Sunday, May 19, 2013

Safety First

Safety First

Friday, May 10, 2013

Job in Saudi Electrical Company

Gulf Jobs dated 10-05-2013

  1. CANADA, USA Legal Manpower, Managers- hotel/ construction, Engineers, Architects, Accountants, Cashiers, Doctors, Nurses, Cooks, Chefs, AC Technicians, Electricians, Plumbers, Security Guards, Drivers, Crane Operators, Waiters, Housekeeping. Free recruitment. Tel. 17740525, 33132169;
  2. URGENTLY REQUIRED Female Sales Executive for Deluxe Four Star Hotel. Apply in confidence, email at:
  3. VAN SALESMAN and Labourer required for Trading Company. Tel. 17626793, 39838097. Email:
  4. REQUIRED URGENTLY for a restaurant; Waitresses and Assistant Chef. Sponsorship and accommodation provided. Email CV to:
  5. REQUIRED EXPERIENCED Sales Representative (Bahrainis only), experience and good knowledge of Alumininum products. Please send your CV to:
  6. RESTAURANT, CAFE & Bakery requires Chef, Assistant Chef, Manager, Waitress, Driver, Cashiers & Cleaners. Email: or Tel. 17179323
  7. HOUSEBOY AND House Cook required for Bahraini family, sponsorship available, candidate in Bahrain is preferable. Contact: 37764495
  8. URGENTLY REQUIRED for a reputed salon: Receptionist, Hairdresser and Asistant Hairdresser, Nail Technician, Masseuse, Beauty Therapist, Supervisor and Barbers. If interested then send CV to or call on 17369877
  9. INTERIOR DESIGN Painter required. Email: Mobile: 39095926
  10. EXPERIENCED COOK for family urgently needed, English speaking, expert in western & eastern dishes. Please send your CV to Fax: +97317732444 or email:
  11. EXPERIENCED SALESMAN & Estimator required for Box Manufacturing Company. Email CV:
  12. EXPERIENCED TAILOR required with excellent embroidery skills. Sponsorship available. Tel. 38818881
  13. PART-TIME BODYGUARD strong required for company. Tel. 39698843
  14. SECRETARY REQUIRED, Sponsorship available. Contact: 33335442
  15. EXPERIENCED WAITER required for a restaurant, with fluent spoken English. Sponsorship available. Call 39160650 after 10.30am
  16. RECEPTIONIST REQUIRED for apartment building, Juffair. CV to email:
  17. AL-IMAM MOHAMMAD BIN SAUD KINDERGARTEN AT East Riffa requires qualified Female Teachers for English language. Email:
  18. URGENTLY REQUIRED female Beautician living in Bahrain, expert in Threading, to work in ladies salon in Riffa. Sponsorship available. Contact 39444811
  19. AN INTERNATIONAL School with British Curriculum needs Teachers all subjects. Please send your CV to
  20. REQUIRED EXPERIENCED Customs clearing and Cargo Manager, Salary: BD450/-. Send CV to 17716200 or email:
  21. NAIL TECHNICIAN with experience required for Nail Spa. Tel. 36717711
  22. EXPERT MASSEUSE, Manicurist, Hair Stylist & Staff required for a newly opened salon. Email:
  23. URGENTLY REQUIRED Chief Accountant. Send CV to email:
  24. URGENTLY REQUIRED Tailor (female) for wedding dresses. Tel: 33519195
  25. CIVIL FOREMAN urgently required for leading Infrastructure Contractor, Diploma holder, experience in sewerage & road works for 10-15 years. Send CV: Fax No. 17785042, Email:
  26. REFRIGERATOR TECHNICIAN required, with good experience in working with low temperature freezers, preferable in the GCC. Email:
  27. FOREMAN REQUIRED, with excellent experience in controlling labourers and expert in building maintenance. Email:
  28. WEB DEVELOPER required, minimum 2 years experience. HTML, CSS, Java, MySQL, PHP, Joomla/ Drupal CMS. For more information go to
  29. GRAPHIC DESIGNER required minimum 2 years experience. Designing for print and web, competent using Adobe Creative Suite 5.5. For more information go to
  30. REQUIRED DRIVER with 2 years experience. Sponsorship available. Contact 35399548
  31. SITE ENGINEER & Site Foreman required for DUNDEE CONSTRUCTION Tel. 36490005, 36490002
  32. URGENTLY REQUIRED experienced Saleslady for make-up shop. Tel: 33790022, Email:
  33. REQUIRED: (1) Electrical & Electronics Sales Engineers, GCC driving license preferred. (2) Driver with GCC driving license. Candidates must apply thru
  34. EXPERIENCED SALESMAN required with driving license for IT Company. Please send CV to:
  35. URGENTLY REQUIRED for a reputed Company: Accounts Assistant (Male), knowledge in Tally 9, MS Office (Word & Excel), good English and with minimum 2 years experience in Bahrain. Sponsorship & Transportation provided send CV to
  36. REQUIRED WAITRESSES & Waiters for Coffee Shop. Tel. 39631121
  37. GRAPHIC DESIGNER and Salesman required, preferably with Arabic knowledge. Please send CV to:, Fax: 17212371
  38. QUANTITY SURVEYOR (infrastructure drainage & sewage work); Project Engineer for infrastructure; Excavator Operator (holding GCC license) and Salesman for building materials required. Sponsorship available & attractive salary. Send CV:
  39. EXPERIENCED SALESMAN required for Men's Textile Shop. Call 39630106
  40. SUPERVISOR URGENTLY required for Furniture Factory. Send CV:,
  41. GOOD TAILOR with 5 years minimum experience is required, cutting & sewing, patient & delicate, must be a lady, sponsorship available & test will be done only on serious & experienced applicant. Tel. 33956817
  42. OUTDOOR SALESMAN required for Interior Company. Email:, Fax: 17162652
  43. FULL-TIME HOUSEMAID for VIP villa, Saar. Sponsorship & accommodation available. Tel. 17728000, 35592496
  44. ASSISTANT NURSES & Male Industrial Nurses for immediate hiring, minimum 1 year experience in Bahrain. Salary BD150/- + overtime + transportation. Send CV to
  45. LOOKING FOR Chartered Accountant for a Holding Company. Email:
  46. URGENTLY REQUIRED: Fast Food Company Managers, Cashiers, Counter Staffs and Motorbike Driver. Send CV:, Tel. 17250018
  47. REPUTED UNIFORM Company requires the following personnel. (1) Female Shop Assistant with excellent communication skills. (2) Accountant with minimum 5 years experience and knowledge of Tally ERP. Please send CV to
  48. WELL KNOWN Fast food chain requires (1) Outlet Supervisors (2) Waitresses (3) Storekeeper (4) Call Center Agents (5) Baristas. Send CV to:
  49. URGENTLY REQUIRED Accountant, bachelors degree with MBA. Email CV:
  50. CHEF, WAITRESSES & Housekeeping required for Restaurant & Coffee Shop. Sponsorship available. Tel: 39829722

