Workplace Health and Safety

Workplace health and safety programs aim to provide employees with a safe working environment. Employers implement several safety programs, hazard identifications, inspections, and safety tracking to ensure the well-being of the workers.

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What does isolate mean in health and safety?

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In health and safety, and in other areas, "isolate" means to prevent from contact with its surroundings, or to remove from its surroundings.
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Are dish-washing liquids flammable?

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Typically, NO. They are water soluble, and with the exception of alcohols, few water soluble things are flammables.
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What safety procedures does an astronomer need to follow?

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Safety procedures for an astronomer depend on what kind of astronomy he/she does and where the work is performed. Some astronomers work directly on telescopes on mountain tops and the like. Their safety procedures involve getting safely to and from the observatory (perhaps over poor roads through remote areas), taking care to avoid becoming caught in the moving parts of the machinery that aims the telescope, and dressing warmly enough on nights when they need to be hands-on in the unheated observatory. They may also be involved in developing photographic plates (less often now than in the past) so all safety precautions associated with black and white photography labs may apply. Some astronomers work with radio telescopes and other electronic equipment. Then the standard safety precautions for working with electricity may apply. Some are theoretical astronomers, working in their offices on data provided by others. Their safety precautions are those associated with using computers safely, and with the general issues of safety in any office environment.
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What is the hazardous substance inside kerosene?

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Kerosene is a light oil distilled from petroleum or shale oil and consists of a complex mixture of several hydrocarbons, no one of which stands out as a primary hazardous constituent. Constituents include, in alphabetical order: Benzene Butadiene Cyclohexane Cyclohexene Cyclopropane Ethyl benzene Methylcyclohexene n-Heptane n-Hexane Naphthalene Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs, PNAs) Toluene Xylenes Although benzene may be specifically removed before the product is marketed.
Asked by Rosetta Pollich in Workplace Health and Safety, Calendar

Would a four-day workweek make people more or less productive?

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Trials of four-day weeks have had both results, so there’s no simple answer. In August of 2019, Microsoft Japan conducted a test where they moved 2,300 office workers to a four-day workweek for one month in an effort to improve efficiency. The report they released this November stated that there was a 39.9 percent increase overall in sales per worker, with 92 percent of the workers responding positively to the change. Another positive example comes from a San Francisco-based software company called Monograph. In 2016, it implemented a four-day workweek where employees can choose which day they want to take off. Moe Amaya, one of Monograph’s cofounders, told HuffPost that so far it’s been very successful and that there are "no plans to change, potentially ever." While there are numerous other studies and examples citing the potential benefits of a shorter workweek, most agree that the resistance from American companies to adopt the practice comes down to habit and the bottom line—a four-day workweek could put companies at a competitive disadvantage to those still working the traditional five. One notable failure of the four-day workweek was when a U.S. programming education company called Treehouse tried it in 2015. They went back to 40-hour weeks just a year later. "There was a lack of work, like, literally a lack of work ethic," Treehouse founder Ryan Carson later said to explain the decision.
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Temperature control laws in a workplace?

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The Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006, Schedule 4, sets out the ways you must control the temperature of foods that are capable of supporting the growth of harmful bacteria. For high risk foods in particular, keeping them chilled or hot is the single most important control in making sure they are safe to eat. However, for controlling the temperature of the workplace, there are no specific regulations.
Asked in Insurance, Life Insurance, Bankruptcy Law, Workplace Health and Safety

What do you do if you have a policy with a company that has declared bankruptcy?

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Contact the Insurance Commissioner, they probably had the company taken over by another company.
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What is the science safety symbol for never taste or smell an unknown substance?

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There is no symbol for "never taste or smell an unknown substance" because that is a universal precaution that everyone should be taught.
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Is used motor oil hazard class III A or class III B?

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NFPA 30 gives the following definitions and examples. definition: Class IIIA - Flash Point equal to or greater than 140°F, but less than 200°F Class IIIB - Flash Point equal to or greater than 200°F common examples: Class IIIA - Home Heating Oil Class IIIB - Cooking Oils, Lubricating Oils, Motor Oil
Asked in United Kingdom, Workplace Health and Safety, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Who is responsible for OSHA in the UK?

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OSHA is a US agency and has no authority in the UK. The Health and Safety Executive is the agency in the UK that performs similar functions.
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How often should hazard assessments be updated?

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Hazard assessments should be reviewed annually and updated whenever the process or conditions change significantly.
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What is unsafe act?

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An unsafe act violates the premise of law, where actions are defined and prescribed as safe.
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What is fire safety lamp in underground mines?

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A fire safety lamp is one that is designed in such a way that it will not cause an explosion if there happens to be a gas leak in the mine.
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In order to transport concentrated soft drink syrup do commercial trucks have to use the DOT Hazardous material cards reserved for highly corrosive materials and if so which ones?

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This question should be answered only by someone adequately trained in DOT transportation requirements, who is also knowledgeable of the hazard characteristics of the material being transported.
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Where can you buy Carol never wore her safety goggles poster?

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I checked the Flinn Scientific website, but they don't sell them directly, as far as I can tell. I think that they do give them free to new teachers, though, in a kit.
Asked in Downloader Viruses, PSW Spyware, Workplace Health and Safety

How do you get rid of PSW Briss A and PSW Briss B?

