Occupational Safety

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Safety Rules
Safety is defined as the state of being safe, while rule is a statement of what to do or not to do in a certain situation. Safety rules contain set of policies interpreting a law or policy to maintain safety. It is applicable in any area and must be done at all time. Unexpected situation like accident may occur in a workplace. That’s why safety rules come with its purpose, and it is to prevent the occurrence of any work related injury. Safety rules includes checklist of safety standards in the workplace, appropriate personal protective equipment and identifying safety symbols. Being knowledgeable enough about the safety rules is the real essence of Occupational Safety and Health. I chose this topic (safety rules), not because our group conducted a report about this during prelim. That’s just a simple reason. Definitely, I picked this one because I was able to visualize the usefulness of safety rules when the time comes that I need to face the real world. That real world pertains to a suitable job for me in the near future, wherein I am responsible to apply what I had gained during college years. Safety rule is really applicable since my course is Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Operations Management. After all, in any type of occupation, it is a necessity that there must be a safety precautions or rules to follow. Everyone must practice safety rules not only at the workplace or occupational purposes, but also everywhere and in daily activities. The reasons why we need to know safety precautions are for us to be able to protect: protect people from injury, protect the environment from contamination and protect the equipment from damage. Back to my high school days wherein my Technical Vocational Education (TVE) course is Computer Hardware Servicing since I am a graduate from Business High School, there, we tackled about what I knew is Occupational Health and Safety. We must practice safety because our workplace is prone from electrocution since we are trained to repair malfunction system unit with its power on. From there, I got an idea about the main rules on safety. We are not allowed to wear accessories such as earing, watch, bracelet or any metallic accessories that might serve as a conductor of electricity. We are also instructed to wear appropriate clothing and personal protective equipment like antistatic wrist strap. This experience of mine served as a little knowledge and idea about the subject Occupational Safety and Health. There comes a time that unexpected situation happen such as accident. Those incidents are unpredictable yet can be prevented, if only we know how to. When it comes to safety, we are all indeed to follow such rules and regulations. After all, no one would be likely to be at risk or n danger. Everyone must know safety rules. It is a great importance, but knowing is not enough. What matters most is being able to practice those rules and recognize hazards where we need to focus our attention.

Fire Protection and Control
Fire protection and control is located under Rule 1940 of the Philippines as amended by Occupational Safety and Health Standards.  It is stated there that all buildings for occupancy used shall be located in areas provided for applicable zoning regulations of the locality. Fire protection is the practice and study of mitigating or preventing unpleasant effects of fires. It involves specific standards, fire test of building materials, and standards for design and installation. We now started to bid good bye to the cold breeze and begin to have a warm welcome to summer. March is said to be a fire prevention month, but every month we must practice fire protection and control, since we never known when fire will attack. Back to summer talk, it is possible to cause fire due to too much heat. But since we are not clueless about that fire protection thingy, we know what to do and where to go in case of fire. Even though I was not enrolled in...
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