Combustible dusts and flammable gases, mists or vapors can lead to potentially explosive atmospheres if electrical equipment or machinery have faults at the point of installation. Because of this, Hazardous Location Field Evaluations are one of the most complex categories of onsite equipment evaluations. These evaluations employ some specialised Standards in order to ensure safety of inspectors and workers.
TÜV Rheinland Blog - Stories from Asia and Africa
Management systems for Occupational Health and Safety (OHSMS) have been proven to organise and focus a company's efforts for minimising work-related hazards. The OHSAS Project Group published the first edition of OHSAS 18001 in 1999, and it was quickly adopted on the national level.
Fatigue is a major issue for organisations with shift working patterns, especially those with long or irregular hours. Where facilities operate 24/7, extended wakefulness, inadequate sleep and night work can be common and it is impossible to totally eliminate fatigue from the workplace.
Health is a hot topic, whether you are in Tokyo, Amsterdam or Vancouver. Managers must set an example here, too, and prevention pays off for everyone.
Topics: workplace safety
No exceptions: The usual occupational safety provisions also apply to Christmas parties on company premises. This includes a risk assessment by the employer that takes account of the specific situation in comparison to normal everyday work. “In legal terms, an official Christmas party constitutes a company situation,” explains Dieter Berndt, an event safety expert at TÜV Rheinland. “For this reason, labor law also applies here.” This means that the statutory accident insurance is in effect during the preparations and the party itself. The exception: Accidents caused by excessive alcohol consumption. These are not covered.
Topics: workplace safety
"The year 2016 started with a number of news items that remind us of the importance of safety and quality management. From the tour bus incident and repeated food scandals we learned that we should always use a process approach to ensure safety and quality and limit damage to property and company reputation."
Keeping people safe is a priority for every company, but especially in industry and manufacturing, workplace safety is crucial. Each country has different regulations, which are often complex and sometimes difficult to access in the first place.