IT ENTERED MY EYES – A STORY OF LOSSES DUE TO UNPREPAREDNESS

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The welding pieces fell into Aremu’s eye. During the short recess, his welding-goggles broke. He had kept it on the floor near him while he sat on the floor to eat his lunch. His partner mistakenly marched them. He got a new one from the store but it didn’t quite fit him – that was the last piece in stock.

Because, the machine part he was working on had to be delivered that same day, he reluctantly agreed to use the unfitting goggles. Three minutes into the job, a welding-piece fell into his eye. That brought the work to a close and kept him at home for two weeks.

It was a painful and boring two weeks for him. The company lost production time at his unit and had four late deliveries. And a client sued them for causing the loss of a millionaire deal.

What will you say about the safety consciousness of this company?

What does this story tell you about how to use PPEs?

What do you think would have been done differently

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Chinedu is passionate about occupational safety and health. He keeps following trends in industrial safety. Chinedu currently lives in Ikare-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria.

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