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Safety and Hygiene at work

There are hundreds of thousands accidents in a company, many of them serious, in workplaces every year.

That is why it is so important for every small business owner to take the proper precautions.

Of course, even the best prepared among us can still fall victim of accidents at work. But to be forewarned is to be forearmed, so here are some of the most common accidents in  workplaces.

Whatever your particular work setting is (whether you work in a factory, on electric tower, shop or an office), you are likely to encounter slippery surfaces at some point, so  you might come a cropper one.

In case of electrical risks, people  working in high voltage towers, Must be harnesses and have new anchorage. It is contributing to the preservation of the life.

Electricity pylons across the Argentine countryside, delivering modern energy services to previously unconnected areas, must be controlled.

Another big risk for many is falling while working at height. Falls from ladders are common, but falls from scaffolding and other platforms can also be dangerous.

Repetitive strain injury is another problem that has increased. Commonplace at work over the years. It is not just a problem for those of us who regularly use keyboards in our work but to everyone. The result is the repetitive motion of the joints.

The cumulative impact of repetitive strain injury can be severe in some cases, so it makes sense to take precautions.

Employers can help prevent repetitive strain injury by encouraging and reminding workers to take appropriate breaks. Ergonomic equipement can help to alleviate the strain.

Accidents resulting in crash or impact injuries are also quite frequent at work. Whether they involve cars, lorries or even smaller vehicles such as forklift trucks. They can have seriously nasty consequences. It is therefore up to employers to ensure that seatbelts and other safety precautions be both in place and in use where appropriate.

Professional illness: a number of occupational diseases have not been checked up and detected adequately.

The cumulative number of people who acquired occupational diseases till 2004 was nearly 21.600 people in Argentina.

Noise induced deafness is one of the most common occupational illnesses.

The new strategy, starting from 2017, should feature a comparable target for reducing occupational illnesses.

The occupational disease rate has declined steadily, reaching 0,96 per 1.000 workers in 2017.

Argentina should invest in detoxification methods to cure professional diseases related to chemicals.

According to the international labour organization( ILO) each year 160 millions new cases of occupational illnesses are reported.

Experts agree that many occupational accidents and almost all occupational illnesses could be avoided.

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