By Marcelo III Saplagio, RN - November 8, 2023
In the realm of safety science, the iceberg theory of accidents stands as a pivotal concept, offering a profound understanding of the underlying causes of mishaps. This theory, pioneered by Heinrich, Zwetschi, Bird, and others, says - that visible accidents are merely the tip of an iceberg, with a vast array of latent factors lurking beneath the surface.At its core, the iceberg theory emphasizes the notion that accidents rarely occur in isolation. Rather, they are the culmination of a chain of events, often initiated by seemingly insignificant factors that gradually accumulate and contribute to the eventual mishap.Getting into the Iceberg ...
By Marcelo III Saplagio, RN - November 7, 2023
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, which resulted in the largest marine oil spill in history, stands as a stark reminder of the devastating consequences that can arise from disregarding safety protocols and prioritizing profits over human life. Peter Berg's 2016 film, "Deepwater Horizon," captures the harrowing events of the disaster, offering a gripping account of the human cost and the systemic failures that led to the catastrophe.Safety Failures and Cost-Cutting MeasuresThe film vividly portrays the culture of cost-cutting and corner-cutting that permeated the Deepwater Horizon project. BP, the oil company responsible for the rig, had a history of ...
By Marcelo III Saplagio, RN - November 3, 2023
Traveling overseas offers a world of adventure, but ensuring your safety is paramount for a memorable journey. From pre-trip preparations to on-the-ground precautions, here's an in-depth look at key safety considerations:1. Pre-Trip PlanningBefore you even step foot on foreign soil, it's crucial to conduct thorough research about your destination. This includes understanding the local customs, traditions, and laws that may differ significantly from your home country. Knowing what is considered respectful or impolite can go a long way in making your interactions positive and meaningful.Additionally, government travel advisories are an invaluable resource. These official warnings or alerts can provide essential ...
By Marcelo III Saplagio, RN - November 2, 2023
General Travel Safety Guide: Ensuring a Secure and Memorable JourneyTraveling is an enriching experience that allows us to explore new cultures, landscapes, and cuisines. However, ensuring your safety during a trip is paramount to fully enjoy these adventures. This comprehensive travel safety guide provides essential tips and precautions to keep in mind before, during, and after your journey.Pre-Trip PlanningResearch Your DestinationBefore embarking on your adventure, conduct thorough research about your destination. Understand the local customs, laws, and any potential risks. For instance, some countries may have strict regulations about dress codes or certain behaviors that are considered disrespectful.Check Travel AdvisoriesGovernment ...
November 2, 2023
Maintaining good health and well-being is essential for leading a happy and fulfilling life. Our daily habits and lifestyle choices play a significant role in determining our overall physical and mental health. By adopting healthy habits and making small changes in our daily routine, we can improve our energy levels, boost our mood, and enjoy a happier and more fulfilling life. In this article, we will discuss some simple ways to improve your well-being and cultivate healthy habits.Eating a Balanced Diet. Eating a balanced and nutritious diet is essential for maintaining good health. A healthy diet should include a variety of ...
October 24, 2023
Every day, millions of Filipinos go to work, unaware of the potential hazards that may lurk around every corner. From construction sites to factories to offices, accidents can happen at any time. That's why it's so important for employees in the Philippines to receive occupational first-aid training.Occupational first aid training is designed to teach employees how to recognize and respond to common workplace emergencies, such as bleeding, choking, burns, and heart attacks. It also covers how to use automated external defibrillators (AEDs), which can be life-saving in the event of a cardiac arrest.Why is occupational first aid training so important ...
October 24, 2023
The hiring process in the Philippines is generally longer and requires more documentation than the hiring process in many other countries. There are a number of reasons for this, including:Government regulations: The Philippine government has a number of regulations in place to protect workers, including regulations on minimum wage, overtime pay, and severance pay. Employers must comply with all of these regulations, which can add time and complexity to the hiring process.Labor market: The labor market in the Philippines is very competitive, with many qualified applicants for every job opening. This means that employers can be more selective in their ...
October 23, 2023
In the Philippines, the elderly population is growing rapidly. By 2030, it is estimated that one in every four Filipinos will be over the age of 60. This aging population presents a number of challenges, but it also offers many opportunities.One of the most important opportunities is to employ more senior citizens. Senior citizens have a wealth of experience and knowledge that can be valuable to any organization. They are also more likely to be reliable and loyal employees.However, there are some unique safety and health considerations that need to be taken into account when employing senior citizens. These considerations ...
By Marcelo III Saplagio, RN - May 13, 2023
Photo by Alex Green from Pexels Safety and health communication is an essential part of any organization's operations, and one of the most important ways to communicate is through letters. A safety and health communication letter can help keep employees informed of important updates, guidelines, and policies related to safety and health in the workplace. In this article, we'll discuss the key elements that should be included in a safety and health communication letter to ensure that it is effective in conveying its intended message. Start with a Clear and Concise Introduction In the opening paragraph of your safety and health communication letter, it ...
By Marcelo III Saplagio, RN - May 11, 2023
Proper documentation is essential in ensuring that the workplace is compliant with health and safety regulations. When it comes to workplace violations, it's important to have a clear and organized system for recording incidents.In this article, we'll cover the steps on how to properly record workplace violations. These steps include:1. Understanding what constitutes a workplace violation2. Identifying the details to record3. Creating a workplace violation report4. Reviewing and storing workplace violation reportsUnderstanding what constitutes a workplace violation is the first step in properly recording incidents. Workplace violations can range from minor infractions to serious safety hazards. Examples of workplace violations ...

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