Posts byDavid Mairal

10 frequently asked questions about nanomaterials that all prevention technicians should know

1. Is an exposure to nanomaterials in the workplace possible? Yes. More than 1,300,000 products available on the market incorporate nanomaterials that encompass many productive fields: electronics, building materials, textiles, cosmetics, food, automotive, cookware … and so on. It is known that nanotechnology has an labour impact on workers. 2. Is there an obligation to
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A good chance: the International Risk Prevention field

As part of the International Risk Prevention Guidebooks project we are doing in Prevencontrol, I attended weeks ago to the conference “Internationalization and Risk Prevention” organized by the “Confederación de Empresarios de Aragon” (CREA, Employers Organization of Aragon). A very interesting event in which some relevant aspects were analyzed and also the critical points of
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Safety in… and outside of work

Maybe you will know NAPO, the cartoon character created by EU-OSHA. NAPO is the hero of an Agency´s initiative to spread the safety culture throughout society, which includes a series of videos with a noticeable pedagogic touch. In fact, educational is one of the sectors to which this initiative is addressed, and it is designed
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James Bond, expert in safety at work

Some times, while watching those TV documentaries about complex and gigantic construction projects, I imagine how specialised organisations will each project require to supervise such amount of activities: civil engineering, mechanical, electrical, HVAC, pipping, communications, computing, processes, tests, commissioning, start-up,… And, at the height of such high profile expertise must also be the HS&E staff. But what
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Survey: Is Occupational Safety and Health a burden for organizations?

When I witness a discussion regarding general topics on OSH, it is very usual that someone defends the profession with a recurrent “well, but I think that it is all now very over-regulated” or something like this. It is true, everything is normalized (administrative procedures, quality, production processes, goods safety,…) but, being honest, risk prevention at
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H&S specialist, high-risk job

Suppose you are a health and safety technician looking for a new job, or already working in an external risk prevention service or in an EHS consulting like PrevenControl. One day, your company puts you in charge of the occupational safety and health duties of an audiovisual producer and your first task will be to
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An index of sources to be well informed on safety health and environment

One of the greatest contributions of the Internet is that provides direct access to information sources regarding specific matters. We can take official information and draw our own conclusions without the bias of traditional media, intermediaries to which we had to go when searching for certain content. Web pages and profiles in social networks are
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Why no seatbelts on trains?

Last summer´s Spanish train crash brings again to my mind a doubt I have from time ago: Why there are no seatbelts on trains available in passengers train cars?. This is an issue of which I haven´t almost listened about, neither in campaigns from public or private organisations or news in media. Not even as
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    Welcome to PrevenBlog!

    It is a pleasure for us to invite you to the English version of PrevenBlog. Here, you will find our daily posts about Occupational Safety&Health, corporate environment and quality, road safety, innovation and information technologies applied to QHSE, but with a positive attitude and fun mood. Unfortunately, 11-S will always bring bad memories to all
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