Report all Near Misses…..

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Request Everyone to report all near misses happening at your respective office so that we can analyze them and prevent any major accidents from occuring

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Always use three point of contact on Ladders

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One of the ways to prevent fall from a ladder while climbing or using it is by following the three point of contact on the ladder

When climbing a ladder, it is safest to utilize Three Points-of-Contact because it minimizes the chances of slipping and falling from the ladder.  At all times during ascent, descent, and working, the climber must face the ladder and have two hands and one foot, or two feet and one hand in contact with the ladder steps, rungs and/or side rails.  In this way, the climber is not likely to become unstable in the event one limb slips during the climb.  It is important to note that the climber must not carry any objects in either hand that can interfere with a firm grip on the ladder. Otherwise, Three Points-of-Contact with the ladder cannot be adequately maintained and the chance of falling is increased in the event a hand or foot slip occurs.

 

What is an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)?

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The most common cause for cardiac arrest is a “heart attack”. It is important to note that a heart attack does not always cause a cardiac arrest.Majority of people who suffer a heart attack stay conscious and survive. If a heart attack (or any other cause) results in cardiac arrest, it is usually because it has interrupted the heart’s electrical impulses. When this happens, the heart quivers chaotically instead of beating in a coordinated rhythm, this is called Ventricular Fibrillation (V-Fib). The effective treatment for a V-Fib is to deliver a controlled electric shock through the heart, to stop the “quivering” and enable it to beat normally again, this is called “defibrillation”.

 

An AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is a safe, reliable, computerized device that can analyze heart rhythms and enable a non-medically qualified rescuer to safely deliver the life saving shock with a small amount of training. The use of an AED can dramatically increase the chances of survival for a cardiac arrest casualty, but it must be used as soon as possible because for every one minutes delay in delivering the shock the casualty’s chance of survival reduces by up to 10%.

The cost of an AED ranges from INR 1.5 lakh – 2lakh (based on the different models available in Market). The chances of person surviving a cardiac arrest increases by 80% if we use AED along with CPR.

AED’s are found at different places like hospitals, Airport, Metro stations.