chlorine gas.
  14. Secure Chlorine gas (Cl2) containers/cylinders with chains, chocks, or trunnions.

Safety Rules for Chlorine

  1. Cylinders and Containers (100-150 Pound Cylinders)
  2. Never expose a Chlorine gas (Cl2) cylinder to heat.
  3. Never tamper with a fusible plug.
  4. Always keep the hood in place, except when the cylinder is being utilized.
  5. Never lift a cylinder by its hood, it could be dangerous and not secured.
  6. Never practice connecting two or more cylinders discharging liquid valves of two or more containers to a common manifold.
  7. Never drop or knock over a Chlorine gas (Cl2) cylinder
  8. Never try to move filled Chlorine gas (Cl2) containers with equipment rated under two-ton capacity.

Ton Containers

  1. Never expose a Chlorine gas (Cl2) cylinder to heat.
  2. Never tamper with a fusible plug.
  3. Do not move filled Chlorine gas (Cl2) ton containers with equipment rated under two-ton capacity.
  4. Do not connect liquid valves of two or more Chlorine gas (Cl2) containers to a common manifold.
  5. Store Chlorine gas (Cl2) containers in separately marked areas protected from heat sources.
  6. Do not use or store Chlorine gas (Cl2) containers near air intakes or basements where fumes could spread to other areas.

Chlorine Data Sheet Description

Chlorine gas (Cl2) is greenish-yellow by its colour, non-flammable, and about 2.5 times heavier than air.

Hazards

Chlorine can be toxic and irritate skin, eyes, nose, and mucous membranes. Liquid chlorine can cause severe irritation and blistering of the skin.

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Saturday, October 23, 2021

October 23, 2021

Hot Work Fire Watch Checklist

To prepare checklist for the Hot Work Fire Watch Checklist from hsedocuments, following are some main points:

  • There is no proof of burning or smouldering material or any other objects.
  • Always familiarize with the Emergency Evacuation Plan (EEP), exit routes and alarm locations in the the building where hot work operations are being executed
  • Make sure that a proper fire extinguisher is readily and easily available in the hot work area
  • Double-check and verify with the Hot Work Operator what type of work they will be doing and take necessary precautionary steps before the start of the work
  • Make a verbal communication to all workforce that hot work activities are being conducted in the area
  • Make sure that there are no flammable materials near the work area. Flammable materials must be relocated at least 35 ft. from the work area
  • Make sure that materials that cannot be relocated 35 ft. from the work area are covered with a fire blanket before conducting hot work
  • Help and inform the Hot Work Operator to know the holes in the floor or walls where hot sparks and slag can enter. 
  • Ensure that these locations are covered before conducting work
  • Position yourself in a way that enables you to remain visible to the Hot Work Operator and other workers and personnel who may enter the immediate work area
  • Monitor sparks and slag generated by the hot work and ensure that they do not fly and land near flammable materials.
  • Stop anyone trying to pass through the immediate work area until the hot work can be suspended
  • Alert and warn the Hot Work Operator if anyone enters the work area. Suspend hot work activities until the area is properly clear, clean and housekeep again.                    
  • DO NOT leave your work area/post until you are relieved by another competent and trained fire watcher. 
  • In the event of an emergency, all hot work activities must be suspended until to normal conditions.
  • Remain in the work area for least 60 minutes* after hot work is accomplished 

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Friday, October 22, 2021

October 22, 2021

Monthly Vehicle Inspection Checklist

Hsedocuments is providing various health and safety documents in editable format free. To prepare checklist for the Monthly Vehicle Inspection Checklist, following are some main points:

INSTRUCTIONS

Your [Organization/Company’s] employees are required to complete a copy of this vehicle inspection checklist. The completion of this checklist before a vehicle journey or operation is very crucial and critical in the identification and avoidance of potential vehicular malfunctions/defects that may create potential health and safety problems. This checklist form must be submitted to the concerned health and safety engineer/officer on the 1st week of every month

