Risques liés à la sécurité et mécaniques : nouveautés

risquesecuritemecaniqueLes nouvelles publications sur des questions reliées à la sécurité et aux risques mécaniques proviennent toutes des magazines professionnels. Trois articles traitent de cadenassage (dont un en laboratoire) et deux portent sur les chutes et glissades.

Toutes les ressources présentées dans ce billet sont en accès libre.

Cadenassage et sécurité des machines

Access control devices offer security solutions
Source : Health facilities management 31(2), 07/03/2018

When properly selected and deployed, access-control equipment can play a vital role in enhancing safety and security that involve prescription and controlled medications, physical security, wandering patients, infant abductions, behavioral concerns, visitor management and other issues.

Five Key Machine Safeguarding Trends
Source : EHS Today , 12/03/2018

This article desribes five major trends in safeguarding for 2018, which can enhance productivity, lower costs and keep workers safe: robots and cobots, laser-guided safety (AOPD), worldwide adoption of machine safeguarding techniques, »Alternative Protection Measure »(APM) and automation.

Winning with LOTO
Source : Lab Manager 8(1), 23/01/2018

Although considered necessary only in large manufacturing and production plants, lockout/tag out (LOTO) is needed whenever equipment needs servicing, which, as we know, includes laboratories. Lockout/ tag out measures are taken to prevent the release of unwanted or stored hazardous energy. Failure to follow good LOTO procedures can result in some of the most gruesome and often fatal accidents in the workplace. Keep reading to learn how you can design and implement a successful lockout/tag out program for your facility.

Chutes et glissades

Coefficient of friction, walking speed and cadence on slippery and dry surfaces: shoes with different groove depths
Source : International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics Prépublication, 14/11/2017

This study aimed to determine the coefficient of friction (COF), walking speed and cadence while walking on slippery and dry surfaces using shoes with different sole groove depths to predict likelihood of fall. The highest COF was obtained from the deepest groove depth (5.0 mm) on both dry and slippery surfaces. The COF on slippery surfaces was significantly lower in comparison with dry surfaces. Walking speed and cadence were not significantly different on dry and slippery surfaces. Authors conclude that the deeper groove is better to prevent slipping because the COF increases by increasing the shoe sole groove depth.

Discarding Paradigms that Limit Our Ability to Prevent Slip, Trip and Fall Injuries
Source : EHS Today , 24/08/2017

Four widely-held paradigms have limited our ability to prevent slip and trip injuries for years. None of them is true, and they limit our effectiveness for preventing slip and trip injuries.

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