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IOSH MANAGING SAFELY Version 5.0 @ ASHEI KOCHI 8606108000

IOSH MANAGING SAFELY Version 5.0 @ ASHEI 

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) is a British organization for health and safety professionals. The IOSH Managing Safely Certificate Course focuses on specially training the managers and supervisors of any organization. The course helps them comprehend and adopt high standard occupational health and safety principles and practices in their particular work culture.
Who is the course for?
Anyone in a management role.
Why it works?
• Designed for managers and supervisors in any sector and in any country
• Provides the knowledge and tools required to manage safely
• Peace of mind from training that’s designed and quality-controlled by us
• Flexibility of delivery that suits your business
• Internationally recognised and respected certification
• Efficient and effective learning – health, safety and environmental basics covered in a single programme
What to expect?
• Memorable and thought-provoking facts and case studies
• Modules backed by clear examples and recognisable scenarios
• Summaries to reinforce key points
• Checklists and materials supplied for subsequent use in the workplace
• Interactive quiz and discussions
• Practical exercise based on the operations of a real business
• Successful delegates awarded a Managing Safely certificate
Top 5 business benefits
• Greater productivity – fewer hours lost to sickness and accidents
• Improved organisation-wide safety awareness culture and appreciation of safety measures
• Active staff involvement to improve the workplace
• Internationally recognised certification for managers and supervisors
• Enhanced reputation within the supply chain
Top 5 delegate benefits
• Ensures you can assess and control risks and hazards
• Ensures you understand your own responsibilities for safety and health
• Enables you to investigate incidents
• Empowers you to measure your own performance
• Allows for personal reflections on good practice

4 Days course
Introduces managerial level professionals to effective management of safety and health at workplace, last day of the course you have to write an exam.

For further assistance contact me on 9447609617

ASHEI
An ISO 9001:2008 Certified – Environment Health and Safety Training Institute 
IOSH|NEBOSH|BSC|MFA|OHSAS|IADC Rigpass Accredited center @ Kochi
First Floor, Suprans Arcade, Aishwarya Road,
Opposite to Kaloor International Stadium, Palarivattom(PO), Ernakulam – 682 025
Phone : 0091 484 2343590
Mob : 91 94 476096 17, 85 928593 85
Email : info@asheinstitute.com, ashei.neena@gmail.com
Web : www.asheinstitute.com

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LIST OF INDIAN STANDARDS ON SAFETY & HEALTH

LIST OF INDIAN STANDARDS ON SAFETY & HEALTH

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NEBOSH IGC @ ASHEI KOCHI

TUTOR : ANILKUMAR TS MENON CMIOSH FIIRSM

OCTOBER BATCH REGISTRATION ONGOING…. 

CLASS STARTING ON: 9 – 19TH October 2017 

EXAM DATE: 10 & 11 November 2017

SPECIAL OFFER FOR FRESHERS IN COMBO PACKS …

BOOK YOUR SEATS NOW….

TALK WITH EXPERT : 9745 12 6655 , 944 760 9617

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SCAFFOLDER VACANCY FOR DUBAI DRY DOCK

URGENT VACANCY FOR DUBAI DRY DOCK

DESIGNATION: SCAFFOLDERS

QUALIFICATION:  2-3 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN SHIPYARD DOING SCAFFOLDING WORK & TRAINING FROM RECOGNISED TRAINING CENTRE

PACKAGE:  1400 AED + FOOD & ACCOMMODATION + OT
5 DAYS WORK & 2 DAYS OFF

Qualified candidates can sent CV to hr@asheinstitute.com

Scaffolder training @ ashei
Date: 12th August 2017
Time: 10 am
Venue: ASHE Institute
For registration & details: 9447609617, 8606108000
www.asheinstitute.com

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Safety officer Vacancy @ ASHEI

Safety officer Vacancy @ ASHEI

Job Title: Safety officer – 5 Numbers
Job Location: Kuwait
Education Qualification:
1) Diploma/Degree in relevant discipline with certificate in HSE or equivalent.
2) NEBOSH / OHSA / IOSH certificate or diploma in safety is an added advantage.
Salary: 200 – 300 Kuwait Dinar
Experience: 5 Years
Email: hr@kmpconsultant.com
Tel: 9840880251
Consultancy: KMP Consulting Engineers
NOTE : Shall have a valid Kuwaiti Driving License.

