Industrial Safety Systems and Industrial Safety Solutions: How They Protect Workers
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by Gladys Ng
1y ago
  It’s no secret that the maritime and oil & gas industries are potentially the most hazardous sectors worldwide. The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers’ annual safety report shows a startling rise in fatalities in 2021 and an overall total recordable injury rate (fatalities, lost workday cases, restricted workday cases, and medical treatment cases) of 0.77. This is 10% higher than in 2020. The combination of powerful machinery, combustible substances, and high-pressure procedures can result in dangerous and even fatal situations. That’s why organizations need to have ..read more
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What is Behavior Based Safety and Why It’s Important
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by Gladys Ng
1y ago
What is Behavior Based Safety? Behavior Based Safety (BBS) is a proactive method of implementing safety programs. By analyzing the risk factors that are created due to employee behavior, it aims to minimize safety hazards and reduce unsafe behaviors by analyzing the risk factors created by employee behavior. BBS studies how factors such as work procedures, measures, training, or equipment design, influence a person to perform the task safely. The objective behind BBS is to create an organizational culture where data-supported interventions are used to assess and improve the safety measures put ..read more
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Safety in Oil and Gas Industry: Common Hazards & Prevention
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by Gladys Ng
1y ago
Occupational safety is a key concern in any line of work, but especially so in high-risk industries such as the energy sector. Oil and gas workers face a host of potential dangers in their work environment, like falling equipment and hazardous chemicals. With a higher possibility of being struck by hazards, workplace safety becomes all the more crucial — organisations should place the well-being of their workers at the heart of their culture and values. In an interview with McKinsey & Company, Bernadette Spinoy — then senior vice president of health, safety, and environment (HSE) from the ..read more
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Join Magellan X at Oil and Gas Automation and Technology Week
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by Gladys Ng
1y ago
Singapore – 11 January 2023. Magellan X is pleased to announce its participation in the Oil and Gas Automation and Technology Week as a Gold Sponsor. Eminent thought leaders of Magellan X, Captain Daniel Alcantara and Alister Leong will be the expert speakers. The theme of the event is “Integrate Emerging Technology and Drive Digital Innovation for Accelerated Business Transformation” which highlights the challenges in the digital transformation of the sector and strategies to overcome them. The two-day Oil & Gas Automation and Technology Week is held from 14 to 15 February 2023, includes ..read more
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Lone Worker Monitoring: Safety Solutions for High-Risk Jobs
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by Gladys Ng
1y ago
A recent study by Tracplus found that nearly 20% of lone workers working in remote areas have difficulty getting help after an accident. That is a shocking number of workers at risk of an injury since it’s entirely preventable. Imagine what would happen if 1 in 5 of your workers were suddenly unavailable for work? Your business would have a loss of productivity, a decrease in sales, low staff morale, and a loss of reputation. In the worst case, the closure of the business is also possible. With such high stakes at play, businesses need to prioritise their lone worker’s safety. So how can we re ..read more
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Near Misses in the Workplace: How to Avoid These Accidents
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by Gladys Ng
1y ago
  Have you ever nearly slipped on a wet floor but managed to catch yourself in time? In the work site, this is referred to as a near miss. In simple terms, a near miss is an unexpected event that did not cause any harm, injury, or damage but had the potential to. Accidentally tripping or slipping may not seem like the cause of a serious injury at first, but the Ministry of Labor’s Workplace Safety and Health Report states that slips, trips, and falls are one of the top three workplace significant injury causes, alongside machinery accidents and falls from heights. That’s why it is importa ..read more
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Workplace Safety Culture: 5 Tips to Help Create and Maintain It
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by Gladys Ng
1y ago
  Workers in the maritime and oil & gas sectors have had some of the riskiest jobs for centuries. The mortality rate of workers on offshore platforms is disturbingly high. Although it has declined greatly over recent decades, these jobs continue to remain amongst the most hazardous of occupations. While out at sea, even slippery, uneven, or cluttered vessel decks can lead to slip-and-fall accidents. Other common accidents include falling from elevated heights, exposure to harmful chemicals, fires and explosions, and more. As a result, workers can suffer devastating injuries, and even ..read more
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World Of Safety and Health Asia Bulletin November 2022 – SOL-X unlocks valuable data and leading indicators through IIoT to drive operational decision-making
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by Gladys Ng
1y ago
  Our SOL-X solution has been featured in World of Safety and Health Asia (WSHAsia) Bulletin this month! Oil and gas, chemical and shipping companies face the challenge of obtaining insight from an enormous amount of data to make better and well-informed decisions. Companies need to make sense of these data from the production facilities and connected products. By applying advanced analytics and artificial intelligence, companies in hazardous industries can identify trends and predict events through processes to quickly respond to disruption, improve efficiencies, and even reduce incident ..read more
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Human Factors in Safety: Types, Examples, and Solutions
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by Gladys Ng
1y ago
  In the world of work, problems that occur due to human factors are common. After all, we are not robots, and we can make judgment errors when making a decision. Human limitations mean that such errors are more common than you might think. However, while they are natural, it’s a problem when the number becomes so high that accidents keep happening in the workplace. In fact, according to SOL-X, 66% of all incidents and casualties are caused by human factors. That’s why understanding human factors is so important for employers. Improving overall system performance is about managing such er ..read more
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