Industrial SafetyWritten by Jim Staller
Industrial safety is important for all employees on a daily basis and working in an area without safety awareness may result in serious bodily harm or possibly even death. Industrial safety is a key factor in running a company and there are many aspects to consider when providing overall safety for your employees. You must ensure that employees have special equipment and procedures to ensure eye safety, ear safety, head protection, fire prevention and respiratory protection. Here are ways to ensure you (or your employees) are protected in each of these areas.
Eye Safety – Any injury to eye can be very serious and possibly cause permanent eye damage to victim. It is important to make sure your eyes are covered at all times by wearing goggles or other forms of eyewear. Make sure goggles you are wearing provide protection around sides of your eyes as well, otherwise flying debris may come in through side and puncture your eye.
Ear Safety – Ear safety is important because without it, our ear drums would be severely damaged from loud noises constantly occurring in workplace. Ear plugs and ear muffs are most common forms of ear protection, however there are other alternatives as well, such as disposable hearing bands. By wearing these pieces of equipment, you are not only protecting yourself from loud noises, but also from flying debris which may enter ear and possibly cause infection.
Head Protection – Protecting your head is easy and can end up saving you a lot of pain if an unwanted situation does occur. Wearing protective head gear can be as simple as putting on a helmet or hard hat before entering a location where there may be falling objects. Head injuries may result in brain damage, but you can significantly decrease chance of serious injury by wearing head protection.
Better Red than Dead!Written by Fadwa
Red, perhaps first color our eyes perceive.
It is said that people suffering from temporary color-blindness for whatever reason start to perceive red before they can discern any other color.
Red simply screams at us, demanding our attention. It may be force of our collective human history, culture or genetics; we are dangerously attracted to this paradoxical, double-edged color which evokes an avalanche of emotions; Infra-red radiation produces a warm and pleasant healing effect; while color red triggers aggression and violence. Red is color of emotional outbursts, shyness, shame and anger all color our faces deep crimson. Red is blood, bravery, valor and courage. Ancient warriors painted their axes and spear-catapults red to endow their weapons with magic powers, a custom still followed by some Australian aborigines of today. Neolithic hunters and Germanic warriors even painted their bodies in blood of slain animals, while Roman gladiators drank blood of their dying adversaries to take over their strength.
Red painted amulets or red gems, such as rubies or garnets, were used as charms against evil eye and to bring about invincibility. Red bed-clothes were customary in Germany up to Middle Ages as protection against "red illnesses", such as fever, rashes or even miscarriages