Confined Space Procedures

Confined Space.

Confined space defined as a place where the means of entry or exit are restricted because of location, design, construction or contents. It may include tanks, tankers, tunnels, silos, sewers, flues, pipelines, sea containers or vessels. The main hazards encountered in confined spaces are fire or explosion, asphyxiation, toxicity, drowning in liquids or free flowing solids and injury or death if mechanical equipment within the confined space is inadvertently turned on while someone is still inside. These hazards are due to the presence of hazardous gases, vapours, fumes, dusts or the creation of an oxygen-deficient or oxygen-rich atmosphere.

Hazards in a Confined Space

Every confined space must be evaluated (with the help of Multi Gas Detector) for these four types of hazards.
  1. Oxygen-deficient atmospheres 
  2. Flammable atmospheres 
  3. Toxic atmospheres 
  4. Mechanical and physical hazards.
The three types of atmospheric hazards are often the most difficult to identify since they might not be detected without the assistance of a Multi Gas Detector.

The following must also be done when using the alternate procedures:

  1. Ensure safety before removing a cover and guard opening immediate.
  2. Test internal atmosphere (With the help of Multi Gas Detector )(Oxygen, Flammables, Toxins) - observation available to entrant
  3. Continuous forced air ventilation
  4. Atmosphere periodically tested - observation available to entrant
  5. Evacuate immediately if necessary and evaluate what went wrong
  6. Verify these procedures were conducted through a written certification
There must be documentation detailing that the space is safe for entry and the pre-entry measures were conducted. This ‘certification’ must contain the date, location of the space, and signature of the person making the verification. The certification must be made before entry and must be made available to all entrants or to their authorized representative(s).

