Monthly Archives: May 2013

Personal safety : SpunOut.ie

Personal safety / Life / SpunOut.ie / Ireland's Youth Website

Personal safety Be aware to be safe. It doesn’t matter if you live in a city, town or five miles from your nearest neighbour, personal safety is always an issue. Most of us have an attitude of “no way is that gonna happen to me” or “nothing bad ever happens around here” towards our safety and we often take stupid risks. Think about it: have you ever accepted a lift home from a drunk person or done something crazy when drunk or high?Personal safety can mean not walking home alone at night, always telling someone where you’re going, making sure you have enough money for a taxi on a night out, not accepting drinks from strangers...
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Guarding Against Personal Injury

Guarding Against Personal Injury

The basic rule states that “one or more methods of machine guarding” must be provided to protect the operator and nearby workers from such hazards created by the point of operation, nip points, rotating parts, flying chips, and sparks. OSHA requires operators and maintenance personnel to receive training for certain types of machines, including woodworking machines and power presses. Operators of machines with presence sensing device initiation (PSDI) must be trained at least annually in how to use the machine in PSDI mode. This training should include:
  • Areas of the machine most likely to cause injury
  • Description, purpose, and functions of machine guards
  • Importance of ensuring that machine guards are in place and working properly
  • Hazards of using machines
Many types of machinery expose workers to risk of serious injury,...
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FORD’s FIRST INFLATABLE SEAT BELTS

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="338"]Ford's inflatable seat belts Ford's inflatable seat belts[/caption] FORD INTRODUCES INDUSTRY’S FIRST INFLATABLE SEAT BELTS TO ENHANCE REAR SEAT SAFETY
  • Ford introduces the auto industry’s first-ever production inflatable seat belts, which are designed to provide additional protection for rear seat occupants, often children and older passengers who can be more vulnerable to head, chest and neck injuries
  • Ford’s inflatable rear seat belts debuted on the 2011 Ford Explorer; Ford eventually plans to offer inflatable seat belt technology in vehicles globally
  • Ford’s inflatable rear seat belts spread crash forces over five times more area of the body than conventional seat belts; this helps reduce pressure on the chest and helps control head and neck motion for rear seat passengers
  • More than 90 percent...
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