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I ran AVG and it got rid of it. AVG got its update just a day ago. I ran a scan today and AVG found, asked, and "healed" the two infected files. If nothing else, Just delete C:windows\system\a.exe and C: windows\system\bridge.dll. (Empty Trash, of course.) I undrstand they're spyware. I JUST did this and don't know if they might reappear. I ran AVG too but a system file "C:\windows\a.exe" is infected and it can't clean it. Try cleaning in safe mode. PSW.Briss.A and B hide themselves in the system restore. They keep coming back because your computer is creating back-ups for them. To completely destroy them turn off system restore. (right click on my computer, go to the system restore tab and un-tick the system restore box) Then restart your computer, run AVG or Norton and it should be able to clean it fully. Activate system restore again once you have done this. It's best to get rid of this Trojan as soon as you can because it's rather nasty. It slows down internet explorer by about 60%, fills your screen with pop-ups, and is also potentially hacking your passwords. Turn OFF your system restore and restart in safe mode, run the virus program, it WILL remove the 2 programs that are part of the briss virus, a.exe and bridge.dll, and run spybot s&d - sd resident, and block the item from getting back in your registry, did this to fix alot of peoples computers that i have found this on, restart the system and turn your system restore on.. please note... you MIGHT not be able to use the restore date that the virus was in. if that is no big deal, just delete all your restore dates upto the one you MIGHT want to create after you cleaned your system.
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The laws governing safety in your home country?

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Health and Safety At Work Act 1974 (HASWA) Manual Handling Regulations 1992 (updated 2002) Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
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What do you mean by risk on bonds?

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Risk on Bonds Generally, bond risk refers to the possibility that the issuer will default (not repay). This is also called "credit risk" or "repayment risk". In a addition, bonds face "Interest Rate Risk", rising interest rates will make the value of a set of fixed future cashflows decline in current value. These are the 2 core risks faced. In addition to credit risk, there are other risks associated with bonds, just as there are risks with owning any asset. Every asset has some risk whether that's your house, car, art collection, stocks or that baseball card collection in your attic. Bonds are no different. Some of the more common risks associated with bonds are credit risk (discussed above), interest rate/ market risk, call risk, liquidity risk and regulatory risk. To determine credit risk, investors often look to a bond's rating, issued by independent ratings agencies such as Moody's, Fitch and Standard & Poors. The safest bond (in terms of repayment risk) is AAA-rated, and includes US Government debt and some highly rated corporate debt. A corporate or government bond issue rated AA or A+ is generally considered a safe investment. One rated BB or B- is riskier. Bond yields reflect this risk and generally lower rated bonds have higher yields than those of better credit quality. Added by Stox723......There is another risk of Bond ownership. It is called "Opportunity Cost." This means that if you invest in a 10 year 5% Bond, you will receive 5% interest payments for 10 years. If you invest, lets say $10,000 in a Bond you will receive $500 per year in interest (usually paid semi-annually). Opportunity cost means that for this specific $10,000 there were other possible investments which you now cannot buy into with this money. The difference between the $500 earned and the income from the other possible investment is your opportunity cost. Added by Beaufer99 (www.davidandgoliathworld.com). Aside from Default risk as described above, the important risks to an investor from holding bonds are as follows. Credit Spread Risk. The risk that the credit spread of a bond (extra yield to compensate investors for taking default risk), which is inherent in the fixed coupon, becomes insufficient compensation for default risk that has later deteriorated. As the coupon is fixed the only way the credit spread can readjust to new circumstances is by the market price of the bond falling and the yield rising to such a level that an appropriate credit spread is offered. Interest Rate Risk. The level of Yields generally in a bond market, as expressed by Government Bond Yields, may change and thus bring about changes in the market value of Fixed-Coupon bonds so that their Yield to Maturity adjusts to newly appropriate levels. Liquidity Risk. There may not be a continuous secondary market for a bond, thus leaving an investor with difficulty in selling at, or even near to, a fair price. Supply Risk. Heavy issuance of new bonds similar to the one held may depress their prices. Inflation Risk. Inflation reduces the real value of future fixed cash flows. An anticipation of inflation, or higher inflation, may depress prices immediately. Tax Change Risk. Unanticipated changes in taxation may adversely impact the value of a bond to investors and consequently its immediate market value.
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What type of hazard does hazard class 1 material present?

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Class 1 materials are explosives. Materials that have an explosive hazard are in Hazard Class 1.
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Is blood a hazardous material and why?

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Blood is hazardous because of bloodborne pathogens. A person can contract Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS from contact with blood through any mucous membrane such as their eyes, nose, mouth and broken skin. In doctors offices and hospitals blood is considered a biohazard. First responders such as police, paramedics and firemen are very careful when dealing with blood at a scene. Housekeeping personnel in some cases and even YOU can be in a situation where blood is a factor and should not be taken lightly. If you happen to be the first person on the scene of an accident where someone is bleeding and you choose to help them, call for help FIRST (police, paramedics, 911, etc.) then use clean rubber gloves if available to protect yourself. More information can be found by doing a web search for "bloodborne pathogens". You may even consider a Red Cross training course on CPR, first aid and bloodborne pathogens to learn more and make yourself prepared.
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Does a dust mask protect against asbestos?

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Generally, No. I, personally, have never seen one and am relatively certain that no dust mask protects users against asbestos. When you purchase a dust mask, on the box will tell you what types of particles the mask will protect you from. Most boxes will specifically state that the masks Do NOT protect against asbestos. Those that handle asbestos use specially designed respirators.