Category Archives: Safety

Load Carrying Legal Provisions Relating to Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) in Nepal

(Photo Source: Google) In relation to load carrying limitations for the Nepalese workers and employees, OHS legal provisions provided by the Labor Act 1992 and the Labor Rules 1993 are given below in tabular form. As prescribed by the above, … Continue reading

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Office Ergonomics: A Sound Business Investment

Ergonomics is primarily the practice of fitting the job to your employees with careful customization. It involves the process of designing workstations so that they fit the employees or workers who eventually use them. Ergonomics is about adapting the workstation … Continue reading

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Risk Analysis: Various attributes

(Photo Source: Google) Let’s start with a simple example of a gallon of kerosene which probably is only a hazard until we light a match nearby, when we actually make the situation risky for the people and property around. Unsafe … Continue reading

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Health & Safety: In the midst of a disaster!

(Photo Source: Google) Under any disaster situation, the immediate disaster responders have to work in a very close proximity with the victims. Besides there is high probability that the circumstances under which they are performing the job, inherently carry certain … Continue reading

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Risk: Concept & Components

(Photo Source: Google) Whenever there is a likelihood scenario of losing someone or something of value, there is risk associated. In a broader perspective, risk can also be understood as potential for loss. In financial terms, risk is either pure … Continue reading

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A Short Story: In the name of Road Safety in Nepal!

(Photo Source: Google) “I hope you all have recognized us from our uniforms” Remaining in my seat, I looked up and there stood two young traffic officers, in their unmistakable blue uniforms, at the entrance of our Wi-Fi enabled night … Continue reading

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Bangladesh Rana Plaza collapse: Need for a comprehensive DRM/BCP

(Photo Source: Google) Background Review 24th April 2016, the collapse of Rana Plaza garment factory complex, the deadliest industrial accident in the history of Bangladesh, marked its 3rd anniversary. To commemorate the loss, thousands of survivors, activists, relatives of the … Continue reading

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