Safety & Work https://safety-work.org/ Web Feed für Safety Work Fri, 07 Oct 2022 20:25:13 CEST Fact Sheet No. 4: "Carry out updates safely - Indispensable even in small businesses!" https://safety-work.org/en/teaser/d-f.html <div><img width="300" style="max-width: 300px; float:left; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px;" src="https://safety-work.org/fileadmin//safety-work/articles/Komm_gut_an/Web-Banner_IVSS-6_Teaser.jpg"/> <div/> The toolmaker „Hammer and Chisel“ is a medium-sized enterprise with 20 employees at two production sites. In two-shift operation, they produce prototype and series tools, among other things. Its machinery includes various machines, mostly connected to the company‘s own network. The machines can even be monitored across locations via the internet. Arrive safely! - Road safety in the context of work and education https://safety-work.org/en/teaser/j-l.html <div><img width="300" style="max-width: 300px; float:left; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px;" src="https://safety-work.org/fileadmin//safety-work/articles/Komm_gut_an/Web-Banner_IVSS-6_Teaser.jpg"/> <div/> Safe mobility concerns almost everyone: as soon as we leave the house, we automatically participate in traffic. Accidents on the road endanger human lives like no other source in the world of work. In recent years, more than 9,000 workers have been injured each year in traffic accidents while travelling to and from work. The injuries are often severe. More than one third of all fatal occupational accidents in 2019 were traffic accidents. BG RCI publications overcome language barriers in occupational safety and health https://safety-work.org/en/teaser/p-r.html <div><img width="300" style="max-width: 300px; float:left; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px;" src="https://safety-work.org/fileadmin//safety-work/articles/Publikationen_der_BG_RCI_ueberwinden_Sprachbarrieren_im_Arbeitsschutz/Faecher_SKGs_ukrainisch_RZ_72dpi_klein.png"/> <div/> Thousands of men and women from Ukraine have fled to Germany to escape the war in their country - and many of them have gained a foothold in the local labour market. To enable them to work safely and healthily despite language barriers, the German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the raw materials and chemical industry (BG RCI) has translated ten “short safety talks” into Ukrainian. Safety of liquefied natural gas facilities - Propane and butane https://safety-work.org/en/teaser/s-u.html <div><img width="300" style="max-width: 300px; float:left; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px;" src="https://safety-work.org/fileadmin//safety-work/articles/Sicherheit_von_Fluessiggasanlagen/Liquid_gas.jpg"/> <div/> This compendium has been prepared in close co-operation with liquefied petroleum gas experts from the ISSA-Sections for the Chemical Industry and Machinery and Systems Safety. It is intended to enable project engineers, plant managers, safety specialists, etc. who have no special knowledge of liquefied gases to assess whether hazards may arise from liquefied gases in their own plant or when constructing, equipping and installing liquefied gas plants. Strategic framework on health and safety at work 2021-2027 https://safety-work.org/en/teaser/s-u.html <div><img width="300" style="max-width: 300px; float:left; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px;" src="https://safety-work.org/fileadmin//safety-work/articles/Mitteilung_der_Kommission_an_das_Europaeische_Parlament/iStock-1047581574_300px.jpg"/> <div/> A short presentation The advanced regulatory system and the a three-part approach (workers, employers and governments) are indicated as the basis for the improvements achieved on health and safety at work in the European Union in the 30 years and more since the promulgation of the framework directive 389/1991. Tightness of installation parts and connections https://safety-work.org/en/teaser/d-f.html <div><img width="300" style="max-width: 300px; float:left; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px;" src="https://safety-work.org/fileadmin//safety-work/articles/Dichtheit_von_Anlagenteilen_und_Verbindungen/Logo_MSS_Chemie_Teaser.jpg"/> <div/> The terms &quot;technical tightness&quot; and &quot;permanently technical tightness&quot; with their underlying conceptual ideas have proven themselves for decades in occupational safety and health for the assessment of explosion hazards (and gas hazards) and the necessary protective measures. The joint working group of the Prevention Sections Chemistry and Machine and System Safety presents an internationally referencable document on technical tightness, which can be referred to after the terms in DIN EN 1127-1 have been omitted. Let's do it! "Risk factor load handling - prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders" https://safety-work.org/en/teaser/p-r.html <div><img width="300" style="max-width: 300px; float:left; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px;" src="https://safety-work.org/fileadmin//safety-work/documents/news/Packen_wir__s_an_/load.jpg"/> <div/> The focus of the event is on load handling. Despite increasing automation, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling heavy loads is still one of the greatest risk factors for the development of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). National and international experts will give an insight into the current state of studies, discuss suitable measures for the prevention of MSDs and show how one can participate in working life with already existing physical limitations. Examples of good practice will show which measures can be taken to &quot;lighten the load&quot;. COVID19 vaccination: questions and answers https://safety-work.org/en/teaser/a-c.html <div><img width="300" style="max-width: 300px; float:left; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px;" src="https://safety-work.org/fileadmin//safety-work/articles/COIVD19_Impfung_Fragen_und_Antworten/COVID19-flower_2.jpg"/> <div/> What is the Anti-Covid19 vaccine used for? It is a vaccine that serves to prevent COVID-19 disease in subjects aged 12 years or older. The vaccine does not contain the virus and it cannot cause disease. Safety Award of the ISSA-Section Machine and System Safety https://safety-work.org/en/teaser/s-u.html <div><img width="300" style="max-width: 300px; float:left; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px;" src="https://safety-work.org/fileadmin//user_upload/Logo_Safety_Award_cut.jpg"/> <div/> Nearly 30 percent of all fatal workplace accidents in the European Union, no worldwide data available, have one cause: unsafe or even defeated machines. That is why the prevention of machine accidents plays a prominent role in efforts to make workplaces safer worldwide.With its &quot;Vision Zero,&quot; the International Social Security Association (ISSA) has launched a global initiative and established rules. Among those the identification of hazards and the control of risks are listed. Hygiene and hazardous substances https://safety-work.org/en/teaser/g-i.html <div><img width="300" style="max-width: 300px; float:left; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px;" src="https://safety-work.org/fileadmin//safety-work/articles/Hygienemassnahmen_fuer_gefaehrliche_Arbeitsstoffe/Hygienemassnahmen.png"/> <div/> Hygiene in the workplace is important. Especially when working with hazardous or carcinogenic substances. This is because these substances can be deposited and then absorbed unnoticed. For more on hygiene see this video from the Austrian Workers' Compensation Board AUVA (www.auva.at/youtube).