Tag Archives: Ergonomics

Safety Can Be Very Creative Sometimes

Safety solutions (Engineering Controls) do not always cost a lot of money. Sometimes, all it takes is a bit of creativity with a pinch of innovation. Think of reduced number of injuries, savings on workers’ compensation, employees satisfaction and increased productivity. What else?

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

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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, the enterprises in Nepal are legally bound to make the following manual handling arrangements for the health and safety of their employees or workers.

Load carrying limitation

NOTE: The New Labour Act, 2074 (2017 AD): Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) related provisions

 

Machinery, Tools or Equipment Handling Legal Provisions relating to OHS 

Fire Safety Legal Provisions relating to OHS 

Accident/Disease Notification & Accident Investigation Legal Provisions relating to OHS 

Construction Safety Legal Provisions relating to OHS

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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. A good ergonomics program within an organization can make life easier for everyone.

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Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and back pain are some of the most common office or work related injuries. They may be caused by simple work activities such as sitting in an office chair, changing body posture or lifting stuffs. Muscle strains, lower back injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome and tendinitis are some commonly known MSDs affecting body muscles, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments or tendons. A sound implementation of ergonomics program can help your organization control these risk to a great extent.

Ergonomic injuries may cost your organization in terms of reduced work efficiency, low morale of employees and increased medical expenses. It doesn’t matter whether the workplace is an office, a construction site or a manufacturing plant; when employees are less fatigued and work without discomfort, they tend to be more alert, more satisfied, happier and productive in many ways.

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Along with adequate awareness, proper training, planned administrative controls and carefully designed engineering controls, organizations can eliminate the risk of most work related MSDs and ergonomic injuries. It surely can prove to be a wise investment in terms of saving medical expenses, increasing productivity and promoting your employees’ well-being .

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A Business Case for Health & Safety….

Fire Prevention and Fire Protection – Air Pollution in Kathmandu – Construction PPE – Carbon Monoxide poisoning – Electrical Safety – Fall Protection in General Industry– Fearsome 4 of Construction Safety – Fall Restrain System Vs. Fall Arrest System – Respiratory Protection – Portable Ladder Safety – Confined Space Entry – Initiating First Aid/CPR – Are you too busy… – If you have $86,400 in your account… – Safety professionals have job prospects as Insurance Risk Surveyor or Loss Assessor

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