Personal Hygiene In The Workplace

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i. Personal hygiene In every workplace where workers come into chemical substances, especially those that are easily absorbed through the skin, it is important that employers provide washing facilities, emergency showers and eye-wash fountains. These can be used to wash exposed skin to remove toxic or irritant materials. Eating, drinking or smoking in areas where hazardous materials are used should be prohibited. At the end of a shift, there should be sufficient time set aside for workers to take a shower before they go home, and it should be possible to leave work clothes behind. This will ensure that workers do not take home hazardous workplace contaminants and expose their spouse or children. j. Personal protective equipment Personal protective…show more content…
These hazards can result in either acute or chronic health effects depending on nature and route of exposure. Occupational hygiene plays a vital role in alleviating exposure to harmful substances and agents in the workplace. Components of occupational hygiene are identification, evaluation and control of workplace health hazards. Identification of potential health hazards is the first step in a prevention programme. Labels, MSDSs and walk-through inspections form the basis of a hazard identification programme. Once hazards are identified, it may be necessary to evaluate the extent of exposure or to test effectiveness of control measures. Results of monitoring programmes should be compared to occupational hygiene standards (occupational exposure limits and biological exposure indices) to determine the level of risk to the health of workers. The most important aspect of occupational hygiene is the control of hazards. However, identification and evaluation are necessary steps leading to implementation of appropriate and…show more content…
Production planning helps you manage open time, ensuring it is well-utilized, while being careful not to create delays. Planning should maximize your operational capacity but not exceed it. It's also wise not to plan for full capacity and leave room for the unexpected priorities and changes that may arise. d. Standardized steps and time Typically, the most efficient means to determine your production steps is to map processes in the order that they happen and then incorporate the average time it took to complete the work. Remember that all steps don't happen in sequence and that many may occur at the same time. e. Risk factors Evaluate these by collecting historical information on similar work experiences, detailing the actual time, materials and failures encountered. Where risks are significant, you should conduct a failure mode effect analysis method (FMEA) and ensure that controls are put in place to eliminate or minimize them. This method allows you to study and determine ways to diminish potential problems within your business operations. This type of analysis is more common in manufacturing and assembly
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