MAIN POINTS TO BE VERIFIED

  • Windows/windshield not severely cracked
  • Windshield wipers work
  • Heating/air conditioning and windshield defogging systems work
  • Interior lights work
  • Headlights (high beam/low beam) work
  • Taillights/brake lights work
  • Horn works
  • Vehicle tires are in good shape no damage, or bald tires and all appear to be properly inflated.
  • No unconventional oil/grease leaks. All-wheel seals or under the vehicle are checked.
  • No air leaks, have you walked around the vehicle and have listened for air leaks while the operator applies the brakes?
  • Does Vehicle annual safety inspection copy (either sticker or form) essentially available?
  • All mirrors are in a good position and are appropriately adjusted
  • There are no apparent fuel leaks, and the odour of gasoline is not detected

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Saturday, October 16, 2021

October 16, 2021

Risk Assessment for Split AC Units Installation

To download complete risk assessment for Split AC Units Installation-AC duct in Word editable format for free from hsedocuments, click on the link given at the end of this short article text. Activities including working with electricity, transport of units, installation of units, transport of ducting, installation of ducting, transport of piping material, piping support work, piping erection, transport of insulation, installation of insulation, transport of insulation, use of electrical equipment, use of extension leads, defective equipment, before starting a machine.

Hazard / Hazardous Situation

  • Exposure to dust/debris
  • Unintended falls of material/tools/debris
  • Muscular skeletal injuries cuts/abrasions
  • Poor handling technique sharp or jagged edges
  • Injury from using a hack saw, cutter, 
  • Physical injury from using drilling/hammer machine, pipe cutting tools etc.
  • A traffic collision, fall of material and
  • Fall of men from ladder/scaffold. 
  • Allergy due to the material in the case of rock wool. dust, debris and splinters.
  • Material damage
  • A tripping hazards (cuts/abrasions, muscular-skeletal and other physical injuries)
  • Electrical shock, burns and fire

Control Measures

  • Workers/technicians not needed to be in the proximity of the duct outlets and will be kept out of the area.
  • Proper and essential personal protective equipment such as dust masks, gloves and eye protection to be worn by those in the vicinity of duct outlets during commissioning
  • AC ducting system cleaned frequently during installation and immediately before commissioning
  • Appropriate safety warning signs to be placed around duct outlets during system commissioning
  • Always refer to Risk Assessment (RA) for specific lifting equipment used.
  • All Personnel equipment Shall be worn by workmen.
  • Appropriate rigger shall be engaged for unloading of Units.
  • Use of safety helmets, Shoes, Florescent
  • Jacket and other relevant PPEs ensured for all workers.
  • Proper housekeeping must be practices and tools and material shall not be scattered
  • A pre-use check conducted by users
  • All electrical equipment, tools and machinery must bring on to the site must have been third-party and PAT electrically tested.
  • Make sure that workers know how to use the electrical equipment safely.
  • Always make sure that there are no trailing cables that can cause people to trip or fall.
  • Don’t use the equipment if it appears faulty and must be checked by a competent person.
  • Consider using a residual current device

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

October 13, 2021

COVID-19-Prevention Occupational Health and Safety Checklist

To protect public and your workers, you can prepare the "COVID-19-Daily Inspection Checklist" checklist with the following points easily, and you can also use our ready to use checklist for free. the link is given at the end of these points. simply click on the link and download editable copy of the checklist. you are requested to share the link in your social media posts and also share with your friend’s circle to benefit them from HSE Document's free health and safety document’s digital products downloading facility.

