The purpose of this safety alert is to highlight the dangers associated with unprotected heights and suggest possible control measures to assist industry to manage the risk.
Now here is something your employees need to know! The average desk harbours 400 times more bacteria than an average toilet seat. And it’s not only desktops in the office that are crawling with bacteria. According to a study by the University of Arizona, phones, water dispensing handles, microwave door handles and keyboards are the top five most germ-contaminated spots in the office. On average, any area where you rest your hand on a desk has ten million bacteria.
This safety alert has been designed to inform and teach individuals about the risks associated with the replacing of fittings while working with compressed air. It also suggests possible control measures to help industry in managing the risks.