Electrical hazards can be found in all industries. Avoiding electrical shocks both at home and at work requires awareness of the hazards and a respect for this "Silent Killer." The human body has a low resistance to electricity, making it a good conductor, like most metals. Unlike metals however, the human body does not respond well when electricity passes through it. Physical results include thermal burns, disruption of normal heart activity, severe muscle contractions, and even death.
The most common and serious electrical injuries occur when electrical current flows between the hands and feet. This happens when a person touches an energized line. The electrical energy is looking for the shortest path to the ground, and it will pass through the body to the feet to reach it. When this occurs, a person’s heart and lungs are frequently damaged by the electrical energy.
While nowadays, there may be less people entering commercial properties and meetings taking place online; there will still be areas in many offices that will still see people come and go frequently. Hence, special attention should still be given to make sure these areas such as entrance ways are cleaned and disinfected regularly. As well as, retail stores may see particular high footfall currently, so extra effort should be made to make sure employee and customer areas are disinfected using the right chemicals.
It is well known that hands are one of the main culprits when it comes to the spread of infection. Researches showed that people do not wash their hands for long enough to effectively remove germs and bacteria.
AM Retails Services specialists understands that while people may be taking stringent measures to practice effective hand washing with soap and water or hand sanitiser.
The next quarterly OHS meeting will be held on the 10th of February 2022 using Microsoft Teams run by Louie with AM Retail managers and employee representatives. There were no lost time injuries in December 2021 and no environmental incidents and no fines from regulators.
Employees of the Month
We are pleased to acknowledge a terrific job done by our employees:
in January and in the past three months. Site managers are very happy with the services provided.
We also would like to thank Nicole Monds who has been with our company for 7 years.
AM Retail Services is grateful for Nicole‘s incredible work at multiple sites. Nicole will receive a $50 Myer card voucher.