Oxygen-deficient atmospheres

The normal atmosphere is composed of approximately 21% oxygen and 79% nitrogen. An atmosphere containing less than 19.5% oxygen is considered oxygen-deficient (Ref: Appendx-04). The oxygen level inside a confined space may be decreased as the result of either consumption or displacement.

Oxygen Level
Minimum acceptable oxygen level
15 - 19%
Decreased ability to work strenuously.
Impair coordination. 
Early symptoms.
Respiration increases.  Poor judgment.
Respiration increases.  Lips BLUE.
Mental failure.  Fainting. Nausea, Unconsciousness. Vomiting.
8 minutes - Fatal, 
6 minutes - 50% fatal                                     
4-5 minutes - possible recovery
Coma in 40 seconds.  Death

Flammable atmospheres

Fire or explosions may occur in confined spaces which have
An atmosphere within the explosive limits of the gas (or liquid vapour). Explosive limits (also known as ‘flammable limits’), expressed in percentage, may be defined as the minimum and maximum concentrations of a flammable gas or vapour between which ignition can occur. Concentrations below the lower explosive limit (LEL) are too lean to burn while those above the upper explosive limit (UEL) are too rich.

Explosive/Flammable Limits, Fire and explosion prevention

Work where a flame is used or a source of ignition may be produced (hot work) should not normally be performed in a confined space unless:

All flammable gases, liquids and vapours are removed prior to the start of any hot work. Mechanical ventilation is usually used to:

  1. Keep the concentration of any explosive or flammable hazardous substance less than 10% of its Lower Explosive Limit AND 
  2. Make sure that the oxygen content in the confined space is not enriched. Oxygen content should be less than 23% but maintained at levels greater than 18%.
Surfaces coated with combustible material should be cleaned or shielded to prevent ignition:

While doing the hot work, the concentrations of oxygen and combustible materials must be monitored to make certain that the oxygen levels remain in the proper range and the levels of the combustible materials do not get higher than 10% of the Lower Explosive Limit. In special cases it may not be possible, and additional precautions must be taken to ensure the safety of the worker prior to entering the confined space.

If a potential flammable atmosphere hazards are identified during the initial testing, the confined space should be cleaned or purged and ventilated, and tested again before entry to the confined space is allowed. Only after the air testing is within allowable limits should entry occur, as the gases used for purging can be extremely hazardous.

Toxic atmospheres

Toxic atmospheres may be present within a confined space as the result of one or more of the following:
  1. The product stored in the confined space. When a product is stored in a confined space, the product can be absorbed by the walls and give off toxic vapours when removed or when cleaning the residual material. The product can also produce toxic vapours that will remain in the atmosphere due to poor ventilation.
  2. The work being conducted in the confined space. Examples of such work include: welding or brazing with metals capable of producing toxic vapours, painting, scraping or sanding. Many of the solvents used for cleaning and/or degreasing produce highly toxic vapours.
  3. Areas adjacent to the confined space. Toxic fumes produced by processes near the confined space may enter and accumulate in the confined space. For example, if the confined space is lower than the adjacent area and the toxic fume is heavier than air, the toxic fume may ‘settle’ into the confined space.
Effect 0f Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S).          
Permissible Exposure Level
8 Hours
50 – 100
Mild Irritation - eyes, throat
1 Hour
200 – 300
Significant Irritation
1 Hour
500 -700
Unconsciousness,  Death
1/2 - 1 Hour
Unconsciousness,  Death

Effect 0f Carbon Monoxide (CO).

Permissible Exposure Level
8 Hours
Slight headache, discomfort
3 Hours
Headache, discomfort
1 Hour
Confusion, nausea, headache
2 Hours
Tendency to stagger
1  1/2 Hours
Slight heart palpitation
30 Min.
30 Min

Thursday, May 9, 2013

First Aid Requirement as per Workmen

The First-aid boxes or cupboards shall be distinctly marked with a red cross on white back-ground and shall contain the following equipment-

For factories in which the number of persons employed does not exceed 10 or (in the case of factories in which mechanical power is not used) does not exceed 50 persons :