 

ASHEI is pleased to announce NEBOSH IGC going to start from 07th Aug 2017
Last Date of Registration : 27/07/2017
NOW ATTEMPT YOUR NEBOSH IGC PAPERS ONE BY ONE!
Important Information:
Trainer: Dr. Anilkumar TS Menon CMIOSH , FIIRSM & NEBOSH Approved Trainer
Examination: 30& 31 st AUG 2017
We don’t compromise on Quality & Standards. Inquire 1st before enrolling to the course providers. For guidance and career counseling do not hesitate to contact us.
ASHEI
1st Floor, Suprans Arcade, Aiswarya Road, Opposite to Kaloor International Stadium, Palarivattom, 682025
Reach us on 9745126655, 8592859385
info@asheinstitute.com

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OHSAS 18001 LEAD AUDITOR TRAINING COURSE!!!!!!!!!

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BECOME AN IRCA APPROOVED AUDITOR!!!!!!!!
ASHEI KOCHI PROUDLY PRESENTS
OHSAS 18001 LEAD AUDITOR TRAINING COURSE.
Next batch commencing soon. Registration started…
IRCA CertifiedOH&S Auditor / Lead Auditor – OHSAS18001:2007Training Course (IRCA Ref: A17824)
The International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) is the world’s original and largest International Body for auditors of management systems. IRCA Auditor courses are the accepted bench mark for management systems auditor training (www.irca.org).
Who will benefit?
1. Management Representatives, OHSAS/Safety Consultants.
2. ISO / TQM consultants, Health andSafety consultants
3. Fire& Safety officers.
4. Personnel from Institutions / Companies aiming for and working towards Safety Certification

5. Students / Job Seekers in Safety field / Career development.

Learning Objectives
The eight learning objectives describe in outline what delegates shall be able to do by the end of the course. Delegates will need to demonstrate acceptable performance in all those areas in order to complete the course successfully, the eight learning objectives are as follows:
1. Understand the scope and fields of application of the OH&S management systems and standards and where applicable, other criteria and standards against which an audit could be performed
2. Understand the techniques available, process and principles of risk assessment and their significance in the process of self-regulation for all OH&S requirements.
3. Identify the requirements of the OH&S management system standards against which an audit is to be performed.
4. Explain the differences between the OH&S management system standards and the international standards for Quality and Environmental Management Systems.
5. Describe the roles and responsibilities of Auditors and Lead Auditors in the context of OH&S management systems audits.
6. Explain the rationale supporting the implementation of OH&S management systems or the integration of OH&S requirements into existing management systems.
7. Plan, prepare, perform and report both verbally and in writing an audit of the management and operation of an organization in accordance with the requirements of established relevant audit criteria.
8. Collect and analyze evidence, exercising objectivity, and make and communicate decisions of the significance of observations made
Course Period 5consecutive Days Start Time 09:00; Finish Time 18:00
Exam There is a 2hoursClose book exam on the final day (pass mark 70%)

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Hot Weather Safety

Hot Weather Safety

 

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SILICA

Silica

Silica, often referred to as quartz, is a very common mineral. It is found in many materials common on construction sites, including soil, sand, concrete, masonry, rock, granite, and landscaping materials.

The dust created by cutting, grinding, drilling or otherwise disturbing these materials can contain crystalline silica particles.

These dust particles are very small. You cannot see them. This reparable silica dust causes lung disease and lung cancer. It only takes a very small amount of airborne silica dust to create a health hazard.

HAZARDS OF SILICA DUST

Crystalline silica is a common mineral in the earth’s crust, and is found in many types of rock including sand, quartz, and granite. Silica is present in both work and non-work environments, and exposure to crystalline silica dust has long been known to cause a disease called silicosis. When you inhale crystalline silica the lung tissue reacts by developing fibrous tissue around trapped silica particles. This condition of the lung is called silicosis.

