As photographs are usually more informative than long texts, we decided to release a few related to safety in factories. Similar to the previous time, we included comments with the pictures to point out risks or good practices.
The recent fire in the Garig&Garig factory in Bangladesh is an unfortunate but harsh reminder of basics in safety in factories: to be pro-active in preventive measures. This essentially means to provide the necessary training and put in the measures to ensure the protection of workers in the likelihood of accidents.
|The lack of a handrail makes these stairs dangerous to use everyday and almost useless in emergency evacuation because of smoke and panic.|
|Locked metallic gates on emergency exits are one of the major causes of deaths in fires.|
|During an audit, one should avoid letting first impressions whether positive or negative set the tone. Although this boiler is old, it is welll maintained and is located in a separate room. Risks of starting or spreading a fire are low.|
|This workshop clearly is crowded and dusty. The risks are numerous including fires, electrical accidents, worker injuries, to just name a few.|
|In this workshop water is heated on a simple gas heater. The gas tank is stored in the same workshop with the gas pipe on the floor. The risk of leaks are high. Installing a better heating area would not be very expensive and can do a lot to avoid such key risks.|
|This tired worker lying next to chemical cans is key in showing that safety awareness in workers is not only to avoid accidents, but also to avoid sickness and intoxications.|
|Illegal construction sites also pose major risks in some countries. Ensuring the building plans match the actual building sites need to be systematic in these countries.|
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Release date: 2010-03-08
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