1-Office COVID-19 Compliance

  • Are employees actively practising social distancing with a minimal distance of 1.5m from other staff?
  • Do all up to dated COVID-19 information available on the Office Notice boards?
  • Do hand hygiene posters and guidelines post in the washroom/office toilet facilities sufficiently?
  • Do daily cleaning logs maintain for the office, kitchen, toilet?
  • Have tables, countertops keyboard, mouses, copiers & printers been disinfected today?
  • Are hand sanitisers refilled daily?
  • Do washrooms have sufficient soap available for day use?
  • Are sufficient paper towels or air-heater available for hand drying in the washrooms?
  • Are paper or towels available for hand drying in the kitchen sufficiently?
  • Have frequently used surfaces been cleaned and sanitized e.g., door handles, handrails etc.?
  • Have employee body temperatures been recorded?
  • Are there sufficient numbers of face masks available in the office for workers who have developed a cough and sneeze?

2-Site Toilets / washrooms / Wudu Locations 

  • Are hand hygiene posters and guidelines posted in the washroom / toilet facilities sufficiently.
  • Do daily cleaning logs maintain for the washroom/ablutions?
  • Do washrooms have sufficient hand washer liquids/soap available for day-to-day use?
  • Do sufficient paper towels or air-heater available for hand drying in the washrooms?
  • Is the washroom main access door left open to limit touching? 
  • Are all extractor fans observed functional?
  • Has daily enhanced disinfecting of ablutions been conducted appropriately?
  • Are paper towels available in ablutions (Prayer Washing facilities) locations?

3-Areas where Workers Congregate

  • Have rest areas been well clean and maintained daily.
  • Do furniture (tables and chairs) are cleaned and disinfected daily before and after use.
  • Do employees actively and strictly practising and following social distancing with a minimal distance of 2.0 meters when possible?
  • Do daily cleaning logs maintain in rest and canteen areas?
  • Are Office notice boards kept up to date with COVID-19 information and guidelines sufficiently?
  • Are scaffold & Staircase handrails cleaned & disinfected frequently throughout the day?
  • Have all operational light and heavy machinery and tools such as tower Crane, Mobile Crane, Mobile Equipment, cradles and hoist operator instruments been cleaned and disinfected at every shift changes.
  • Is disinfection in employee/worker’s carrying vehicle is being carried out before and after having workers use the busses?
  • Is there sufficient PPE available for first aiders /Male nurse to perform their duties?
  • Has proper induction training been minimized to 10 workers at a time with appropriate social distancing compliance?

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Saturday, October 9, 2021

October 09, 2021

Alternating Current VS Direct Current Toolbox Talks

Toolbox talks (TBT) are a better way to highlight occupational health safety and environmental issues, and help to fulfill legal requirement to provide appropriate health and safety information to employees, site operatives and other stakeholders. If we are carrying out toolbox talks it is essential to keep records of the conducted trainings.

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Following are some of the main points to prepare toolbox talks for the Alternating Current (AC) and Direct Current (DC)

INTRODUCTION

  1. Make a proper review of any accidents/incident or near miss from the previous week/near past.
  2. Explain the project or work-related hazards and possible risks. 
  3. Clearly explain SAFE way of doing the job.

TOOLBOX SAFETY TALK

  1. It's not the voltage that kills, but the current. There are 2-types of Electrical Current (EC) utilized in construction or developing-Alternating Current (AC) and Direct Current (DC). 
  2. Alternating Current (AC) changes its direction of travel many times a second. 
  3. DC flows in only one direction. 
  4. AC is the type of electricity used at most construction sites and in homes because it can be transformed to lower voltages and transported long distances without losing much power.
  5. Voltage, by its very nature, is a manifestation or demonstration of potential energy. 
  6. Both Alternating Current (AC) and Direct Current (DC) currents can be deadly.
  7. 100 volts AC in the home and as little as 42 volts DC have killed people. 
  8. The actual measurement of a shack's intensity depends in the real amount of current (in Milli-amperes) forced through the human or live body.
  9. Various Electrical device utilized on a House Wiring Circuit (HWC) can, under certain environmental conditions or circumstances allow a fatal or deadly quantity or amount of current to flow. 
  10. Always use safe work practices and take all safety measures when working around electricity of any voltage.
  11. Any voltage is considered to be capable of delivering dangerous amounts of current.
  12. Use The ground-fault circuit interrupter, or GFCI, (it protects against the most common form of electrical shock hazard) and an assured equipment grounding program on all circuits in construction.

