This is a fantastic training manual for developing communication skills.
Communication skills are very important when on a mine sight as many injuries occur from the lack of communication at that given time. A great example is when repairing or checking electrical equipment, there must not be an electrical current within the equipment so it needs to be isolated. If the employee does not listen and wait for clear instructions that the equipment has been isolated he may start repairing when there is still an electrical current and therefor having a great possibility of electrocution. This manual is great for developing communication skills as it outlines the 'seven c's', Active listening and also some communication models. This is a great tool that could be used to help manage hazards and risks within the workplace when regaurding communication
This PDF file contains a few key points when pointing out what is the hazard when coming into a confined space and also points out that, hundreds of people die when entering a confined space when not knowing what hazards are in place. From that it also points out how managers play a big role in which they implement confined spaces strategies to help prevent devastating or negative outcomes. The manual also mentions that record keeping could be a tool where patterns of incidents per month or week or year, could be at a high and would be able to be seen and possibly lower the risk. Another thing mentioned from the manual is pre planning where after you get the entry permit a plan should be set out to help with evacuation procedures, hazard identification and calculation of the risk factor whether qualitative or quantitative.
Kapnick Insurance Group's Amy Dekeyser (Risk Solutions Manager) provides some basic, yet often overlooked tips for preventing Slips, Trips and Falls on your ...
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Although quite basic, Amy Dekeyser provides a basic guide on slips and trips. Pointing out the different climates-to where you are working in which can provide different circumstances where, slip, trip and fall hazards can come into the equation.
This bulletin post provides excellent information when eliminating or reducing risks of crush injuries when dealing with certain aspects of mining. It gives preventative control for substitutions, isolation/separation, engineering, administrative and also training. Also give some good stats on how many crush injuries occur in which it is the second most common and at the end gives a few recommendation to what can be achieved to reduce the risk of the crush injuries.
Sia's, news paper includes the crackdown on falling objects with a 15,000$ fine being issued out.
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As a drillers assistant Thomas deals with handling drill bits and rods. It may seem like a very simple and front forward hazard but yes you may see the sign placed around. But something as a drill bit falling from the back of a truck is not something that is not exactly where you would think a falling object would come from. A lot of people think falling objects only originate from building but falling from small heights can still do significant damage.
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