The world in which we live is becoming an increasingly noisy one, particularly in developing countries where rapid population growth and heavy industrialisation is leading to an increase in daily noise levels. This increase in noise levels may seem to some as just an accepted part of life, but unfortunately these increases, particularly in the average working environment, can lead to lasting health issues.
According to the HCN (1999) and as cited by the WHO (2004), high levels of noise can have a number of impact on the health and general wellbeing of individuals with annoyance, hypertension and hearing loss being the effects most studied.
This article will focus primarily on hearing loss as caused by long term exposure to noise in the workplace, the impacts that hearing loss can have on daily life and the measures and equipment that can be employed to minimise its occurrence. Continue reading “The Importance of Hearing Protection”
Improper lifting techniques are a common cause of back pain and back injuries. Once injured, recovery tends to be a long and often expensive process. According to Injury Facts 2015, back injuries accounted for 177,580 of the 905,690 injuries reported in the private sector, with over exertion and cumulative trauma being the biggest factors leading to injury. 20% of all work injuries in warehouses involve problems with the back even though the proper techniques are always clearly instructed.
It is important to remember that a lifting injury can happen at any time, not just at work but also at school, home, or even in public spaces. So please remember to look for any potential hazards when lifting. Asses the weight of the object, test the load by pushing on it lightly with your hands or feet. How easy it moves tells you how heavy it is, so you could decide to lift it manually or with some form of lifting aid. Do not try to carry a big load alone; always ask for help.
Here are some quick tips on how to do manual lifting safely:
On Friday May 5th 2017, PT Samson Tiara, in conjunction with Wild Geese Group, became the second training centre in the world to receive OPITO certification to teach the Plant Manager / Incident Commander Initial Response training course.
Similar to the MEM-IR course for offshore operations, The OPITO PMIC-IR course is aimed at chemical plants, refineries, terminals, bulk storage, production and processing plants.
Working at height can be dangerous or, in the worst case, even deadly. According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), workers who are six feet or more above the ground are at high risk for serious injury or death if they fall. Based on a WHO Report in 2016, falls from height are the second leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury & deaths worldwide. The study highlighted that approximately 20% of fall related injuries among construction workers involved a ladder and half of those accidents were due to people carrying items as they climbed.
Many people may not consider ladder safety to be a major issue, but the statistics clearly show that anyone working with a latter should consider the important safety aspects that may save them from injury or death. Ladders come in variety of shapes, sizes, and materials. There are portable wood ladders and metal ladders, also platform ladders, Trestle ladders, and many more. Each type of ladder has its own strengths and weaknesses and thus each may have different risk assessments and safety guidance. However, the most important thing to understand about working with a ladder is when you can use it; which is where the work is light and short, entailing no more than 30 minutes in one position. Continue reading “7 Tips for Working Safely With Ladders”
Samson Tiara would like to congratulate our training partners, Wild Geese Group, on their successful approval for the new OPITO Plant Manager Incident Commander Initial Response course. The successful audit between 20th and 22nd of March this year makes Wild Geese Group the first in the world to obtain approval for this course.
This new PMIC training standard provides underpinning knowledge and understanding of the key factors of preparing for, responding to and maintaining control throughout the development or escalation of an emergency situation. The delegates will learn how to manage communication, emergency-related information and put into place predetermined plans at the point when the emergency alarm has been raised, to the point when the Plant Manager is assured that the emergency is over. Delegates will also understand how stress can impact on individuals and team performances during emergencies.
Samson Tiara will be seeking approval for this course in the coming months and we looking forward to offering this course in the very near future.
Kualu Lumpur, Malaysia, 16 November, 2016, Samson Tiara, the leading safety and survival training provider in Indonesia has won the prestigious OPITO Approved Training Provider Of The Year Award at the 2016 Global OPITO conferece (OSCC – Opito Safety and Competency Conference) in Malaysia’s capital.
Samson Tiara has long been committed to ensuring the highest quality training for its clients and a cornerstone of this commitment is the skills and competency of its workforce. Samson Tiara recognises that a continuous staff development program is key to meeting this commitment and has devoted a great deal of resources to this, with over 60 staff having taken part in the staff development program in the past year. Continue reading “PT Samson Tiara Wins The 2016 OPITO Approved Training Providers Award”
When planning on engaging in safety training for the Oil & Gas industry, what factors do you consider? Is it Location, Facilities, Quality, Experience, Price, Accreditation, or Safety? On their own, each of these factors has great merit, but when it comes to training they are, in fact, closely linked together. If we examine them in turn we will find that it is hard to have one without the other, especially those related in the Oil & Gas industry where safety is a very important aspect.
Safety should always be of paramount concern when selecting training, it may be cliché but you must always ensure there is the highest possible level of safety when participating in training. Depending on the type of training you are engaging in there will always be some level of risk, after all, you are being trained to work in hazardous environments and survive dangerous situations. While participating in training these dangers are much less than they may be in a real situation, and can be mitigated, but they do exist.
Jakarta, Indonesia – Samson Tiara , the leading provider of safety training services in Indonesia, has announced today that it has received approval from Atlas , international learning and skills specialist, to provide the OPITO International Minimum Industry Safety Training (IMIST) Online program in Indonesia. Samson Tiara will be the first to offer this online global safety training program in Indonesia.
Developed by global oil and gas training standards body OPITO International, IMIST brings for the first time a standardised level of basic safety training to an estimated 1.5million oil and gas workers worldwide. The training assesses basic safety knowledge in nine subject areas including risk assessment, asset integrity, the use of hazardous substances, working at height and mechanical lifting among other subjects. Continue reading “PT. Samson Tiara Receive Approval From Altas for IMIST Online Training in Indonesia”