Workplace horror: Don’t take heavy machinery lightly!

You know those warning signs hanging over the work machinery, and the clunky boots or protective glasses you have to wear in workshops 바둑 무료 다운로드? It turns out that they can, and will, save your life!

Here are a few horror stories of workplace injuries you can find at this site:

  • While standing on a scissor lift that had been raised to reach the area under repair, a young worker accidentally activated the “up” button. The lift crushed him against the ceiling – he later died from his injuries.
  • A 21-year-old worker was driving a forklift at nearly full speed. When trying to turn, the forklift tipped. The worker attempted to jump clear but was crushed to death when the forklift fell on top of him.
  • A 19-year-old student working alone was killed on his second day of work. He became entrapped in a machine that recycled plastic. The shut-off switch for the machine was at least a metre away from where he was working. Without a safety guard, it seems the recycling machine’s moving parts pulled the young worker in. After his death, a guard was placed on the recycling machine.

Some work safety tips

  • Make sure you know the risks of your job or workplace
  • Wear the protective equipment provided for your job – earplugs, a hard hat, safety goggles, work boots, gloves or full-face mask can reduce your risk of injury.
  • Stay sober. Seriously! Drugs and alcohol can lead to death at the workplace.
  • Tell your boss or human resources manager about hazards and risks – they are legally responsible to make sure you are safe at work.
  • Reduce workplace stress and take proper breaks. Staying fresh and alert will help you avoid injury or burnout.
  • Do the most difficult tasks of each day when you are rested, and you can concentrate, such as first thing in the morning.
  • Use aids whenever you can to protect your back. If you need to carry heavy loads, keep the load close to your body and lift with your thigh muscles.
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