Due to the extensive use of concrete and masonry products in buildings today, construction workers have a potential exposure to crystalline silica. Operations such as dumping of rock, jack hammering, abrasive blasting, sawing, drilling or demolition of concrete and masonry structures are some of the activities that could produce this exposure.

Silica sand or other substances containing more than 1% crystalline silica should never be used as abrasive blasting materials. Where silica exceeds 1% of the content, less hazardous materials should be substituted. In addition, always follow safe work practices when there is possible exposure to silica dust.

What are the symptoms of silicosis?

Silicosis is classified into three types: chronic/classic, accelerated, and acute. Chronic/classic silicosis, the most common, occurs after 15–20 years of moderate to low exposures to repairable crystalline silica.

Symptoms associated with chronic silicosis may or may not be obvious; therefore, workers need to have a chest x-ray to determine if there is lung damage. As the disease progresses, the worker may experience shortness of breath upon exercising and have clinical signs of poor oxygen/carbon dioxide exchange. In the later stages, the worker may experience fatigue, extreme shortness of breath, chest pain, or respiratory failure. Accelerated silicosis can occur after 5–10 years of high exposures to reparable crystalline silica. Symptoms include severe shortness of breath, weakness, and weight loss. The onset of symptoms takes longer than in acute silicosis.

Acute silicosis occurs after a few months or as long as 2 years following exposures to extremely high concentrations of repairable crystalline silica. Symptoms of acute silicosis include severe disabling shortness of breath, weakness, and weight loss, which often leads to death.

Where are general industry employees exposed to crystalline silica dust?

The most severe exposures to crystalline silica result from abrasive blasting, which is done to clean and smooth irregularities from molds, jewelry, and foundry castings, finish tombstones, etch or frost glass, or remove paint, oils, rust, or dirt form objects needing to be repainted or treated. Other exposures to silica dust occur in cement and brick manufacturing, asphalt pavement manufacturing, china and ceramic manufacturing and the tool and die, steel and foundry industries.

Crystalline silica is used in manufacturing, household abrasives, adhesives, paints, soaps, and glass. Additionally, crystalline silica exposures occur in the maintenance, repair and replacement of refractory brick furnace linings. In the maritime industry, shipyard employees are exposed to silica primarily in abrasive blasting operations to remove paint and clean and prepare steel hulls, bulkheads, decks, and tanks for paints and coatings.

What can employers/employees do to protect against exposures to crystalline silica?

■ Replace crystalline silica materials with safer substitutes, whenever possible.

■ Provide engineering or administrative controls, where feasible, such as local exhaust ventilation, and blasting cabinets. Where necessary to reduce exposures below the PEL, use protective equipment or other protective measures.

■ Use all available work practices to control dust exposures, such as water sprays.

■ Wear only a N95 NIOSH certified respirator, if respirator protection is required. Do not alter the respirator. Do not wear a tight-fitting respirator with a beard or mustache that prevents a good seal between the respirator and the face.

■ Wear only a Type CE abrasive-blast supplied-air respirator for abrasive blasting.

■ Wear disposable or washable work clothes and shower if facilities are available. Vacuum the dust from your clothes or change into clean clothing before leaving the work site.

■ Participate in training, exposure monitoring, and health screening and surveillance programs to monitor any adverse health effects caused by crystalline silica exposures.

■ Be aware of the operations and job tasks creating crystalline silica exposures in your workplace environment and know how to protect yourself.

■ Be aware of the health hazards related to exposures to crystalline silica. Smoking adds to the lung damage caused by silica exposures.

■ Do not eat, drink, smoke, or apply cosmetics in areas where crystalline silica dust is present. Wash your hands and face outside of dusty areas before performing any of these activities.

■ Remember: If it’s silica, it’s not just dust.

ASHEI

1st Floor, Suprans Arcade, Aiswarya Road, Opposite to Kaloor International Stadium, Palarivattom, 682025

Reach us on 9745126655, 8592859385

info@asheinstitute.com

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Safety Glasses Work

Safety Glasses Work

Eye injuries are 100 percent preventable.

