Safety

 

Accident Causation

ACCIDENT CAUSATION

 

By ERAM | June 2016

 

          We all know that accident may occur unexpectedly which although foreseen is inevitable. Accident is an occurrence that interrupts the normal and orderly progress of any activity. This can lead to physical harm, damage to property or delay in operation and even up to the worst case scenario which is death/fatality. There are two (2) main causes of accidents. These are what we so called “Unsafe Acts (UAs)” and “Unsafe Conditions (UCs)”. UAs are basically the violations of safe and/or standard operating procedures whereas UCs refers to the physical or chemical property of a material and/or the working environment itself which are present within the areas of any activity. Be it distinguished that UAs and UCs can lead to hazards and/or accidents which can be controlled by an effective and constructive means of identification (before), investigation (after), evaluation (risk assessment) and correction (through engineering control, administrative control and PPE control which was defined/considered to be as the last line/resort of defence).

          To wrap it up, it is important to recognize environmental hazards or even cause stress within our respective workplaces. The magnitude or level of hazards leading into an accident can be accurately determined by the use of the above cited effective and reliable control measures. Take note: “Prevention is better than cure.” That’s why it is quiet necessary for us to collectively and enforcedly identify then evaluate certain workplace hazards before its too late. 

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8 Tips on Home Electrical Safety

 

8 TIPS ON HOME ELECTRICAL SAFETY

By Real Living Team | May 25, 2015

 

1. Keep appliances away from water sources.

Avoid placing outlets and switches by the sink, bathtub, shower area, or pool to prevent electric shocks.

 

 

2. Cover the unused outlets with electrical tape.

This will prevent your kids from placing objects inside or play with the outlets.

 

3. Replace broken cords immediately.

Fix and replace frayed electrical cords as soon as possible as these can cause electric shocks.

 

4. Purchase high quality appliances

Check the details of appliances before purchasing—take note of the consumption and the brand. Ensuring quality helps you save on electricity while preventing household appliance fires.

 

 

 

5. Consult with an electrician.

 

If you've encountered an electrical problem and you're unsure as to how you can fix it, it's always best to ask help from an electrician. Going DIY when you are unsure may cause serious problems in the future. 

 

 

6. Avoid forcing a plug into an outlet.

 

Do not attempt to modify the outlet by forcing the plug into it. There are different kinds of plugs in the market today and there are different sockets too.

 

 

 
 7. Don’t overload extension cords!

The purpose of an extension cord is to provide better access to outlets. However, it is not the main source of electricity. Make sure that you plug heavy duty appliances to the main outlet.

 
8. Unplug appliances properly.

Some of us might have the habit of unplugging appliances by pulling cords. Always hold the plug to avoid frayed cords. 

 
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