  1. Six small size sterlized dressings.
  2. Three medium size sterilized dressings.
  3. Three large size sterilized dressings.
  4. Three large size sterilized burn dressings.
  5. One (60 ml.) bottle of cetrimide solution (1%) or a suitable antiseptic solution.
  6. One (60 ml.) bottle of mercurochrome solution (2%) in water.
  7. One (30 ml.) bottle containing sal-volatile having the dose and mode of administration indicated on the label.
  8. One pair scissors.
  9. One roll of adhesive plaster (2cm X 1 metre).
  10. Six pieces of sterilized eye pads in separate sealed packets.
  11. A bottle containing 100 tablets (each of 5 grains) of aspirin or any other analgesic.
  12. Polythene Wash bottle (1/2 litre, i.e., 500 c.c) for washing eyes.
  13. A snake-bite lancet.
  14. One (30 ml.) bottle containing Potassium Permanganate Crystals.
  15. One copy of first-aid leaflet issued by the Directorate General of Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes, Government of India, Bombay.

For Factories in which mechanical power is used and in which the number of persons employed exceeds 10 but does not exceed 50.

  1. Twelve small size sterilised dressings.
  2. Six medium size sterilised dressings.
  3. Six medium size sterilized dressings.
  4. Six large size sterilized burn dressings.
  5. Six (1 5 gm) packets of sterilized cotton wool.
  6. One (120 ml.) bottle of cetrirmide solution (1%) or a suitable antiseptic solution.
  7. One (120 ml.) bottle of mercurochrome solution (2%) in water.
  8. One (60 ml.) bottle containing sal-volatile having the dose and mode of administration indicated on the label.
  9. One pair scissors.
  10. Two rolls of adhesives plaster (2 cm X 1 metre).
  11. Eight pieces of sterilized eye pads in separate sealed packets.
  12. One tourniquet.
  13. One dozen safety pins.
  14. A bottle containing 100 tablets (each of 5 grains) of aspirin or any other analgesic.
  15. One polythene wash bottle (1/2 litre i.e.,500 cc) for washing eyes.
  16. A snake-bite lancet.
  17. One (30 ml.) bottle containing potassium permanganate crystals.
  18. One copy of the first-aid leaflet  issued by the Directorate General of Factory Advice Service and Labour, Government of  India, Bombay.

For factories employing more than 50 persons. 

  1. Twenty-four small sterilized dressings.
  2. Twelve medium size sterilized dressings.
  3. Twelve large size sterilized dressings.
  4. Twelve large size sterilized burn dressings.
  5. Twelve (15 gm.) packets of sterilized cotton wool.
  6. One (200 ml.) bottle of mercurochrome (2%) solution in water.
  7. One (200 ml.) bottle of cetrimide solution (1 %) or a suitable antiseptic Solution.
  8. One (200 ml.) bottle of sal-volatile having the dose and mode of administration indicated on the label.
  9. One pair scissors.
  10. One roll of adhesive plaster (6 cms X 1 metre).
  11. Two rolls of adhesive plaster (2 cms. X 1 metre).
  12. Twelve pieces of sterilized eye pads in separate sealed packets.
  13. A bottle containing 100 tablets (each of 5 grains) of aspirin or any other analgesic.
  14. One polythene wash bottle (500 c.c) for washing eyes.
  15. Twelve roller bandages 10 cms. wide.
  16. Twelve roller bandages 5 cms. wide.
  17. Six Triangular bandages.
  18. One tourniquet.
  19. A supply of suitable splints.
  20. Two packets of safety pins.
  21. Kidney tray.
  22. A snake-bite lancet.
  23. One 30 ml. bottle containing Potassium Permanganate crystals.
  24. first-aid leaflet  issued by the Directorate General of Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes, Bombay 

Heart Attacks

First Aid Tips - Heart Attacks

Angina / Heart Attack

  • Due to inadequate blood supply to the heart.
  • Major killer all over the world
  • Speedy treatment and admission to hospital is vital for a positive outcome

Identification / look out for :

  • Continuous crushing / constricting pain of the chest (more on left side) may even appear at rest.
  • Possible pain  to left arm, left shoulder, jaw and back, but not always.
  • Nausea / vomiting.
  • Perspiration.
  • Feeling of impending doom / death.
  • Difficulty in breathing.
  • Faintness and dizziness.
  • Cold clammy skin.
  • Ashen coloured face (pale).
  • Pale skin and blue discoloration of skin.
  • Initially rapid pulse which weakens
  • Confusion.
  • Sudden collapse
  • Shock.