Your eyes are very delicate, made of thin tissues that can’t take much damage. You can’t blink fast enough to prevent an injury. Significant surgeries are required when serious damage occurs. Shavings, grindings and other particles can fly at high velocities into the eye.

1. Safety glasses are a barrier between your eyes and flying objects.

2. If there is ANY CHANCE of a flying object, wear protective eyewear.

3. Use ANSI-approved safety glasses.

4. Wear eye protection when grinding, buffing, cutting, sawing, chipping and using chemicals.

5. Bad eye injuries will require significant surgery, and at least some loss of vision will most likely result.

ASHEI

1st Floor, Suprans Arcade, Aiswarya Road, Opposite to Kaloor International Stadium, Palarivattom, 682025

Reach us on 9745126655, 8592859385

info@asheinstitute.com

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Atmospheric Testing in Confined Space

Atmospheric Testing in Confined Space

Atmospheric testing is required for two distinct purposes: evaluation of the hazards of the permit space and verification that acceptable conditions exist for entry into that space.

A confined space is one that is large enough to enter and perform assigned work in; it has limited or restricted ways to enter or exit the space; and it was not designed to be occupied continuously by a worker.

Evaluation testing

The atmosphere within a confined space must be tested using equipment that is designed to detect the chemicals that may be present at levels that are well below the defined exposure limits. Evaluation testing is done to:

• determine what chemical hazards are or may become present in the space’s atmosphere, and

• identify what steps must be followed and what conditions must be met to ensure that atmospheric conditions are safe for a worker to enter the space.

The testing results and the decisions about what steps must be followed before entry must be evaluated by, or reviewed by, a technically qualified professional

The technically qualified professional must consider all of the serious hazards in his/her evaluation or review.

A permit space is a confined space that has one or more of the following features: it has or may contain a hazardous atmosphere; it contains a material that can engulf a person who enters; it has an inside design that could trap or asphyxiate a person who enters (inwardly converging walls, or a floor that slopes downward to a smaller section); or it has any other serious safety or health hazards.

Verification Testing

Before a permit space that may have a hazardous atmosphere can be entered, the atmosphere must be tested using the steps identified on the permit (developed during evaluation testing).

Verification testing is done to make sure that the chemical hazards that may be present are below the levels necessary for safe entry, and that they meet the conditions identified on the permit. Test the atmosphere in the following order: (1) for oxygen, (2) for combustible gases, and then (3) for toxic gases and vapors.2 The testing results — the actual test concentrations — must be recorded on the permit near the levels identified for safe entry.

Duration of Testing

For each test required on the permit, you must allow enough time for the air from the space to be drawn into the equipment and for the sensor (or other detection device) to react to the chemical if it is present. This is considered the “minimum response time” and it will be noted by the manufacturer in the operator’s manual.

Be aware that you will need to add time to this “minimum response time” if you have attached hosing or a probe extension to the inlet. The additional time is needed to allow the air from the different depths of the space to be pulled into the equipment inlet.

Testing Conditions in Spaces that May Have Layered Atmospheres

For permit spaces that are deep or have areas leading away from the entry point, the atmosphere may be layered or may be different in remote areas. For these spaces, testing must be done in the area surrounding the worker, which is considered four (4) feet in the direction of travel and to each side. If a sample probe is used to do the testing,then the worker must move slowly enough so that testing is completed, keeping the equipment “response time” in mind, before he/she moves into the new area.

Retesting the Space During Entry or Before Re-Entry

Test the permit space routinely to make sure that the atmospheric conditions continue to be safe for entry.

ASHEI

1st Floor, Suprans Arcade, Aiswarya Road, Opposite to Kaloor International Stadium, Palarivattom, 682025

Reach us on 9745126655, 8592859385

info@asheinstitute.com

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NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Qualification

NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work Qualification
A perfect introduction to health and safety.
This introductory qualification will help improve the safety culture in your organisation, by equipping your workforce to identify and deal with hazards at work helping to reduce accidents and achieving cost savings for the business.
The qualification is designed to meet the needs of an international audience. There is no content on UK law. The multiple choice assessment is currently available in English, Arabic, Mandarin, French, European Spanish and Russian.
This qualification is an ideal first step towards other higher level NEBOSH qualifications including NEBOSH’s International General Certificate and National General Certificate.