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Friday, October 8, 2021

October 08, 2021

Site Safety Observation Form

The attached editable Site Safety Observation Form and will help you to any workplace incident or accident reporting with great ease. 

Person

  • Doing Unsafe Act
  • Working In Unsafe Condition
  • Working In Unsafe Position
  • Working At Unsafe Speed
  • Working Without Authority

Tools

  • Damaged
  • Not Right for The Job
  • Unauthorized Use
  • Tool Can Fall
  • Used In Unsafe Manner

PPE

  • Not Available
  • Not Used/not Issued
  • Damaged
  • Not Fit For Job
  • Not As Stipulated in Permit

PTW

  • Working Without Permit
  • Permit Not Valid
  • Insufficient For Activity
  • Documents Deficiency

Elevated Areas

  • Access And Egress Not Safe
  • Protection Not Approved
  • Scaffold Not Inspected
  • Falling Objects Not Observed
  • Fall Hazards Not Identified

Work Procedure

  • Not Followed
  • Wrong Procedure for Work
  • Not Informed to Worker

Equipment

  • Not Color Coded
  • No Inspection Sticker
  • Leaks/not Earthed
  • Damaged/not Sited Safely
  • Wrong Use

Material

  • Stacked Unsafely
  • Material Falling Hazard
  • Excessive
  • Not Properly Protected
  • Not Segregated

Barricaded

  • Not Approved
  • Not Appropriate
  • Not Removed
  • Excessive
  • Wrongly Placed

Supervision

  • Not Available
  • Not Appropriate
  • Did Not Brief Worker
  • Lacks Safety Understanding
  • Not Proactive/observant

Ground Level

  • Access And Egress Not Safe
  • Unsafe Working Conditions
  • Overlapping Works
  • No Coordination
  • Hazards Overlooked

Job/workplace Hazards

  • Not Identified
  • Not Controlled
  • Not Informed to Worker

Environmental& Health Issues

  • Noise
  • Contaminated Soil
  • Hazardous Atmosphere
  • Hazardous Posture
  • Waste Segregation
  • Disorderliness
  • Domestic Waste
  • sanitary Waste
  • Overexertion
  • Temperature
  • Non-hazardous Waste

Housekeeping

  • Wood With Nails
  • Surplus Const. Material
  • Cable Management
  • Hand Tools on Ground
  • Unclean


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Friday, October 1, 2021

October 01, 2021

Scissor Lift Pre-usage Safety Inspection Record Checklist

To prepare checklist for  the Scissor Lift Pre-usage Safety Inspection Record, following are some main points:

  • Are the emergency controls emergency stop device and lowering functions in?
  • Is the hand control stick fully operational?
  • Are all controls labelled?
  • Are the lower operating controls fully functional and labelled?
  • Do the lower operating controls override the upper controls?
  • Are the wheels, tires, rollers in good working condition?
  • Are the alarming signal/signals fully operational?
  • Do the brake or brake mechanisms work effectively?
  • Are there any hydraulic leaks, misalignment or vibration concerns with the lifting mechanism?
  • Is the charging system operational and in good condition?
  • Is the entry ladder safe and in good condition?
  • Are the guardrails and chain installed and in good operating condition?
  • Is the platform clean? No garbage, empty cans, tools or debris?
  • Platform Controls
  • Handrail installation
  • Platform Assembly
  • Ladder
  • Lift Cylinder
  • Limit Switch
  • Scissor Arms & Sliding Wear Pads
  • Manual Decent Cable & Pull Handle
  • Drive Motor
  • Steer Cylinder & Linkage
  • Compartment Cover & Latches
  • Battery (Vent Caps Water Level)
  • Built-in Charger
  • Motor/Pump Unit
  • Tilt Switch
  • Ground Controls

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