What to do:
  • Make the patient sit down in a comfortable position - Half Sitting using pillows as support.
  • If patient has to be shifted / moved do not make the patient exert -  carry the patient with full support.
  • Call for Cardiac Ambulance without delay even though they may object.
  • Monitor closely, reassure, allow patient to take their own prescribed cardiac medication if they have previous history

  • Be prepared to perform CPR should they become unresponsive.

Do not:

  • Make the patient exert physically not even a few steps, as it will further deteriorate their condition.
  • Allow the person to continue with medical help, it may save their life

Electric Shock

First Aid for Electric Shock

Electric shocks can result in: 

  • Slight shocking sensations 
  • Muscle spasms 
  • Seizures 
  • Interrupted breathing 
  • Irregular heart beats 
  • Third degree burns (at the spots where the electricity enters and exits the body) 
  • Unconsciousness

People can be electrocuted when they touch high-tension wires that fall during a storm or are struck by lightning. A bolt of lightning carries as many as 30 million volts, more than 250,000 times the voltage of ordinary household current. July is the most dangerous month for lightning. Take care when rescuing someone who has been electrocuted so you do not become a victim as well. 


  • Take a first aid course that covers electrical burns, electric shocks as well as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). 
  • Install ground-fault circuit-interrupters (GFCIs) in wall outlets located in bathroom, kitchens, basements, garages and outdoor boxes. These act as circuit breakers. When an electrical appliance falls into the water, the current is instantly cut off. 
  • Cover all electric sockets with plastic safety caps so children can't stick their fingers or a metal object in the sockets. 
  • Replace worn cords and wiring. 
  • Never use an electrical appliance, like a radio or curling iron, near water. Only buy hair dryers and curling irons that have built-in shock protectors. 
  • Never turn electrical switches on or off, or touch an electric appliance with wet hands, while standing in water or sitting in a bathtub. 
  • Know the location of fuse boxes and circuit breakers in your home and place of work. 
  • Remove the appropriate fuse or switch off the circuit breaker before doing household electrical repairs. Turning off the appliance or light switch is not enough. 
  • Pay attention to weather warnings. Find a safe place inside, away from windows and doors. And, don't iron or use the telephone during a thunderstorm. 
  • Avoid tall trees, metal items, open water and high ground during a thunderstorm. If you are caught outside, look for a ravine or other low-lying place and crawl in. 
  • Install a lightning rod on your house.


First Aid Tips - Epilepsy

Identification / look out for:

Twitching of limbs, shaking or rigid body.
Abnormal eye movements.
Unusual breathing pattern.
Clenched jaw
Frothing at the mouth.

What to do:

During Seizure:
1. If possible try to ease the patient's fall.
2. Try to protect the head 
3. Try to maintain some privacy for the casualty                   

After Seizure:
1. Remove tight clothing.
2. In unconscious patient use the Recovery Position
3. Usually patient recovers on his own in his own time.
4. If time lapsed is more than 10 minutes or if first convulsion,
        seek immediate medical help / ambulance.

Do not:
1. Feed (liquid or solid) by mouth.
2. Gag the patient or put anything in the mouth.
3. Restrain the patient during the attack.

Work Safe

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Head Protection

All personnel shall be issued safety helmets, which shall be used at all times by personnel while on the site. Helmets shall have stickers to identify the contracting company they belong.
Safety helmets which are used daily have a realistic life of about 3 years & should be replaced even if showing no obvious signs of damage, etc.

Electrical Hazard

Hand Safety

know right way to wash Hands and stay healthy Green Yatra

Good hand hygiene by healthcare workers has been shown to be the single most important preventative measure to reduce the incidence of healthcare-associated infection. It is a simple, important action that helps prevent and control cross-infection.
Every practitioner is personally responsible for their hand hygiene, and must actively seek to promote and safeguard the interests and well being of patients.
Before hand washing, rings, watches and bracelets must be removed (most hospitals will allow the wearing of a plain band wedding ring only; ensure that you are aware of local policy).

Monday, May 6, 2013

Forklift Safety Check List

Be sure to stick them onto your forklifts. They’re made
of wipe-clean plastic, so they’re able to be reused again
and again......