What kind of people take the NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work qualification?
This introductory qualification is aimed at anyone who needs to understand the principles of health and safety as part of their job.
The typical people who would benefit from this qualification include:
• Team leaders and supervisors
• HR professionals
• Facilities managers
• Those working with young people in a training environment.
This qualification has been accredited and credit rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and sits in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).

3 Days course

Its a level 2 examination of NEBOSH. Exam conducted by NEBOSH at our institute, you have to register 1 month before the exam date.

NEXT EXAM ON JULY 27 @ ASHEI. REGISTRATION OPEN!!!

ASHEI
An ISO 9001:2008 Certified – Environment Health and Safety Training Institute
IOSH|NEBOSH|BSC|MFA|OHSAS|IADC Rigpass Accredited center @ Kochi
First Floor, Suprans Arcade, Aishwarya Road,
Opposite to Kaloor International Stadium, Palarivattom(PO), Ernakulam – 682 025
Phone : 0091 484 2343590
Mob : 91 94 476096 17, 85 928593 85
Email : info@asheinstitute.com, ashei.neena@gmail.com
Web :www.asheinstitute.com

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HSE VACANCY @ OMAN!!!!!

As Received on 12th june 2017
Designation: HSE OFFICER
Qualification: NEBOSH / IOSH
Location: Oman
Contact Company: Manik Travels, Mumbai
Contact Number: 022 –66920263
Interview on 18th June 2017
omanjune2017@gmail.com

NEBOSH HSW @ Lowest price
Lead Tutor: Anil Kumar TS Menon
Registration Open!!
For further details & registration contact 9447609617, 8606108000
www.asheinstitute.com

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SAFETY VACANCY

as received on 09-06-2017
DESIGNATION : FIRE WATCHER (For EQUATE Shutdown 2-3 Months)
QUALIFICATION : Dip. In Fire & Safety
EXPERIENCE : 2-5 yrs
PLACE : Kuwait
DETAILS : Contact Company: Greenway Consultancy, Chennai
Contact Number: 9791801375
Interview on 11th June 2017 @ Little Flower Engineering, Cochin
EMAIL : hrgreenway@gmail.com

BSC Level 6 IDIP in OSH @ ASHEI…
Class starts on September 25th
Exam on October 13 & 14
Registration open now!!!
For further details and registration call in: 9447609617, 8606108000
www.asheinstitute.com

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TBT – TWO WHEEL HAND TRUCK

TBT – TWO WHEEL HAND TRUCK

 

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H2S Awareness Training @ ASHEI

H2S Awareness Training

Course Overview
ASHE Institute is an accredited organisation to IADC (USA) for its Rigpass, only provider in Kerala.
H2S Awareness training is four-hour Basic H2S Training course conducted and certified by ASHEI. Aimed at all personnel who risk exposure to hydrogen sulphide contamination at work. The training covers the detection and measurement of the flammable gas, plus the correct emergency response to an H2S leak. Basic H2S Training certification should be revalidated every two years.
This training helps fulfill the training requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1910 and 1926, ANSI Z390.1, Accepted Practices for Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Training Programs, and other regulatory standards.

Course Structure
The course includes theoretical input, demonstrations and practical exercises coupled with a written examination for delegates to demonstrate an acceptable level of competence.

Course Content
The syllabus focuses on:
• Actions to be taken in the event of an alarm
• Common definitions: PPM, WEL
• How H2S is detected and the use of onsite and personnel detection equipment
• H2S gas, it’s common name where it can be ordinarily found
• Measurement and the WEL of H2S
• Physical properties and characteristics of H2S
• Physiological effects of exposure to H2S
• Role of the emergency response teams in an H2S emergency
• Types of respiratory equipment available including escape breathing apparatus and self-contained breathing apparatus
• Importance of a correct facemask fit

Course Duration : 4 hours

Prerequisites : None.

Target Audience : This course is intended for personnel working in an environment that could become contaminated by H2S gas.

Certification : ASHEI – approved certification will be issued on successful completion of the course.

Revalidation : Every two years

Items to bring : Photographic ID

For further details call on : 9447609617, 8606108000
www.asheinstitute.com

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OHSAS 18001 LEAD AUDITOR TRAINING COURSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BECOME AN IRCA APPROOVED AUDITOR!!!!!!!!
ASHEI KOCHI PROUDLY PRESENTS
OHSAS 18001 LEAD AUDITOR TRAINING COURSE.
Next batch commencing soon. Registration started…
IRCA CertifiedOH&S Auditor / Lead Auditor – OHSAS18001:2007Training Course (IRCA Ref: A17824)
The International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) is the world’s original and largest International Body for auditors of management systems. IRCA Auditor courses are the accepted bench mark for management systems auditor training (www.irca.org).
Who will benefit?
1. Management Representatives, OHSAS/Safety Consultants.
2. ISO / TQM consultants, Health andSafety consultants
3. Fire& Safety officers.
4. Personnel from Institutions / Companies aiming for and working towards Safety Certification

5. Students / Job Seekers in Safety field / Career development.

Learning Objectives
The eight learning objectives describe in outline what delegates shall be able to do by the end of the course. Delegates will need to demonstrate acceptable performance in all those areas in order to complete the course successfully, the eight learning objectives are as follows:
1. Understand the scope and fields of application of the OH&S management systems and standards and where applicable, other criteria and standards against which an audit could be performed
2. Understand the techniques available, process and principles of risk assessment and their significance in the process of self-regulation for all OH&S requirements.
3. Identify the requirements of the OH&S management system standards against which an audit is to be performed.
4. Explain the differences between the OH&S management system standards and the international standards for Quality and Environmental Management Systems.
5. Describe the roles and responsibilities of Auditors and Lead Auditors in the context of OH&S management systems audits.
6. Explain the rationale supporting the implementation of OH&S management systems or the integration of OH&S requirements into existing management systems.
7. Plan, prepare, perform and report both verbally and in writing an audit of the management and operation of an organization in accordance with the requirements of established relevant audit criteria.
8. Collect and analyze evidence, exercising objectivity, and make and communicate decisions of the significance of observations made
Course Period 5consecutive Days Start Time 09:00; Finish Time 18:00
Exam There is a 2hoursClose book exam on the final day (pass mark 70%)

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WhatsApp Group – Safety First Duty Next…….. Join Now

Join here for our WhatsApp Group “Safety First Duty Next” for Safety Jobs and Other Safety News……………..

Message on : 8593913939 

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Goto Link :   https://chat.whatsapp.com/5gNAVb07lnaBZVSaZKoMpK

Crash courses for Engineering candidates..
Join ASHEI… Be a certified Safety Professional.
Registration going on for May batch. Few seats available. Last days……………………..
NEBOSH, IOSH, IADC RIGPASS, OSH DIPLOMA, CIEH, OHSAS, BSE LEVEL 6 etc…
RESERVE YOUR SEAT AND BECOME A SAFETY PROFESSIONAL….
ASHEI
An ISO 9001:2008 Certified – Environment Health and Safety Training Institute
IOSH|NEBOSH|CIEH|IADC Rigpass Accredited center @ Kochi
First Floor, Suprans Arcade, Aishwarya Road,
Opposite to Kaloor International Stadium,
Palarivattom(PO), Ernakulam – 682 025
Phone : 0091 484 2343590
Mob : 91 85 928593 85 , 9447609617
Web:-www.asheinstitute.com
mail: info.ashei@gmail.com

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Crash courses for Engineering candidates..

Crash courses for Engineering candidates..
Join ASHEI… Be a certified Safety Professional.
Registration going on for April batch. Few seats available. Last days……………………..
NEBOSH, IOSH, IADC RIGPASS, OSH DIPLOMA, CIEH, OHSAS, BSE LEVEL 6 etc…
RESERVE YOUR SEAT AND BECOME A SAFETY PROFESSIONAL….
ASHEI
An ISO 9001:2008 Certified – Environment Health and Safety Training Institute
IOSH|NEBOSH|CIEH|IADC Rigpass Accredited center @ Kochi
First Floor, Suprans Arcade, Aishwarya Road,
Opposite to Kaloor International Stadium,
Palarivattom(PO), Ernakulam – 682 025
Phone : 0091 484 2343590
Mob : 91 85 928593 85 , 9447609617
Web:-www.asheinstitute.com
mail: info.ashei@gmail.com

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Rolling Ladder Safety

Rolling Ladder Safety

Rolling ladders and stairways are found in many warehouses, retail outlets and storage
facilities. Drivers of trucks also use rolling ladders in fire stations and truck stops to clean
windshields and service the tops of their trucks. Rolling ladders are made of lightweight
tubular steel that is welded to large steps, usually made of expanded steel treads. Rolling
ladders vary in height from short, two-step models to tall, twelve foot models. Review
these safety tips:

BACKGROUND
Each year , accidents involving ladders cause an estimated 300 deaths and 130,000 injuries
requiring emergency medical attention.
LADDER ACCIDENTS
Ladder accidents usually are caused by improper selection, care or use, not by manufacturing defects.
Some of the more common hazards involving ladders, such as instability, electrical shock, and falls,
can be predicted and prevented.  Prevention requires proper planning, correct ladder
selection, good work procedures and adequate ladder maintenance.

Click to watch a video :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCNiNmP2l2I
LADDER SAFETY BASICS
Survey the area for overhead power lines before
setting up and climbing ladders.
Inspect ladders before climbing.
Never use a damaged or unsafe ladder.
Verify ladder capacity before climbing.
Don’t use them for anything other than the job
they’re intended to do.
Never stand on the top two steps of a stepladder,
and don’t use a step ladder as a straight ladder.
Raise extension ladders 3 feet (3 or 4 rungs) over the
landing area.
Tie off / secure extension ladders to prevent tip over
or kick out.

ROLLING LADDER SAFETY
Keep rolling ladders in good mechanical condition.
Rolling ladders that are stored outside should be protected from rain, snow and ice.
Rolling ladders that are stored outside should be inspected regularly for rust and corrosion.
Inspect rolling ladders before use.
Rolling ladders that have been damaged or “sprung” must be removed from service.
Rolling ladders that have missing rubber “feet” should have them replaced.
Rolling ladders should be climbed facing the ladder – not facing outward.
Climb rolling ladders using 3-point contact – do not carry loads that are too bulky or heavy.
Do not over reach – could cause ladder to tip.
Do not stand on the hand rails.
Do not move an occupied ladder.
Never stand with one foot on the ladder and the other on an object such as shelving.
Do not set up rolling ladders in areas where doors could swing open into the ladder.
Avoid setting up rolling ladders in direct proximity to forklift or vehicle traffic.
Do not tamper with or modify ladders.
Remove tools, equipment or boxes before moving a rolling ladder.
Use the step brake / lock if equipped.
Consider tying off / securing the rolling ladder if tipping is a concern.
Do not attempt to gain additional height by standing on boxes or buckets atop rolling ladder platforms.
Submit ladder maintenance requests / safety concerns in writing.

Click to watch a video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-2eEdyIGR0

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Join ASHEI… Be a certified Safety Professional.
Registration going on for May batch. Few seats available.
NEBOSH, IOSH, IADC RIGPASS, OSH DIPLOMA, CIEH, OHSAS, BSE LEVEL 6 etc…
RESERVE YOUR SEAT AND BECOME A SAFETY PROFESSIONAL….
ASHEI
An ISO 9001:2008 Certified – Environment Health and Safety Training Institute
IOSH|NEBOSH|CIEH|IADC Rigpass Accredited center @ Kochi
First Floor, Suprans Arcade, Aishwarya Road,
Opposite to Kaloor International Stadium,
Palarivattom(PO), Ernakulam – 682 025
Phone : 0091 484 2343590
Mob : 91 85 928593 85 , 9447609617
Web:-www.asheinstitute.com

 

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Silica

Silica, often referred to as quartz, is a very common mineral. It is found in many materials common on construction sites, including soil, sand, concrete, masonry, rock, granite, and landscaping materials.

The dust created by cutting, grinding, drilling or otherwise disturbing these materials can contain crystalline silica particles.

HAZARDS OF SILICA DUST

Crystalline silica is a common mineral in the earth’s crust, and is found in many types of rock including sand, quartz, and granite. Silica is present in both work and non-work environments, and exposure to crystalline silica dust has long been known to cause a disease called silicosis. When you inhale crystalline silica the lung tissue reacts by developing fibrous tissue around trapped silica particles. This condition of the lung is called silicosis.

Due to the extensive use of concrete and masonry products in buildings today, construction workers have a potential exposure to crystalline silica. Operations such as dumping of rock, jack hammering, abrasive blasting, sawing, drilling or demolition of concrete and masonry structures are some of the activities that could produce this exposure.

Silica sand or other substances containing more than 1% crystalline silica should never be used as abrasive blasting materials. Where silica exceeds 1% of the content, less hazardous materials should be substituted. In addition, always follow safe work practices when there is possible exposure to silica dust.

What are the symptoms of silicosis?

Silicosis is classified into three types: chronic/classic, accelerated, and acute. Chronic/classic silicosis, the most common, occurs after 15–20 years of moderate to low exposures to repairable crystalline silica. Symptoms associated with chronic silicosis may or may not be obvious; therefore, workers need to have a chest x-ray to determine if there is lung damage. As the disease progresses, the worker may experience shortness of breath upon exercising and have clinical signs of poor oxygen/carbon dioxide exchange. In the later stages, the worker may experience fatigue, extreme shortness of breath, chest pain, or respiratory failure. Accelerated silicosis can occur after 5–10 years of high exposures to reparable crystalline silica. Symptoms include severe shortness of breath, weakness, and weight loss. The onset of symptoms takes longer than in acute silicosis.

Acute silicosis occurs after a few months or as long as 2 years following exposures to extremely high concentrations of repairable crystalline silica. Symptoms of acute silicosis include severe disabling shortness of breath, weakness, and weight loss, which often leads to death.

Where are general industry employees exposed to crystalline silica dust?

The most severe exposures to crystalline silica result from abrasive blasting, which is done to clean and smooth irregularities from molds, jewelry, and foundry castings, finish tombstones, etch or frost glass, or remove paint, oils, rust, or dirt form objects needing to be repainted or treated. Other exposures to silica dust occur in cement and brick manufacturing, asphalt pavement manufacturing, china and ceramic manufacturing and the tool and die, steel and foundry industries. Crystalline silica is used in manufacturing, household abrasives, adhesives, paints, soaps, and glass. Additionally, crystalline silica exposures occur in the maintenance, repair and replacement of refractory brick furnace linings. In the maritime industry, shipyard employees are exposed to silica primarily in abrasive blasting operations to remove paint and clean and prepare steel hulls, bulkheads, decks, and tanks for paints and coatings.

What can employers/employees do to protect against exposures to crystalline silica?

■ Replace crystalline silica materials with safer substitutes, whenever possible.

■ Provide engineering or administrative controls, where feasible, such as local exhaust ventilation, and blasting cabinets. Where necessary to reduce exposures below the PEL, use protective equipment or other protective measures.

■ Use all available work practices to control dust exposures, such as water sprays.

■ Wear only a N95 NIOSH certified respirator, if respirator protection is required. Do not alter the respirator. Do not wear a tight-fitting respirator with a beard or mustache that prevents a good seal between the respirator and the face.

■ Wear only a Type CE abrasive-blast supplied-air respirator for abrasive blasting.

■ Wear disposable or washable work clothes and shower if facilities are available. Vacuum the dust from your clothes or change into clean clothing before leaving the work site.

■ Participate in training, exposure monitoring, and health screening and surveillance programs to monitor any adverse health effects caused by crystalline silica exposures.

■ Be aware of the operations and job tasks creating crystalline silica exposures in your workplace environment and know how to protect yourself.

■ Be aware of the health hazards related to exposures to crystalline silica. Smoking adds to the lung damage caused by silica exposures.

■ Do not eat, drink, smoke, or apply cosmetics in areas where crystalline silica dust is present. Wash your hands and face outside of dusty areas before performing any of these activities.

■ Remember: If it’s silica, it’s not just dust.

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